The Bag Diaries

So guys, I’ve decided to start a regular section on my blog – although how regularly I’m going to do it is a different matter. If I blogged as much as I’d like to, doing this section on a weekly basis would be ideal – but since I barely manage to blog more than once a week I’ll just have to go with the blog flow I’m afraid. After all, I don’t want my blog to be just a bag blog, as fun as that would be. Anyway, let’s get to the point – I will be featuring one bag (or more) in this section, the reason being is I love bags and I have too many of them, so I might as well share them and the story behind them (if there is one). First up, it’s this little fellow that I was dying to have…

Bag, found on ebay. Worn with Topshop cardigan, Zara flats, scarf from Urban Outfitters, dress from Spitalfields market and ring, present.

Well, I was dying to have a mini Mulberry Alexa bag in watermelon. I can’t remember the exact price, but it was probably about 500 pounds. Unsurprisingly, spending that kind of amount on a tiny leather bag when you work part-time in retail was not an option, no matter how cute it is. So I fell into bag misery. I remember laying eyes on this little thing for the first time back in December (feels so long ago) and falling in love with its mini-ness and super spring-like shade of red. But there was nothing I could do, apart from wishing that one day it would somehow magically land on my doorstep. And it did. Sort of. By the magic of ebay.

About two months ago I typed in satchels on ebay just to see what came up, and after a little searching here and there, I came across this baby. It was perfect. My dream had come true. It was from a seller in Hong Kong who had quite a few nice bags in their store, and because it had just been Payday I didn’t hesitate. So a few days later (it was pretty quick) I finally had my watermelon bag.

Well, it may not be the real deal, but why pay 500 for a little tree
sign when you can have something that’s essentially the same for a two-digit
price? I’ve never really been a fan of designer replicas, in fact, I guess you could say I was almost against it. But I’ve become really cynical about the fashion industry and especially the production side of it – sure, a Primark bag probably isn’t the same quality as a Mulberry bag, but at the end of the day it’s mainly the name you’re paying for. But back to the fun side of things, I love my watermelon bag and unexpectedly it matches my Zara flats (and the grass). Plus, I’m completely used to its petite size, since I’ve become accustomed to small bags. Nothing quite like editing the contents of your bag, right? 



  1. 17th June 2011 / 6:12 pm

    your bag is very cute!
    love the color! 🙂


  2. 17th June 2011 / 9:03 pm

    Love the bag 🙂

    (..even if it's not the "real deal", it's still really cute)!

    Miri's Castle

  3. 18th June 2011 / 7:29 pm

    I am so proud of you babe. You need to be cynical sometimes. Its just a name and what matters is with what you wear it. Love the bag!!!

  4. 19th June 2011 / 5:00 pm

    Gorgeous bag, the colour is amazing! I am loving satchel styles at the moment!! xx

  5. 22nd June 2011 / 4:37 am

    It's super cute! And the color makes it! Great outfit and I love the photo. I'm looking forward to reading more of The Bag Diaries!

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