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Can anybody find me a sturdy vanity case for a 12yr old girl?

(19 Posts)
Splinters6 Fri 07-Apr-17 20:10:49

Looking for a vanity case for DD who was 12 at Christmas. I want something sturdy rather than soft like a makeup bag. But I don't want it cheap looking like the metal cornered make up cases you can buy. Ideally wooden, leather or very stiff card with a pretty clasp. Large enough for her brush and all her 100s of hair accessories. It doesn't need to be particularly portable as it's more to sit on her dresser than to take away on trips.

I have searched high and low and cannot find anything do I'm wondering if such a thing exists or only in my head. In my head it will open on hinges and have some sort of upper compartment which lifts out if that makes sense. Thanks

Splinters6 Fri 07-Apr-17 21:07:13


CoolCarrie Fri 07-Apr-17 21:14:47

Try Primark, Avon, House of Fraser, even try charity shops you might get lucky

CoolCarrie Fri 07-Apr-17 21:16:45

Ebay might be worth a look and Etsy as well. Sounds like a large jewellery box might fit the bill.

ImperialBlether Fri 07-Apr-17 21:16:58

Is this the kind of thing you want?

Splinters6 Fri 07-Apr-17 21:22:03

Thanks, Coolcarrie, I've tried most of those.

Imperial, yes that's pretty much what I want but not quite so squishy iykwim.

Thanks both.

slug Fri 07-Apr-17 21:22:23

Something like this?

ImperialBlether Fri 07-Apr-17 21:28:04

Oh that looks good, slug!

Splinters6 Fri 07-Apr-17 22:18:04

Something like this I guess

ImperialBlether Fri 07-Apr-17 22:21:30

That has a terrible review, though.

Splinters6 Fri 07-Apr-17 22:22:39

Sorry, the start of my post disappeared. I meant to say thank you, Slug. That looks really practical but a little too industrial looking I think to sit on top of her dressing table.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Fri 07-Apr-17 22:22:53

What about something like this?

ImperialBlether Fri 07-Apr-17 22:23:16

Not this then?

Splinters6 Fri 07-Apr-17 22:24:23

Yeah, bad review and unavailable but that's the sort of thing I have in mine. So that but better made and actually available to buy! grin

Splinters6 Fri 07-Apr-17 22:29:05

No to the Tatty Devine one but thank you, AndNone.

Imperial, thanks, that one might be a goer. smile

Unicorn81 Fri 07-Apr-17 22:37:10

Argos sell the metal ones uf you change your mind

Unicorn81 Fri 07-Apr-17 22:40:33

B and m have some nice boxes with various sized drawers too for about a tenner. Ive got hairbrushes, make up and skincare in one, fab

TuftyFinchy Fri 07-Apr-17 22:41:20

I got my DD a similar one to the one you linked to from TK Maxx, it has a 'shelf' that sits in the top, once it's opened. She keeps all her hair clips and bits and bobs in it. I bought it ages ago but I've seen them there recently.

Splinters6 Fri 07-Apr-17 23:01:53

Thanks everyone.

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