Bags selection from Crew Clothing

Fashion Perks is running a fantastic competition in connection with Crew Clothing.

All you have to do, is to share your favourite selection of Crew Clothing products. There will be a total of 5 winners, and each person will receive a £50 Crew Clothing gift voucher.

I love the Crew Clothing products. They aren’t the cheapest out there but they are very stylish and high quality. Mark’s top which featured in my Vanish review is 3 years old (I think) and it still keeps its colour and shape. Money well spent.

When I first saw the Fashion Perks competition I thought to myself “How on earth will I pick only 3-5 items from their whole collection”. Then I made my decision… I will write about the product which I would get if I am lucky enough to win.

I currently use one of the Crew Clothing handbags, which you can read about on my What’s in your handbag? post. The handbag is a good few years old now but it is still looking good and it has many years of wear left. Despite this I would love to have a new Crew Clothing handbag.

So here it comes… my selection of favourite Crew Clothing products

Hope Satchel
Hope Satchel

Hope satchel  is currently on sale. It costs £65 (reduced from £135). It is The bag shape of the season. It comes in a beautiful chocolate colour and it is made from 100% real leather externally and 100% cotton inside. It features:

  • two front pockets
  • magnetic clasp closure
  • adjustable strap
  • navy lining
  • internal zip pocket

This would be my first choice for a new handbag.

Tess Bag
Tess Bag

Tess Bag is priced the same as the Hope Satchel, costing currently £65. It has:

  • zip top closure
  • large front pocket with magnetic clasp closure
  • adjustable shoulder straps
  • silver metalwork
  • internal zip pocket

It is also made from 100% real leather and 100% cotton.

The Tess Bag strap is fully adjustable, so you can wear it easily across your body or over one shoulder. I like this feature, as it doesn’t limit your use of the bag.

Lottie Bag
Lottie Bag

Lottie Bag is the cheapest choice from my selection. Currently priced at £50, which is a £25 reduction from its original £75 price tag.

Lottie Bag is an across body type bag. It has a great size (width 30cm x height 24cm) to carry all your essentials.  It is also made from 100% real leather and 100% cotton.  It comes in a lovely tan brown colour. Features of the Lottie Bag:

  • across-body style
  • front buckle detailing
  • adjustable shoulder strap
  • navy lining
  • internal zip pocket
  • slip pocket at back
  • magnetic clasp closure

To be totally honest I really love all 3 of them. I think my first choice of the Hope Satchel is determined purely by the fact that I do not own a handbag in this shape… and I very much would love to.

What do you think about my choices?

Would you like to own one of these beautiful handbags?

 This post is my competition entry for Fashion Perks The Crew Clothing Competition

What’s in your handbag? #Whatsinyourhandbag

Did you even wonder what mysteries are hidden inside a women’s handbag? Some of us care a great deal about our handbags (I personally prefer shoes!) but nevertheless bags are very important in every women’s life.

Today you have a chance to look inside my “bag of wonders”.

I really hope I will not spoil your fun of wondering for the future.

So here you go… let’s see what’s in my handbag…

What's in my bag

And here you have it, all the mystery revealed. I don’t have a magic wand in here, or a small helper… just normal everyday items… no magic involved.

Now let’s have a closer look on all the items I chose to carry around with me most days. Did you ever wonder how much an average women handbag and its contents are worth? To be honest I have no idea either, but let’s see if we can price-up my one.

My bag

This is one of my bags. I like it because it is huge and I can fit a lot of extra items into it, if needed. Yes, I can hardly find anything in it… but that is the price we pay. This bag was a gift from my sister. It is good few years old now but I still love it. Crew Clothing Handbag – £145 when new

Priceless items

This next bunch of items is priceless to me:

–       My wallet, with all the cards I could possibly need debit and credit cards, Cosco card, various store cards etc. There is not a lot of real cash in it but I wouldn’t want to lose it… ever again. I used to carry my driving licence and Polish national ID card with me but once I lost my wallet, I decided that it is to much of a risk and it cost too much time, hassle and money to replace it, so I do not carry it with my any longer.  Wallet £6.99 from TKMaxx +  £10 cash in it.

–       Phone, it has everything I need to communicate with the rest of the world.  I cannot even think about losing it. Samsung Galaxy S3 – £400 when new

–       House and car keys – you would think that there is not too much value here but this are the only car keys we have, so they are really priceless to us. Cost of replacing car and house keys estimated at £150.

Magic envelope full of vouchers

I carry a magic envelope with me. In it are various coupons or money off vouchers I have won or received from companies. Looking at my envelope today there is £87 in there.

Polish coins just for luck

These 2 Polish coins have no real value but I found them whilst in Poland so I carry them for luck 🙂


Now we are getting into the important part of the bag. My smokes! I have a pack of cigarettes (£3 as they come from Poland), 2 lighters (£1.50) and eCigarette kit (£29.97)

All important items in my bag

This lot is even more important, as it has all I need just in case:

–       Painkillers (£1.50)

–       Tissues (£0.10)

–       Selection of tampons (£1)

–       Plasters (£0.10)

–       Dental floss (£1.50)

–       Lip-gloss – Lancome Juicy Tube – to keep my lips nice and moist 🙂 (£16)

Even more important items in my bag

Oh, this is my favourite part of my handbag and something I always check. A must have for me! A selection of chewing gums, sweets and snacks (£6)

Reminder of my engagement party

And now the last item in my handbag. It is something very important to me. Not a lot of value in real world money but it has a HUGE sentimental value to me. It is a champagne cork from my engagement party. I like to carry it around with me.

And this is it! All items which I carry with me in my handbag.

What is most surprising to me was the total value – £859.66! Wow, I have to be much more careful with it!

This post is my competition entry into Moneysupermarket ‘What’s in your handbag’ Competition.

If you want to enter as well, hurry as deadline is tonight – 11:59pm on 1st July 2013.

Good luck and have fun!