LYDC Birkbeck Shopper Bag

Monday, 16 June 2014
Hello everyone, today I'm going to be talking about my beautiful new handbag. I've wanted to get a big 'shopper' style bag for ages so I absolutely fell in love with the design of the LYDC Birkbeck Shopper*. I used to be the person that would have one bag at a time and I would just use it until it fell apart and then get another one. Now I'm trying to build a little collection of good quality bags that I can match to different outfits. This bag is available in black, cream, grey and tan but I decided to go with grey as I don't have a bag in that colour.

When the bag arrived I was really impressed with how well it was packaged. LYDC obviously take packaging very seriously as it took me about 15 minutes to get all of the plastic wrapping off. It was in perfect condition apart from the fact that there's nothing on the zip(more on that later). The bag itself is very, very big. And because of this it means that you can fit so much into it. It can definitely fit a good amount of A4 paper into it, I'm definitely going to be using this when I go to uni. It feels very sturdy and I would be confident that it can stand up to carrying a heavy load. There are loads of inner pockets in the lining and an extra zipped pocket on the outside. The pocket on the outside is the perfect size for keeping your phone in, it's really handy!

The only thing that's really bugging me about this bag is that the zipper doesn't have anything on it. As photographed below. At first I thought that this was a malfunction and that mine has just broken but when I looked at the photos on the LYDC website I realised that it's not actually shown there either. Weird, very weird. I don't know what that's all about. It makes it really awkward to open/close the bag when in a rush. I'm going to have to attach something to it myself.

This bag costs £29 which I think is quite reasonable for the quality of the bag. Shipping is also free for the UK mainland so that's a great thing to take advantage of! I'm really pleased with my bag from LYDC and I would definitely buy another bag from them!

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