Saturday, April 20, 2013

My Handbag Collection || River Island

Hi everyone, so today I wanted to post something a little bit different. I don't know about you but I think River Island do some of the best handbags on the high street. They offer great quality, diverse styles and they don't break the bank! I realised the other day that all four of my handbags are from River Island and I love them all, so I thought I could show you them.

The first bag in my collection is also my most-used, that's why it looks a bit battered. It has served me well for the past year and a half. It's faux leather, but fairly unstructured and has a magnetic stud fastening. This set me back around £35 I think, so for the amount of use I've gotten out of it, that's next to nothing!

This is my newest handbag, my mam bought it for me for Christmas last year. It was around £45 I believe. It's structured and made from faux green leather. I love the gold zip detail. I've never had a bag that fastens like this. It's not the most practical bag as it can be quite tricky to get into since the zip fastening doesn't open very wide, but I get so many compliments when I use this, no one can believe it's from River Island. Unfortunately this has been scuffed a little bit which is entirely my own fault as I had it hanging on my curtain hook in my room and it got scuffed on the radiator. I'm heartbroken about it, but it still looks lovely.

This gorgeous tan satchel was my go-to bag last Summer. It's perfect for shopping trips, cocktails with friends and chilling out in a beer garden. Tan is a colour that goes with pretty much anything I think so I knew I needed a tan bag in my collection. This bag also has a magnetic stud fastening and it comes with a long adjustable strap too in case you want to wear it over the shoulder. Featuring the usual gold River Island logo and some faux metal buckles, I think it's the perfect bag for Spring/Summer.

This is probably my favourite bag in my collection. This large leather-look tote bag looks so much more expensive than it was (£45) if you ask me. I use this for university every day as it has two extra compartments which are perfect for storing my notebook and planner. The middle compartment features a gold magnetic stud fastening, as well as an inner zip pocket for storing little extras. I just love this bag, it's so on trend all year round and despite its size, it's fairly lightweight (unless you fill it to the brim with stuff like I do).

Where is your favourite handbag from?

Holly xo


  1. Oh my goodness! You have such a lovely bag collection.
    I love the green one.

  2. The green bag is absolutely gorgeous. Very jealous of your collection!!! Now following you, love your blog! :) if you're ever passing through mine feel free to say hello or even follow me back if you like it!! :)

    lots of love, Megan from xxxxxxxx

  3. Hey :)
    Great blog you have here, I love everyone post on it :)
    Its very informative and I can't wait to follow you via GFC and Bloglovin' (if you have one).

    I have recently started my very own fashion and beauty blog and would love it if you maybe stopped by and checked it out and let me know what you think :) Thanks in advance if you do.

    - xo Krystal

  4. I like the brown with black bag!
    My favorite bags (the ones i wear most) are by Longchamp and H&M.
    xx Stephanie (

  5. Love your Blog! I would love if you came and looked at mine!


  6. although i don't have it, i love the zara office bag!x
    love your blog, would love if you could check out mine!x

  7. Wow lovely! Amazing blog, perhaps we can follow each other?


  8. oh my, LOVE that satchel! literally sat here drooling! xxxx

  9. in love with the brown one <3 so pretty~

  10. Love RI bags, most of mine are from there too!


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