I live my life by one quote and one quote alone;
"Relationships come and go, but handbags are forever."
...Okay, I lied, that's not a real quote (and I live by more than one, for sure), but it's definitely true of my feelings in life. I could never, ever pin down my top handbags but I thought I'd at least offer you my top three for the season.
My love for my Cambridge Satchel comes in waves, and I often have to dig it out from it's hiding place and use it obsessively until a new wonder comes along. Although pricey, Cambridge has become the satchel brand to be seen with, and the engraving options are amongst the best if you're into that sort of thing (I very much am, try to steal my bag by all means; but you best make sure your name is Sam.) My particular satchel is The Classic 15" in "Vintage" (£120) and it's perfect, my mum picked it for me and it's just big enough to hold everything I need without allowing me the room to hoard junk. I'd recommend getting a bigger size rather than a smaller one as, being leather, there is absolutely no give in them at all - which does mean that they stay a perfect shape. Pick carefully, and you could get a timeless bag for under £150.
The Season Favourite
I picked up this beauty from New Look (£24.99) earlier in the Autumn, and although they have it in a few different colours, the purple is perfect for A/W in my eyes. In Winter I need a bigger bag because, on top of the three notepads and a diary I insist on carrying year round, I also need a dumping place for the scarves, hats and gloves that will start to annoy me and be cast off during days out. This is the perfect bag for a "shove-everything-in" sort of deal, and that makes it desirable number one for me on a daily basis.
This is my newest bag and I'm completely in love. I bought it because the colour really caught my eye, and I've seen a couple of other people rocking the same shade so I might have hit on a winner here. This indulges the girly part of me as well as the grungey one, and the fact that it zips is a huge, huge selling point to me as I'm nearly always running late for the bus with an open topped bag full of paper of varying importance. I got this bag using a discount code for £10 off from Fawn Clothing in return for some feedback about their service, and they kindly gave me a discount code for all my readers so if any of their bags catch your eye (and they have some gorgeous ones) you can use discount code LITTLEFICKLEBLOG to get 20% off of your entire order (you can use it on clothes, too!)
I'm still lusting after a Michael Kor's Selma Satchel, but until then, these are definitely my top three go to bags. Do you have a favourite handbag? Share any sites or brands I should know about, please!