Mia Tui Bags


I’ve never really been known as a bag tart, a boot lover yes but bags are just for lugging stuff about. Or so I thought until the lovely Charlotte introduced me to the world of Mia Tui. Mum of two Charlotte found herself looking for the perfect bag for her and her family when on her travels in Vietnam. How difficult could it be to find a bag that was practical and looked good? Impossible it would seem so Charlotte designed her own, then another, then another….

Before long Mia Tui bags was born and has since gone from strength to strength. The range has three main signature bags. The Amelie which is the largest, the Ava (which I have in purple croc and am constantly being asked where it comes from!) and the Grace which is the smallest and can be used as a traditional handbag or messenger bag (I have this in tan canvas!).

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The best thing about the range is the price, with the most expensive bag being £59.99 and the lowest priced at £29.99. Nowadays people don’t want to spend hundreds on a bag, particularly if you have a family but still want a quality item.

As I said, I have the Ava in Purple croc. There are only a few of these left but plenty of of other colours available. My Ava has been a lifesaver!

Today is library day and our mooch about town. I can fit all of this, and more in easily. The well thought out pockets, bottle holder, phone pocket and key clip means no rooting about looking for things
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The Ava comes with this handy machine clutch/tote bag. Perfect for those bits and pieces that usually rattle about in the bottom of your bag
Possibly the best feature, despite being packed to the gills the Ava retains it's shape, not looking bulky and is easy to carry. It really is a bit of a tardis!

It’s safe to say that I love my Ava (and my Grace!). My sister has asked for one for Christmas, though needs to actually decide which colour/style she wants (spoilt for choice). With prices from just £29.99 and other accessories such as the iPhone purse and baby changing mat (Just £1.99) available it’s well worth a visit for either your Xmas shopping or for yourself.

As well as the main site you can find Mia Tui on Facebook and the lovely Charlotte on Twitter, who is always willing to answer your questions.

Happy shopping!

This is my personal code, if you use it you get 10% off your order and I get a little commission

 * I received an Ava bag in exchange for a review. Mia Tui has had no input in the content of this post, it is based purely on the fact that I blinking adore my bag.

Mia Tui – More than just a bag

If you’ve chatted to me on Twitter or even Facebook over the past few months the chances are you’ll have heard of Mia Tui Bags, or seen some of my rather amusing conversations with their creator, Charlotte.

Charlotte, who was at the time living in Vietnam, created the first Mia Tui bag when she couldn’t find anything suitable to carry all her bits and pieces and those of her two girls whilst on their travels. From there came another bag, and another and now Mia Tui is a successful brand with a gorgeous collection of affordable bags to suit all styles and needs. Back in the UK now, Mia Tui is becoming pretty well known, and much loved!

The title of this post says that Mia Tui is “more than a bag”, and it is. Getting to know Charlotte and where it all comes from has been lovely, it’s nice to get to know the person/people behind a company and not just see a logo!

The bags are made in a factory in Vietnam with Charlotte’s business partner there, and ethical working is of the highest priority to her. Charlotte herself has spent a lot of time in the factory, knows many of the workers and their families. No big faceless company here, but a Mum who has created something she believes in and enjoys seeing others enjoy it too. I’ve almost convinced her to write a guest post for me on her experiences in Vietnam and how she sees Mia Tui herself, so keep your eyes peeled.

What else, oh yes, the bags!I was sent a Grace bag in Tan Canvas to review and I have to say I love it! The Grace can be worn as a messenger or as traditional underarm handbag. The inside works brilliantly with well thought out features such as a key clip, phone and pen pockets, a water bottle section (or wine bottle!), which I actually have body spray and a hair brush in, and a multitude of other useful pockets. The result is an attractive, stylish and most definitely practical bag!

Not the best picture (a photographer I am not!), but a quick peek at the way the inside is set out.

The bags start from just £29.99 which nowadays is a steal, and more ranges are due to hit the shelves in Oct/November. My youngest sister has already extracted a promise from me for one of the new bags due out as her Christmas present (which will help keep her mitts off mine!).

You can see the full range on the Mia Tui website, catch up with the lovely Charlotte on Twitter and don’t forget to follow Mia Tui on Facebook to be kept up to date with news and offers. If you do fancy a Mia Tui bag, I have a code (below) which will get you *10% off, making it even more affordable.

Charlotte is running the risk of turning me into a girl, after my many years of resisting it. I have the Ava in purple croc and have my eye on one of the new bags coming soon for Christmas (Yes Roy, I’m looking at you dear, thanks muchly!).

Enjoy having a browse.

*If you use this code you will receive 10% off your order and I will get a small amount of commission.

** I received the Grace back in return for writing a review, this is as far as Mia Tui’s input goes. This review is based on my personal experience and findings after using the bag / getting to know the brand and has not been influenced in any way.