I love my bags. Designer labels, luxurious leathers, woven details, exotic skins, metallic finishes. So many beautiful finely crafted features. But what’s a girl to do when traveling to a destination that might have wet climates, require hiking through woods, boating or avoiding stickiness that pervades summertime amusement parks? Does she risk her beautiful bags for a day of fun? Of course, the answer is a resounding “no”. But what options does she have other than a quick run to a discount store? There are plenty of well-made, attractive options for the outdoorsy types out there. One of them is Kipling!
My first Kipling bag was a pink camera bag that had multiple compartments and could hold a hefty video camera, regular camera wallet and items for the kids. It proved especially useful when traveling to the Florida keys. Luggage for my daughter, satchels, and wallets for her followed as well. Each has been incredibly durable and useful for their purpose. They have survived airlines, school bus rides and sleepovers. So, while considering what I might carry on a trip to Wyoming & Montana for hiking the mountains and watching sulfurous geysers erupt, I immediately thought of Kipling!
I do love a good hobo bag and the Kipling Kuwana shoulder bag just might do the trick. It has a very clean shape with black on black design elements and a simple albeit cutesy monkey charm. The bag is roomy enough to hold a couple of water bottles, wallet, camera and other essential for the day! It’s very lightweight, so I can carry a lot of “necessities” like (sunscreen and bugspray) without too much extra weight. Measuring 16″ x 12 1/2″ x 6 1/2″, it might be my perfect traveling companion for a mere $98!
May 28, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: Vanessa
Fergie’s Handbag Line for Kipling
Fergie is definitely one of the more stylish stars. Her look is unique, distinct, funky, fun, and never boring. Although, I have seen her make many fashion blunders, she has come to proven herself over the years. She may have even found her was as a fashionista, depending on who you ask. Her outfits are always very colorful and vibrant. Fergie has now branched over from just carrying around hot handbags, to designing handbags of her own for Kipling. The latest, Spring ’08 line of bags really represent Fergie’s fashion sense. They are loud, colorful, funky, and really stand out. They feature bright colors, different shapes and fergie type objects like dominoes. The bags range in price from $38 for a cosmetic bag to $158 for a large tote.
Now, I’m not a huge fan of these bags. I don’t hate them either. I think they are pretty cute. The price is pretty fair. They are big and roomy and good everyday, casual bags. What do you guys think? Do you think these bags are fergalicious? (sorry, corny I know, but I had to say it).
You can now find a lot of these bags on sale at Kipling.
August 27, 2007
The Fergie Kipling Purse @ the Launch Party
“As with every project that I’m involved with, I plan to put all of my heart and creativity into this one, and I’m thrilled to work with such an amazing brand, I look forward to putting my personal touch on each and every design in my signature Kipling collections.�? – Fergie
Back in March BagBliss reported to you that the Ferg (Stacy Ferguson) was set to design two new purse collections for Kipling. Well they just had the launch party which means if you are dying to get your hands on one of these bags, the time is soon. Her new Fall collection will be in stores by September 1st at select Kipling boutiques nationwide.
Pictured above, dressed in a little black Chanel dress (that seriously looks like a bunch of pills glued on the chest) and heels with her Kipling bag on arm, it’s the Fergalicious singer at the N.Y.C. launch party for her new handbag line.