You’re dressed, you’re ready, it’s time to head out… but wait, where’s your purse? Have you remembered a face mask? You could’ve sworn you put your keys right here. We’ve all been there; the rush on your way out the door and the inevitable forgetting of something, but no more! With these fabulous bags you can keep all your essentials packed and ready for your next trip out.
Bag to go please!
Effortlessly combining practicality and style, a tote bag is something everyone needs in their accessories collection. With their medium-to-large size, they’re wonderfully versatile bags that can be used for anything from lugging shopping to carrying your lunch, purse, note pads and other must-haves for work.
Print and slogan tote bags are especially big this summer, with brands like Radley bringing you a fantastic selection featuring their recognisable Scottie dog icon in various playful forms. One we’re sure is going to delight Radley fans and pet lovers everywhere is this Print Tote in the Fish Man Dog design. Just look at that little hat! For a brighter look, it also comes in a bold blue Stripey Dog option ideal for complementing those summery nautical looks.
Small yet mighty
A favourite for many, the cross-body bag is another staple style with incredible versatility and an easy one to throw on wherever you’re heading thanks to its hands-free design. Running errands, heading out for lunch or walking the dog? Pop all your essentials and more in your cross-body and get going. It’s the ultimate everyday companion.
Kipling have you covered here with a vast array of multi-compartment cross-body bags that you can use to keep everything neat, organised and to hand. The Molly for example, features a zipped outer compartment on the front as well as a zipped pocket at the back and one inside too, along with multiple inner slots perfect for cards, tissues, a phone and practically anything else you can think of. No more rummaging around in your bag trying to find things – hooray!
When you want to be hands free but require a bit more room than a cross-body bag can offer, the backpack is your answer. Luckily, it doesn’t mean a huge hefty thing made for the adventurers out there either, these days backpacks come in a variety of ever-so-chic and wearable styles – it’s no wonder they’re popular for women on the go.
This Freya backpack from Ashwood is a super sophisticated option that’s ideal for work, college and day trips. It’s made from 100% leather, giving it a premium look, and features sleek touches like whip stitch detailing on the flap and the brand’s signature reindeer logo on the back for that extra-special finish. If you have a sudden urge to put a book inside it and go and find a quiet spot somewhere to read, we understand! Now where’s that bookmark…?
The wild card
Sometimes it doesn’t matter the style of bag but more the look and feel it gives you, and right now there’s a buzz in the air as brands all over are getting fabulously playful with their designs. Nothing showcases this more than the All Abroad multi-way from Radley. It boasts ‘bags’ of character and seems to encompass all our dreams of a summer of sunshine, holidays and joy in one gorgeous ‘I’m-ready-to-go’ leather trunk design.
If the adorable, artistic applique image of Scottie dogs at a station hadn’t already captured our attention, the fact it comes with a detachable cross-body strap, so you can turn it into a grab bag too, gives it a ticket straight to our hearts.
Still searching for your perfect grab-and-go bag? Whether you’re looking for clutches or totes, cross-body bags or shoulder styles, we’ve got them all in our handbags collection. Jump on board and start exploring!