One of my favourite hobbies is shopping, especially bags and shoes. Indeed, there’s always someone among my family and friends who gets me a birthday card with shoes on it. People find it funny to remind me how superficial I am. I don’t mind it too much. After all, good accessories are a girl’s best friend.
Now, having a 4 months old baby who requires a lot of attention, I don’t have much time to go shopping these days. If I do, you’re more likely to find me in Boots buying some formula milk or nappies. But I haven’t lost my love for bags. I am searching for the perfect sac d’été!
It came to my attention in a recent article from the Stella Magazine that British designer brands are getting more popular among buyers. It piqued my curiosity as I am a bag lover. But the truth is I am quite boring. I own very little and so unoriginal brands such as LK Bennett. Don’t get me wrong, it always does the job and they will last me forever, but I want to try something new.
So I checked some new trendy British bag brands and here is my selection.
- Mini in Nude Leather, £195, Baia
After reading an article in the Times supplement some weeks ago, I literally fell in love with this brand. Not only its leather goods are pure and simple but the colours are gorgeous. Even better, the brand offers you the opportunity to make a bag that is uniquely suited to you. I totally love the concept. Everyone wants to feel different. They also have a collection, from which I picked this item. It’s the perfect day bag and I like the chain cross body strap. These days, I have enough to carry with Baba, so my handbag also needs to be functional.
- Nano Tote Powder Blue, £275 , Strathberry
The perfect bag to jazz up any outfit. The colour is divine and it has a vintage feeling. I am just obsessed with blue bags at the moment. It’s la couleur de l’été! It’s currently out of stock. It says it all! The detachable chain shoulder strap makes it versatile. You can use it as a tote or a shoulder bag! It’s an instant win and it will match my little blue eyes ?.
- The Hepburn Bag, Monochrome Mix, £595, Aspinal Of London
Oh mon dieu! Elegance is written all over this item. Its colours are also a winner, as you can be sure to use it over the years without it losing its style. I am in love with the name. I already have some bags from this collection. Expensive you think? I got mine second-hand from Ebay and they still look as gorgeous as ever. I just feel like a princess with them. It’s an investment you can’t regret, ever! Aspinal of London is just a wonderful brand. I always have one of their items on my Christmas list. Small budget but still want the thrill? Check out their bangles. They are as magnifique as their bags. I have my eyes on one right now!!!
- The Berlin, £355, Milli Millu
I am not surprised to see that it’s one favourite of the press. It’s mine too!!! Again, it’s le sac parfait for a busy mummy who still wants to be elegant and trendy. I particularly like the design and the material. There is something edgy about this item that would just make me fell WOW. I selected the off-white & nude grain with truffle suede version, but I could easily fall in love with black & the off-white smooth calf with sage suede version. This colour is just stunning! Here are the two pics so you can judge for yourself.
So which one is your favourite? I have to buy one of them (I haven’t bought a bag for ages… I so deserve it ?). Please let me know your thoughts before I take the plunge. Don’t take too long, I am in need of my drug! ?
They’re all gorgeous! I mourn for the days I could spend money on handbags and have a trendy one dangling from my arm… nowadays motherhood’s practicality side has taken over and I own a rucksack. But one day I will be back to glam handbags, I’m determined! Xxx #binkylinky
Go for it. You don’t need to get an expensive one. These bags are a dream but I won’t have them all ? I could not leave without my bag. Show us your bag when you get a new one. xx
Some lovely bags there sure my wife would love them thanks for linking to the #binkylinky
A pleasure, I will be back! #binkylinky
I love the Strathberry one! The colour is fab, but way out of my price tag! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky
It’s quite expensive I know but this brand is really starting to get known. I really like the idea to be different. I might wait for the sales ? #BinkyLinky
The Hepburn bag gets my vote! Very elegant and I love the colour. So unique too.
Bon chance with your decision making!
I forgot… #TheWishlistLinky
I am going to hang on a bit. Thanks for reading.
Oh I loved the Hepburn bag. Beautiful and a classic timeless design.
I know but so expensive. This one is probably going to stay in the categories ‘dream forever’ or ‘OMG, Grumpy Boyfriend is feeling extremely generous!’
Oh wow the powder blue for me pleeeeeeeease! 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up!
I love bags too! Except I don’t have nearly as expensive taste as you hehe. If I had to choose just one, I would go for the Nano Tote in Powder Blue. Subtle but full of fun. Thank you for linking up to the #DreamTeam
I changed my mind, I really like the Berlin in nude! Xx
hip hip hip, you are part of the blog’s addicts ??????
Oh that blue one by Strathberry is most definitely my favourite. Although the Hepburn one comes a close second! I do love a handbag! #thewishlistlinky
I’m thinking go with one of The Berlin bags. I’m a big fan of cross-body bags. They keep our hands free and there are so many lovely ones out there so us busy mummies can still feel a bit glam. Lovign all of the pastels right now. My wardrobe needs more pastels in it’s life…. #thelist
This post is something akin to shoving a child in a sweet shop and asking them to choose. I am in bag heaven and I want them all. How are you going to choose?! Ok, if I really, really had to then I’d probably go for the Baia bag. Such a difficult choice though! Thanks for sharing on #fortheloveofBLOG x
i am waiting for the sales, but I might go for a totally different bag ahahaha.
Ahh decisions decisions !
I think my favorite is the last one! What a great wish list. I thunk I might have to make one of these for the summer. I love a good tote purse.
They are all gorgeous. However, I went to Kate Spade the other day; sales are on. And obviously I want them all,like the entire collection of 50 bags only. Currently negotiating with Grumpy Boyfriend to have one for my birthday soon… ? https://www.instagram.com/p/BHZd-SdAJ9N/?taken-by=thefrenchiemummy&hl=en
These bags are all so pretty! Even if I could afford them I don’t think I could pick which was my favorite! These days I just put my wallet in the back pack we use a diaper bag before heading out…#PrettyinPlaydough
These bags are all so beautiful, but I can’t believe how much they cost! I kindof look forward to the days when I am working again so I can splash out on things like handbags and treats for me! At the moment, I just throw my things into Little R’s rucksack and then I am sorted. But you definitely deserve a new one! But the Mini in Nude Leath is definitely my favourite and I would like to know which one you buy!
Actually I saw another one from Kate spade and it was out of stock… I am not sure I will get one in the end..
OK, I’ll *stick my neck out* as we English say…
The Berlin gets my vote. I think it’s the classiest. Either colour, but the sage option is stunning, mais non…?