I’m Over the Moon About the Roomy Europa Shoulder Bag by Kipling

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The Kipling Europa Shoulder Bag ($89)

Like my husky tabby, my beloved Kipling Europa Shoulder Bag is large and in charge.

With multiple pockets and a roomy interior, it comes in very handy if you, like me, often find yourself compelled to carry around everything and the kitchen sink.

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Sometimes that includes five nude lipsticks and glosses that are all more or less the same shade…

Right now the bag holds two wallets, a large makeup bag, an umbrella, a knit yarn hat, my phone, keys and a pouch of cat treats. And it still has room to spare!

I could probably free up even more space in it if I emptied some of the pockets, but it has so many that sometimes I forget what’s in where.

Like, I opened one of the pockets this afternoon and found a secret stash of vitamins and hair pins…



The bag is made of lightweight, water-resistant nylon, so it’s very easy to clean.

Once upon a time, it also had a cute little stuffed animal monkey charm dangling from it, but somewhere along the way the monkey disappeared… I vaguely recall giving it to a charming child.

By the way, sometimes I even use this bag to hold my DSLR camera. I’ll just install an ONA camera bag insert in the main compartment.

I got the bag at Macy’s back in 2010, and it’s still as good as new (sans the missing monkey charm). I see that it’s still available online in three shades — black, silver and gray — for $89 each.

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Highly recommended!

The Europa Shoulder Bag by Kipling ($89)

  • Water-resistant nylon that’s easy to clean with a sponge or a damp towel
  • Adjustable shoulder strap
  • Top zipper closure
  • Multiple zippered pockets on the front and sides
  • Interior features zip pocket, key clasp, organizer panel with cell phone pocket, open slip pocket and pen sleeves
  • 12-1/4″ wide, 8-3/4″ tall and 6-1/4″ deep

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  1. nai says:

    You’re gonna laugh. I have the matching fanny pack somewhere in one of the boxes that we have yet to unpack since we moved to our new place six months ago.

  2. Windie says:

    You’re awesome!
    I partly guessed Kipling.
    Happy dance.

  3. Tulipthecat says:

    I love Kipling bags. I think I need this one! Currently my purse has 6 lipsticks, 3 lip pencils, and 5 glosses!

  4. Dovey says:

    Hi Karen,

    I love how sturdy and utilitarian Kipling bags are! (And of course the cute monkey charms add a nice touch of whimsy). I’m tempted to dig one out of my stash now… πŸ™‚

  5. tania says:

    I have the same bag and use it to carry my canon camera, lenses, etc. Love this bag.

  6. Jen says:

    This bag definitely looks like something I’d like! How long is the strap? Also, you’re the first person I’ve heard of who also carries two wallets. πŸ™‚

  7. Erin says:

    Kippling bags are great when you are busy, on the go, and don’t care to care for leather πŸ™‚
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  8. Sounds like a great bag. I am one to always carry enough to survive the first days of Zombie apocalypse, at least makeup wise, and that hasn’t improved since I added diapers and wipes as well as baby food to my list.
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair II

  9. Kipling bags used to be the shit when I was in secondary school, all the cool kids had one. I like your bag, it looks very practical.
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Review | Couleur Caramel Pearly Eye Shadow, Blush Powder & Lipstick

  10. Sarah says:

    I knew I spied a kipling bag with Leo the dog πŸ™‚ they’re all I use including the purses… I even converted my mum and sister in law to them too !!! You should try the Uki organiser purse with wristlet… It’s so useful especially for travelling πŸ™‚ x

  11. Ruchita says:

    Looks like a very versatile bag and would be great for travel! Also, I love seeing Tabs in all his glory. His fur pattern is very cool. And his extra fur hanging over the side of the window ledge is just the cutest. πŸ™‚

  12. Kelly says:

    I love that it doubles as your camera bag sometimes! That’s the mark of a good bag-multiple uses!
    Kelly recently posted … December Beauty Haul

  13. MonicaP says:

    Love Kipling bags! I have one .. in sort of a baby blue. Great versatile bag πŸ˜‰

    Monica
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  14. Majick says:

    I do not have the pleasure of owning a kipling bag but maybe in my future. I really had to laugh – YOU my dear Karen are my sister from another mother LMAO – your bag could be my bag right down to all the same shade of lipstick (mines usually red) and the baggie of vitamins and a few bobbies.
    I feel validated. THank you. πŸ˜€

  15. fancie says:

    It’s pretty roomy! Lol I also carry around like 5 lipsticks of the same color in my bag. No wonder my bag is always heavy!
    fancie recently posted … NYX Buttery Nude Xtreme Shine Lip Cream Review

  16. Lavinia Gass says:

    Thanks for the recommendation! I am constantly on the search for the “right” bag. I carry a lot of stuff and I’m trying to organize my purse, especially for the mornings.

  17. Kim says:

    This looks like the perfect “tote everything” bag. So handy to have the extra pockets. Don’t you love it when you find a few dollars in a pocket of something you haven’t used/worn in a season or so? Such a nice surprise! Vitamins and hair pins are nice too, of course. πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Yes! Sometimes I find makeup (mostly lip products like glosses), which is always a nice surprise.

      I’m so excited for your vacation. Will you and the fam be hanging at home, or will you be traveling anywhere this year?

      Happy holidays!

  18. Lisa says:

    Karen –
    out of curiosity, what were the 5 nude lippies?

  19. Deb says:

    What color is your Mac cremesheen?

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