Those ker-azy kids at ToxicFox.co.uk very kindly offered to send me a Claireabella bag of my very own to review. Having followed Toxic Fox on Twitter for a while now, I was more than happy to oblige. The Claireabella bags seem to be everywhere these days, especially now the Toxic Fox TV ad has come out, so I was happy to have the chance to see one up close.
They sent me the Classic Claireabella bag – which surprised me a little bit as it is so diddy! I hadn’t realised that the bags come in anything other than the shopper size! This is about 8 inches by 6 inches, with a good sized handle. The bag is made from strong, self supporting jute. The seams are strongly stitched so there is a good feel of quality.
Hand made charm and Claireabella tag
Each bag is hand decorated, as the little metal heart charm on the ribbon tells you. The bag has the pretty little lady painted on, which you can customise to your own specifications when you order online. There are added ribbons and she even has pretty Swarovski crystal eyes. The text and the lady are both glittered up to the max so you are as eye catching as possible!
All in all, this is an extremely cutesy little bag. Personally, I would prefer the larger sized shopper as I don’t have too much use for a smaller bag without a closure (mainly because I cycle everywhere so I can’t sling this over my shoulder!) However, I can see how so many of my girlie girls, both young and old, would enjoy this little handmade lovely.
You can pick every element of your design – skin, eye, hair and outfit type and colour. These bags would make a great personalised present. I imagine this is the sort of gift that would turn you from a ‘good aunty’ into a ‘great aunty’. And we all want to be a great aunty, not just a mediocre one. This is a good quality and bespoke gift and on that basis I will give it a thumbs up 7 out of 10 Extreme Points. Certainly something to consider (and their canvas bags look cute too).