Sunday, 27 February 2011

The 'brief case' of Oxfam...

Rickmansworth... a beautifully quiet part of the world (unless you've fallen victim to it's resident club Long Island?!) just north of London. Home to Martin Kemp... Tim Lovejoy... and not forgetting Geri Halliwell's mum! But, most favourably, it is the humble abode to several affluent British charity shops.

I used to live in the heart of it, on the High Street right above Cafe Nero and on the odd Saturday morning I would head down the charity shops to have a little shufty. I came across the odd neckscarf, vintage blazer... nothing overly exciting, until one morning when OXFAM delivered! Hanging amongst abundance of old, secondhand bags, a little treasure caught my eye. That moment, I think I found love. And here it is, my little dreamboat...

Brown Leather Contrast Briefcase Bag - £3.99 
(Oxfam, Rickmansworth)
In absolutely perfect condition, this leather briefcase bag has to be my favourite buy of 2010, and what’s more, a year later it is popping up everywhere on the highstreet! What can I say... I’m a fashion leader. Well, that's what I'd like to say - but as I’m not Alexa Chung, I regret to inform you that this is just pure coincidence.

To bag yourself a little dreamboat like this, take a look at my highstreet suggestions. I think the soft leather and green contrast of the Urban Outfitters bag is pretty fabulous for a cool preppy SS11 look, or perhaps you could just scour your local charity shop? You never know what's in there waiting for you!

Contrast Briefcase Bag - £40 (ASOS)

Two Tone Satchel - £48 (Urban Outfitters)


  1. These bags are somewhere between geek and business, but lovable at the same time.

  2. I definitely agree, totally nerdy but somehow they work! I guess it's like Rayban's Wayfarer...