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A cross between a purse and a handbag...

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Pupsiecola Thu 21-Jan-16 15:44:45

I'm looking for a large purse/small handbag with at least a couple of pockets, and some slots for cards, and a zip pocket for change. Room for a mobile, a 7" tablet (not essential), keys and a lipstick. Kind of like an evening bag I suppose; nothing too structured or complicated.

I predominantly want it for a long haul flight I'm taking in a month. I want it to be a self-contained bag that I can pop in my carry on, and that I can then use whilst I'm on my holiday. I reckon I'd get a lot of use out of a bag like this, and I have a budget of around £100. Definitely not black. I like Autumnal colours or neutrals.

Anyone seen anything like this?


hugoagogo Thu 21-Jan-16 16:01:16

Something like this?

Pupsiecola Thu 21-Jan-16 16:52:52

I'd not thought of Kipling. It's nice but I was after something a little more unusual/special. Thank you though.

hugoagogo Thu 21-Jan-16 17:55:26

I know, I am not usually a fan, but it's better than the first one I found

BeakyMinder Thu 21-Jan-16 17:58:47

I have something exactly like that - carries my phone, keys, cash and cards. So handy as its a tiny handbag that can also go inside a bigger bag. Fiorelli brand from John Lewis - more practical than stylish, but I'm sure you can find something nice.

Cellardoor1 Thu 21-Jan-16 18:15:56

My husband ordered one of these for travelling with. It's not exactly a clutch but it looks good and is very handy for organizing your tablet and travel bits.

EuropeanSpoon Thu 21-Jan-16 18:16:40

Fossil might be worth a look? Kipling are very practical, last forever and you can take the monkey off!

Cellardoor1 Thu 21-Jan-16 18:17:07

Oh sorry, just saw that you want to use it as a bag on your holiday too. That one is more of a travel accessory. blush

Cellardoor1 Thu 21-Jan-16 18:19:09

What about this one from coach ?

Pupsiecola Thu 21-Jan-16 18:40:59

European I really like Fossil and have had several of their purses and a couple of bags, plus a gorgeous watch. They do have something similar to what I want, but they're just a bit small. Cellar I do like those, but as you say I want it for evening use too. Just looking at the Coach website... thanks everyone.

Pupsiecola Thu 21-Jan-16 18:43:05

The Coach link takes me to their bags page, rather than a specific bag. Which one were you thinking of?

RoosterCogburn Thu 21-Jan-16 18:46:32

A Tula travel wallet - I have two, I've just looked for one online and the latest design is nicer then mine (they are about 15 years old)

Pupsiecola Thu 21-Jan-16 18:51:32

I'm finding the Coach website very frustrating. Often only one photo with no snap of the inside.

Cellardoor1 Thu 21-Jan-16 19:01:40

The coach bag is swingpack with pop up pouch. Here are some pics. It's in black also

Pupsiecola Thu 21-Jan-16 19:05:35

That's the sort of thing cellar. I should have said though, I am allergic to pink...

LizzieMacQueen Thu 21-Jan-16 19:13:36

Em, thanks for linking to that Coach site. I have just ordered a Boden bag in their sale but these are so much nicer. The Boden one will have to be returned.

Cellardoor1 Thu 21-Jan-16 19:15:21

pupsie its only pink or black in that bag but there is one called the north/south swingpack that has different colours. That one doesn't have the separate pouch though.

trixymalixy Thu 21-Jan-16 19:20:53

I have several of these bags from Oasis. I use them for travelling to keep passports etc in and for evening bags.

lucy101101 Thu 21-Jan-16 19:23:12

John Lewis have this:

Pupsiecola Thu 21-Jan-16 20:33:32

Thanks for all the suggestions. I think I might look for something whilst I am in Singapore. There are three brands I really like (not Singaporean but stocked there, but not stocked/shipped to the UK). One is Sequoia. I have a canvas bag from them which I love. They have the kind of thing I'm after. The other brands are Rabeanco and Tocco Toscano, in case anyone has heard of them...

TheGreenTriangle Thu 21-Jan-16 21:10:51

Oh I have a lovely Rabeanco shoulder bag, bought in Asia. I was thrilled to hear that they'd opened a couple of shops in the UK, but a quick Google just now tells me those shops have closed sad

Have to browse the Coach site in more detail now...

Pupsiecola Thu 21-Jan-16 21:21:06

I have a gorgeous electric blue bucket bag from Rabeanco green. I wish I had bought an orange and a green one too!

TheGreenTriangle Thu 21-Jan-16 21:24:36

Ah yes, I also suffered from almost-instant regret for not buying more Rabeanco bags in multiple colours! So greedy of me grin Won't be quite so sensible next time!

LizzieMacQueen Thu 21-Jan-16 23:28:27

I have a couple of bags from Sequoia. They are lovely and quite different. Might have a look at those too.

DianaT1969 Fri 22-Jan-16 20:13:41

I have large square clutches from Warehouse and Banana Republic. They have a wrist strap and are perfect for travelling, but no compartments or pockets. Maybe try COS too?

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