Are you still deciding what to get from the tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection? If you are looking for a bag/wallet featuring the adorable pattern that mixes both the tokidoki and Sanrio worlds of cuteness together, then I would highly recommend the tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Latch Wallet!
Let me start by stating that, you cannot really go wrong with any of the other bags in this collection: overnight bag, tote, backpack, crossbody, handbag, wristlet, pouch or suitcase. The reason you cannot go wrong is because the artwork is so gorgeous! The allover pattern is signature Simone Legno — bright and colorful and filled with an overdose of kawaii!
If you happen to be a fan of both Sanrio and tokidoki — this is such a treat because this is the very first time that multiple Sanrio characters have interacted with the tokidoki world in such a wide assortment of products! In previous years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), it has always been tokidoki x Hello Kitty, which is not a complaint — just want to point out the significance of this design.
As fans, we might expect the cuteness of Hello Kitty dressed up as Donutella riding Dolce (one of the sweetest Unicornos)… But this collection introduces Keroppi riding Bambu, Pom Pom Purin dressed up as a Cactus Pup, Hangyodon dressed up as Donutella, etc. all co-existing in the same kawaii environment… Simply, AMAZING!
This beautifully stylish wallet is made out of quilted faux leather on the outside and has sleek metal hardware for the closure. It measures 5″H x 7.5″W x 1.5″D. The hangtag is supercute — featuring some of the cuties of this release — and guess what? It also doubles as a sticker! Isn’t that a cute surprise!?
Here is the back view — the pattern is upside down because the quilted pattern is one piece (better flow), as opposed to cutting and sewing two different pieces to make the pattern be right-side up.
Here is the side view — 1.5″ depth is pretty roomy for all the necessities.
The inside is lined with tokidoki x Sanrio Characters pink polyester and faux leather lining. There are 12 card pockets (six on top and six on bottom), two clear ID windows, one zipper pocket and four bill compartments.
There is also an embroidered tokidoki x Sanrio Characters woven label on the inside.
When I stated that this is pretty roomy — I meant I could fit my iPhone in there! I’ve noticed that having a wallet/clutch/wristlet that you can also hold your mobile phone inside is very trendy. My sister *Banana* was showing me the MICHAEL Michael Kors Essential Zip Wallet for iPhone 5 for $89.95. As a Junkie, it is quite obvious that I must find something Hello Kitty to store my phone in. =^_^=
It closes completely with my tokidoki Frenzies and Hello Kitty charm hanging from my iPhone too!
The tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Latch Wallet is available for $48 — shop in-store at tokidoki Melrose Store, your local Sanrio Boutique/authorized seller or you can grab one of these beauties online at Sanrio.com!