The weather has finally decided to cheer up a bit with the odd bit of sun even making an appearance, making this the ideal time to start planning that spring city break more and more of us are taking to shake off the winter cobwebs. When planning a short trip such as this the last thing you want is a stack of luggage and with larger bags now permissible on airlines as hand luggage, we are travelling lighter than ever.
What every girl needs when going away however is that one great bag that will satisfy both the demands of doing touristy things by day and can also be a perfect evening bag. Unfortunately few fit this bill as a bag large enough to go shopping with is not what you would take to a classy restaurant with you in the evening when you are dressed in your best bib and tucker. The solution is simple; a large leather handbag for the day and a small leather handbag for the evening which will pack flat into the bigger one for travelling, simple.
As we are becoming savvier as travellers we are also becoming privvy to the styles and cultures of the cities we choose to visit. We want to wear and carry what the locals do, so are taking our time checking out what is hot on the streets of our intended destination well in advance. If this is something you want to do but simply don’t have the time we have done the donkey work for you and selected 3 of the most popular cities for mini breaks and selected a bag for each that will fit the bill perfectly.
The colourful and vibrant Spanish city of Barcelona has that wonderful, laid back ambience synonymous with the Mediterranean lifestyle. There is a vibrant mixture of styles and cultures within the city so the perfect leather handbag for Barcelona has to large, colourful and casual yet stylish. One bag that fits this description to a T is the new 35cm Bertie red leather handbag. It has to be leather when travelling for both functionality and its aesthetic qualities, and a red bag in Barcelona ticks all the boxes.
Mamma mia, what do you take to Rome? The eternal city is always busy and classic Italian styling is evident at every turn. Rome is classical, cultural city that, while as vibrant, isn’t as flamboyant as Barcelona. A classic style leather handbag in a dark or neutral colour fits the bill perfectly for a trip to Rome. Short straps and softened edges ala small tote bags are the ideal accompaniment for your foray into Italy as neat and chic is very much the order of the day here.
As Amsterdam boasts a huge number of students and the café culture is very much embraced by the young a bag for this wonderful Dutch city should be something that a young person would readily use. A modern, slouch style leather handbag with maybe some detailing will have you fitting right in with the locals of Amsterdam, and make you feel right at home.