The Hunt for The Bag | Back To September

Hello everyone!

Every Summer I have the same task ahead of me - getting all the supplies ready to go back to school - and I know some of you may be in the same position, so I thought I'd make a little blog series called 'Back to September'
The reason I haven't named it Back to School is because I know some of my readers aren't in school, so this series will also be relatable to those going back to uni or work!

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This part of the series is . . . The Hunt for The Bag

For me, finding a bag for school is one of the most difficult things (along with shoes) about going back to September. There are lots to choose from but it's all about finding the balance between style and practicality. I'm sure you can all relate; you want a bag to be durable and the right size but still look cute!

So I scoured the internet in search of the right bag and while doing so I picked out a fair few to help you if you find yourself like me, stressed in case you won't find one in time - enjoy!



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Backpacks were everywhere last year and they're here to stay - they're comfortable and come in so many cute designs - here are just a couple. If you're like me and love fringing, check out bag 1, plus it's in the sale. Bag 7 has the most lovely detailing, I was so tempted to buy it but for me the £40 price tag is a little steep. I also nearly bought bag 8, look how crazy bright it is! In the end, I ordered bag 4 and I can't wait for it to arrive! The checkered pattern reminds me of that book Elmer the Elephant! (does anyone else remember reading it as a child?) There are so many nice bags on Amazon, I really recommend you search there if you want to bag a bargain (if you'll pardon the pun).


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Satchels are another big trend that has come back in, and rightly so, they're a great all purpose bag for any reason you may need them. There's a ton of pretty styles you can choose from - black and gold detailing look stunning on bags 1 and 6, as does the aztec pattern on bag 5. If you want something a bit more classic but still modern, bags 2 and 3 also look great. I bought bag 4 as I love the colour, scalloped detail and it's a great size.


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Shoulder bags are an old faithful for me, I've used them for school since I started secondary. I didn't opt for one this year because I wanted something different for sixth form, but look at how lovely these ones are! Any of these bags can be worn on the shoulder or elbow, and some have a longer strap so they can become cross-body bags! Bag 1 is so affordable, I think it would be great for young teens. 


I hope this post helped you if you're in search for a new bag!

I'm starting sixth form in September and what I was looking for was a comfortable bag that was stylish and affordable. I don't need a very big bag this year as I'm only doing three subjects; Art, French and Media Studies - and due to the nature of those, I won't need to carry many books around.

I confess, I did something very un-thrifty . . . I bought 3 bags.
I don't think I should have to justify myself but here's my attempt anyway- they are all very different and I know I will get use out of all of them. The combined price of the three is £67 which I don't think is too bad seeing as I got three whole bags, when there are single bags out there that cost that much and more.
Also, when they arrive, (I ordered them online) if I change my mind about them, returns are free. If not, I'll have plenty of choice and I can switch my schoolbag up every now and then.

Alright I'm a bag-a-holic, I love them. I think I can afford to treat myself to bags when I spend so little on clothes. 
I think I'm going to have to go on a bag-ban for a while!


Here are the three I ordered:

Image 1 of ASOS Scallop Detail Satchel BagImage 1 of New Look Studded Roland Satchel

Pink bag - ASOS - £28
Black bag - ASOS - £19.99
Multi-coloured bag - Amazon - £15.95 + £3.95 p+p = £19.90


You can, of course, find many a great bag in thrift/charity shops -  I know I've found a couple of beauties on occasion. Make sure to check zips work and there aren't any stains/rips that you can't live with before buying. :)

Other posts in this series will be:
- Shoes - Stationery - Self-esteem -
and more!
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Have you bought your bag for going back to September yet?
What's the thing you can't buy enough of?
What other posts would you like to see in this series?
Have your input!

Thanks for reading,



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