I have got a bag problem at the moment. I mean, don’t we all, but my specific bag problem is that when I am on the afternoon school run I need to take a giant bag with me to fit in after-school snacks (Kitty seems to require a 3-course meal at pick-up or all hell breaks loose), coats, artwork, some toy cars for Sam, a loose shoe, Sam’s coat, snacks for Sam, a bottle of water and so on. There always seems to be so much more shite at pick-up than there is at drop-off.
At the moment that big mum pick-up bag is my old 1998 Herve Chapelier square-bottomed shopper in navy/camel, which is working fine for me – but I do not want also to take with me a hangbag because then suddenly you look like a packhorse. BUT trying to find my car keys/phone/wallet in amongst all the shite in the big mum pick-up bag is just impossible.
Answer? A POUCH! I had wondered what pouches were for – sort of part-make-up bag, part-clutch – and now I know.
I cannot at the moment justify any more bag purchases, and luckily I have this very colourful embroidered thing that I got in Ibiza a few years ago, (above), which is ideal: the neon jazz makes it immediately identifiable among all the other junk, but if I was in the market for a new pouch, one of these would do me just fine…
Ha, I now carry a Karrimor rucksack because the weight of my shoulder bag was giving me back problems. Yeah, it’s quite ugly.
The pouch is a good idea though.
Me too! I have a small purple rucksack. Lots of pockets, pockets are like pouches, very, very handy. I have a few wee pouches too. Love them.
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Pouches are a great idea! I wish I had one. My handbag is currently full of hairbands (2 girls under 10 with long hair = hairbands covering every surface of the house and in every bag and in the car), pens, endless SNACKS etc and is a £10 special that my cleaner got in Hounslow market and then swapped me for a pair of shoes she’d been eyeing up in my wardrobe. If you get a decent pouch (I’ve heard that Whistles do especially snazzy ones in metallic leather etc) then you can also use it as a clutch bag when you go out – so a double win and easily justifiable!
I have the same problem leftover from art school where it seems I just carried my whole life around with me for 4 years. In that case, the snacks, toys, and loose shoes were mine. Anyway, buying a hobo wallet changed the way I do things. I just put the small thing into my bigger tote. Mine is a citrusy mustard color (?) that’s my one colorful thing most days. Highly recommend! http://www.hobobags.com/categories/view-all-wallets-clutches