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Miche Bag Review and Giveaway!!!

UPDATE:  Congrats to the winner on July 2nd – Lance at Money, Life & More!

You all won’t believe this.  Remember the Ode to My Miche post a couple of weeks ago?  I took William’s advice (from Drop Dead Money) in the comments and contacted Miche.  I asked them if they’d be interested in sponsoring a review or a giveaway and they asked for my site’s stats.  They accepted BFS into their Miche Blogger Outreach Program, sent some shells my way to review, PLUS they included a brand new bag and a couple of shells for a giveaway for all of you too!  If you were ever interested in a hobby job, feel free to check out Miche’s work from home opportunities.

Miche Review

Okay, here’s my full rundown of my classic Miche bag.  I’m not really a purse person but a lady in her late twenties with a mini-backpack does start to look weird. So I started looking into purses.  I needed a bag that could hold my large wallet, brush, the random crap I accumulate, and anything my husband hands me.  BUT, I didn’t want a huge bag since it is a pain to lug around.  So when Mr. BFS and I saw a commercial for a purse that looked like it could handle my luggage and could change its look in a few seconds, I was hooked.

I am happy to say that this is one product on a tv commercial that lived up to its hype.  The bag opens up to hold a lot and the shells can be changed out pretty easily.  Most of the shells just snap onto both sides via magnets and only takes a few seconds to switch.  A few of the newer shells sort of go on like a sock and are held in place by the same magnets.

Here is a view of the inside:

Inside View


Miche Giveaway

All of that said, onto the giveaway!!!  Miche was awesome enough to send me a few things for one of you.

Here is what you can win:

  • Brand New Black Classic Miche Bag
  • Hope (Argyle) Shell
  • Choice Between the new Janelle Shell or the retired Kelsie Shell

You have a choice on the second option because I thought some of you may appreciate a snap on shell more than the sock on shells, so I wanted you to have a choice.  Here is how they look.

Classic Black Miche Bag

Classic Bag

Hope (Argyle) – White with Green Lettering – Fitted Shell

Hope Shell

Janelle – Black and Dark Blue – Fitted Shell


Kelsie – Brown and Pink – Easy Snap Shell

All the Way On

I will ship your bag and the two shells (Hope and Your Choice).

Here is how to enter the giveaway:

  • Leave a comment below – one comment per person
  • Include which of the options you would want if you win (Janelle or Kelsie)

That’s it!  I will use to choose a winner.  Giveaway ends July 1, 2012!

UPDATE:  If someone outside the USA or Canada wins, I will Paypal $75 to that winner since shipping is insane.  So make sure you can receive money via Paypal if you live outside the USA.


The official stuff:

1) Contest ends July 1, 2012 at 11:59pm CST.
3) The winner will be selected randomly and notified by email by the third day of July.

4) The prize will be held for 2 calendar days. If it isn’t claimed, a new winner will be randomly picked and contacted.
5) I reserve the right to reject comments that I consider spam or invalid entries.
6) An invalid or incorrect email address automatically disqualifies you from the drawing…it’s hard to contact a fake email…
Local laws, rules, and regulations apply.

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85 thoughts on “Miche Bag Review and Giveaway!!!

  1. How cute! I have been looking at the purses like this from thirty-one but really love the classic looks of these purses. They are spectacular. I have read your blog with such interest and I tend to be a mostly frugal person and am learning to spend good money on items that are definitely worth it. These purses are definitely one of them! I like the Janelle. The blue is fabulous.

  2. Very nice, I broke my rule and went to a purse “party” After scouring the RAck and other outlets, these are looking like a better deal.

  3. I’d like to try one of those. It looks like I will be job-hunting very soon, and these look a lot more professional than my usual fanny pack. (But I love my fanny pack… sigh) From the pictures, it looks solid and well-made.

    I think I prefer the colors of the Janelle shell over the Kelsie, though the snap on shells intrigue me.

    I have one question: are the handles large enough to carry it over a fairly large shoulder easily? Or is it mostly a carry or drape on your forearm thing?

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. How cute! I am in my 40’s and still a user of the backpack style purse (baggalini, with zip apart straps) but these could convert me…love the Janelle style/color. Thanks for sharing Crystal, I will check out their website too.

  5. awesome. my wife would love one of these. i think she would like the janelle style.

    thanks for your blog, and hosting this giveaway!

  6. Oh yes! (squeaky voice, like Tootsie, with a hint of a southern accent)

    The classic bag with the Kelsie shell would be to daah for! (little Dustin Hoffman wave of the hand)

    I’m serious – showed my wife this post and she “suggested” I really would like that bag. What pushed me over the edge was her not stipulating that I be photographed with it! 🙂

    C’mon Crystal – how can you deny me? 😀

  7. Yay for a giveaway!
    I would choose the Janelle.
    Miche bags are so neat since you can just change the shell and not actually have to change the bags.

  8. I could really use a new purse! The one I use now is a hand me down from my cousin that I’ve been using for at least 8 years. LOVE the Hope one. Also a fan of the Janelle. 🙂

  9. I would love one of these bags, the Janelle style, please! I could do with something more “grownup” now.

  10. My mom has one of these and loves it! I’d love to have one, too! I think I’d prefer the Janelle cover!

  11. I also have been lusting after a Miche bag! I would love to win and would choose the Janelle! Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. What a lovely giveaway! I like the looks of the Kelsie, but the Janelle really would go better with my wardrobe, so Janelle it is! Thanks so much for having this giveaway!

  13. I’d never heard of the Miche bag but now I’m scoping the sight, like I need another thing to start collecting!

    And I love that Janelle!

  14. I have looked into these and wanted one for awhile. I would have to pick the Kelsie to match my brown outfits.

  15. Awesome idea to contact Miche—thank you for doing that. I would love to have a Miche purse-love the Janelle!

  16. What a wonderful giveaway! I could use a purse update since the one I’m using now has a broken handle and a little chunk of leather scraped off on the side.

  17. Wow, I didn’t think the shells would be that cute! The brown and white one is really nice and these would seriously go with anything. How big is the size again? I always find myself getting bags that are in an awkward in-between size that isn’t quite big enough for all of my stuff.

  18. I would love to try out the Miche Bag! I like the Janelle and the Argyle a lot!

    Thanks for taking a step forward and giving us an opportunity to win this awesome prize!

  19. I think my wife would love one of these purse. If I know she would like the Janelle. I had thought about doing this as a business with the wife, since I saw these purses at a expo in town. Quite a unique product to say the least, It will sell itself because it can it be changed to suit the occasion.

  20. I love this giveaway. The Miche bags are gorgeous and I personally love the Kelsie. It is neutral and can go well with whatever I decide to wear for the day. Thanks for such a great opportunity to win.

  21. I love my friend’s Miche. I would love to have such a versatile bag. I love the Kelsie shell.

  22. I would love to win a Miche bag. They are so versatile with the ability to change shells. The shell I like here is the Janelle. Thanks

  23. I surely wouldn’t mind winning Paypal cash (I live in Europe) but I honestly adore these bags!!
    I’d be happy to win one of them, anyway…

  24. Oooh those purses are so cute! It’d be perfect since my sisters birthday is coming up and she would love it! I like the Kelsie – Brown and Pink – Easy Snap Shell. Thanks! (:

  25. Miche is my new fav bag! I’ve only just recently discovered them! Ack, I know!
    I’d love to win the Kelsie along with the HOpe!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  26. Hope is my favorite of the 3 so I will luck out if chosen! I LOVE Miche bags and think they rock. What a terrific concept. My 2nd fav of the 3 would be Janelle, but I’d be happy with Kelsie if Janelle were already chosen or unavailable. The idea is to have a variety, right :-). Thanks for sponsoring this fine giveaway.

  27. I love Miche Bags I am hoping they come out with a Autism Awareness shell soon.
    If I win I would pick the Janelle Shell.

  28. How cute! I’ve never heard of these bags before but I’ll have to keep my eyes out now. I’d love either design but the janelle one looks cute.

  29. i sure would love a bag like my awesome friend has (a little overly effusive?). oddly enough, i like the kelsie one…better than the other, anyway.

  30. I SERIOUSLY need this bag. Somehow, after I considered becoming a grown up, I turned into a handbag fiend! Thanks for the opportunity to win such an awesome prize – I am throwing the link out to my readers as well.
    Lisa @ Thriftability

  31. I need to retire my current falling apart purse and would love to try the Miche bag. Great concept. I would pick the Kelsie cover. Thank you for the great giveaway.

  32. I LOVE the concept of the interchanging looks! My friends and I used to laugh about how someday we would find (or create) the “perfect purse” as we never seemed to be able to find one that could qualify in all ways. I think that Miche beat us to the punch and has actually done it! I would LOVE to actually own and use a Miche bag to see if it lived up to my expectations. I think that I would enjoy having the Janelle. Thanks for entering me in the give-away.

  33. I would love to try a Miche Bag and the pretty Janelle is my favorite!
    Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  34. Hey Crystal,

    The UPS truck just drove past our house… and didn’t stop to deliver the bag! My wife is inconsolable, but I told her you haven’t decided who gets the bag yet, so there’s still hope.

    There is… isn’t there? 🙂

  35. @William, sorry, I announced the winner in my Saturday roundup. 🙁 It was Lance at Money, Life & More (well, it’s for his girlfriend). You know…they have a website…you could totally surprise her with exactly what she wants and be a total hero. 🙂

  36. I just happened to see your blog about Miche bags and wanted to say that it’s so much fun to read all of the positive comments. I fell in love with these bags the moment I saw them and I signed up to sell them before I even purchased one for myself. I think the concept is so awesome and all of the styles are so cute! So many people get so excited about them once they see how they work. I’ve only been selling them for a few months, but I absolutely love it and I’m having so much fun and Miche is a great company that offers so many great incentives and opportunities for both the customers and sales reps. Visit my website and check out all the new releases for spring!

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