New arm candy : The Zara Basic Shopper.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

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Basic Shopper - £19.99

So you all know what I am like. Handbags are my thing, I love them, and maybe just one day I will own a designer one! I buy handbags like they are going out of fashion... I'll go shopping, the first words that will come out of Toms or a friend or families mouth will be 'Did you buy a handbag?' I just cant help it, I love bags too much. Some people have their shoes. I have my bags!

I'd been after a nice classic tote/shopper bag for a while. I dont actually own THAT many black bags, in fact I think I only have a couple?! That being said I was on the hunt. I came across the Mari Tote in Accessorize that I did actually want for the longest time, but for some reason I just never got around to purchasing it! Then que me wondering around Zara having a mooch at the handbags, because lets face it they do have a great selection! Quite literally I spied this bag from across the room and made a beeline for it, hoping to god it wasnt one of the more pricey versions of the arm candy Zara stock, and too much relief it wasnt, it was an absolute bargain....

£20! Well not exactly... £19.99 to be truthfull. How amazing! This is the Zara Basic Shopper bag. While instore I did look at the Office city bag, that a few people have purchased recently (and compared it to the Executive tote by Chanel), however it just looked massive against my small/short body, and the different compartments in it were too similar to the style of my Modalu Pippa handbag, so I decided against it! This basic shopper also comes in a light cream colour too but it really didnt look as chic and classic in my opinion. It has the grab handles and a longer strap. Unfortunately the longer strap isnt detachable. But I feel is a welcome addition because there have been many a time when I've filled my bag with so much stuff, it is a relief to throw it over your shoulder/across your body instead of hanging on the crook of your arm. Inside it is lined with a really lovely deep burgandy material. The colour actually matches my KG Humbug purse (Currently in the sale) so it looks like i am super coordinated now!  My laptop does fit into it. I think its a 17" one, so pretty big, however I would be weary of the grab handles if I was carrying it and ensure I used the longer strap if it was that heavy, you know just in case.  I think it is a really smart looking bag, quite sophisticated and in my opinion looks more expensive than it actually was. I know Zara handbags are always a big hit with bloggers. Especially the ones from their basic range. Could this be the new Blogger 'IT' bag? Who knows?

Much love