I admit one of the reasons why I got a pocket size planner was because of the pretty Midori pocket inserts that I came across at Kinokuniya (Malaysia). I didn’t see any Filofax pocket planners that I liked at the store so I decided to get a Lacee Pocket Agenda instead. It’s a Japanese brand and seems to be relatively popular here.
I fell in love with the size after coming home with it. I was saving the Lacee planner as Christmas gift but couldn’t wait and started using it just a week after getting it. I had ordered a couple of pocket Filofaxes at a rather good deal from eBay by then and had one of them marked as the “final” Christmas gift.
The Lacee planner came with a few general inserts but no daily pages. That was okay because I planned on using the Midori refills that I got separately. The planner is a pretty pink and nude tan combination with a gold button popper on the front. It has two credit card slots, which may not be enough for most people but I hardly use those slots so it didn’t bother me.
It is made using a faux leather material (PU or PVC). The pink part has a Saffiano-esque cross-hatch print and the nude tan part resembles grained leather. There is a wider pocket on the front cover and it is lined with polyester.
I had a problem with the pen loop and didn’t like the positioning at the top. I much prefer pen loops to be in the middle. Also, the inner bit of the loop is very sticky. Although most of my pens can fit, it took a lot of effort to get a pen in and out. It’s one of the main reason why I’m not that in love with this planner. It was my first time using such a pen loop and I now know better.
I still think it’s a cute lil’ thing and plan to use it as an address book. Lacee has a few other sizes available at Kinokuniya and it’s a nice alternative to Filofax. But just be mindful of the sticky pen loop (if made with similar material). I’d recommend using a thinner pen if you are thinking of getting one.
Size – W110 x H145 x D25mm
Weight – 148g
Rings – 14mm (diameter)
Are you a fan of pocket size planners? What do you use? Do pop in and let me know in the comments below.