Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Sales Haul Part Three - Totes Amaze....

Small bags and clutch bags have their place in every womans accessories cupboard but there is no doubt I am most definitely an "everything bar the kitchen sink" kinda gal when it comes to day bags but there was something missing from my collection and that was a classic black tote, a bag that would go with every outfit unlike my LV monogrammed Neverfull and Alexander Wang Rocco, so the hunt was on when I browsed the Harrods Sale on Christmas Eve with my xmas money from the Other Half.

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My cursor was hovering over a Victoria Beckham beauty but upon reading the description, what looked like a black bag was in fact forest green so I opted for a Givenchy Antigona Tote, so simple, so chic and a complete bargain. And massive.

I like a bag that if going into town will allow for a couple of purchases from Boots, the Bakers, card shop or even the local New Look without the need for me to be carrying a load of plastic bags, I just want to put it all in my tote and be done, so much easier.

I also love how the bag has a little zipped pouch attached to the inside, perfect to keep your cash and cards safe and the smell of the calf leather is so strong, it really is intoxicating, no need for scratch and sniff with this beauty!

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Givenchy has been given a new lease of life recently, it wouldn't have been on my radar at all a few years back but their handbags now have a huge celebrity following, bringing the brand back to the forefront of the luxury goods market.

Reese Witherspoon and Givenchy Antigona Tote Photograph



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As well as the classic black, there are some gorgeous new season sorbet colours available. View the full collection of Givenchy bags online at Harrods here.

Is a classic black tote on your arm candy wish list?

*In a year when there were so many linguistic transgressions to irritate us, one in particular stood out. A worthy successor to the now appallingly overused “OMG!”, the phrase “totes amaze” is one of those that takes you aback in its completely (or perhaps one should say “totes”) tastelessness. “I can’t believe you actually just said those words,” one wishes to say when the grating assault on the English language is heard. Sadly we merely grin and bear it, perhaps for fear of being  regarded as a fuddy-duddy. Still, one must appreciate the present time; next year there will be something even worse coming along.

21 comments:

  1. Gorgeous bag. I'm with you .. love a bag that you can throw extra purchases into; the bigger, the better in fact. What a nice OH you have to fund such a lovely gift:)

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  2. Oooh, it's lovely - great size, too x

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  3. Hi my dear- I'm well jel, your bag is just reem....totes amazeballs!! On a more worldwide friendly dialect and less Essex- that is one stunning tote and I am very envious indeed-totally love it! You really did some excellent sales shopping Sharron, well done and I'm sure the Givenchy tote will make you spend more in town just to fill it up, lol!! xxx

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  4. It is gorgeous... I am just thinking about all the bits I could fit into that!
    ~Anne xx

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  5. Love love love…you have been so good in the sales at picking up fabulous last forever classics. Enjoy using this gorgeous bag, Avril x

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  6. Lovely bag Sharron - completely agree that big tote bags for daily shopping trips are a 'must have' to avoid the plastic bag lady look! xx

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  7. Love it Sharron, well done on all your purchases, the Flap fun was well spent! OMG is my fav....I can't stop using it:)

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  8. That is a BEAUTIFUL bag. Wow! I love the secret pouch inside x

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  9. That is a BEAUTIFUL bag! Wow! Love the secret pouch inside. x

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  10. Love it! It's the perfect every day bag :)

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  11. Love this bag and how big it is, perfect tote! x

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  12. Fabulous bag. I have an everyday bowling style bag but would prefer a tote.

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  13. Gorgeous bag, excellent choice. Always good to have a large tote and you know you can fill it with your shopping.

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  14. I'm very envious of your sales haul - this is a lovely tote. And whether you like the expression or not, it is totally totes amaze!

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  15. The most classic bag ever S, you were so lucky to find a classic colour on sale - you will use this forever :) xx

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  16. Great bag and I absolutely agree that a good daytime bag needs room for the odd Boots purchase. I love that strong smell of leather too.
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  17. I've seen the Antigona on friends and boy oh boy, it's a gorgeous bag. The tote version is just as stunning. Simplicity and elegance at its best.

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  18. Now that's what I call a tote bag! Fabulous. xx

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  19. I need smaller bags as hate lugging things around. It looks lovely though. I Just bought a See by Chloe and love it!

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  20. Oh I am green with envy! fabulous Sharron. Smart and stylish, just perfect!

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  21. I am so pleased you went for it. It suits you so much. I always used to think I was a big bag person but even with my gadgets and items galore I seem to struggle to fill bags unless I am going away for the weekend. I have been downsizing! This tote is so chic! Hope it serves you well x

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