“ Brand: H&M / Type: Shoulder Bag „
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When I was in my local H & M store purchasing some jumpers I also had a quick look at their bags. The bag I have got in good but sometimes it can be a little small so when I saw this bag I had to have it. I'm not one of these woman who has lots of bags so I could justify purchasing this one. They only had the bag in black and beige and I didn't actually know before buying the bag that it came in different colours. The bag is very spacious with a size of 38x44 cm. The front of the bag has 2 outer pockets with zips which are gold in colour. These pockets are a reasonable size and could hold items such as keys or a mobile phone. There is a slight quilted design to each corner of the bag which looks quite nice. The bag has one strap which isn't very long so if you stuff a lot in the bag this may make it hard to carry using the shoulder strap. The strap is not adjustable. The bag has a zip along the top in black to match the bag which means you can ensure all your items in the bag are safe and won't fall out. The inside of the bag is lined with black, silky material and has three inner pockets. Two of the pockets are on the front inside wall of the bag and one is big enough to hold a mobile phone whilst the other can probably hold some small change and a few other small items. There is another pocket on the back of the inside wall which has a black zip so can be shut securely. This is a nice size and can easily hold money, cards and other items such as keys, and mobile phone. The H & M logo is located just underneath this zip.
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I purchased the bag from my local H & M store; how-ever this is also available to buy online. How-ever please note that not all colours are currently available but are coming soon. I paid £14.99 for the black bag but it also comes in Red, Powder Beige, Brown, Khaki Green and Beige.
Using the Bag
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The bag is a very good size and can fit a wide range of items in including my purse, inhalers, kindle, keys, small make-up bag and a small lunch box. I could probably get a few more items in here but I didn't want to overload the bag too much. The bag is very comfortable due to the wide shoulder strap and this doesn't cause me any discomfort. As the bag is black it goes great with a number of different outfits. I personally wouldn't take the bag out with me when on a night out as I think it's a bit too big for this and is more of a day/casual bag. The strap is attached to the bag with a metal hoop either side so it is strong and I don't have to worry about the strap coming away from the actual bag itself. The bag isn't washable but can be wiped with a damp cloth if needed, which I have had to do a few times now from resting it on a sticky bar whilst in the pub. I find the inner pockets to the bag really useful for small valuable items such as mobile phone, bank card and money. I don't use the front pockets as I see them more of a decoration rather than using them for anything. The only slightly annoying thing about the bag is how small the shoulder strap is, as if you have a large coat on the sleeves may get in the way of being able to carry the bag on your shoulder. Also if you have a lot of items in your bag this may also restrict you from carrying the bag on your shoulder too.
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In terms of size I think the bag is a great size and enables you to get everything in your bag that you might need during the day. The inner and outer pockets are handy for smaller, valuable items or items which may get lost in the bottom of the bag. I think the design of the bag is nice, especially the quilted corners it has to it. I think some people would find the shoulder strap too short which may put some people off purchasing the bag. In terms of value and quality I think the bag is very reasonable priced, especially for the size. I like the fact that the bag comes in a range of very different colours which means you can match the bag with many different outfits. The black bag looks more casual and plain but the other coloured bags would look great during the summer. I haven't yet encountered any problems with the bag and I have been using it for a good few weeks now. I would recommend this to others if you need a new bag with more space in it.
(review also on ciao)