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bag recommendations please!

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userabcname Tue 08-May-18 09:15:03

Due back to work shortly after mat leave and have decided to treat myself to a new bag. I'm looking for something large, robust, preferably with separate compartments so I can try to keep it organised inside. I don't tend to carry exercise books in my bag as I use boxes for that but need to easily fit planner, diary, files, pencil case, lunchbox, paperwork and all the other bits and bobs that end up overwhelming me as the term goes on. I usually end up with a "spillover" canvas bag and would like to avoid that if possible! Any recommendations please?

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samlovesdilys Tue 08-May-18 22:01:27

I have a big Cath Kidson spotty bag, fits loads in and makes me smile!!

EvilTwins Tue 08-May-18 23:29:03

When I went back after mat leave I got a proper work bag - black leather laptop bag with compartments. I wanted something that felt different to my "mum" bag (which was a huge changing bag, then I graduated to a spotty Cath Kidston) I loved it!

Now I'm not in a school (I teach KS5 but in a theatre) I have a Fjallraven Kanken rucksack because I walk to and from work.

BlessYourCottonSocks Sun 13-May-18 00:13:58

I have this one.

Petitepamplemousse Sun 13-May-18 00:19:32

I like ‘Pure Luxuries’ leather bags when on sale.

3luckystars Sun 13-May-18 00:36:01

Mai Tui bags ? there are lots of videos on YouTube and on qvc, they have loads of compartments and space, and can be used as travel bags even. I have been spotting them for a couple of years but I haven't bought one myself or even seen one in real life. But I definitely think they are worth a look!

It might not be fancy enough for you and apologies if you are looking for something much better but I would love one myself.
It's Mai Tui London and the bag is the Elise, but there are loads of different ones.

Keeptrudging Sun 13-May-18 00:39:55

At our school we all use big Tesco/Aldi bags - we're not trendy! 😃

Itscurtainsforyou Sun 13-May-18 00:42:38

I've just recommended a Mia tui bag on another thread smile

userabcname Mon 14-May-18 12:36:44

Thank you all! Will check out these recommendations now!

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userabcname Wed 16-May-18 12:43:26

Just ordered the Mia Tui Jenni bag. If anyone spots this thread and wants one as well, I used the code TRAVEL20 and got 20% off. Thanks again for the help everyone.

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3luckystars Wed 16-May-18 17:00:53

Oh, I still really want one! That's a good discount. Please report back and tell us if it is lovely in real life!!

Itscurtainsforyou Wed 16-May-18 17:17:32

I have the Jenny bag! It's huge, really good for all my stuff smile

userabcname Wed 16-May-18 17:30:23

I will! I'm excited for it to arrive!

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userabcname Sat 19-May-18 16:19:21

It has arrived! Great size - definitely fits in a good amount of stuff and the pockets are fab so hopefully won't be scrabbling around looking for stuff. I ordered the ice blue with pink interior design and it is gorgeous. Definitely recommend.

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Itscurtainsforyou Sat 19-May-18 20:44:40

Excellent! I've just used mine as hand luggage for a flight and it was great smile

deary Tue 29-May-18 18:45:17

On your recommendation I treated myself to a Jenny bag when I got a new job this week! Oh my god- I LOVE it!! Just need to order a new personalised Pirongs planner to go in it!

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