Baggin’ Out: H&M Satchel

[Every girl needs a good purse (or 12). Whether you’re going for groceries or running from class to class, they are simply essential for holding all your, uh, essentials. Each week, I’m going to show you a fashionable, yet functional purse for the college crowd and let you know why you absolutely need it! I apologize ahead of time to your bank account.]

Now that it is officially August, I’m finding myself searching for transition pieces and that includes purses. Long gone are the days of straw totes; now I’m looking for heavier bags, ones that preferably fit my notebooks and textbooks! Even though I live about 6 hours away from the nearest location, I always try to hit up H&M for a big back to school splurge before September. Even though I only own one purse from them (shocking!) I took a careful look through their accessory section and came up with this little gem!

First a complaint. One thing bugs me about H&M: they never take the time to name anything! I understand that with such low prices (for such amazing swag), I shouldn’t expect everything to be named, but maybe naming some purses is a place to start H&M! Anyways, rant over, onto the loveliness that is this nameless satchel.

Coming in 4 lovely shades that work perfectly for late summer and early fall, this satchel measures in at 18′ L x 11″ H. It’s the perfect size for a day bag – one that you need to pack your school or work essentials in, as well as your wallet, keys, makeup bag, etc. Besides being roomy, there are 2 inner slip pockets and one with a zipper, so their is plenty of opportunity for organization. There are also 2 options for carrying (my favourite!), with one long, detachable strap or 2 shorter straps.

Although the black and brown versions are lovely and super versatile, my favourites are the dusty pink and blue. They are both delicate and muted, so they won’t be the center of attention in any outfit. The washed out shades are great for moving into fall and will serve you well even into winter. Seriously, you can pair both of these colours with your winter gear without worry!

The whole shape and detail of the bag is very reminiscent of a designer classic, the Givenchy Nightengale, meaning you will be super chic for super cheap! This H&M Satchel will only cost you about $25, which is easy to part with considering the length of time you can sport this purse for.

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