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  • the story

Some Sassy Lasses

Add some style to your purse with the dashing damsels on these tampon cases. The mysterious miss, the swingin'est secret agent, and the magnificent mermaid are each dashing, discreet and packed with style - and they can hold all your change and make-up, too. Designed by Karyn Cantor. Made in Los Angeles.

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Item ID
14835
Made from
metal
Measurements
5" L x 1.75" W x .8" D
Notes
Holds three regular tampons. If item appears scratched, please remove the protective plastic film on the back of each case.
  • the maker
Karyn Cantor

Karyn Cantor

A love of fashion and art from the 1920s through the 1950s, mixed with a strong post-industrial aesthetic, is the impetus for Karyn Cantor's accessories that reflects today's sense of individuality. Fun, forward and functional, her cutting edge products balance clean lines and sturdy construction to create a refined, sophisticated, romantic style. Every handcrafted piece is designed with exuberance and often reflects her wry sense of humor.

Making and selling jewelry as a teenager was the precursor to Karyn's passion. She further impelled her artistic/creative side by studying photography and sculpture both at Rutgers University and San Francisco University, graduating in 1992 with a degree in photography.

Shortly after, she started working for a photographer and then worked as an art teacher with middle school children in the Bay Area, inspiring creative and individual thinking. Comfortable in the teaching role, Karyn also taught photography, jewelry and metal art, video production and history of rock 'n' roll.

Karyn's own sculpture and photography work have appeared in over a dozen gallery shows, and she has had her photography published in several music magazines. Her display of talent can currently be viewed at various boutiques and stores worldwide.

When she is not working on her newest accessory piece, Karyn enjoys live music shows, swing dancing, perusing flea markets and discovering vintage finds.

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TAMPON CASES
 
4.2

(based on 266 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (132)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (94)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (147)
  • Stylish (147)
  • Attractive (73)
  • Good size/fit (31)
  • Discreet (27)

Cons

  • Too small (9)
  • Pricey / poor value (8)
  • Small (8)
  • Poor quality (5)
  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (74)
  • Casual wear (25)
  • Going out (19)
  • During menstruation (17)
  • Formal occasions (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (73), Practical (68), Casual dresser (61), Career (33), High-end shopper (30)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (44), Style driven (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (55), No (24)

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1.0

Poor quality, smaller than it appears

By 

from northeast Pennsylvania

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about TAMPON CASES:

        In no way is this product a good value. The metal is thin and flimsy. The hinges and claps are of poor, cheap quality. The case itself is quite small...tampons barely fit, and you have to "work" to tuck the edges of the tampon wrappers completely inside the case. Yes, this makes the case discreet, but a pain to use, and the poor quality does not make this an item of good value.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Child

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Serves its purpose

        By 

        from PA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Discreet
        • Practical

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • During Menstruation

          Comments about TAMPON CASES:

          This is a fun yet discreet way to keep your personal items personal. I can easily fit 2 tampons in this case. The quality is not spectacular, but it serves its purpose and from reading the other reviews before I purchased this item, it is about what I expected. I have a long haul to the restroom at work so this is a great way to keep things discreet.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Cute - Not Spectacular

          By 

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Young

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Discreet
          • Effective
          • Practical

          Cons

          • Cover looks cheap

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • During Menstruation
          • Occasional Use

          Comments about TAMPON CASES:

          I like that I can use this product at work. I have bumbled around in my purse before trying to get a tampon out discretely, and have also had to sneak them into meetings in funny ways in the past. I do not carry a purse with me everywhere I go, as I feel it is very obvious to walk out during a meeting and carry my entire bag with me. I like this case because it reminds me of those thin, metal credit card cases people carry a lot - so I feel like it does help me hide the fact that I'm carrying around tampons. However, I thought the case would be like other metal cases, with a hard, durable cover. The graphics/covers on these are printed on a soft plastic and then glued to the front. Not really the quality I thought I'd get. But I'll keep it and use it when the occasion calls for it.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Makes having a period stylish!

          By 

          from Waynesboro, PA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Discreet
          • Practical
          • Well made

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • During Menstruation
          • Occasional Use

          Comments about TAMPON CASES:

          This mermaid case is a present for a stylish and slightly shy 20 year old friend. I like that it can also be used for things other than tampons so that when she opens it with other company around, she won't be embarrassed when she finds other presents tucked inside. Only problem? I gotta have one for myself now.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect

          By 

          from Calgary, AB Canada

          About Me Pre-Menopausal

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Discreet
          • Easy to Use
          • Effective
          • Practical

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • During Menstruation
            • Occasional Use

            Comments about TAMPON CASES:

            exactly as advertised and expected

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            do not buy these

            By 

            from NMb, Sc

            About Me Athletic, Young

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult to Use
              • Not Effective
              • Not Practical

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about TAMPON CASES:

              these cases are so cute but they are so small. No tampons will fit in these cases except the miniature pocket size tampons. i now use mine for storage of other things like bobby pins and buttons that come off of my clothes

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              cute and practical!

              By 

              from Boston, Ma

              About Me Young

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Discreet
              • Easy to Use
              • Effective
              • Practical

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • During Menstruation

                Comments about TAMPON CASES:

                This product is great! I can keep my tampons in my purse without them floating around everywhere. They fit perfect.

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                super cute, but falling apart

                By 

                from San Jose, CA

                About Me Athletic

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Discreet
                • Easy to Use
                • Practical

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • During Menstruation

                  Comments about TAMPON CASES:

                  This is a great product to use once a month! It fits into any purse and I do use it. But there are two things that bother me. 1) Certain sizes won't fit in there. 2) The super cute applique is starting to unglue.

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Pin Up Perfection

                  By 

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Athletic, Eccentric, Mom

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Discreet
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Effective
                  • Practical

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • During Menstruation
                    • Occasional Use

                    Comments about TAMPON CASES:

                    This sweet pin up case has many uses. Currently I'm using it as a chapstick holder in my purse...I have several --I have a slight obsession with chapstick. Anyhoo...the case is holding all my chapsticks nice and snug. I don't have to feel around trying to find them anymore.

                    Comment on this review

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    NOT too small like some people are sayin

                    By 

                    from Illinois

                    About Me Pre-Menopausal, Young

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Discreet
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Effective
                    • Practical

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • During Menstruation
                      • Occasional Use

                      Comments about TAMPON CASES:

                      This case is so cute, I got the mermaid one. Also, many of these reviews say how the case is far too small for tampons. I have no problem with it at all. I can fit a couple regular tampons in it, you just have to tuck in the wrapper so it doesn't stick out. I use U by Kotex tampons (the ones with the multi-colored wrappers and funny commercials), size regular, and three of them fit in it very comfortably, you don't even have to tuck in the wrappers. If you're having trouble fitting tampons in the case maybe give this brand a try, they're really compact. I was also able to fit a couple of liners of the same brand in along with the three tampons. I don't know how well supers fit since I never wear them. However, since the regulars of this brand have plenty of room I'm sure the supers would be okay too. Hope this helps those of you having trouble with the product, because it's working out great for me.I love that I can just leave tampons in my bag at all times now, I hated how before when I finally went to use a spare tampon or liner that had been in my purse for a while it would be all dirty from makeup and the wrapper would be torn and I couldn't use it anyway.[...]The only reason I didn't give it 5/5 stars was because I thought it was kinda pricy for what it actually is, but I love it and I searched the internet and I couldn't find anything like it for any cheaper, so I guess it's worth it.Great product :)

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