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The Handbags Speak

Handbags have been around forever; well, since the 14th century anyway,  in various shapes, sizes and prices and of course,  one is never enough! Though, I personally am not a ‘I change my bag everyday‘ kind of a person, but even then, I can confess, that I have quite a few tucked away, some never or hardly ever used!

Chasing ‘designer’ bags isn’t my thing but I find it incredibly hard to ignore a bright coloured tote (or isn’t this just isn’t another word for our very own ‘jhola‘)? Whatever, the name, I love those things. We looked far and wide for the ‘best bag’ out there, but as you know there is no such thing! These beauties rocked our boat. Have a peep and get the one that makes your heart beat faster too:

We have picked a few stores that have bags, a little bit different from the usual ones seen on the high street…Come, have a look with us:


  • Q HERE bags in Cambridge: Based in the beautiful University town of Cambridge, is a company run by Ruth Schmid, which is the place to go to for funky, eye-catching bags, hand made from recycled bicycle inner tubes. How very clever! Click here to shop away.
Qhere - the goodness of upcycling with glamour and good looks

Qhere – the goodness of upcycling with glamour and good looks

Art on my bag....via Qhere

Art on my bag….via Qhere 


  • The PostBox,  a Chennai based design studio, the brainchild of Nikhil & Madhu, offers a beautifully curated collection by artists and designers  of stunning bags, clothing and fabulous home essential accessories.  Have a look, click here and I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Shopping bag gorgeously made by The Postbox via

Shopping bag gorgeously made by The Postbox via

Ikat and leather backpack via

Ikat and leather backpack via


  • Dukaan, an online place for people who prefer a minimalistic look with stunningly superior designs! Started by Aakash Kedia & Kevat Padh, this company offers some beautiful totes in very stylish stripes and elegant one colour ones, along with a range of stationery and home accessories. Click here to see the collection…which bag is going to be yours?
The classy, minimalist backpack by Studio Dukaan via

The classy, minimalist backpack by Studio Dukaan via

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A gorgeous tote I’d make my ‘everyday’ bag via


  • HaathmadebyRuna, a place to go for some delicious handmade bags and accessories. All lovingly made by Runa in Mumbai in the comfort of her home. We absolutely loved her reversible clutch and had to share it with you guys. Like it too? Then click here to get yours…
The Tuk Tuk Messenger...gorgeously haathmade by Runa via

The Tuk Tuk Messenger…gorgeously haathmade by Runa via

The two pocket tote with a beautiful geometrical pattern via

The two pocket tote with a beautiful geometrical pattern via


  • Quirk Box, brainchild of Jayesh Sachdev & Rixi Bhatia, synonymous with all things fun, offbeat and quirky. We love their colourful bags and they do a whole range of clothing for both men and women too. Have a peep, click here to shop...the colours and ‘quirkiness’ will surely brighten your day!
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One of my favourites from the 2015 collection – Ïf not now then when” via

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The Minions Pouch via

  • GUNAS, a New York based  independent high fashion label with a cause! Founded by designer and animal lover, Sugandh G. Agrawal, this label is proud to be the the first American designer brand of 100% vegan and stylish handbags.   The styles and colours are sure to make your heart beat fast…Ready to have a peep? Click here 
100% Vegan and Cruelty free - and absolutely gorgeous! Bags by Gunas New York via

100% Vegan and Cruelty free – and absolutely gorgeous! Bags by Gunas New York via

 

The uber cool and chic backpack from Gunas via

The uber cool and chic backpack from Gunas via

Choose the right bag or lots of ‘right’ bags, all made with love and care, to help you get to that ‘happy, content’ state of ‘Bag Nirvana’…

Shilpa xx

Cover credits: Naina.co (we are big admirers of her work)