Remember Zara's popular leather tote bag? The Stickman got me the tan version for Christmas and it's still selling strong.
It's been a great addition to my wardrobe, catering for all the overspill from my handbag (and more) and doing it stylishly. However, if I'm honest, although I love sharing all my fashion finds – that's the whole point of this blog, after all – it's getting a little embarrassing bumping into so many people carrying my tan bag every day!
Admittedly, I can't take credit for the runaway success of Zara's leather shopper (although I have helped spread the word), but with tan being the most popular colour I wish I'd snapped up the cherry red one that I first saw.
But Zara, what have we here? You've made my heart beat faster with the bag's new cream incarnation (above). It's such a beautiful pale buff colour, like the stealth wealth version of the tote – understatedly expensive-looking (yet still only £79.99) and oozing pure class.
Following last season's teal, there's a new blue colourway, as well as the original tan and black options. Or you might also like the pale tan design below. At £79.99, it features an elegant cut-out pattern.
There's also a mini shopper. While my tan bag comes in at 40.5cm x 51cm x 23cm, the mini version is a more compact 33cm x 40cm x 12.5cm. And, of course, a smaller tote warrants a smaller price tag: £59.99. Currently, it comes in the new-season blue.
So, which shopper do you like best? Honestly, I don't mind if you pick tan – so long as I don't bump into you when I'm carrying mine!
Also, what colour tote would you like Zara to do next? I'm inspired by The Cambridge Satchel Company's fluoro bags, so a neon range would be top of my list. Metallics might be nice, too. And, obviously, a reissue of the cherry red shopper wouldn't be amiss.