I was not looking for another purse, honestly!! I was at a craft show and wandered into the gift shop at Frederick Meijer Gardens where the show was being held. I saw this really cool looking blue/green paisley purse, just the right size, short handles (which is my preference) and I just had to check it out!
Was I in for a surprise when I opened it up to check out the insides. The entire inside of the purse was insulated! I then checked out the tags and discovered this was an insulated lunch bag/purse. Well, this was interesting and made me want it even more.
I can now take my lunch and wallet, phone and a drink all in one bag. I can cut down on paper bags or left over plastic bags from groceries to take my lunch in to work. When I'm not carrying my lunch on work days, it's a great purse with lots of room for additional items.
My KOKO Christy lunch bag/purse is done in a very fine and soft 100% polyester corduroy in a blue/green paisley design. The measurements are a very generous 11-1/2" x 6" x 5-1/2". There is a zippered closure across the top where I can reach in to remove items without any problem. I like that there are no additional compartments to hide things in and then forget what you put where. On the two sides are 2 very nice elastic pockets accented with webbed trim. I keep my cell phone in one and usually a box of mints in the other. There are 2 handles made of the same webbing and accented with buckles and the paisley material across the top.
The thermal interior is water and stain resistant and I can easily wipe it clean if needed. These bags are designed to keep my lunch hot or cold. In the picture I have a 14oz. bottle of a diet drink, a sandwich, a large apple and my 7-1/2" wide wallet which has all my necessary cards and ID along with my checkbook.
Your friends will swear you are carrying around a designer purse or messenger bag. No one has guessed my secret yet and I'm saving a little money by taking a healthy lunch to work instead of going out.
Update On Jun 08, 2010: I purchased another KOKO bag and wanted to share a couple of pictures. This is the Michelle Jungle Floral bag which is perfect for summer. It's a little larger than my other bag measuring 14"W x 9"H with a 5" bottom. I can't say enough great things about these bags and their dual use as a purse/handbag and an insulated lunch bag.