Oh gosh… I’ve only gone and pressed the “order” button on amazon for a Personal Grey Malden. What am I thinking?!
Well, for starters, I don’t know! I love my Kendal very much, it’s a wonderful filofax… But there’s something about the Malden that’s pulling me to it. Since my Kendal has got fatter, I noticed a few of my tabs getting trapped by the stitching of the mesh area at the back: see photo below:
Also the front pockets although they’re adequate, I like the look of the Maldens horizontal card slots. My Kendal’s card slots are a little difficult:
So when I found out they were discontinuing the grey Malden (and it’s £34.99 in Amazon!) I knew I would find this colour to be the one I want – it matches my purse ;). Not only that, but I find that even though it looks casual and relaxed, the grey also looks smart enough for business usage with a twist. I’ve also heard that due to the finish, the Ochre Malden scratches easier than the other colours so I was out off by this.
The Malden, to me, *sigh* is like “THE” Filofax (am I right?). Everyone seems to rave about it – it’s like “THE” Shoe (eg Louboutin!) or “THE” Car (eg Mini) or “THE” Phone (iPhone) – there seems to be a brand built around the Malden the same way there is about the Louboutin, Mini and iPhone. I know I’m probably talking nonsense, but when you’re on a 2 hour journey to Peterborough with nobody to entertain you, you get to thinking… it made sense at the time anyway 😉
And think of all those new tabs I can find ‘decorative’ use for…! 😉
What do you like about the Malden and why? And my internal debate continues: Malden or Kendal? Most say there is no comparison… However I have found the Kendal to work very well for me…
Your thoughts please!