9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Almost perfect but not quite,
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I ordered the Dansira in both the Grey Snake Scale and the Snake Kaleidoscope as I couldn't decide which I liked best. When they arrived, there was no competition, the Grey Snake Scale is a gorgeous silvery colour which looks almost gold in certain light. The Grey is made from the more standard Kipling material, and the Kaleidoscope is made from the slightly thicker material used with many of the Kipling prints. And here, unfortunately, was my problem. Without any stuffing, the Kaleidoscope keeps its shape. But the Grey, which looks lovely when stuffed with paper, I found just flopped like a normal Kipling bag. I have quite a few Kipling bags and I don't normally even think of this as a problem, but I had wanted the Dansira as it looked dressy, and (in my opinion) it's hard to look dressy and shapeless at the same time. So sadly, I returned both. I just wish the Grey had been in the same material as the Kaleidoscope. Material aside, it's a really nice bag, the leather straps look great and the bag is big enough to carry a Kindle/toilet bag/purse/umbrella with tons of space left over, whilst still looking a neat size. Maybe my problem was just that I didn't want to carry enough to fill it!