What Have You Got In There?

Monday, September 27, 2010

It’s not about carrying the kitchen sink around with you, but sometimes there just seems to be an in ordinate amount of stuff that needs to be lugged around. Things to eat, things to read, dance gear, cameras, parcels of speculoos delivered to the work address – it starts to become a rather unwieldy pile rather quickly. There aren’t many ways that I relate to Mary Poppins, but the need for a Tardis-like handbag is certainly one of the few.

Finding a bag that fits, if not all of the above (well, it definitely doesn’t need to fit Mary herself, and it rarely needs to fit everything else at the same time) is, well, challenging. Especially when you’d prefer it not to look as though you’re really a pack mule in high heels. They can be too clunky, too hard to get in and out of (for me), too easy to get in and out of (for others), too big (really!) and just... not right*. But there’s been a lurking need for a little while to get a new bag, and it’s proven surprisingly hard to find something that suits. Oh, there are heaps of bags that practically spring out and beg to be taken home – but some of them cost so much that there’d be nothing left to carry around after they were acquired. And, for others, practicality begins and ends with them practically springing out...

During the week, I came across this one...

Bag: Tano Bag "Never Frou Frou" via Unruly Things
 
And it comes in purple haze... they grey is gorgeous and would go with pretty much everything, but purple? Self-restraint is not my friend right now! This one comes in purple haze, too (and might be even better)...
 
Bag: Tano Bag "Self-Portrait"

There were others that begged for attention, too. Like this one...

Bag: Sambag "Madeline"

And this one...

Bag: Opelle Creative "Lotus"

But the extensive hunt ended with this one...

Bag: Marcs "Cavalry Carrier"

What it lacks in being real leather**, it makes up for in its squishy accommodatingness. And it’s shiny, and shiny bags have a way of making themselves, and the occasionally hedge-draggled creature carrying them, look a little more polished.

Now, I just need to solve the problem of the frantic search for whatever’s sunk to the bottom of the enormous bag, and then it will all be sorted. Perhaps I should just leave it at being happy about a new bag!

* Apparently this penguin has occasional fusspot tendencies... who knew?!
** Try as I might, I struggle to convince myself that this isn’t a bad thing that no furry animals suffered to make my bag... perhaps I’d have to stop eating them before I stopped carrying them round as well, and that’s just far too improbably to even credit with thinking about...

Anita on September 27, 2010 at 9:41 PM

You came across some lovely looking bags... I should turn away now before I go and spend too much :)

nycrun on September 28, 2010 at 7:32 AM

great bag shots. esp the one with mannequin
http://nycrunfashion.blogspot.com

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