|Left catwalk image; Prada. Right catwalk image; Miu Miu. Images from Go Runway.|
1. ASOS Leather Vintage Style Backpack, £55
I adore the backpack-both for practical and aesthetical reasons- and boy do I adore this ASOS backpack. The Primark backpack I already own is very slouchy and has a worn effect so I like the structure of this bag and also the bright pop of red. I can't resist a bit of red whatever the month.
2. Accessorize Stag Head Soft Barrel Bag, £45
If a bag defined a country girl wouldn't this be it? The earthy colours echo the natural landscapes of rural Britain and the gold stag's head adds a very expensive touch. I'm thinking a cosy hideaway in the Highlands, even if I am in the middle of Nottingham.
3. Topshop Tartan Mini Mary Satchel, £28
Satchels are probably my favourite bag shape ever. I just love the vintage feel and the preppy vibe they emit. What I love even more about this Topshop beauty is the tartan pattern of the bag, which of course references the punk trend that is ridiculously popular and weather appropriate for the upcoming winter. It may not big enough to fit my textbooks in but I don't care. For something this adorable I'll happily carry them anyway.
4. Boohoo Cordelia Structured Buckle Detail Shopper, £25
Ok, so as gorgeous as the Topshop Mini Mary Satchel is, I think come Wednesday of a week carrying my books around I may have the arms of Arnold Schwarzenegger so this bag is number one on my list of bags that are practical and stylish. It's roomy, polished and is a style that goes with anything, yes please.
5. River Island Orange Zip Base Contrast Panel Tote Bag, £45
It started with a nail polish, Rimmel Cocktail Collection in 'Shirley Temple' to be exact, but my attachment to orange is growing exponentially. This bag is an absolute dream; the vivid colour even on the dreariest days reminds me of a summer to come; the size and structure is perfect for carrying a lot but the rigid hold of the bag ensures that it keeps its shape, and even the details are intricately well thought out. Well, I've just pretty much sold it to myself, time to ring up the boss for some extra hours at work...
6. Topshop Leopard Shopper, £15
It's the rich colours and striking pattern that have caused my attention to be directed towards this inexpensive bag. As it is cotton it is lightweight, and although it isn't water resistant, when the sun is shining it's the perfect bag for fitting in all those essentials.
7. Zara Bucket Bag, £39.99
Classic yet edgy. Polished yet undone. This bag epitomises Zara's winning formula that is such a success in it's international stores. The bucket bag shape may not be considered as grown up as the conventional handbag but I adore it inspite of that and the metal detailing and colour make it so sophisticated.
Which bag would be your choice for A/W 2013?