This morning I received yet another parcel and although I was expecting it, and knew it would be a Filofax box, I wasn’t sure exactly what would be in it. Here’s why.
Last week Philofaxy and Filomaniac announced that Filofax Germany was having a bit of a sale. (Anyone reading this who knows me will already know that I adore Filofaxes – if you don’t know me – I adore Filofaxes). Anyway, they were selling off 90 Filofaxes at 9 Euros each because Filofax (the company) are celebrating their 90th birthday this year. I couldn’t resist having a look.
Most of the Filofaxes were pocket size which for me is just too small but there were a few nice ones in personal size and different models to the ones on the UK website. The idea was to buy three personal size Filofaxes and give them as Christmas presents. Each one I chose was previously well over 100 Euros and, because of that, an absolute bargain!
So, here’s what I bought.
…and in the boxes…
Left to right Bloomsbury (tomato), Panama (maroon) and Piazza (sunflower). The sunflower didn’t photograph well. It is much closer to the colour of sunflowers.
The Bloomsbury is such a beautiful colour. I really didn’t expect it to be so vibrant. The leather is amazingly soft and the whole thing, fully loaded up, is incredibly light AND it lies almost flat straight out the box. The pocket at the back has an elasticated insert on one side meaning you won’t stretch the leather when you fill it full of stuff and, it seems much more spacious than any other Filofax pocket I have seen.
This is another lovely Filofax and looks very classy. When I saw it on the website I wasn’t sure it was something I would want for myself but on seeing it properly, it’s beautiful. Instead of the usual stud fastener the leather hooks over the gold hook on the front. I thought it might stick out quite a bit but it doesn’t. This isn’t quite as soft as the Bloomsbury but the smooth leather finish inside is gorgeous. It also has the same pocket as the Bloomsbury with the elasticated insert.
This one is really lovely too. It reminds me a lot of my personal Classic with the same smooth, high quality leather although the layout for cards is slightly different. This one doesn’t lie flat immediately but, if it’s anything like the classic it will through time. Another lovely Filofax!
Here’s the thing. Now that I’ve seen them and touched the beautiful leather and smelt them…I’m not sure I want to give them to anyone. Believe me, the last thing I need is another Filofax another three Filofaxes considering I just bought an Imperial Purple A5 Finchley last night as my 2012 work Filofax, but I love them and the fact that they are being discontinued means that once they’re gone – they’re gone. They would make such lovely additions to my ever-growing Filofax collection…
I’ll let you know what I decide.
Until the next time,