>> How well did you do in the sales? Officially speaking, people were going a bit bonkers for the discounts and for once, I partook heavily both online and in person. I thought Paris soldes, which start later than they do in the UK and US would reap me some bargainous benefits. No such luck as clearly Parisians get an early start and diligently mine the sales in the first few days leaving barely anything after a week. Yesterday though, after an afternoon tea meeting at Liberty, I wandered about the ground floor looking at the sad items on the tiny sales table left that are now 75% off. When the items are hanging around in singular form on a little table, it's a little like a church jumble sale. I also love it when tags have multiple crossing out of prices. Makes the discount that much more prominent.
In the accessories section, I found this Boyy box chain-decked bag that is almost like a minaudi√®re because of its size but is made slightly more functional with a long chain strap. I don't know too much about Boyy, the accessories label from New York other than when I see their logo, I get flashes of Boy London which has gone through a rollercoaster from cool to naff and back to cool again. I gather it's fairly well-established but then again, what I know about bag labels is about the same as what I know about jeans – which is next to nothing. This 'Yves' bag by Boyy of New York caught my eye last time I was in Liberty when it was hovering at the ¬£300 mark. This time, at ¬£140, I couldn't resist – I mean there were four prices crossed out on the tag – hurrah for the power of the red biro pen.
Seeing as I've recently been able to free my hands of a handbag completely, thanks to a pair of Valentino x Gap combat trousers with its bazillion pockets in which I carry the tried and tested essentials (Oyster card, debit card, phone, lipbalm, keys and camera if needs be), I'm now in no fear of the tiniest of bags and this one is rather minute. Just about everything fits in. And I could always resort to a few pockets if needs be.
On another note, I'm sure the amount of chanis, hardware and the overall 'rad/edgy/dark' feel of the bag will put naysayers off who are sick to their stomachs of well… anything 'rad/edgy/dark' or are the type to get sick of things very easily in the fickle nature of fashion. Still, I'm not going to fight the desire if a little box bag dangling with chains and chainmail is floating my boat. Even if I'm not myself remotely 'rad/edgy/dark'.