July 7, 2011

Batangas Leather The Frances Sales Satchel.

Today's happiness: receiving my Batangas Frances Sales 11" leather satchel through mail!

I have been wanting to own one for years but never found the one that I really liked. Until, of course, the fabulous Frances started her bag business. The moment I saw pictures of her bag in her blog, I knew then that I must own one. But I had a little problem -- I was am quite shy about writing celebrities. The only time I sent a note (a thank you note) to a celebrity was when Paulo Coelho left a comment in my old wordpress blog.

Despite my shyness, I emailed Frances because I really want this pretty leather sathel.

She was quick to reply. The entire process of ordering was quite easy and simple. And the bag arrived to me nicely-wrapped with a note from Frances. Thank you, Frances!

Such a joy to finally hold the bag today. It is absolutely beautiful! It is pure leather, handmade, and made entirely in the Philippines.

Things I love about this bag --

Magnetic snaps.

Impeccable workmanship.

Adjustable straps.

Pockets! There's a zipped pocket inside, a pocket infront, and this secret pocket at the back.

This bag is actually too small for me because I am a big bag kind of person.
BUT, I've decided that I need a small bag to use on days
when I don't carry around my DSLR or my laptop. :)

One day though, I would love to own the 14" version of this bag.


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For orders or inquiries about the bag,
send Frances an email at
She's super nice, I promise.

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  1. OMIGOODNESS! Why have I never seen your blog before?! I feel like I missed half my life!

    Gorgeous photos! You make me want to buy my own bag, Aileen! =)

    Thanks so much for buying, for blogging about my new business, and for believing in Vince and me!

    I super love this. Thanks =D

  2. P.S. I'm not a celebrity! Especially when you said Paulo Coelho left a comment on your (absolutely stunningly gorgeous) blog. Beside Coelho, I am non-existent!

  3. Oh I love to own one, too. I thing this is good for travels... passport in the secret back pocket, plane ticket and boarding pass in the other pockets, kikay kits in the inside hehehe

  4. I am so excited to receive my own bag tuloy! Was planning to take pictures of it also, but after seeing this post, parang nakakahiya hehe! :)

  5. Haha, ako rin. Was planning to do some product shots but nahiya na rin ako!

  6. Ate Ai, i want one! It's a beauty. I wonder if it can be shipped here though.

  7. Frances: You are so sweet! Thank you for visiting this blog and for the bag! I love it and I just had to share it!

    PS. But you are a celebrity! :)

  8. Badeth: It is! I am planning to use this bag for my travels. Check out the link to Frances' blog. :) Order na! :)

  9. TwistedHalo: Oh, you will love your bag! And please, take pictures of it! It will turn out good, I'm sure. Besides, the bag is quite photogenic to begin with. :)

  10. Frances: The pictures in your blog are very nice! :)

  11. Sher: I think they deliver everywhere. :) Email Frances for details (frances@topazhorizon.com)!

  12. oh, it looks so beautiful!!! you can see how good the workmanship is! =)

  13. Woww ate, thanks a lot for sharing this Ate. I want to buy one, too! BUt I want the bigger one kay pra daghan ma sud.hehehe.

  14. Patricia: It really is! I'm so in-love with it, I stare at it all the time. Haha.

  15. Very nice photos of the bag. I can't wait for mine :-)

  16. Phoebe: You'd love it, I'm sure! :)




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