For me, a bag is always as much a part of my outfit as the shoes I’m wearing or the blouse I have on. Granted, it’s the last thing I might pick up, but it’s definitely never the last to be considered. I’ve always had a love for interesting, vintage inspired bags, whether that’s a slightly impractical basket bag, or something sturdy and timeless…
I was recently sent this Manju bag by British label Beara Beara and it instantly rekindled my love for vintage style satchel bags – I used to wear bags like this all the time when I was at university, and loved dressing in head to toe vintage pieces. Pieces that looked like they had been places and had stories to tell. All Beara Beara bags are handmade leather, which means they are bags that will stick around and age well – something the high street doesn’t always have to offer when it comes to accessories! Not only does the bag have a strong vintage influence, but it’s also really practical for modern day life – big enough to fit all the essentials inside, and even comes with a matching chain strap so that you can switch up your look up for the evening time. Two bags in one – very snazzy indeed.
For a structured bag such as this, my trench coat is never too far behind – throw some frayed jeans and a polka dot blouse into the mix and it’s that playfulness between masculine and feminine that makes for my happy place. The Manju bag is the type of piece I know my wardrobe can rely on – it’s one of those pieces that I know will last me all year round, and it’s such a beautiful colour to carry through to Autumn/Winter with me…
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Photography by Adriana
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