Picard shopper Santanyi + wallet: the perfect handbag? {Review}

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The perfect handbag, which is also good for business, is a topic that women can really grit their teeth about. It cannot be too big or too small and it has to be easy to carry. A test - including a suitable wallet.

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What does the perfect handbag look like?

For me the perfect handbag has a size of approx. 30 cm. This is wide enough, so that my mobile office, consisting of Smarphone and keyboard fit in as well as if necessary a small water bottle.

My perfect handbag can not be too big either, because you run the risk of filling them unnecessarily. In addition, you have to dig in a large bag for much longer after your belongings. Many subjects are usually not help, on the contrary, one can remember all the more heavily where one has put his things under.

Ideal for daytime and evening

Therefore 30-35 cm is the ideal size for me. Unfortunately, there are not many bags in this size, most of them are larger or smaller. Another trick is the handle: I should be able to carry the handbag on my shoulder.

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For all these reasons, I decided to buy the Picard Shopper Santanyi. It consists of black, shiny calfskin and has a size of 33 x 24 x 14 cm. A bag, which is quite practical in everyday use, but can also be used as an evening bag.

inner space

The bag is closed with a zipper. The inside of the bag is well thought-out: there are practically no divisions, but a large inner compartment that offers more storage space, as well as two slots and another zipper compartment, which offers enough space even for larger purses and keys.

Also on the outside, on the inside to be carried pocket back, there is a larger zippered compartment. The 14cm wide floor has been reinforced with metal feet, so that you can put down the bag well. Less convenient is that the bag thereby takes the form of a triangle and thereby less well eg on the shoulder and through the arm can be clamped. A flat bottomless bag would be much more comfortable here.

Almost perfect with functional limitations

Also unpractical to wear are the handles: With 22 cm length, they are just short enough to carry the bag really comfortably on the shoulder. The Santanyi shopper has two eyelets on both sides to attach an included, adjustable shoulder strap.

A cool idea for the flexible use of the bag, which I have missed on many handbags. Actually. Because the result is that I carry the bag with me now always with the strap: This not only looks much inelegant, but the strap is also much more fragile than the handle. In addition, he is difficult to adjust.

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Bag + purse in duo

If the carrying handles were just a little longer so that you could carry them on your shoulder, while you could attach the handbag comfortably and theft-proof over the chest - the Picard Shopper Santanyi would be the perfect bag. Unfortunately, it is this small flaw that limits the elegant and practical bag functionally a little bit.

Practical money bags can increase the efficiency enormously. Unpractical money bags, on the other hand, are like sand at sea. A sample of Picard leatherware in test.

When wallets make inefficient ...

Anyone who has ever fished hectically for a debit card at a supermarket checkout with a long line behind them in the shallows of his wallet knows how time-saving and tedious a practical purse can be. Accordingly, I searched for a practical copy.

Because, of course, money bags are dozens, but they also have dozens of errors: Inferior material, too big, too small - and above all: often too little space for cards and and cash.

Enough space for plastic cards

Eight plastic cards must be able to hold my purse at least - from the identity card to the press pass, to the monthly ticket. Most of the money bags offer much fewer slots, in which you can arrange the cards clearly.

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Often, the slots are too tight for cards. Or they are too deep, so the cards disappear completely and you can not see at a glance which card it is. Result: The cards are lying loosely jumbled in the bins pocket and the danger of losing one or the other by falling out is great.

Wallet Lounge - the design

This is exactly why I chose Picard's wallet lounge made of black cowhide: it is relatively expensive with 79 Euro, but it is worth its money, as its equipment differs significantly from other specimens. Available in the colors black and beach.

Visually, it reminds one from the outside of a letter envelope, but is significantly thicker. It has six slots. In these, the maps can be arranged clearly one above the other - in the transverse format rather than in the longitudinal format, which increases the clarity for me.

Practical closures

In addition, the card slots can be fixed with an override with a push button, and there is a practical clip for notes and notes, making it virtually impossible to drop out. In addition, there is a viewing compartment that can be used, for example, as a storage unit or for larger documents.

The large number of card slots unfortunately also means that the lounge model with 13 x 11x 2 is relatively large and wide. Probably you can not have everything. Even the quite heavy clip closure, which should immitate the letter envelope feeling, could eventually leave - because you have to see how stable the wallet is in the duration test.

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  1. Marion

    Really great bag, thanks for your review.

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