I will always love the traditional Miche style bags and shells. Forever! But I do so enjoy the new Miche Luxe line shells, too! I like having a truly high end option that is just as versatile and interchangeable as any other Miche look.
The Miche Luxe collection is fabulous, but you may now know just how fabulous from the information Miche has published. If you are looking at the shells of the Lucerne/Annecy/Marseille series or the Prima Quincy, read on for alllllll the details! For a detailed review of the Carmel/Lincoln and Sedona/Aspen shells, click here.
Let’s take a closer look at Miche Luxe shells Lucerne, Annecy and Marseille:
Luxe shells Lucerne, Annecy and Marseille Color:
The first thing you need to know about the Luxe Classic Lucerne, Demi Annecy and Prima Marseille is that they are definitely a darker grey than they appear in some photos.
They are not the very pale, pearl grey they appear in certain lighting on product pages and images like the one to the right. The color of the bags in the images above is much closer to the true color. They are a deep, rich, chrome grey that is set off beautifully by the grommets and studs in brass, silver and dark pewter. For some reason, I had thought the lavish bling might somehow catch on my clothing or something. I was quite wrong. The large grommets and extreme studs are beautifully finished, and the edges are perfectly flush to the super soft faux leather. The quality is impeccable.
Luxe shells Annecy and Marseille Shoulder strap:
Now we need to discuss the fully embellished shoulder strap that comes with the Luxe Demi Annecy and the Luxe Prima Marseille. This large strap is in addition to the two rolled handles in the matching chrome grey faux leather. I love this feature that gives you 2 ways to carry your bag – both with a lot of style!
As you can see in the picture left, (which also shows the true color well) this strap is quite wide. I find it fits comfortably on my shoulder, but a friend with more narrow shoulders feels it tends to slide off for her. It is long enough to carry cross-body, messenger bag style if you choose.
The way the strap connects to the back is with a very dark, oval-shaped clasp on a swivel. The swivel is excellent, because you can always have the “right side” of the strap facing outward. Both sides look gorgeous, but the high profile of the studs, perhaps 1/3 of an inch high, are flattened on the reverse side.
The swivel feature and the look of the clasp are wonderful. The style is exceptional. The strength of connection is excellent. However – it is quite challenging to get the small opening of the oval clasp through both the base bag and the Luxe shell properly.
Perhaps with practice, it can be worked in a reasonable length of time, but it is frustrating. And gorgeous as this shell is, you will still want to exchange it for others in your collection. I think this solution shown left is a good one. By first attaching a silver 1-inch carabiner ring to the base bag and shell, and then attaching the clasp of the handle to the carabiner, you retain the style but also the ease of changing the shells.
You will find the solution that works best for you. I don’t think this should be a deterrant to owning and enjoying this lovely bag, but it is something I wanted you to know about.
When you are ready to order the Miche Luxe Lucerne, Annecy or Marseille, please return and click here. I so appreciate your business!
Let’s take a closer look at Miche Luxe Prima Quincy:
I love bling as much as the next girl, but I do believe that the chic and elegant Prima Quincy is my favorite of the entire Miche Luxe line. The rich, cofee bean color, the extravagant strap detailing, the croc texture to the super soft faux leather are all perfectly highlighted by the antique brass hardware used throughout the styling.
Here you can see a close view of the wonderful texture layering that makes the Luxe Prima Quincy such a standout. Straps run vertically across the bag at each end, and are intertwined with a slender belt that wraps twice around the bag. The belt buckle, rings, brads and rivet detailed name plate in antique brass gleam against the rich dark shell.
The heavily twisted handles are beautiful, but I was concerned they might be bulky, and uncomfortable to carry. I was completely wrong. The soft faux leather and perfect scale makes these handles very comfortable to carry by hand or over my shoulder. They are not quite long enough to pass the “elbow test” (where you move your purse handle from your hand to your shoulder by passing your elbow through the opening all in one motion). The handles just miss the length to do this easily, but she looks fabulous and feels very comfortable worn on the shoulder or carried by hand.
Back View of Prima Luxe Quincy:
OK, the lighting was poor when I took this photo, but it clearly shows the important part of the design I want to show you. The back of this bag is every bit as embellished and beautifully deigned as the front! The vertical straps at either end of the bag present on the front are also repeated on the back. This is an element of detail that is very important to me. I want to look great coming or going, and I feel that my garments and accessories should as well. Like the rest of the Miche Luxe line, Prima Quincy certainly earns the “Luxe” label, the high-end distinction with the quality of craftsmanship, materials used, and the full attention to all details from every angle that go into making this bag such a stunner.
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I hope you will enjoy this beautiful bit of luxury offered by the Miche Luxe line. Go ahead and indulge in something special for yourself. You deserve it!
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