This is another one of my favourites. It is a Zara tote which, ironically, has been copied by all the high end designers, and market stall fakes abound. In all my years of handbag adoration I have never seen a budget chainstore bag copied by the expensive designers. They were always sold out in my local Zara so I bought from Zara online – the experiences was one of my best online shopping experiences ever. The speed with which it arrived from Spain via courier, the cheap shipping (£4), the wonderful tissue paper, dustbag and gorgeous box – all in all I loved every minute! The bag cost about £100 I think but it is worth at least twice that in terms of quality and resale value.
Plain leather tote (mine is in brown) with short handles with plait effect and a detachable shoulder strap. It is made of buffalo leather and unlined but has a detachable pouch with inner pockets and zips. This clips onto little studs inside the bag and is a good idea but I find it a bit fiddly so have removed it. The colour is lovely and the leather is very very nice.
A very attractive bag. Big, hardwearing, understated, simple.
Very big and can be heavy