How many handbags do you have? I thought I had enough hand bags, well I DO have more than enough bags, but then The Original Satchel Store sent along this soft leather tote bag for us to consider. As it happens, I don’t have a leather tote.
I had been more than happy to survive with my one, heavily researched back pack, now I can no longer wear my much loved over-the-shoulder-satchel (bought years ago from Mimi). But this tote is smart. And tough. I’ve used it a couple of times this week -including transporting clanking fragrance bottles and a huge bunch of garden-fresh mint to our Scent Salon on Tuesday (a blogpost on how this went coming next week). Whenever I’ve worn it I’ve had at least one person ask where it came from. it is soft, bling free, has no external branding (that white bit is just the card slotted into the satchel-style name-card holder) and cut simply, from quality thick leather.
It got me thinking, how many handbags is enough? Because I now think my handbag wardrobe has increased by one, to three: my back pack, a small Marni clutch bought aeons ago for fancy evening dos, and now this leather tote. I have others, bought years back, but can never be bothered to change my bag because I know I will leave my Oyster card/reading glasses/essential lipstick colour in the wrong one.
How many does everyone else have? Fashion magazines would have us all believe we need a new bag each season, but does anyone in the real world actually do this?
The Original Satchel store sells satchels (surprise!) but it’s actually the tote I really like for its simplicity and general all round fuss-freeness.
Brass rivets -distinctly non-shiny -strengthen the base and firm-up the side seams.
There’s a neat security tag to pull the bag together and the straps are adjustable.
I’m mighty impressed with mine and should you fancy one, you can find them here, starting at £120. I have the soft tote at £178.