I have said it before and I will say it again, LeOpArD print is tops on my list of favourites. At the same level of love is HeLlO kItTy.
I had the good fortune to make a stop at Rowena’s in Edmonton Alberta after a quick trip down. It is always a pleasure to shop where everyone knows your name and the selection is geared directly it seems to your taste.
I had previously been on the retro glam website and had seen a bag that really caught my fancy. Loungefly had come together with Hello Kitty and produced a line of wallets and bags with an embossed Hello Kitty print on the bag.
I had not really looked further into the Loungefly line as I strictly purchase through Rowena, so for me, shopping labels is based solely on what is in stock at the shop.
My mind was set on a patent red looking bag/tote with embossed Hello Kitty and I dressed to match.
Once entering the store I scanned the area and my eye settled on this desired bag on top of a rack and so I headed for it, on a mission I became focused and not really aware of what was around me.
Arriving at the rack I was a bit perplexed as my eye was captured by a similar shaped bag in leopard print and once my mind caught up to what I was seeing it became ever so clear to me this bag came in a leopard print as well, with the same embossed Hello Kitty’s.
With out hesitation I took down the leopard print bag and claimed it to be mine. Through out my next couple of hours in the store I was not willing to put the bag down.
Once purchasing the bag I was given one that was wrapped very nicely in plastic and the bag itself was in another protecting bag. It took me a couple of hours before I was willing to take it apart to look inside of it.
Yes that’s right I had not even looked with in the bag yet.
I have always been a girl that adores bags, maybe because they always fit. I love details and quality workmanship which was very present in this bag. The interior materials and the pockets with in the bag are functional and well thought out.
I actually let out an audible squeal in the car.
Now that I have been home I have looked further into Loungefly and I came across the following on their about section of their website.
LOUNGEFLY IS A SMALL TEAM OF PEOPLE WHO WORK LIKE CRAZY TO DESIGN AND SELL UNIQUE YET AFFORDABLE TEE SHIRTS AND ACCESSORIES. WELL KNOWN FOR OUR SKULL PRINT TOTES AND WALLETS, WE HAVE ALSO GROWN TO INCLUDE A WIDE SELECTION OF LICENSED ACCESSORIES INCLUDING DISNEY, HELLO KITTY, PEANUTS AND TOOTSIE.
STARTED IN A SMALL WAREHOUSE IN 1998, LOUNGEFLY HAS BECOME A PREMIERE CONTEMPORARY ACCESSORY COMPANY CONSTANTLY STRIVING TO BE CUTTING EDGE AND CREATIVE. BASED IN SUNNY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, LOUNGEFLY IS AVAILABLE IN SPECIALTY STORES AND BOUTIQUES NATION-WIDE.
I came to see quite quickly that a lot of the licensed images that I find to be super CUTE are produced on merchandise by the company such as My little pony and Paul Frank’s, Julius.
This bag has officially become my everyday bag and even with it’s size I find it very functional, easy to carry and will hold all sorts.
On the drive home I finally un-wrapped her, sorry for the picture.. xx