Monday, 30 August 2010
Orla Kiely bags
This summer I have not been using the Timbuk2 messenger bag unless it was raining or I had a lot of stuff to carry.
I have been using my Orla Kiely bags and I felt they should get a mention on the blog before I retire them for the winter.
I was lucky enough to get notified of an end of season sale and I got the tan leather bag at a reduced price at the start of the summer and then I got the tote in July, also at and end of season sale. If you go to the Orla Kiely website you can leave your email address and they will send you notice of the next sale and where it is taking place.
Neither bag is completely cycle friendly but the tan bag has a wide adjustable strap and is completely comfortable across my back. It is deep enough to carry my D-lock and all my stuff and there are four handy pockets outside to carry keys, phone, travel card, cash, or ipod. This bag is for those times when I don’t want to use a bike messenger bag but I still need a deep bag to use on my bike.
The tote bag is a little cutie. It is great for a trip where I don’t need to carry anything at all. It just pops over the handle bar and doesn’t get in the way.
Note. OK bags are not cheap and unless I get a lot of cash or loose my mind I would not pay full price as fabulous as they are. My tote was only £30 in the sale which is a substantial reduction. But a well made cycle bag is also very expensive. The Barbican leather bag on the Brooks website is priced at £587.
I am wearing my old Clarks Originals summer Mary Jane shoes. They also will soon be put into storage.