Oops I did it again

Doh, I bought another bag! I don’t know how it happened…OK I lie, I know exactly how it happened. I saw this bag in The Shop At Bluebird a few weeks ago. Alas it was in the region of £200 so back on the shelf it went. Until Saturday. There was I, browsing in the sale and there was my bag, reduced to £60! I stroked it, I sniffed it (leather, yum), I tried it on. All good. I ummed and aahed. I have so many bags, why this one? Well, I have found with the supersize bags that another smaller shoulder bag is needed to accommodate the easy access stuff. Phone, pen, purse, etc. And yet I have two of those already. In tan and camel. This one is black, I told myself, that makes it different. What convinced me in the end was that it was slightly bigger than the other two so will also carry my umbrella. Sold! The bag is by Avril Gau (www.avrilgau.com) who I’ve never heard of but I like discovering new labels. I was the first to say the It Bag trend has had it’s day but hey, I can change my mind, right? Two other new bag labels to love:
*Boyybag (http://www.boyybag.com/shop_online.html) – fabulous squashy outsize numbers, big in Hollywood
*Tila March (http://www.tilamarch.com/press.html) expandable utility totes in an array of understated colours

PIC: Avril Gau