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Find me a nice bag... budget £80-120ish

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Bagelsandbrie Sat 31-Oct-20 13:25:27

Help me find something. I feel like I’m driving myself crazy.

I need something with lots of pockets, preferably zipped compartments. I have a lot of health issues and take a lot of medication and have emergency injections. I also need to carry a bottle of water for medical reasons.

I would like it to be black leather if possible and have a shoulder strap. I don’t get on with backpacks etc.

I’ve looked at John Lewis, Radley, Fat Face, Asos, Next and Debenhams. Any ideas?!

Fat Faces Holly bag is the nearest I’ve found but I am not overly keen on the short shoulder strap as I’d probably just use the longer one and I think it would annoy me!

First world problems and all... need something to take my mind off Covid stuff!!

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Bagelsandbrie Sat 31-Oct-20 13:26:22

This is the Fat Face bag....

www.fatface.com/accessories-home/womens-accessories/bags-purses/holly-shoulder-bag/959137.html?cgid=accessories-women-bags-and-purses&dwvar_959137_color=black#dtm_campaign=FatFace-UK-BG-BMM-Eng-All-SE-Adults-Accessories-XX&dtm_channel=PPC&dtm_content=Fat+Face+Bag&dtm_source=GOOGLE&gclid=Cj0KCQjwlvT8BRDeARIsAACRFiVoc3KNh0oN8HT4kgnJNpsP3ErnPUMjFvj90qmqUDaJG_FAAezSlf0aAnx0EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds&s_kwcid=AL!9601!3!266459813688!b!!g!!+fat++face++bag&start=17

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SpeckledyHen Sat 31-Oct-20 14:05:02

Have you thought of a bag plus a bag organiser insert ? Some come with a section designed for bottles.

I would personally go for a Longchamp Le Pliage and a Samorga organiser.

AnotherEmma Sat 31-Oct-20 14:29:54

What about this one
www.johnlewis.com/radley-leather-medium-cross-body-bag-black/p3909231
Plus a bag organiser insert as SpeckledyHen suggested.

Bagelsandbrie Sat 31-Oct-20 15:35:52

Thank you for the replies! Never heard of a bag organiser! Will google. And I quite like the look of the Radley bag provided I can get some pockets in it.

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chatwoo Sun 01-Nov-20 03:02:37

I've got the Radley bag in brown (it's called Patcham Palace Cross-body in official Radley speak) and I like it but you would struggle to get a water bottle to fit, unless there was barely anything else in the bag (the JL website has measurements so you can judge from that).

AnotherEmma Sun 01-Nov-20 07:32:00

Ah, i didn't realise it wasn't very big.
I was actually looking for this one:
www.radley.co.uk/wood-street-large-zip-top-tote-bag-aw19-4d90a1/
(I have this handbag, or something very similar, and love it.)

Icequeen01 Sun 01-Nov-20 10:02:52

Have you tried Mai Tui? Their bags are reasonably priced (between £50 - £70) and have pockets for water bottles, mobile phones etc and lots of zips and compartments. The bags also come with little accessory bags (I use mine as my COVID bag and keep all my masks, hand sanitiser, anti bac wipes in there). I seem to remember the Jenny bag is quite large as I ordered one but sent it back as it was too big for me. They do them in loads of colours and they often do "bundles" where you get another bag free I believe. I have 3 of their bags and love them.

https://miatui.com/collections/mia-tui-bags

notsohot Sun 01-Nov-20 10:40:42

I have the Radley Wood street tote & it is a good size & quality. It would work well with a bag organiser.

It can fit a water bottle, umbrella, A4 documents with room for an organiser for your medicines etc. I have a leather fat face bag / satchel which I like but the quality is no where near as good as the Radley.

Bagelsandbrie Sun 01-Nov-20 17:38:35

Those Mai Tui bags are really nice! Thank you for the link.

The Radley wood is nice too. It might be a little bit too smart / posh for me. I’m generally running about in baggy jeans / trainers and wearing a casual coat ... but it could work!

Thanks very much.

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AnotherEmma Sun 01-Nov-20 18:15:43

I know what you mean, it is a smart bag. It's a great price at £100 (I bought it full price which was still worth it as I've got so much use out of it... less so this year!)

goose1964 Sun 01-Nov-20 20:14:09

It's always worth checking TKMaxx for bags.

DeadCertain Sun 01-Nov-20 20:19:39

Conkca bags are worth a look; I have one and it's superb quality.

ArtieFufkinPolymerRecords Sun 01-Nov-20 20:30:02

The Mai Tui bags aren't leather though.

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