20. Kita North South Tote, All Saints (£248)
Any wardrobe needs a durable bag that can last a good long commute, rainy weather, crazed children or any variety of things that happen in our day to day life. This type of bag, to me, needs to have a lower price point but not so low that I sacrifice quality or style. It also has to be a bag that I can wear in the transitional colder months, which is something in past seasons I have not prepared for properly. The Kita North South Tote designed by All Saints is the perfect durable lower price point bag that I desperately wanted. It comes in two colors- mink grey and black (as shown below) and like I said is my transitional autumn bag. All Saints are well-known for their high quality leather jackets and for their more grungy, alternative style- which recently they have been moving slightly away from, allowing a wider group of people to shop their creations. They’ve introduced a sports luxe line in their latest AW collection, amongst other things that escape their (fairly or unfairly) gained reputation for a certain clientele. They first released their bags in 2015 and are definitely a strong starting point for your journey in to luxury bags.
The Kita North South Tote is 100% cow leather and also has a removable inside bag. Its pebbled leather texture is what sold me on the bag for my day to day life as it shows marks a lot less easily and makes it a lot more durable. The bag has two straps and has a slouchy silhouette (perfect for the cool-girl vibe I feel like All Saints go for). This bag is roomy enough for a laptop, a book, a wallet and any other thing you would need with you on a trip to the city, or just to pop to your local shops.
18. Diorama, Dior (£2,500)
This bag was released in Dior’s Spring/Summer 2015 show but has only just recently made its way in to my affections. Crazy, I know. The bag itself has done what the Boy Bag (which we will most definitely be getting too later) did for Chanel in terms of appealing to a younger, trendier clientele. This ready-to-wear bag did breathe a breath of fresh air in to Dior, not that it needed it. Designed by Raf Simmons and his team I think this bag is a stand out for people like me who are moving away from their teenage years and are ready for a wardrobe re-jig. The Diorama comes in a wide variety of colors, but for me, you cannot go wrong with the Diorama in the quintessential gris (grey). This bag is definitely a step-up for me in terms of other bags I have owned (and subsequently ruined) and I think if you were to make a choice in the end of this year it would be to get this bag. Unlike the Chanel Boy Bag which are around £3,850, this bag is more affordable while still carrying a luxury label.
Dior, as a brand, has always appealed to me and as I delve more in to my personal style I find myself turning to Dior more and more. One of the things I love most about Dior is their accessories, or one accessory in particular- their scarves! I use the scarves as an added pop of color to my bags, designer or not. The good thing about these silk accessories as they lux up any item you own, including yourself. Seeing someone with a Diorama in gris with a beautiful twilly wrapped around it makes me feel envy and admiration deep in my stomach and inspires me to save that extra bit of money so I can look as put together (even if I am hungover, haven’t showered and on my period).
The Diorama is a more structured bag, with definite tones of an almost futuristic style. For this reason I think the Diorama is best styled with a more feminine evening outfit. However, it is so nice that I also would wear it down to Waitrose to pick up some milk, and think of the cost per wear! Soon you will be making money on it, using it as much as I do.
19. Mini Faye Backpack, Chloe (£1,020)
The next bag in my top twenty bags for your twenties is one I have been coveting since it was released. The whole collection is astounding and stays true to Chloe’s ultimate message of the carefree 1970’s style. I am talking about (as you already know from the title) the mini Faye backpack. This backpack is a variation of the normal sized one, which features a suede flap that contrasts neatly with the leather body. This bag is something I do not currently own, and I will be doing a separate post on my hunt for it soon, but the wide variety it comes in makes it a must have for anyone.
I am aware that some people will find this bag, with its smaller size, maybe impractical or even a little overpriced but I assure you it is not. This backpack is perfect for year round (obviously dependent on the color you choose) and is a stand out in a lot of collections I have seen of my friends or on Youtube, or anywhere really. I always notice when someone has this bag because it isn’t what I would first think of when thinking of luxury bags and I know a lot of people who don’t care for luxury bags or who only have a rudimentary knowledge wouldn’t even know that this backpack is in fact a luxury bag. This bag, to me, makes me think (whether or not it is true) that the owner must have a very good collection of a wide variety of to die for bass at home, and honestly who wouldn’t want someone to think that.
The mini Faye backpack isn’t just an amazing bag because it is (slightly!) on the eclectic side but because of the quality, the variety and the beauty of the actual design. The bag itself is arm length (strap included, obviously) and has the collections signature ring. The color variety is what stands out to me the most and is definitely something I would hold of buying until I could get the color I want, brand new, instead of settling for another color or second-hand. There is definitely nothing wrong with buying pre-loved but for me buying a backpack (the type of bag that one wouldn’t usually spend over a grand on) I want the full experience. I will, of course, include links for pre-loved Faye’s as well though.
The Faye backpack, on the Selfridges webpage, currently stock a wide variety of colors and are sold out in the one color I want (a bluey one). They also have black, red, pumpkin and cream to name a few. Below are the links to the beautiful backpack, so have fun buying!
17. Saffiano London Tote, Kurt Geiger (£199)
Kurt Geiger, in my opinion, is a perfect example of the trickle down theory. They have shoes that remind me of Christian Louboutin, bags that remind me of Chanel and in this case- the Saffiano London Tote that reminds me (and many others) of the Prada Galleria Saffiano bag, but for a fraction of the price.
This bag, which comes in a wide variety of colors such as pale blue (gorgeous), taupe, grey and dark green, is made from saffiano leather (hence the name) and the brand market it as a piece that can elevate “your everyday work wardrobe”. I have included this bag because it is so inexpensive but made from real leather and holds the general shape of the Prada Galleria bag. So if your budget doesn’t allow, right now, for a splurge of over £1k for the Prada bag then you must get this Kurt Geiger bag- if only to hold yourself off from buying the Galleria until you can justify it.
16. Classic flap, Chanel(£3,390)
I feel like this bag does not need an introduction or even much of an explanation. It goes with everything, dresses up any outfit and is a life-long friend.
A bit of background for you newbies though-
“The Classic Flap is used to refer to bags which feature the interlocking CC locks which debuted in the 1980s thanks to the design by Karl Lagerfeld.” – The Bag Hunter
Be sure to check out everything the Bag Hunter has to say about this bag, it’s a better review than I could ever dream of giving!
I am in love with SLG (small leather goods) and I am not ashamed. More than bags, more than shoes and more than a vanilla latte. No matter what type of SLG it is, I love it and I want it.
Today though its time to meet my first ever HG (holy grail) wallet from, you guessed it, Hermes. major side note the Hermes website is so much better now! Like it is a dream, I just checked for the Kelly wallet in Sakura pink (they don't have it).
Anyway, this wallet is the dogon duo in Togo leather ( and it is orange). I am a basic bitch and wanted the iconic orange, yes.
This wallet caught my eye because of the shape and the versatility. I like to use it, occasionally, as a purse with a thin silver chain. It just is the perfect shape and size for (my favorite thing) different occasions.