Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Tote Bags - budget or splurge








My favourite item of the moment is my new Sophie Hulme Albion Tote bag. I'm not really sure how I so impulsively ordered it and I can't say my bank account is too happy about it but my only (albeit irrational) thought was I'm getting the bag, I'll deal with the consequences later.

Of course that first part is a little light-hearted introduction and I'm never actually that aloof when I decide to spend a lot of money in one go. I had thought about splashing out on a new bag for a while. I'll happily shop high street for clothing but I do have a weakness for designer bags. Something about them pulls a mediocre outfit together and really makes everything a little more polished.


There are lots of 'shopper totes' available at the moment and as a solid wardrobe staple through any time of year, I wanted to use this post to honour the truly great designs retailers currently have to offer.

I personally decided on a Sophie Hulme tote as I love the simplicity of the design but the statement effect just really grabs my attention. I always look for structure in a bag, there's nothing worse for me than fishing around in the bottom for ten minutes trying to find your car keys. This tote definitely gives me structure; the composition is saddle leather and the hardware is 24-carat gold plated.

I decided on grey as for me it is the perfect colour to compliment my wardrobe of white, cream, black and hues of grey! I also thought it was a very easy shade to add with actual colour though; if I'm ever feeling brave and pop a bit of coral, blue or what the hell, even a print on occasions!

There are lots of 'shopper totes' available at the moment and as a solid wardrobe staple through any time of year, I wanted to use this post to honour the truly great designs retailers have to offer.




1. ASOS suede embossed croc - £35 LINK


2. Red Herring at Debenhams - £20 LINK


3. Mulberry Tessie Tote - £595 LINK


4. Zara Tassel Shopper - £29.99 LINK


5. Warehouse T-Seamed Shopper - £36 LINK


6. Sophie Hulme Albion Tote - £750 LINK


7. BHS Reversible Shopper - £23 LINK



Get in touch! I'd love to know what your favourite style of bag is.

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