Just before the year ended I managed to slip in one more bag – just ;) Courtesy of a bag buddy Down Under, I scored an Oroton Alpine Hobo leather bag at a sale and my personal shopper picked up my first Oroton bag for me. Distance shopping at its best!
Thing is, I ended up with not just 1 but 2 Oroton pieces as I found out when I collected my bag from my “courier”.
Oroton is an Australian brand likened to Coach. Prices are about the same as that of Coach though the designs are a little more sedate. The leather feels buttery soft and supple and it makes a great everyday sort of bag. I can see why Tine and Geek love this brand. Incidentally, Tine, Beetrice and I now have the same bag (except mine’s white/cream and theirs are red)! LOL… talk about sharing great tastes! ;)
The distinctive part about the Alpine Hobo is the huge O Oroton logo in heavy metal. Strangely, the bag isn’t very big. I must admit to a bit of disappointment when I first saw it – it looked smaller than I expected. But once I’d filled it up with my stuff that I lug around everyday, I realised that its a bit of a paradox – larger inside than it looks outside. It even fits my monster wallet and camera! Lovely!
The shoulder strap is a little short but it fits and sits on my shoulder well. If you are taller than I am (anything over 5′ 3″) or wear bulky clothing, you might want to size up.
The little red Oroton coin pouch is an unexpected Christmas gift that I adore. Its so amazingly soft yet large enough that I could squeeze my mobile phone in there if I have to. Fits some money, credit cards and coins so its something I can carry around when I don’t want to lug my monster of a wallet. I’m weaning myself off carrying too much junk in my handbag (my shoulders can’t take too much abuse anymore) so this little bag is a perfect way to start.
And as to why I got it in white, a girl just can’t have too many white bags! Hell to care for but they look good with almost every outfit. Try it and see!
So I went from 0 Oroton to 2 Oroton in a blink of an eye. The Oroton website ships internationally and I believe they are currently only available in Australia. If you catch them during a sale, its worth checking out and picking up something in leather. Otherwise, at retail, its a little pricey.
So, are you going “Oro… what?!” or have you heard of this brand? :)