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This review is from: Rubber Chicken Purse - The "Hen Bag" Handbag (Toy)
I received this purse as a gift for my birthday. It was on my wish list, so I wasn't overly surprised, but still very happy!
The awesome Pros of the chicken purse:
*Not highly susceptible to purse thieves (it's a bit flashy)
*Nice size for carrying objects (ex. water bottles) inside
*Matches well with most wardrobes (surprisingly!)
*Feels very durable- strong handles, nice and detailed rubber
*Has a handy inside pocket for keys or cellphone
*Lined with silk-like material and bottom of purse is reinforced
*Fits over the forearm (even with a bulky winter coat on!) for those chilly days when hands must be in pockets
The minimal Cons of the Chicken Purse:
*Might attract more attention than wanted
*The zipper closer IS a bit shorter than expected and can be a hassle when putting objects (like microwave-ready soup containers) inside, but for general (normal?) use it isn't too much or an issue
*Has an odd rubber smell that isn't a big deal and is only noticeable when sticking your nose in the bag. (and will eventually fade, I think). So far, it hasn't made any items inside the bag smell, but when I added a pack of minty gum inside, the two smells mixed and are fairly unlikable.
*Feels durable, but I am concerned about sharp objects possibly stabbing through the rubber (somehow??)
Overall, I am thrilled I received this as a birthday present. I did have it on my wish list. A great gift idea for someone who loves chickens (not me) or doesn't enjoy the conventional purse styles (defiantly me!)
I almost wish there was a button inside the comb of the chicken that would produce a "clucking" noise when pressed. But, maybe that's going too far. Haha.
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Initial post: Apr 26, 2011 5:34:52 AM PDT
Pie Grrrl says:
This was such a fun review to read. You really added a smile to my face on a dull, rainy day in Chicago. :)
Posted on Jul 1, 2011 5:38:17 PM PDT
Meta S. Brown says:
Hey, I loved your review. I'm in Chicago, too, so now you have a fan base here.
I've been eying this in a store window for years, promising to give it to myself as a reward one day, and it just disappeared! I'm so glad to find it on Amazon (it's also available direct from Amazon, a little cheaper, too) that I'm going to get it for myself as a birthday present.
Posted on Sep 14, 2011 5:01:50 AM PDT
Hi, I'm from Moscow - and still a member of your Chicago fan club! Thank you for a funny and detailed review! I ordered this bag and hope it will bring some fun to our chilling winter.
PS And I do also vote for a button with clucking noise!
Posted on Sep 28, 2011 9:09:08 PM PDT
This is the BEST review ever!! :D
Posted on Dec 20, 2011 8:13:52 AM PST
M. Heiss says:
Thanks for your review. I am definitely getting one -- one for me, and one for my mom! I think I can handle the odd smell.
Posted on Mar 11, 2012 10:59:34 AM PDT
Kare bear says:
definitely getting this! (and defiantly) thanks for your review!!
Posted on May 1, 2012 6:58:59 PM PDT
Storage miracle worker says:
I love mine! And it is waterproof!!
Posted on Aug 20, 2012 4:02:28 PM PDT
Rebecca Chapman says:
My husband got me one of these for Christmas a few years ago. About your "clucking noise," I set my ringtone to be a chicken sound; I think it crowed (rooster, not hen, but it was still very hilarious.)
Posted on Aug 22, 2012 1:26:37 AM PDT
Sensational product review! I laughed out loud, you should be a writer.
Posted on Oct 11, 2013 8:52:52 AM PDT
Alice L. Shockley says:
I like your review and I want that purse! It really would be fun to have it cluck.