Monday, January 4, 2010
Back to school
It's Monday morning and probably the first day back at work in 2010 for most. So, I thought I'd inspire you with a new-season trend: satchels (apple for teacher/boss optional).
Yes, thanks to Chloe's s/s 2010 show, school-style satchels are making a comeback this season. Great news if you'd like to compartmentalise your life in your handbag! Personally, I do like the orderliness of a satchel - there's a home for everything from your purse to pens, which means no more rooting around at the bottom of your bag for your keys!
So, while many of you have been scouring the sales, I've been doing a bit of shopping of my own - from the comfort of my sofa. My online store of choice? eBay. There are plenty of old-school satchels up for auction. I snapped up this cute vintage one for the bargain price of £5.50 (well, £8 if you count postage, too). My top tip? Never assume a bag is made of leather from the picture, especially if it doesn't say so in the description. You don't want to be disappointed if you pay over the odds for something that it isn't when it arrives in the post! Just email the seller to check or bid accordingly. Happy hunting!