My three favorite personal size planners other than those by Filofax are from Anya Hindmarch, Kate Spade, and Louis Vuitton. They are a bit pricy (some more so than others) but if you are a serious planner-keeper or “Filofaxer” looking for something a little different, you can consider these a worthwhile investment that you’re bound to find very nice to have around.
*Photocredit: Anya Hindmarch, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton
I’m such a nut for make up bags- you’ve seen them; the ones with the double compartments in which you can store your favorite brushes and mascara and with a bottom section large enough for all your cosmetic goodies. I’m not picky on whether it’s coated canvas or smooth heavyweight nylon but Anya Hindmarch’s version takes the cake with its patent trim, embossed “Make Up” lettering, and lovely signature logo lining. Every girl who tends to do some sort of traveling should own one. My small qualm is that I wish she made one in navy blue or black with the lining as seen below. This would be a great holiday gift for someone =)
Anya Hindmarch is one of my most favorite accessories designers. A few years back, she introduced a collection, that was to me, “I want one of everything”-worthy. Her bespoke bags are really pretty and the highest quality and widest selection of bespoke I’ve ever seen. She is the brainchild of “I’m Not A Plastic Bag,” an “it” canvas tote of 2007 with equally cute sailor rope handles, supporting the green environment movement.
I’m so in love with her metallic leather coin cases with titles such as:
Twin/Double Pockets ($250): Spend/Save, Handbag/Shoe Fund, Wine/Dine, Love Letters/French Letters (which I’m mad because it seems to not be available anywhere in the U.S.- boo! Wasting money on overseas shipping is just crazy for a small item like this!), etc. The UK gals are very lucky. I will try to forget how badly I want it.
Loose Pockets (Mini & Single, $125-$145): Coffee Coins, Tickets, Tips, Therapy Fund, Sugar Rush Supply, Lunch Money, etc.
…..these are known to be staples of her collection.
Cool Gift Idea: A Starbucks GC stuffed inside one of these pretty Loose Pockets. That was actually one of my most treasured stocking stuffers from DH- a generous GC to Starbucks. I mostly spent it on Madeleine Cookies and White Chocolate Mochas with Whipped Cream ;).
The first pic illustrates my small collection of AH. It was great to be at the right place, right time when the best sale was going on! I’m pretty sure it was 50% and up. The multicolor weaved bag with horn-shaped handle is a Deux Lux from a store closing sale [good for me =), bad for them =(] can’t beat $27.00!