Men, Take A Holiday Hint And Buy Your Lady The Knomo iPhone Bag [Review]



Do you smell that? Over the intoxicating aroma of gingerbread lattes, there’s another scent. The smell of fear and anxiety.

That can only mean one thing: the holidays are upon us. And if you’re anything like me, this time of year fills you with dread… the dread of picking out the perfect present that will delight yet not break the bank.

As someone who also feels the stress of holiday shopping, let me give you some advice: if you have a special gal in your life and no ideas on what to get her, consider the Melissa cross-body iPhone bag by Knomo. It’s an excellent choice, and she’ll probably love you for it.

It’s not really a stereotype, more like a truth: ladies love their handbags. Bags of all sizes and colors. That means it’s hard to go wrong if you’ve got a lady in your life with a handbag, especially if you’ve got a good eye, and the Melissa bag is the kind of bag that is sure to meet the standard of even the most discriminating eye.

This is my second review of a Knomo bag.  My first review was just as glowing. Knomo, a London based company, makes high-quality bags. The Melissa is no exception. It’s made of premium pebbled leather and accentuated with some nice hardware. From the very first glance, you can tell how sturdy and durable it is. It comes in four colors, but personally, I like teaberry. This is a fashionable bag that will last for many years.

And it’s both comfortable and convenient. The cross-body Melissa bag has an adjustable strap to fit all body type, while the front of the bag has a zippered pocket that is perfect for credit cards. The inside has a pretty lining and a pouch that fits an iPhone like a glove saving precious time digging around looking for it.

A unique feature with all Knomo products is the tracker. The tracker is a unique stitched “if lost” tag with a unique ID code. If your bag is lost and some decent person finds it and calls the number, you can be reunited with it. The chances of that happening are debatable, but it’s a nice touch: a sort of handbag analog to “Find My iPhone.”

I’ll admit it: I’m a big fan of this bag, and if the special lady in your life is anything like me, she’ll love it too. The Melissa cross-body bag can be purchased online for $150.00 with free shipping in the US. If you live in London, use this link. If you’re inclined to get one, it’s probably not a good idea to delay though, so it it delivered in time for Christmas. And hey, for extra points, try tucking an iPad mini inside and wait for the squeals of delight.

[xrr rating = 90%]



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