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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The Search for the Perfect Small Bag!

Who would have thought the search for the perfect small bag would take so long? Turns out, if you tend to be a little picky, it's pretty much impossible to find. If I could afford the price tag of a wallet on chain from Chanel I'd be handing over my card in less than a second and I'd deal with the impracticalities that such a tiny bag can bring later. But since the price of one of those is pretty much equivalent to 5 months mortgage payments and I'd rather have a house than a nice bag, they're a little out of my reach at the moment.

All in all, I'm not exactly sure what I'm looking for, do I want something super small that can only fit my cards, my keys & a lipgloss or do I want something a little more substantial that I might be able to squeeze my little point & shoot camera in to aswell? Or do I say sod it & get one of each? Because, you know, a girl needs options, right?
1. Mexx Buckle Bag. 2. Mango Cutwork Clutch. 3. Topshop Colour Block Clean Clutch. 4. ASOS Bow Across Body Bag. 5. eBay Celebrity Style Motorcycle Clutch. 6. Oasis Across Body Bag. 7. Vivienne Westwood Across Body Bag.

I am so close to hitting the buy it now button on eBay for this Celebrity Style Motorcycle Clutch, in fact by the time I hit publish on this post I probably will have caved. I almost didn't click on it because I like bags to have straps, but the fact it comes with one has pretty much sold me. It's kind of like the Moschino owl shoulder bag I almost bought but with a longer strap and more room! And for under £20 even if the quality isn't amazing I don't think I can complain too much!

The question is though, do I now need something slightly bigger, just in case I need to carry a few more things with me? I love the Vivienne Westwood but it's a little out of my price range & the ASOS bow across body bag is cute, but perhaps a little too plain? The Topshop clean clutch is probably a little too fancy for me, it would be cute for date night drinks but perhaps not so much for a quick dash around Sainsburys and the Mango cutwork clutch is beautiful but I'm not really sure how I would style it. See, I told you I was picky!

The Mexx buckle bag is such a beautiful colour & although it's not as small as I was looking for, I think it would be really practical. I also love the Oasis across body bag, the cute chain straps get me every time and I really like that it looks slouchy and casual but still cute.

Have you found your perfect small summer bag yet? 
xoxo

43 comments:

  1. I actually really really like the first one! I've been into corals lately and I love this for summer and spring! :) Great post!

    X Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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  2. I absolutely love the Mango one! The colour and paisley pattern is beautiful. Obviously love the Viv one too! xo

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  3. gorgeous selection, i want them all but love the Ebay and ASOS ones! Perfect for a night out or for holiday! xo

    http://prettypetticoats.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Bags are my weakness, I've got one for just about every occasion! When I just want to carry my cards and phone and what not I've got a little wristlet, and then I can throw it into a bigger bag to lug more things around. Multi-purpose!

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  5. I totally thought #5 was Balenciaga! Haha :) Lovely picks! I recently bought a small bag as well, it's rectangular-shaped, black with black studs all over. I like that it can double up as a clutch as well.

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    1. It's a total knockoff I think haha! xo

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  6. I seriously love every single one of these. It's really put me in the mood for a bag spree. #5 is very Balenciaga. I love #2 and #3, only because I don't own anything like these.

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    1. You can never have enough bags ;)

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  7. Numbers 2 and 5 are so sweet. I have so many small bag sbut strangely only tend to use the large ones. Ha!

    Tara
    www.thestylerawr.com
    xoxo

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  8. The Mango one is stunning! I love the detail... and the Asos one is also really classic! I'm obsessed with little bags, I have so many - I think they always come in useful xxx

    The perks of being a hipster

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    1. I'm hoping they'll stop me carrying around so much stuff! xo

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  9. I think the Mango bag is beautiful! I saw a similar oversized clutch in Primark and almost bought it, but I find that a clutch is not very practical! I hope you find the perfect bag soon x

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    1. I think I've seen the Primark one too, it looks lovely! xo

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  10. Love the ebay bag, I may have to make an order xx

    Zoe | Sweet Electric

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    1. I totally caved and ordered it too ;)

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  11. I love the Mango clutch! So pretty. I know what you mean about finding a small bag. I'm currently switching between two but I have a huge purse and I find them a bit cumbersome so my task now is to find a slimline, small purse that can fit all of my stuff in. Because obviously you never know when you might need a loyalty card haha! Good luck with your search, I'm sure you'll make the perfect choice xo

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    1. Ahh small purses are hard to find too! xo

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  12. Number 2 is my favorite. I might have to get it. Hanna

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  13. Ooh I love the look of 1, 6 and 7 :) <3 I like chain bags, but I always carry way too much stuff, so the chain would end up digging into my shoulder haha xxx

    Gemma | MissMakeupMagpie.co.uk

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    1. Haha, it definitely teaches you to carry a few less things! xo

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  14. I used to carry around this ridiculously huge bag and I would take it literally everywhere, but nowadays I prefer a little satchel which isn't super cumbersome aha. I really like number 3 for the simplicity and pastel colours!
    P.S. Did you get my Cargo invite, I wasn't sure if it worked or not! Also, a massive thank you for your kind and lovely comment on my blog. <3 xxx

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    1. It's super pretty! Ooh I did, thank you lovely! Just need to figure out how it all works now ;)

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  15. I love the bag from eBay! I found the perfect small bag in Topshop the other day, it's a lime green colour and so cute.

    Hannah x

    http://b-l-a-b.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. I find it hard to find decent small bags too! That ASOS bow bag is my favourite, it's adorable xxx

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    1. It is lovely, a total bargain too! xo

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  17. I can completely sympathise-it has has to be perfect for me too :) I must say the Mango clutch is certainly catching my eye!

    www.ngofficial.blogspot.co.uk

    <3

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  18. I love 2,4, & 6. I always find it hard buying bags- of any size! :)
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. No 2 is gorgeous! I am desperately trying to resist buying number 5 now... xx

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    1. I had to get it, it's such a bargain! xo

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  20. Love that first bag, the Mexx one, the colour is gorgeous and it's so me but it's so 'spensive :(

    Lizzums x
    http://benebelle.com

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    1. Looks like really lovely quality though <3

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  21. Ahh I am exactly like this, never know what I'm looking for until I see it, it drives my boyfriend insane! I love #5 and #2 is super pretty too :)

    Jess xo

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