New In: The Staple Black Handbag

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All Day Everyday

I have a pretty comprehensive collection of handbags, if I’m honest; there’s a range of shades and styles to suit most outfits and occasions, from brown leather and burgundy mini bags for days out shopping, to pale pink for summery days and delicate clutches for evening occasions. But what usually happens is that I stick to the same bag day in, day out – and it’s usually a sturdy black number, worn slung over the shoulder.

I had been using a trusty black faux leather shoulder bag for around two years now (see here) when the strap broke clean off last week. I can’t complain – two years for a Primark bag is no mean feat. I have a couple of other black bags in my collection that I started using in its absence, but nothing quite filled the void of having a boxy, slightly slouchy, shoulder-strapped black every day bag.

My search was over in one shop; this delicious little number was calling out to me from the rails of H&M and I knew it would fit my requirements precisely. The shape is exactly what I was looking for, and is slightly smaller than my previous bag, meaning it should work for evening outfits a little better. Plus, there’s so many luscious details that make it look much more expensive; I love the gold hardware, those little tassels and the braided sections of the handles, and the imitation leather is of fantastic quality, soft and grainy and very, very deceiving.

It’s roomy on the inside too, with a zipped middle compartment ideal for secreting away your purse, and two open compartments either side, with zipped inner pockets too for tucking away all those loose bits and pieces. It fastens with a popper at the top, and you can knot the loose ties for added security too.

All in all I think this is a great day bag and a very welcome addition to my collection – I can already see me getting so much wear out of this.

What do you think of my new day bag?


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