Monday, 17 June 2013

Filofax dilemma

Ok so I am not buying a personal size Filofax, repeat I am not buying a personal size Filofax.  Just because I have been selling some of my perfume collection on eBay, saving the money in my PayPal account and referring to it as my Filofax fund does not mean I am going to buy a personal size Filofax.  However I am obsessed with The Original in yellow and the aqua Malden, I am in love with them both!  I have been putting a lot of thought into which one I should buy, theoretically of course.  I love the outside look of both binders so I think I would have to base my decision on the insides.


Inside the Original there is a slot on the right for a notepad.  On the left there are two slots for cards and the large elastic strip for pens and maybe your phone or anything else that would fit.  Two card slots isn't a deal breaker for me, I could add the credit card holder insert onto the rings and still be a happy bunny.  The lack of a standard pen loop or loops isn't either, I wouldn't mind popping a couple of pens into the elastic section and I think my Coleto pen would fit easily.  I don't like the nude/beige colour of the elastic in the yellow Original, I would have preferred black but I guess it matches the underside of the leather.



Inside the Malden there is also a notepad slot on the right.  There is a leather pen loop which I doubt my Coleto would fit into (it doesn't fit into the leather loops on my other Filofaxes).  On the left there are four credit card slots and a zipped pocket.  I really like the zipped pocket, I imagine it would be quite handy for keeping little bits and bobs in.  You can buy zipped pocket inserts though so again I could add one to the Original.  There isn't anything that I don't like about the inside of the Malden.

Does this mean I should go with the Malden?  The inside is more pleasing to my eye and I would need to add a couple more inserts into the Original to make it work for me that I wouldn't need in the Malden.  I have also heard that the aqua Malden is going on sale later this week!

Of course the real problem is that I don't want to choose between them, I want them both! 

Anyway this is all purely hypothetical because I am not buying a personal size Filofax...... even though my Filofax fund is tantalisingly close to its target!



*photos in this post are taken from the Filofax UK website.

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    1. I have just been directed to a cash back site that is offering 15% off the price and 8% cash back but the offer expires before the aqua Malden is released. I have the Original in my basket, I have the money in my PayPal account, I'm trying to resist temptation!

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  2. I'd go with Malden! Can't wait for the aqua to come out and watch all the photos/videos on it. I hope it's as pretty as all the hype is making it to be. :)

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    1. That is the consensus on Instagram too. The yellow is such a sunny colour though, I think it would make me happy.

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  3. I have both a Malden (vintage pink, personal) and an Original (patent black, A5). I prefer the Malden, due to more pockets, and the feel of the leather is far superior. I haven't fully reviewed the Original yet, but feel free to browse my blog for my Malden review.

    http://ninegrandstudent.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks for the link, your pink Malden is so pretty!

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  4. I have the Malden, too, and it's amazing. I have an Aston, too, but the Malden is my favorite. It's so soft!

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    1. Soft does sound good, I wish I could see both binders side by side so I could choose!

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  5. I'm waiting for the Malden too. I think the Original is pretty, but it doesn't come in aqua :(

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    1. I just love the yellow of the original, it makes me think of sunny days. Maybe I should buy the original now for summer and save up for the aqua Malden for winter? It looks like a darker shade of aqua in some photos and in others it looks perfect. I have been looking at the other leather accessories that are in the Malden range on the Filofax website to see the aqua colour properly.

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  6. Amanda I love your last comment haha get the yellow now for summer it's so summery! Then get the aqua later...it appears very green on my monitor. But lovely...I may have to succumb when they are finally released!

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    1. Lol I do want both so I guess it's just a case of choosing which to buy first and which to save up for! So many people voted for the Malden (on here and Instagram!) but I keep coming back to the yellow.

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  7. If you should decide to go for the yellow Original I have one I'm willing to sell ....
    Linda

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    1. Hi Linda, could you email me please? bluetequila09@gmail.com
      Thanks :)

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    2. I did, have you checked your junk mail folder?

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  8. I have the EXACT same dilemma!! The Yellow Original or the Malden!! I have ALL the same arguments - which did you end up getting? Do you love it? Why??

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    1. I went with the Original in the end, Linda gave me a great deal so I brought hers and I do love it! It is a very sunny colour and makes me happy but I am still saving for a Malden. I guess I really did want both! ;)

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