I was uber excited to find out today that there is a pop up Boden store opening in Birmingham at the end of the month. I have one or two Boden vouchers to my name at the moment and I can’t wait to go and see and feel the new collection. Having been to the press day earlier in the year, it will be great to be surrounded by Boden again – in all its various prints and guises.
On another note, this Tory Burch Robinson Satchel is something I first spotted in Selfridges in Birmingham a few months ago. I was smitten with it then – as I am now. I loved the shape and the size of it but the price tag of £495 didn’t sit too well with me.
It was the navy one I first fell for, but it has now been withdrawn as it was faulty – so obviously that price tag was a sign that it wasn’t meant to be. However, the shape of the bag – half bowling bag, half doctor’s style, stayed with me and I was looking for an alternative, which I have now found – and it’s navy!
This is the Antik leather combined bowling bag from Zara, which costs £59.99
I suspect that the fabric panelling in the side is a cost cutting exercise (it’s 25% cow leather and 75% polyurethene) – but I can live with that – or at least I am prepared to explore it.
I took a look in our local Zara this morning but they didn’t have any in. One of the assistants there suggested that I order it online to be delivered to the store free of charge – which I have done in the past. As she pointed out, that way I could be sure of a brand new, perfect one, which wasn’t in the least shop soiled – which I thought was a top tip – and so that’s what I will be doing.
Once I have given it the once over, I will report back on the results!