For quite a while I’ve been wanting to get a brown or burgundy vintage style handbag. Wanting it to be medium-sized means modern high street stores likely wouldn’t have what I’m looking for, as even when they lean into vintage inspirations they often then make it comically small (what is going on with the tiny bag trend right now?! Do not understand) or on the larger size, like a tote bag. Considering I already have a burgundy faux croc tote sized bag that I rarely reach for because it is so large, I was being very specific in only buying precisely what I was looking for and not something ‘near enough,’ as I sometimes do when I get frustrated shopping on a budget. Well, my prayers were finally answered when I stumbled across this Gemma bag by Banned Retro. In fact, I loved the style so much I also snapped it up in the green. Sorry, did I mention shopping on a budget? Er, just forget that bit while we look at my TWO BEAUTIFUL NEW HANDBAGS.
Figuring out the distinction between Banned and Dancing Days has become somewhat more confusing the last few months because now Banned Retro has been added into the mix. I think that is down to a rebranding that coincided with them finally launching their own retail website. That’s much appreciated news for me since tracking down specific items I wanted was always quite difficult before without access to a catalogue of product names, let alone a list of stockists who may have been carrying them. Now, all their pretties are shoppable in one place, and this particular pretty caught my eye, and then, once purchased, won over my heart. The Indiscreet bag is a gem!