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Please help me find a bag

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janeite Wed 21-Oct-09 22:23:42

I am so not a shoes or bags person but I really need a new bag and am hoping some of you might help me please.

It needs to be:
- quite small - big enough for classroom keys, a couple of pens etc but not much else;
- a long very slim strap so I can wear it across the body all day and stop losing said classroom keys, pens etc;
- slim enough to fit inside work tote to go to work and back;
- not expensive (in fact, cheap).

Thanks ever so.

EachPeachPearMum Thu 22-Oct-09 00:12:42

wow- so many responses.... wink

Do you do leather, Mrs Veggie?

AngryPixie Thu 22-Oct-09 13:07:38

this fits your criteria but had a bad review.

AngryPixie Thu 22-Oct-09 13:09:54

nice but too expensive???

AngryPixie Thu 22-Oct-09 13:16:53

A selection from TKMaxx

JANEITEPatrickNormanMcHennesy Thu 22-Oct-09 21:03:47

Am a bad veggie nowadays and 'do leather', yep.

Thank you Angrypixie - some of the TKMaxx ones loo good and I like the style of the Debenhams one too. I don't like your 2nd one as it looks a bit fussy.

Any more please folks?

JANEITEPatrickNormanMcHennesy Thu 22-Oct-09 21:04:34

looK - am marking poetry essays and typing at the same time!

EachPeachPearMum Thu 22-Oct-09 23:46:14

I would say TKMxx too- I have had some really good bags from there in the past (radley and coccinelle mostly)

OurLadyOfPerpetualBloodSucker Thu 22-Oct-09 23:55:42

I've just bought the Lana Bodybag (!) from, it fits your description and looks much nicer irl.

JANEITEPatrickNormanMcHennesy Fri 23-Oct-09 16:05:58

Will brave TKMaxx. The White Stuff one looks too big tbh but thanks anyway. I only need a tiny one.

AngryPixie Fri 23-Oct-09 16:23:27

But this whitestuff bag is gorgeous

JANEITEPatrickNormanMcHennesy Fri 23-Oct-09 16:27:12

Yes - that one is lovely. <<goes to check where White Stuff shops are, as we haven't one in Birmingham and there is a dress I like on there too>>

Sunshinemummified Fri 23-Oct-09 16:33:30

Next have some good bags at the moment here.

AngryPixie Fri 23-Oct-09 16:34:11

WOO-HOO I found the perfect bag tra la la la la

MarshaBrady Fri 23-Oct-09 16:35:34

(Janeite As a quick aside -we just finished the book in your name. Love John Burningham. Have you read Courtney?)

JANEITEPatrickNormanMcHennesy Fri 23-Oct-09 16:40:00

Now I didn't say it was perfect. To be perfect it would be black, not brown and it would be on offer just to me at a tenner!

I like this one on the Next site but maybe a bit big?

JANEITEPatrickNormanMcHennesy Fri 23-Oct-09 16:40:59

Not read Courtney, no. But John Patrick Norman is the coolest boy in school! My girls have long grown out of picture books but I couldn't resist the little name change.

AngryPixie Fri 23-Oct-09 17:00:17

Noooo to the next bag - just say no to tassels!

JANEITEPatrickNormanMcHennesy Fri 23-Oct-09 17:03:49

Oh I was thinking that the tassle would be easy to cut off.

JANEITEPatrickNormanMcHennesy Fri 23-Oct-09 17:04:15

I liked the colour of the burgundy one.

Sunshinemummified Fri 23-Oct-09 17:27:36

I think the tassle would be easy to get rid of but personally I like a bag with a tassle.

OurLadyOfPerpetualBloodSucker Fri 23-Oct-09 19:04:18

I thought the coin bag looked smaller than you needed (huffs).

I've had a few bags that size and they're cute, but they don't half bulge once your purse, phone, keys and lippy are wedged inside.

OurLadyOfPerpetualBloodSucker Fri 23-Oct-09 19:06:26

Burgundy's a great colour but don't they look a bit like despatch riders' bags?

JANEITEPatrickNormanMcHennesy Fri 23-Oct-09 19:06:53

I just need to be able to fit keys and a couple of pens in. Might have a look at it anyway. Thanks.

JANEITEPatrickNormanMcHennesy Fri 23-Oct-09 19:10:29

Ooh look at this one - what do you think? Would prefer cheaper though.

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