I've realised lately that I always find my current favourite bags in stores which my group of friends don't shop in and which cost a fraction of the price of many bags I lust after! Accessorize and Monsoon are two brands which everyone knows as it's a shop you're able to walk into and certainly find jewellery you like (shout out to the Z line which is amazing), but what about the other pieces? Having discovered the brand a lot closer in the past year or so, I can assure you that it's not what you remember from your youth, as all I remember is that I got my prom dress from there!
Since receiving these bags, I have been obsessed with them and they have been my go-to bags whenever I don't need to carry a load around. The above Blue Leather Bucket Bag is without a doubt my favourite as I had been looking for an electric blue bucket bag without spending over £100. Although the blue colour is no longer in stores as it was part of the Spring collection, there are many bags in the same style such as this gold version and this super cute laser cut bucket bag! I didn't expect such a high quality bag and for it to be so well-made, I've certainly used it a lot and there has been no wear and tear. On top of that, for such a small bucket bag, you're able to fit so much into it. When using it, I will carry around my iPad mini for reading on the tube, an umbrella for those unexpected summer showers, my camera if I'm shooting something (like that particular) and all the lip balms I don't need at the bottom.
The below black bag is another small leather bag from Accessorize, this time a mini bag with fringe detailing on the front. Snatch it up in the sale now! Although it may look small, with some good tetris skills, you can actually fit a lot into the bag. I find that it's the size of my iPad mini as that slides perfectly into the bag with space in front of it for a lipstick, card holder, key holder and earphones. Online it's available in a lovely tan colour, but look in store for the black bag as it may still be there in the sale!
A special mention has to go to the below customised bag which I created at the Accessorize AW16 press day! It's a special mention because unfortunately the whole process isn't available to you all. However the below patches and pins will be available in September, along with the rest of the AW collection. Until then, they currently have the cutest Rosie Wonders patches online and in stores!