I have always loved the Modalu Pippa handbag. I love handbags with pockets on the sides and a zippered central compartment, as is evidenced by my Chloe Elvire and Francesco Biasia Barbera bags. I love heavy duty metal zippers as well.
The Pippa is very similar but doesn’t look so bulky and is much lighter. I have loved it for ages but have never bought one due to the very low wages paid to the workers who make these bags. They are not made in sweatshops or by child labour, but the workers who made them are paid £1 per day – and they could make perhaps three per day. I cannot accept such high prices for an item where the labour is paid so little.
Anyway, last Friday the NK sale started in Stockholm and they had quite a few large Pippas on 40% discount. I posted about them on Facebook and two people asked me to buy bags for them. I usually don’t mind but I have been having some problems lately with people wanting me to buy things immediately and then wait for payment so I was a bit reluctant. Particularly as NK does not accept returns on sale items. So I said no.
I went back to check whether they were there and they were all gone except two – a Shark with gold hardware and a Mink with silver hardware. I had a look and they were so beautiful. Contacted the person who wanted the Shark and asked if she still wanted it. She said yes. So I got it.
Brought it home and had a good look. The fantastic leather. The gorgeous gold hardware – including heavy duty gold metal zippers. The lightness and neatness of it all. The spacious interior which took A4 with no problem. The fact that it matched my favorite boots and bracelet at the moment.
Having a great time looking at this beauty. Very guilty about wanting it so badly. And about to say goodbye to it tomorrow!