Colonel Littleton No 25 Drifter Handbag

Check for it here (Gorgeous!):  No. 25 Drifter Handbag

No. 25 Drifter Handbag!

I love the search for that elusive “perfect” mid sized purse.  I used to think there wasn’t one (see my Best of the Best Review where there was previously NO CONTENDER for this category), but after today’s unboxing I think the search might be over. I’ll need to test drive this beauty for the next few days before I can bestow such an honor, but first impressions are very positive, not just for the purse itself, but the thoughtful packaging.   Here’s the standouts:

  • Packaging – Purse is tucked into a sweet little pouch and they include a moon pie (!) along with two informative cards sharing their story and the handwritten name of the employee who inspected it.  They include a full catalog tucked into an envelope for safe keeping.  Everything about the packaging is thoughtful.
  • Rich buttery soft brown (almost mahogany / cherry) leather with lots of depth and variation in color.
  • Soft chocolate brown suede interior.
  • It hits in the perfect spot! Almost all my purses are too long (granted some might say I’m too short…), but this one hits at just the right place and somehow it can also be worn cross body (maybe not if you’re tall, though).
  • Easy access front pockets are just perfect for keys and phone.
  • Customer service – I’ve read about their rave reviews on Facebook and then I witnessed it first hand.  What can I say?  They’re courteous and responsive.  Doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it is…this is a rare combination.
  • Personal Touch – Not a mass produced item.  It shines through in their packaging, their motto (“The Important Things in Life – Good Friends, Good Health & Peace of Mind) and the quality of their product.  This is the retail equivalent of “Farm to Table”.  This is “Creator to Consumer”.  I love being close to the designer, the producer and not part of a huge machine of middlemen.



LM Products Vendue Classic Clutch – An Unboxing

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LM Products Vendue Classic Clutch – Unboxing & First Impressions!

Aaah, my first unboxing!  I’ve officially turned the corner into full blown YouTube reviewer.  It was kind of fun, actually to share my first impressions with you.  I started my purse obsession first with first just being attracted to quality product that wasn’t mass produced and now I’ve really started to care about how the product is made. On that note, this little beauty comes from a family that is three generations deep, still making quality leather products in America.  I enjoy the product more when I know how and where it was made.  I digress…this is unboxing, after all!

First impressions – I’m loving that it comes almost with this patina on it already, no breaking in necessary.  The main front and back sections have a smooth leather to it that looks almost aged.  The areas where it is folded reveal a lighter shade in the crease and it just gives the bag this depth instead of being a one dimensional single shade all over.

The size is the perfect slim profile – – I wanted something to slip into my larger work bag that I could take out to lunch, coffee, etc. and leave my giant tote behind.  This does the trick and it could certainly stand alone as a more dressed up clutch without the strap.  It comes with four (4!) different carry options, more on this later when I do my full review. The strap also has a very unique feature that I’ve not see elsewhere.  I’ll be taking her out on her maiden voyage tomorrow and will get back to you next week with my full review.  Stay tuned!