Friday, 2 May 2014

Zara City Bag With Zips

When I was in my 20s I used to buy a lot of bags, quite often they were from Primark and too small for practical use.  So they'd sit in a giant box under my bed never used.

Now I'm older, and I like to think a tiny bit more sensible, I try and apply a bit more thought before I buy things and have come to realise that quality really is more important than quantity when it comes to something as important as your handbag.

I carry my handbag around with me every day and it's always crammed full of things (some might call it junk but I like to think it's all essential)  I'm forever complaining to Simon that it's too heavy and that my shoulder hurts yet I continue to walk around with it packed to bursting.

Therefore I need a bag that's big, practical, sturdy but obviously it also needs to look good.

Zara City Bag

One day I will treat myself to a gorgeous Mulberry Bayswater because I think every girl needs a designer bag in her life but for now I'm making do with the best that the high street can offer.

When on the hunt for a new bag I took it all a little seriously and found myself watching endless videos on you tube to find my perfect bag.   Whilst it's great to have a look round the shops it's nice to hear reviews from people who have used a bag every day and know it's pros and cons.

In the end I decided on the Zara City Bag With Zips.  I was initially torn between this and the smaller Mini City Bag but decided that the smaller version would probably never hold all of my things.

Zara City Bag

Personally I think Zara make the best handbags on the high street, they are beautiful, stylish and most importantly affordable.  The City Bag with Zips is £59.99 which is a good price for a lovely quality bag.

The City Bag with Zips, is pretty large, but it's a nice size and perfect for my requirements.  You can easily fit in your sunglasses, camera, shawl (yes I'm an old lady and I get cold in air conditioning ... don't judge!), a bottle of water, makeup, a magazine and still have a little room for things you might collect along the way.



I really love the beautiful mauve lining (it actually makes me smile each time I open it) and the big gold zips.



It has lots of separate compartments, some lovely hidden zipped areas and a button holding it all together.  The front compartment is padded so it's perfect for carrying your tablet around.

Does anyone else own a Zara Bag?

16 comments:

  1. What a great bag perfect for a laptop, book and all the million things women carry around. The bigger the handbag the more I cram in. Wishing you a lovely weekend Lucy x

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    1. It is pretty huge!

      Hope you have a lovely weekend too m'dear ... lets hope for some sun!

      x

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  2. I love Zara bags. You really get what you pay for. I have 2 in my current collection.. however, they're gathering dust, as my current bag is a changing bag!lol
    I looked at getting the Zara mini city bag.. but then the above reason made me not buy.. boo! :(

    Caroline.x
    notesfromcaroline.com

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    1. Absolutely! I just need to learn this with clothes now .. I'm so used to going in Primark that if I go anywhere else now I'm like "HOW MUCH?!" :p

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  3. Oh yes, that's fab! I need a good bag that will fit my laptop in it!!
    Lots of love,
    Angie
    SilverSpoon London

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    1. I might pinch Simon's tablet just to test it out ;)

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  4. I was given a big burgundy bag from Zara for Christmas. It's brilliant - so durable and roomy! I use it for everything (though I often end up hitting people with it as it is a tad too large)

    Jo xx

    She Wears Burgundy

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    1. HA! When I lived in London it was kinda great having a big bag to use as a barging device when people were in the way! Don't think that'd work up here though!

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  5. This is cute! I would definitely say that if Zara ever fails Accessorize can also be a great contender for the best high street bags though; I have one just like this in black but no zip (you've probably seen it, it's been in the shop for years now), it cost me £40 I believe and it's lasted me as a uni bag with my laptop and books in it for 2 years now, with barely any wear!! Amazing.

    Imogen // imogenscribbles

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    1. Oh yes, I am partial to an Accessorize bag as well, they have such a huge range as well x

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  6. Ooh that is gorgeous! :)

    www.gingerbreadsmiles.co.uk
    xxx

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    1. I need to take it out more though, I love it so much that part of me wants to keep it clean and tidy (what an idiot!) ... imagine if I did have a designer bag .. I'd probably never take it out!

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  7. That bag is stunning! Its always hard trying to decide what is 'comfy' to wear and what is big enough!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. It is pretty heavy when it's empty .... but that's what Simon is for ;)

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  8. Chloe i am swooning over that bag... so so pretty! i don't own a zara bag, but i am determined to buy one this year and make it a staple and also a pair of zara shoes are on my crush list too! XX
    Ps the sausage and mash meal above is totally making me hungry.. can i come round for tea? LOL xx

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    1. Ooooooooooh and Zara coats are also so so lovely! We don't have a Zara in the centre of Newcastle so going there turns into a bit of a shopping adventure to the Metrocentre (Not complaining!)

      HA HA, believe me you don't want to come round for tea, I can't cook at all!!!

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