… and more importantly, what will be in MINE? (#SQUEE Moment)
Okay, I totally realize that I have to back up and start from the beginning, but since I’m ridiculously excited that ClaireaBella Bags have finally made their way across the pond from the UK, you’ll have to excuse me if I jump around a bit.
Back in 2010, Claire Barratt started painting beautiful caricatures on jute bags in an effort to raise a few $$ for a family holiday. Little did she know – she had created a fashion phenomenon.
Enter ClaireaBella Jute Bags – fully personalized, environmentally-friendly bags that can be used anytime, whether you’re running around town shopping, heading to the beach or having a fun night out!
AND NOW, they’re available to Canadians!
So, you’ve heard of personalize bags. BUT, have you seen a personalized ClaireaBella?
First, they’re made from natural Jute fibres sourced from India, making each bag strong and environmentally friendly. Jute is 100% bio-degradable, recyclable and environmentally friendly. It is a natural fibre with a golden and silky shine.
Second, they are hand painted in the UK, so you’ll have to wait a while (about 2-3 weeks… SO worth the wait). Your bag will be handcrafted by a qualified team of UK artists, who will add Swarovski crystals (!!!), bows and a “hand made with love charm.” That is exactly what your ClaireaBella bag is… handmade with LOVE, exclusively for you!
All you need to do is choose the character that fits your own look and personality; your physical features (What color are your eyes and hair? What’s your favorite hair style? Is your hair long or short; curly or straight?) and lastly, include a name, nickname or phrase to truly personalize your bag.
Third, you will totally rock. Why? Because you’ve got a bangin’ personalized tote straight from the UK, girl! Forget the endless parade of designer shoppers and predictable beach totes. THIS bag will get you noticed.
I must admit that I’ve been lusting over the bags – at $79.99 for the large jute tote, they’re slightly more than I would pay for a beach bag. But then I reasoned, it’s a beach bag, a shopper, a weekender, a gym bag… and so much more! YES PLEASE!
And… my personalized ClaireaBella is currently in the hands of UK artists!
I insisted on introducing the bags to my Canadian readers, and so the good folks at ClaireaBella insisted on sending one my way! I’ll be back in a few weeks to show off my brand new large jute bag, and may just have a surprise in store for y’all ;)
In the meantime, anyone heading to the beach this summer? ClaireaBella Beach-themed Bags… WOOT!
The bags are exclusively available at www.toxicfox.com.
So tell me… how much do you love these totes? Looking forward to seeing more personalized ClaireaBella’s around town!