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? 🙂
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Morning! Love the simple and sleek design…I may check out Oroton as I’m looking for a satchel 🙂 Sigh, Mums like us can’t carry shoulder bags yet LOL
Perhaps a baby bag satchel? 🙂 There’s a cute one on the site
Shanghainese Dumpling says
Very nice bag !!! 🙂 I’ve got a Oroton too in the creamy colour but that was from years ago I think I like yours better hehe 🙂
Hiya Shanghainese Dumpling
How have you been? I can already tell I’m on a slippery slope with Oroton! hehe… I think the one I got is still on sale online 😉
U didn’t tell us how much it cost…
Its AUD345 (RM1,104) full price. During sales the price fluctuates between 30-50% off
The Oroton you bought, *I think*, is the medium-sized one, which is the similar to Bea and mine’s. There’s actually a large-sized one 😛
I went from 0 Oroton end of 2008 to 5 Orotons to date. Obsessed much? 😛
Yep! There’s one larger one but budget did not permit 😛 I’m glad I got this size though. Stops me from carrying everything but the kitchen sink 🙂
I love Orotons!! SO so soft and i love the designs..! But I have yet to buy one for meself…always snatch it from me mum..LOL!
I found the designs a little on the simple side in general but they are well made and great quality for the price. Perhaps its time to save up for one of your own? 😉
I like how soft it feels… was touching Bee’s Oroton since I sat next to her… hehe… 😛
Hehe… yeah its surprisingly very soft
Tine, that’s the smallest one. Stick to buying during sale….. 🙂
PB, don’t worry, I assure you, Oroton WILL be a slipperyslope, HAHA!
If I go bankrupt, I’d only have you to blame 😉
i have an Oroton wallet, comes with a keychain and a piece of scarf too! The scarf is so silky and soft! =D
Uhoh… now you got me curious about their scarfs! 😉 Lucky for me I’m not very good with those hehe…
I haven’t heard about the brand but that is one kind of bag I would definitely purchase! Perfect size !!!! 🙂
Its a little smaller than what I’m used to but yes its a perfect size indeed! 😉
Hi Paris!!! I’m into slouchy bags now!! And this looks like a nice shape and size for me. Would you mind to post the bottom view and inside view???
I’m seriously considering it. 😀
Oh quick! Its on sale now! LOL… Look online. I’ll try to post pictures if I have the time soon.
I love Oroton! Nice designs
so nice!!!!! saw bee carrying it that day, totally gorgeous!
Hehe… yep I love her colour too!
One more fan of Oroton right here too! I was in Australia during the pre-christmas season and they were having 30% storewide at some point and their latest season is awesome awesome awesome! love it!
LOL… I’m so glad to find similar fans of Oroton! Wish I could visit the store in person to see the collections for myself – one day I hope!
LOL, yup, got the exact same one in the shade of your pouch! 😉 looks like you’re going white while I’m going red instead…*winks*
No choice – they ran out of red in the store else we’d be bag twins LOL 😀
All Women Stalker says
Looks really classy! I wonder if Ororton has a line of luggage? I want to get one for my mom
I don’t recall luggage being stocked online (www.oroton.com) but I guess there’s no harm looking
I just saw this! Oroton?? Blast from the past! My mom used to have an Oroton purse–one of those silver shiny chain-linky looking things? I love what you bought, excellent buy! MUST RESIST LOOKING AT WEBSITE…
Hey guys I just purchased this little Hobo a couple of days ago and can I say its the best. I am just so surprised as to how much you can fit in it and I also got an Oroton wallet :). They are worth the price you pay girls they are very good quality and will last you for years.
Toh Anne says
so glad to see Oroton fans here,,, cos comparatively it is not widely known here in Malaysia,,,, simple and nice plus not too heavy on the pockets,, look our for sales in Oz land,, and I believe there is a store in Pavillion..