Something short-circuits in my head when I touch really smooshy leather. My friends sometimes want a laugh and will bring an ultra soft leather bag of theirs along.. just to watch me huff it.


Surely I am not the only one that’s like this??

I always scurry into the Rabeanco store at ION, because everything in there has exceptionally soft and rich leather. And for the longest time, I’ve reaaalllyyy liked their Proenza Schouler lookalike (for lack of a better term of describing it). Personally, I think it’s a better shape and size than the original brand’s creation, and the leather is MUCH BETTER. Very thick and luscious, but buttery soft. But, I’ve never purchased it since I figure I’d better sell my own Proenza Schouler PS1 before getting this Rabeanco version!

They had this little bag for sale though, which looks a lot like Balenciaga. But, Balenciaga doesn’t make this specific size (it’s like a larger version of their coin pouch), now do they make it with a strap. What I like about this Rabeanco version is that the leather is waaaaayyyyyy better than Balenciaga’s. It’s much softer, smooshier, and just feels amazing.

I’m using it as a camera pouch, but it works well as a small bag when I’m ducking out (fits in my iPhone5, some notes and cards, and lipbalm).

Rabeanco mini leather bag


And there’s also another store in ION I like, kikki.K. Such pretty, whimsical goodies in their store!! I picked up this iPad mini case, and matching pen. How cheery and sweet is the pattern? Now I’m kinda eyeing the matching iPhone5 case… CUTENESS!

kikki.K iPad mini case, and pen



  • Christine posted on October 10, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    it looks the same size as my red balenciaga – the classic hip. Looks great – amazed they’re not being sued though!

    • Beverly! posted on October 11, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      It’s smaller, maybe less than half the size of the Hip. For some reason Balencaiga doesn’t do this size, and not with a little chain. And not with leather this soft! They should….. I’d buy 😛

  • Mirna Sierra-Duchemin on Facebook posted on October 12, 2013 at 1:53 am

    I bought a Rabeanco bag in Shanghai in white and love the softness of the leather too, though it looks really worn now bc it’s white 🙁 still love it tho…

    • Beverly! posted on October 12, 2013 at 9:29 pm

      Argh…. WHITE? Lady you got guts 😉

  • Mirna Sierra-Duchemin on Facebook posted on October 12, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    I heard cleaning it with milk helps? Anyone heard this???

  • YVONNE posted on October 26, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Amazing! 🙂 Love this!

  • Wendy posted on October 26, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Hi, was the size like the coach wristlet, albeit with slightly deeper depth. What is the retail price?

    • Beverly! posted on October 26, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      Yeah roughly the same but has depth to it. I think it was $120? Not quite sure..

  • Leather Bag posted on December 19, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Awesome… Really cool bag.

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