Well, good afternoon darlings! I hope you’re all well? I worked one long week, and I’m a little bit exhausted, oops. But regardless of that, I wanted to share with you a few of my favourite bags from Vendula London‘s Spring/Summer 18 range!
It might not quite be spring OR summer at the moment, but we’re looking for brighter days with some amazing new lines at Vendula London! If you don’t pay attention, I work in Vendula London’s Covent Garden boutique, where I stare at bags for five days a week. It’s awful, as you can imagine – staring at pretty bags for a living is no way for anyone to live, haha!
First up on the list is from the Greengrocers range. Our shop Fronts have two new bag styles, the Mini Saddle Bag, and this, the Grace. The most popular SF bags are always the Grab styles, but we wanted to add a slightly larger bag into the mix for those (like me) who carry around everything and the kitchen sink.
I love the Greengrocers design for being fresh and lively, and the white and grey palette will look amazing all through the year! It can fit quite a bit, so it’s an ideal everyday bag. There’s also extenders on the sides to allow the opening to widen if you stuff it a bit too full… Which I’ve definitely not done. Nope. Plus, because it’s Vendula London, there’s also a shoulder strap to help you out when you don’t want to carry it anymore.
I love a shaped backpack! I fell in love with my Russian Dolls bag over winter, so I was excited to see the Birdhouse range came in with this. Unlike last season’s bag, it doesn’t have removable straps, which I think is a shame, but its still super cute. It’s big enough for essentials, and I can imagine it would look adorable whilst you’re cycling through the countryside on a hazy summer evening. Sounds like bliss to me.
The Coffee Bar range is pretty adorable, but not quite “my” colours. However – as a coffee addict, the appeal of the Cup Shaped Bag was too cute to ignore. Personally, I probably wouldn’t use it because its pretty tiny. But for those of you that like small bags, this is small but sweet. I’d say it was an ideal festival or gig bag, even!
I’m going to be a bit biased with this design, because it was my suggestion. But GODDAMNIT I LOVE IT. Who wouldn’t like to wear a Tiki Bar on their body?
This range does come in the new Grace and Mini Saddle styles, but I think the classic Grab Bag is best! With pom pom trim on the roof, appliquéd palm leaves and Moai heads and colourful flowers, this is a perfect addition for you tiki lovers. Literally cannot wait to break out tropical outfits with this bag!
This bag was one of the stand-out pieces to me when we were showing them at trade shows last year. After the success of our Caravan bag, we added a boozy element – Prosecco! I feel like prosecco is a British institution these days, because we love drinking, and who doesn’t want fizzy wine? Or a cat driving a van, for that matter?
I mention a lot that I’m not really a pink person, but I’m happy to throw that out the window for this bag! It’s a shaped back with plenty of room for essentials, plus a detachable crossbody strap. And did I mention a cat driving a van?
Considering Chelsea Square is one of the smallest ranges we’ve done, this is my absolute favourite. Its even a bit simple for the usual Vendula style! But the simplicity and practicality makes this Number One for me. I carry my laptop to and from work constantly, and finding a cute bag to fit that beast is generally impossible. Until now! It fits my 15″ MacBook, wallet, diary and bottle of water with room to spare. And for my plus girls, the shoulder strap is long enough to fit over my big arms! This will be my daily bag through summer, I assure you!
And so that’s my top picks for our SS18 range! Have you seen all the ranges yet? What are your favourites?
Also – if you’re in London, why not pop into our Covent Garden shop and say hi?