I never leave my bag on the floor in restaurants or other public places. Partly, it is just because it’s not really safe to do that, but also because floors are dirty.
Normally, I carry a handbag holder, but the last restaurant I went to had really thick table tops, and my handbag hook wouldn’t hold it. I was juggling a coat (there was no place to put that, either) and had to put my bag on my lap as well, making for an uncomfortable meal.
CLIPA to the rescue!
This is a little, round metal “bracelet” that opens just like a hinged bangle, but it’s not just for decoration. Inside the Clips are two rubberized pads that let you open the “bracelet” and turn it into a handbag holder.
It’s so easy to use! The Clipa can be worn like a bracelet, or, it clips to the handle of your bag. Since it can open up larger than a standard handbag hook, you can hook your bag, or even a coat or other item, to just about anything.
Another thing about the Clipa is that it’s attractive. When you’re wearing it on your wrist it looks like a bracelet, but do take it off if you’re traveling as it is metal and might send off the alarm at the secuirty checkpoint. However, you can use it once on the airplane, and I’ve used it in bathrooms and
I needed to keep my bag clean and secure, but I just didn’t feel like holding it anymore.
You can get a plain metal Clipa (MRSP. $19.99), but when you add six sparkling crystals, you get a fancy bracelet that really does look as nice on your wrist as it helps keep your handbag clean and secure. They’re actually comfortable to wear, although all you really need is one to hold your handbag, you could stack them just because they’re pretty! The one I liked was ‘Nicole,” a shiny gold Clipa with clear crystals. You can get this style in Silver (“Jenna) and chic Hematite (“Victoria”). Each has a MSRP. of $39.99. You can also design your own in a rainbow of crystal colors. Believe it or not, there is no extra cost to pick out your own, six colors. The Custom Crystal Clipa ships in just 24-48 hours.
NO Floors Ever!
According to an ABC News Report, the handbags we carry, unsuspectingly, can have literally thousands of germs on them. It makes sense that if you put something on the floor, or carry it on the subway or other places where germs are having a field day, that some of them are transferred onto the things you wear.
While you wouldn’t touch the bottom of your shoes, and then your face, most women are touching their hand bags, all the time! If you touch the bottom of your purse, then eat a sandwich, those germs are transferred right into your mouth.This is not a way to avoid getting sick!
Check out a few Hand sanitizers I recently recommended on a piece for avoiding (and dealing with) the flu. These would probably help, but most of us either don’t carry them all the time, or forget to use them. A Clipa can go with you, everywhere and you won’t forget to use it!
The bottom line: Clipa is a winner. It’s just superior to every other handbag holder that I have ever tried. All the Clipa styles work the same way. They are sturdy. They’ll actually hold up to 45 pounds (I used my Clipa with a heavy tote bag and my purse at an airport, and it didn’t bend or break).
For those who care, it’s made in the USA. You can even custom design your own. A “mothers” Clipa would make a wonderful, personalized gift for Mother’s Day. They’d make great bridal party gifts, too.
Give one to a new mother to keep the diaper bag clean and safe. At least one Clipa is my Spring 2012 “must-have.” I can also think of dozens of reasons to give these clever Clipas. Visit the Clipa Web Site and order a bunch!