I’m undeniably going through a handbag phase – a big, bold one, at that. I discovered Save My Bag on Instagram a few months ago, and was immediately taken with their bold colours and classic design.
The irony is that I didn’t choose one of their vibrant colours, but rather went with a neutral grey felt. But, let’s start at the beginning. Save My Bag was originally designed as a “standby” bag, for women to put their designer armwear in to protect it from the elements – hence the brand’s name. Soon after, the bags became iconic in their own right, as standalone handbags.
Apart from being very pretty, they’re also endlessly practical. Machine washable, rainproof (living in Cape Town, that’s a huge bonus) and 100% made in Italy – I’m in love. The bag itself is rather cavernous – there are no compartments inside, so you’re free to pack whatever you need to inside. I do have a little pouch I use for my phone and make up essentials, which are also available here in felt and here in lycra.
Another thing I particularly love about the range is that they’re not fake. As someone who no longer purchases leather, it can be tough to find items that don’t look like they’re trying (and failing) to look like it. If animal products are a concern for you, then you’ll be happy to know that the felt is not made from wool.
This is the “classic” size, but the range includes everything from a weekender to a handy clutch-size. The larger bags in particular would make stylish nappy-bags for moms-on-the-go and great options for flying, when you’re trying to take as much as you legally can with you.
Can I also just take a second to talk about this kimono? I’ve wanted one for ages and finally found the perfect candidate at Superbalist. It also made me realise that I’m definitely going through a floral phase, which I’m more than happy to embrace.
Note: I received a bag at no charge for review purposes. All views and images are my own.