new in: ring detail mini backpack

The ring detail that started gaining popularity because of the Chloe bag can now be found everywhere. I’ve seen leather gloves and ankle boots with ring pulls, belts with a metal ring decorating it or in place of the buckle and of course many bags inspired by (and mimicking) the original. Handbags, cross body bags and backpack styles are all decorated with this circular hardware and they're littering our store, online shops and social media inspiration - of course this means that we all want one!

I’ve contemplated buying a number of bags with this detail now, most recently including a similar style backpack on asos but it was too big and large soft pink cross body bag from Matalan but it was too pink! This bag from inevitably won me over and I'm pleased it did.
I’ve been looking for a nice mini backpack for some time that wasn't necessarily like this and I hadn’t quite find one which was suiting of my style until now. I didn’t want a mini rucksack which was going to look too soft or relaxed or have a rounded top style like a school backpack does so a rigid PU leather structure with a flap over the top opening is perfect (much better than fumbling with a zip all the way around a soft shell). I also wanted something that was suitable for day to day wear that would work with almost any outfit, be it casual or dressy. This bag has detachable rucksack straps and a replacement shoulder strap make it more diverse and wearable for almost any outfit.

The other thing that was an absolute must for me when shopping for a small backpack was gold hardware. I look for the same thing when buying other bags too because gold is a metal I’m drawn to for most things these days (including homewares - blog post coming soon). Yes I have silver hardware bags and a couple of gunmetal pieces too because variety is the spice of life but lately if I am forced to choose I will always opt for gold.

Since using this PU leather shoulder bag I've had a number of compliments from my family, my friends and complete strangers in the street which almost never happens and is unusual because it's just a bag right? Well it's a damn good one according to a lot of people, including me.

♥ abby


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