The Filofax Charleston has been a very elusive binder. It was announced with great fanfare, only to have the release date postponed several times. At time of writing Filofax UK has none in stock and no release date available. Despite this, they have been available at NK in Stockholm for several weeks. I have shipped three of them abroad to people who are desperate to get hold of one. Ironically, NK Stockholm orders their binders from Filofax UK. When they called to re-order however, they were told there were none.
Could it be production issues, leaving Filofax unable to produce them on a large scale? Could it be quality control? Or the fact that the binder looks a lot like a Hermés agenda?
I was not too keen on them until I looked closer and saw the lovely leather. It really is nice leather – not bonded leather, not imprinted or embossed leather. Looks to be vegetable dyed individual skins. A really nice binder. About half of the ones on the shelf had dicky rings but that is not unusual with Filofax nowadays.