Comparisons of Gillio Mia Cara and VDS Touch Me in Personal Size

The first thing I must say is the same thing I said in my previous comparison. I cannot tell you which one is better because they are different binders. And I cannot tell you which one is better for you as only you can do that. But I can show you pictures and describe them to better equip you to make a decision.

  • The price difference between these two is enormous. The Gillio is an eyewateringly expensive binder, while the Touch Me is very reasonably priced.
  • The leather on the Gillio Mia Cara is very heavy while the Touch Me is way lighter
  • The Mia Cara is big and bulky whereas the Touch Me, despite the back pocket is lighter and smaller
  • There is much more leather in the Mia Cara due to the ‘binder within a binder’ style
  • The Touch Me only comes in black and brown while the Mia Cara is available in an increasing range of colours and leathers
  • The Touch Me has a gussetted zipped pocket which means that it is way more useful as a wallet
  • I have a feeling the Touch Me show less wear as Epoca gold leather marks very easily. That is part of its charm but if you don’t like binders that mark easily then I would choose the Touch Me.
  • Both have replaceable rings but the Touch Me is made to take both 25mm and 30mm rings in standard size, and both 25mm and 35mm rings in A5 size, while the Mia Cara has 25mm rings only in both sizes. The Mia should have bigger rings than 25mm, in my opinion. It is such a big binder it seems to be a waste of all that leather and the huge size to have such small rings.

If I had to go back I would still have bought both but I would definitely have bought a Touch Me WAY sooner than I did if I had seen and felt it before. The leather is beautiful and it is a lovely binder.




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Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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