Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Carvela Kurt Geiger Lock Bag

I bought this Kurt Geiger bag a while ago along with the grey Avalon bowling bag and we've become good friends. The size is so convenient, the colours compliment so many outfits, and the long strap really appeals to the practical side of me.

I took it inside a carry-on case on a one night jolly to Dublin in December and it fitted the bill perfectly. It slotted neatly in my little case while I used a larger handbag for the journey, and as the material is quite rigid it didn't get squashed in the process. Once I arrived at the hotel, I quickly swapped bags and popped my oversized purse, umbrella, passports, phone, camera and gloves inside easily, and perched the bag on my shoulder with the long strap ready to find an Irish breakfast with both hands free to nestle in my warm pockets. 

As the handles sit upright, I was worried they'd start to flop the more I used the bag with the long strap, but that's not the case at all. And I was quite pleasantly surprised by the amount of space inside, plus I think the shape allows you to fill it and still zip the top up without it looking like you've stuffed it to bursting point. There's lining inside the whole bag, and a lined pocket which doesn't have a zip but is great for holding your phone separately. The only criticism I might have is that the front locked pocket won't hold much more than your car parking ticket, but that doesn't really matter. 

This little number also accompanied me to Cornwall over New Year and yet again served its purpose. I know your average shopper or tote is flung over your shoulder leaving your arms free, but it's usually heavier and bulkier so I feel like this smaller bag with a longer strap just makes it so much easier to forget you're even carrying anything, just perfect for a city break or shopping trip.

I only paid £35 for this bag in the sale, but I think it's worth spending more on. And there are so many similar ones on the website right now that you'll be spoiled for choice... hey, why not get two?!

Here's what's currently available...

Alexandra Lock Bag

Annelise Lock Bag - Tan

Dakota Lock Bag - Beige

Dakota Lock Bag - black/other

Annelise Lock Bag - Black

Candis Winged Tote - Beige

Candis Winged Tote - Grey

As usual, leave me a note below as I'd love to hear whether you're leaving me for Kurt Geiger now! 


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