A couple of weekends ago Pete and I hopped on a train at Euston for a whistle-stop visit to Manchester. We had tickets to see Billy Joel at Old Trafford and decided to spend the night and have a little look around. Train journeys are so convenient at times and knowing we were just away for one night, it gave me the perfect chance to road test my new bag from Mia Tui.
I’m definitely one for travelling light unless we’re on a long-haul holiday (in which case, in the words of Phoebe from Friends I “pack my ass off”). For an overnight, a change of undies, a few cosmetics and I’m pretty much done. Mainly because I’m too lazy to carry a heavy bag. Still, that’s no excuse not to do things in style. And fortunately for me, I had the ‘Mini Jen‘ from Mia Tui to accompany, RRP £52.00
Team, this is THE bag. It’s absolutely perfect as: the weekend getaway, your carry-on for flights, a work bag big enough for your laptop or a gym bag. I mean seriously, there’s no more multi-purpose bag. It comes in a variety of different colours and is the softest faux-leather, ideal for those of us trying to live a more vegan-focused lifestyle.
My Mini Jen comes in rose gold but they all have a turquoise interior as standard. It has standard shoulder straps which are the ones I’ve used so far, although included is a cross-body strap too which can be easily attached. What makes this so ideal for travel is the external pocket which also acts as a strap so you can easily slide the bag over the handle of your wheely suitcase. This smaller pocket is ideal for all your important items that you want to keep close to you like passports and travel documents. Genius, eh?
Inside, there is SO MUCH SPACE. It’s basically like a modern day version of Mary Poppins’ bag, I’m quite sure I could have pulled a lamp out of mine. There is one main compartment for things like a laptop or gym gear, with two smaller open compartments on either side. A key chain holder (perfect for me because I’m forever rummaging for my keys), two cup/drinks holders one of which is insulated and a couple of pen pockets finish off the inside. The drinks holders work so well, I used the bag for my Saturday yoga session and kept my reusable water bottle in one pocket and my reusable hot drink cup in the other.
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! This Mia Tui bag ALSO comes with a colour-coordinated clutch bag, which you may find useful for other travel bits and bobs or simply a night on the town. It has also a removable cross-body shoulder strap too. And last but by no means least, the all important transparent flight pouch for your 100ml cosmetics.
I’m so so pleased with the new bag and delighted to share a very generous discount code from Mia Tui of 20% – just use code BooMad20 at checkout on any full priced item
I have one of the Mini Jen bags from Mia Tui as reviewed above in a colour your choice to giveaway. To enter, head to my feed and look for the image of the bag with a little giveaway label. Make sure you’re following both myself (@booandmaddie) and @miatui and like and tag a friend in the comments. The more tags, the more entries. Good luck!
The competition is open to UK entrants only. The winner will be selected at random and announced on Sunday 1st July at 10pm on Instagram stories. Please note this giveaway is not associated with or endorsed by Instagram.
Thank you so much to Mia Tui for providing the review and prize products.