Friday, April 20, 2012

Velvet Pepper Luxurious Handbags {Review & Giveaway}

Velvet Pepper logo

From the time I was pregnant with Big Sister E until now, I've gone through a variety of bags.

At first, I went with the diaper bag that seemed to be rated highly in baby books... only to find that it was huge and bulky and not something that I wanted to carry around unless we were taking longer trips. I also had a stylish little diaper bag that was given as a baby shower gift, but it was impractical in its small size as well as its mainly-white fabric that was instantly dirty the first time I used it.

There were others (many others, actually) over the years and yet, here I am now on the tail end of needing a diaper bag and I'm looking back thinking of the wasted money. Not only did it add up by purchasing multiple bags, what am I left with? I'm not going to carry a bag that looks like a diaper bag when I no longer need to, so they're destined for friends, donations or my next garage sale.

Instead, it makes much more sense to select one. One unique, high quality, ultra-fashionable, extremely versatile handbag that can be used pre-baby, throughout childhood, and then beyond that essentially transforms to meet the needs of women through all of the stages of their life.

Introducing: Velvet Pepper.

luxury handbags

Based on a dream that modern women, especially mothers, should be able to experience the luxurious fabrics and classic designs of fashionable handbags without sacrificing the functionality of diaper bags they require, Velvet Pepper bags are everything you need all in one. These luxurious bags and accessories are not only functional and able to free women of handbag organizational difficulties, but they are, without a doubt, simply beautiful.

With the idea that I would be able to utilize a handbag as a diaper bag as well as an ordinary purse and still have it be this attractive made me extremely eager to see the Hannah Purse in Bluenote in person.

Velvet Pepper review

As I pulled this bag out of its dust cover, I was nearly speechless at the colors, patterns and textures waiting for me. Measuring in at 12" x 14" x 5½," the Purse is in the middle (size-wise) of the Hannah Collection (largest to smallest: Plenty, Pack, Purse, Petite, Personal, Penny) and just exactly substantial enough for me without being overbearing.

The linen and cut velvet designs are extremely eye-catching and the combination of the olive green and dark blue with the bronze hardware is unique without being too much. The effect of the multiple types of material really draw in the attention on this high quality bag and make me want to continue to run my hand over it!

Velvet Petter Hannah Purse Review

Reaching in for a closer look, right away I appreciated the snap closure on the Hannah Purse, as I just have to have a way to keep my bags closed but don't always want to fuss with a zipper.

luxury diaper bag

Peering inside, it became evident that Velvet Pepper had included plenty of room to store all of my belongings (and those that I might need for my children), as well as having much of the interior organized into convenient compartments.

Instead of having to dig around in a bag that has just one large pocket (resulting in a jumbled mess), the Hannah Purse has a place for everything.

luxury handbag

Featuring one small easy access pocket, one cell phone pocket, a single zipped pocket, and two larger side pockets (great for baby bottles, sippy cups, water bottles, rolled diapers, extra clothing and much more), there isn't much more that I could have asked for inside this purse.

I can easily fit my phone, wallet, planner, pens, sunglasses, iPad, and snacks inside and still have room to spare. Had I utilized this bag when my girls were babies, it wouldn't have been difficult to store diapers, wipes, baby food, utensils, a spare onesie, a few baby toys and any other necessities that we carried around.

Being able to reach in and easily have all of my items within reach just makes me happy that I won't be digging and digging when I am trying to find them. No matter if I'm going running errands, going to dinner, taking the kids on a day trip or traveling long distances, the multifunctional aspects of this bag are really great and every pocket, big or small, has been its own step in keeping me organized.

purse zipper pocket

As well as the roomy interior, the Hannah Purse includes a small exterior pocket, which is perfect for a cell phone or other item that gets a lot of use, and five traditional feet on the bottom so that there is never any worry about damage or dirt when you are out and put this down.

purse feet

The attached double straps measure approximately 25" long, ensuring that this bag easily rests on my shoulder or in the crook of my elbow without problem. When I grab it and go, it tucks comfortably under my arm just right...

Velvet Pepper Purse review

...and, for the final touch, Velvet Pepper included a matching signature Pepper Penny and Pepper Pull to complete the whole package.

The Hannah Pepper in Bluenote is an adorable alternative to a regular wallet, as it is extremely soft and just as stylish as the Purse with its patterns and colors.

Velvet Pepper Hannah Pepper

It also includes a snap closure and a durable zipper to contain all of your important items right inside. Even though this is a small item, it still has plenty of room for everyday basics such as cash, credit cards, keys and a cell phone.

While this great little addition comes included with the Hannah Purse, the Hannah Pepper can also be purchased separately for $21.99.

velvet wallet

As well as keeping my money contained, Velvet Pepper's addition of the Pepper Pull (retailing separately for $7.99) has introduced me to my favorite handbag accessory — why aren't these included with every purse and bag?

keyholder

Simply clip your keys right on the bottom and then hang the J-shaped hook right onto your purse. Instead of your keys dropping to the depths of your bag, they're right there waiting for you when you need them. Genius!

purse key finder

All in all, I have yet to find something that the Hannah Purse can't do.

While we've all seen handbags that have claimed to be multifunctional, Velvet Pepper truly has created a line that can transform to work for all of the different needs that women have and which role in our lives we are in. The colors, patterns, shapes and fashions have transformed what was once a mundane diaper bag into a chic and fashionable tote, whether you're using it with kids or not.

Although their bags have a slightly higher price tag than the diaper bags that you might find in the store (the Hannah Purse retails for $139.99), these aren't just going to serve as a diaper bag but as a purse for all occasions.

The high quality of Velvet Pepper items ensure that they are going to last a lifetime and the stylish convenience that they will add to your life (or that of your extremely lucky recipient, if given as a gift) is something you'll never want to live without.

Thanks to the generosity of Velvet Pepper, one person will get to carry around their own drool-worthy bag as well, because...

One lucky person will win their choice of Personal Pepper 
from Velvet Pepper (ARV $52.99)!

Velvet Pepper giveaway

(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below - if you don't see the form, click here! If you have any problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)


a Rafflecopter giveaway

A big thank you to Velvet Pepper for providing the Hannah Purse for me to review as well as the Personal Pepper of choice for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

182 comments:

J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

I like the Tori Personal-Black Linen w/ 6" Chloe! :)

mrsjschwartz@yahoo.com

Judy said...

I love Hannah Plenty-Peridot

lorialcorn2006 said...

well I like them all they are all lovely but if I had to pick it would be the Hannah Petite - Cabernet

isisdiamond said...

i like the lilly purse carmel and also surfside

Dreams Do Come True said...

my favorite is Lily Purse- Camel



scottysgirl4life@gmail.com

Lisa Noel said...

Whitney Pack Brown

Donna D said...

My favorite is the Personal Pepper is Peridot, beautiful colors!
My favorite on the site is the Hannah Plenty - Peridot
Did you see that? it is Gorgeous!
chocho1957 at hotmail.com

ColleenMarie82 said...

I really like the Whitney Pack Orange

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Jennifer Van Dahm said...

I like the Whitney Purse Orange!
jennifer (at) jennifervandahm.com

Jackie said...

Hey, those are gorgeous! I like the Raychel Truffle or the Hannah Camel.

Shelly said...

I really like the http://www.velvetpepper.com/hannah-pack-camel/

Anonymous said...

Whitney Orange is gorgeous!!
Beth
beth.lawrence@yahoo.com

jessica said...

I love the Raychel Penny - Black Ice!

jek9880 at gmail dot com

KrysR said...

Kristen Personal Natural is my fave!

gahome2mom said...

Hannah Plenty - Cabernet is more to my size. lol Thanks gahome2mom/gmail/com

Bethany C. said...

I like the whitney personal-brown.

Robin Quick said...

I like the Lily Purse - Surfside

Daisy said...

i like Hannah Plenty - Cabernet

Erin Rok said...

I really like the Hannah Pack- Surfside
Urbancwgrl84(at)yahoo(dot)com

darce said...

I like the Lily Petite surfside. Cute!

PaulineMilner said...

I like the Hannah Purse Camel.

Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline

dod@rogers.com

apple blossom said...

hard decision: between

Lily Surfside and Hannah plenty bluenote

Lori Thomas said...

I like Lily Personal- Camel

ctymice at gmail dot com

VickeC said...

Hannah Pack - Camel

Tracey said...

I like the Tori Petite - Natural Linen.
traymona[at]aol.com

DesiredOne said...

Hannah Pack - Camel

I love all purses so it was hard to choose.
Thank you for the generous giveaway.
Rebecca Parsons

SueZH said...

Lily surfside is my favorite, but there are so many lovely ones!

Linda W. said...

The Raychel purse in truffle.

Leann said...

OMG!!!!! All are super fab!! I think I like the purses in the tori collection the best... the Tori petite in natural linen. chefl@swbell.net

Anonymous said...

I love the Hannah Plenty - Peridot. Please pick me. I loved these bags and just saw them for the first time this week at the Womens Expo.

Amanda scinlove@hotmail.com

s said...

Hannah Personal - surfside.

Adrienne V. said...

I love the Hannah personal-Camel!

Anonymous said...

Tori Personal-Black Linen with Olive posie.
rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

Carrie Phelps said...

My favorite is the Lily Purse - Surfside.

Crystal said...

I like the Pepper Personal in natural.

Michele P. said...

My favorite is the Hannah personal bluenote!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Phoenix said...

I like the Raychel Truffle Purse.

Candice said...

Of the personal pepper, I love the Hannah surfside.
Thank you for the chance to win!
candicesweeps@yahoo dot com

psnyder said...

Love the Tori Personal-Black Linen!! grammypenny@frontier.com

Amy V said...

i like the lily purse in 'camel'

annae07 at aol dot com

blue65829 said...

I love the whitney purse orange!

Anonymous said...

Whitney orange is really cute. I like the Whitney pack brown too.


LOVE3570@AOL.COM

Damian Jarreau said...

I like the Tori Personal-Black Linen

Nd said...

Whitney Purse Orange

Holly Hook said...

I love the Raychel Purse in Truffle

k. said...

I like the Hannah Plenty - Peridot.

Nichol said...

Hey Rafflecopter has me entering again haha. I love the Lily Purse- Camel

Anonymous said...

Hannah surf side julierupert@gmail.com

lgm52 said...

Lily purse in camel

Jen said...

Love the lily surfside

Kathy said...

I like the lily purse in camel - they colors would go with everything and be perfect for summer.

Heidi said...

I really like the Lily Purse - Surfside. Thanks.
sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

Celeste said...

I love the Hannah Plenty in peridot!

celeste@mail4me.com

JSweeps said...

I like the Whitney Personal -Brown

amylynn73 said...

i would like the hannah plenty cabanet beautiful bag thanks for the giveaway

PAIGE said...

My fave is the Hannah Plenty in Bluebonnet
elysesw@aol.com

Zanita said...

I like the Lily Collection, seaside purse

Anonymous said...

I am choosing the personal pepper in peridot.

llinda29 said...

I like Lily Petite - Surfside

LaurKnotter said...

I love the Personal Pepper in Peridot.

Holly S. said...

I love the Hannah Pack in Camel. Thanks!

mogrill said...

I like the Lily Purse.Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

LORI WOLFE said...

I really like the Hannah Plenty in Bluenote.
rwolfe1071@aol.com

Stacey said...

I like the Tori Purse Black Linen

Karen said...

ADORE the Hannah Plenty-Peridot :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Sarah W said...

The Tori Personal is my fave!

Melanie Johnson said...

I like the Hannah Pack - Bluenote

Kirstin said...

I like the Hanna Personal Cabernet and Camel. I also like the Raychel Personal-Truffle. So many colors and patterns!!!

Beth said...

the Hanna Pack Bluenote!

virgomomwriter said...

Hannah Plenty - Bluenote bag...gorgeous!

Ashley Elaine said...

I like Tori Penny-Black Linen

Anonymous said...

tori personal
gkuroda(at)gmail.com

Rhe Christine said...

I love the tori out of the personal collection and the Hannah. Cabernet is just beautiful too

Hotsnotty2 said...

I love the Hannah Pack - Surfside, thanks!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Chisum Crew said...

I'm loving the Raychel Personal - Black Ice and Hannah Personal - Cabernet. trinitygsd at yahoo dot ocm

mverno said...

i love the lily purse-camel
mverno@roadrunner.com

Anonymous said...

I like the Surfside Hannah Purse

April C.
acrisafu@nycap.rr.com

Michelle said...

My favorite is the Lily Purse - Surfside. Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

BRANDY CASTILLO said...

My favorite is the Lily Purse Surfside

Lane Mahnke said...

I like the Lily Purse Surfside.

Melissa R said...

i like the Hannah Petite - Cabernet bag.
melisa0072 at gmail dot com

Brutus Duffy said...

I like the Personal in Bluenote the best.

Leila Maisonneuve said...

The Hannah purse in Cabernet is my favorite!

Anonymous said...

I like the Lily Personal in Camel. JD

SamneneD@aol.com

lilpinksocks said...

My favorite is the Tori Purse in Natural Linen
lilpinksock31(at)gmail(dot)com

Jerrika said...

I lovw the Hannah Personal - Peridot

Marisa M said...

Just because it looks fun and completely different from anything I have, I also love the Tori Purse in Black linen.

madmegid at yahoo dot com

stafford2 said...

I love the colors of the Hannah Purse in Cabernet

won said...

I love the Whitney Purse- Brown!

rachel b. said...

like the hannah pack - bluenote

icemaiden013 said...

The lily purse - surfside <3 <3 <3 <3

icemaiden013 said...

The lily purse - surfside <3 <3 <3 <3

Mama Zen said...

I like the Hannah Plenty - Bluenote!

Kristen said...

I like the Lily Purse - Surfside.

Kat's Fantastical World said...

I really like the Whitney Purse Orange. I love those ruffles!

Katie Wurn
kunfu_kt@yahoo.com
@kpop_junki

clynsg said...

I like the Hannah Pack in either Bluenote or Cabernet.

cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

Christine Jessamine said...

i love the Lily Petite- Camel

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

Kendal said...

Raychel Bag in Black Ice

Cole said...

I like Whitney Personal -Brown

Melissa Shirley said...

Tori Pack - Natural Linen
http://www.velvetpepper.com/tori-pack-natural-linen/

melissalucky43@yahoo.com

Connie Bolick Lee said...

Favorite is the Kristan Purse Natual
lclee59@centurylink.net

Stefanie Elysse Hurtado said...

I love the Tori Purse-Black Linen!

Leah Baird said...

I like the Raychel Personal - Black Ice.

Lorna England said...

I love the Rachel Personal Black Ice bag!
Thanks for the chance to win!

sparkedcat said...

I like the Tori Purse-Black Linen.

Melissa Bush said...

My favorite is the Lily Purse - Surfside.

bushmel(at)hotmail(dot)come

Angela Holland said...

I like the lily purse - surfside

griperang at embarqmail dot com

Wendy said...

Loving the Tori Purse-Black Linen!
hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

DevotedMommy said...

My vote goes to the Whitney Purse in Orange!

lterek1027@gmail.com

dario moniz said...

my favorite bag is Raychel Family Package Truffle

yanktheese@yahoo.com

Stephanie said...

I like the Hannah Plenty in Cabernet - though it was hard to decide!

Hoa said...

I love the Lily Purse- Camel bag.

alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gina said...

Lily Purse - Surfside

Boobies said...

I love the Hannah Pack in camel & surfside

Cyndalie said...

I like the Lily Petite - Surfside

Tamar said...

I like the Lily Purse = Camel.

Tam S.

Karen Propes said...

I like the Whitney Personal -Brown
ncjeepster@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Lily Purse- Camel love this!!! trishbazin(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Lily Purse- Camel love this!!! trishbazin(at)yahoo.com

AngelWinner said...

Love the lily purse in camel...adorable!
angelababy2007@live.com

Ashley Morrissey said...

Loooove the Hannah Pack in Umber!!

-Ashley Marie Morrissey
ashummz05(at)yahoo(dot)com

Brooke Adametz said...

I love the Whitney purse in brown!

C.P. said...

LOVE the Raychel Purse in Truffle!

Missy L said...

I like the Hannah Pack Surfside and the Hannah Purse Surfside a lot

MissKate126 said...

I like the Lily purse-surfside!

Kerry said...

Lily Purse - Surfside

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I like the Hannah Purse - Bluenote

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

Amber said...

LOVVVEEEE The Black Ice color Raychel!

1955nurse said...

Love this line: http://www.velvetpepper.com/lily-collection/ and the Raychal Truffle! (Thanks for the chance!)

Harold D said...

My wife like the Whitney Personal Brown..

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Katie Short said...

I love the Raychael in truffle http://www.velvetpepper.com/raychel-purse-truffle/

mstoolman173 said...

I like the Hannah Plenty - Cabernet
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Kathy said...

I like the Hannah plenty in Peridot

Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique said...

I love the Camel Lily Purse

Cheri said...

I love the Hannah - Personal- Surfside! suilecpep at hotmail dot com

cowboyswife said...

Hannah Plenty - Cabernet

shirley H said...

Hannah Purse - Bluenote


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Becca Ann said...

I like peridot

Angela H said...

Lily Personal - Surfside

babytrees said...

love the Hannah

theresa _ heppner at yahoo dot com

Faith said...

Hannah Purse - Surfside

Laurel said...

I like the Whitney personal in brown.
alwaysneedhim4evr@yahoo.com

Nicole C. said...

My favorite is the Raychel Personal - Truffle.

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

pauline15 said...

I love the Hannah Plenty bag in Peridot!
pauline15_01(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sleppery said...

LOVE the lily purse in camel!

happy-girl-24 said...

I like the Hannah Purse- Surfside.

williams_blds at hotmail.com

ltlbitone said...

I like the Lily Family Package Surfside

ltlbit1 at hotmail dot com

Karen said...

I like the Hannah purse-surfside. Thanks for the giveaway.

littleangel_mw said...

I like : Whitney Pack Orange

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

Tori Personal-Black Linen
vmkids3 at msn dot com

schueler1 said...

Hannah Pack - Camel
jessica.goodwill@yahoo.com

tracey said...

Lily Petite - Surfside
thanks
rochelle johnson
traceyj40@sbcglobal.net

carlaboo11 said...

lily purse - surside is cute

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I love the surfside hannah purse.
BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

bruja said...

Love the Tori Purse-Black Linen

Lana Bradstream said...

I like the Raychel Truffle clutch.

lanalbradstream(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gina P said...

I like the Lily Purse- Surfside

julescar74 said...

I love the Raychel Personal - Black Ice

jennifer said...

My favorite bag is the Kristen Personal Natural in the Pepper Peersonal Velvet Handbags.

Ms Penny Pincher said...

I like the Lily Petite Surfside!

latanya said...

Hannah Plenty - Peridot

sls450 said...

I like the Raychel Purse in Truffle!

mail4rosey said...

I like the Lily Purse in Camel.

msurosey@yahoo.com

Melanie said...

I love the Lily Purse - Surfside!
plaidtoaster@gmail.com

Heather W said...

I li;ke the Hannahpack in bluenote
lovefool827 (at) yahoo (dotcom)

willdebbie said...

Lily Purse - Surfside
willdebbie97 at yahoo dot com
christal c

Anonymous said...

Hannah Purse - Surfside too cute!

kdailey at students dot kaskaskia dot edu

Lori Hart said...

I love the Tori Pack - Natural Linen

rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

AmyDalrymple said...

I love the Tori petite in black linen!

Unknown said...

I really like the Tori Linen bag with the yellow looking flower.

hannah said...

Our choices to win are the personal bags correct? thats fine with me, I am always wanting a purse, but never like hauling around giant storage rooms. i have a wallet in my pocket at all times, and its a little old now. I am ready to move on. The hannah personal bag in surfside is adorable! and i have the same name, so you know, we are obviously meant to be together.

missrantsypants said...

I like the hannah in camel.

clarkmurdock@yahoo.com
Melanie Montgomery

kat said...

I love the Lily Purse- Camel.
kat_emerick@yahoo.com

peppersalt said...

I like the Lily Purse, Surfside.

Kelly R. said...

I like the Whitney Purse-Brown.
k.g.rogers72 at gmail dot com

Mrs. Bacon said...

hannah pack in cabernet...

rendancechick at yahoo dot com

michedt said...

I like the Lily Personal - Surfside. Love it!

*Brittany C* said...

One of my favorites is the Raychel Purse - Black Ice! Thanks for the giveaway!

sumn said...

I like the Hannah Pack, Umber.

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I love the Raychel Personal - Black Ice
zestywonderland@gmail.com

spirit_kim said...

I love the Whitney Pack Brown.
gabe411 at hotmail dot com

corey1971 said...

Tori Personal Black Linen (Corey Olomon)