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Shoulder bag for 9 year old dd

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Dancergirl Thu 01-Sep-16 09:21:37

Dd has a tiny shoulder bag which she stuffs with various lip balms and a purse. It's too small for a book which means whenever we go out I end up taking her stuff.

Any suggestions for a nice bigger bag for her that's fairly cheap? She prefers a shoulder or cross body bag rather than a rucksack.

Fresta Thu 01-Sep-16 09:48:42

How cheap is cheap? My dd has a cath kinston one which is a good size for a book, colouring book, small pencil case and a few other bits.www.cathkidston.com/view-all/blossom-birds-mini-satchel-1017863

She also has a super dry mini messenger bag which is a good size too.

ShelaghTurner Thu 01-Sep-16 09:50:13

I'm looking for the same thing for my 8.5yo. She's at the age where she likes to carry bits and pieces with her but not a giant rucksack full. But anything I've come up with is tiny. There must be decent sized cross body bags out there somewhere!

Dancergirl Thu 01-Sep-16 09:52:45

I was thinking about up to about £20 but might pay a bit more.

Dancergirl Thu 01-Sep-16 09:53:12

My older two dds have Kipling shoulder bags, they were presents, are they quite expensive?

CallarMorvern Thu 01-Sep-16 14:44:32

DD has a mini Roxy rucksack, though I see you don't want a rucksack.

Dancergirl Thu 01-Sep-16 16:13:45

The Cath Kidston one is a good size and shape but dd hates anything flowery!

AgeingArtemis Thu 01-Sep-16 16:23:51

More expensive, but I have an eastpak messenger bag that fits a normal sized book and a 7 inch tablet. They come in loads of different colours and patterns

Fresta Sat 03-Sep-16 08:19:30

Spotty? [http://www.cathkidston.com/cross-body-bags/button-spot-mini-satchel-1017854]]

Fresta Sat 03-Sep-16 08:21:33

River Island sell nice bags for girls that look like smaller versions of women's styles [http://www.riverisland.com/girls/bags-purses/_/N-7r3?icid=mu/girls/bags---purses]]

MirrorMirrorOnTheFloor Sat 03-Sep-16 08:23:29

I found a plain cross body bag in eBay (sold as a travel / mobile phone one, I think) for about £6 then personalised it with a Hogwarts badge (also ebay) to make it a bit more child friendly. So I would suggest having a look at eBay.

disneyprincesswannabe Sat 03-Sep-16 08:40:14

I bought my dd one from tescos last summer. Was in the kids section but it's a good size and can fit purse, water bottle or umbrella, and kindle etc in it. It's still going well over a year later so maybe have a look around the supermarkets too?

Gobletofgin Sat 03-Sep-16 09:28:38

My two have Animal bags that are a good size and about £20

Dancergirl Sun 04-Sep-16 12:13:06

Thanks, River Island may be a possibility although it's hard to tell from the pictures how big the cross body ones are.

Ebay won't work unfortunately, dd is VERY fussy so I think we need to see it before buying or it will be a hassle to return.

goble do you have a link to the Animal bags? Thanks for all the suggestions.

AnnaMarlowe Mon 05-Sep-16 02:38:01

My DD has a lovely bag with matching from Fat Face similar to this: www.fatface.com/bags+purses/floral-bag-and-purse/invt/918023#ff_colour=Light%20Navy

KARMAisaBtch Mon 05-Sep-16 06:29:04

How about these?

http://m.next.co.uk/go24044s3#812992

http://m.next.co.uk/g53326s4#446095

http://m.next.co.uk/go12052s1#955167

http://m.next.co.uk/gl7586s5#l47645

http://m.next.co.uk/g534628s1#425097

My fav is the Joules one. smile

At the moment, Next has £20 off when you spend £50 online.

Let me know if you require a free voucher code.smile

Dancergirl Tue 18-Oct-16 17:09:45

Reporting back as we are still hunting!

Definitely not flowers or spots or any other prints really. She doesn't like Kipling in any of the colours.

I think what she wants is a leather or leather look type bag. Something from River Island or Next may fit the bill, will have another look there.

Thanks for all the suggestions smile

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