This is my Foxy Fix review for my ombre Foxy Fix traveler’s notebook.
A few months ago, on August 28th 2016, I posted a photo of my Foxy Fix traveler’s notebook on Instagram. I had just received it after placing my order on August 4th.
Here is the original photo with no filter.
It arrived in a small cardboard box (it was the only item I ordered) filled with paper package filler, and included a leather tag, note card and dust bag.
The notebook I ordered is called Ombre Beach and it is an ocean blue and sand beige ombre dye. It was made to order and I don’t know if they’ll have it available to purchase again.
The inside is a tan color and the elastic band is a light beige. The size I chose is a Classic No 6 and it was $65 plus $4.75 for shipping, at a total of $69.75
When I opened the bag, I didn’t notice a strong leather oil smell. I did immediately notice that the leather was not as soft as I expected; it had a stiff but smooth feel.
My Midori inserts fit nicely in the Foxy Fix notebook.
Now, here is where things get interesting. I loved the Foxy Fix traveler’s notebook for about 2 months, but then I noticed brown spots here and there.
I protected my notebook from any moisture; no humidity, no rain, no spills, no oils, no sweat.
I have multiple notebooks/journals/planners so the Foxy Fix notebook was just one in rotation. It got pretty light usage over the 2 months.
I did use it, just as I use my (Midori) Traveler’s Notebook, but you’ll see in a future post that my Midori, which I’ve had since October 2015, has held up much better.
Since I no longer liked the way my Foxy Fix notebook looked, I was using it even less; it began “collecting dust” in my craft/planner drawer.
But each time it caught my glance, it just looked worse to me.
The spots increased and darkened and I even noticed that there was a big brown area at the top. How could this happen?
So on January 12, 2017 I asked other journal enthusiasts if they’d experienced something similar; I searched Google. No luck.
I decided to email Foxy Fix.
Here are our emails:
I edited out the names, my full email and order number for privacy.
The customer service agent was polite enough, but I was not happy with the email from the artisan and I apparently was never supposed to see that email. As shown in the screenshot, I eventually got a couple of answers about the condition of my Foxy Fix notebook.
Foxy Fix Review Overall
- Shipping took longer than promised due to some kind of delay going on with the shop.
- The notebook was very nice for the first few weeks, but then quickly aged horribly, in my opinion.
- Customer service was “ok”, maybe 3 out of 5 stars if I was using that system.
- I’m not sure if I’ll purchase another Foxy Fix notebook in the future; it was quite pricey (my Midori was about half the cost).
- IF I do, it won’t be one that has a colorful dye, unless it’s discounted, then maybe? Probably not, though =)
- I would also HIGHLY recommend taking a look at their new descriptions which now include a “durability” factor.
Do you have a Foxy notebook?