This is the Linea Mini Lara Tote, but, as you’ll see, there’s nothing mini about her!
I am very happily surprised at the functionality of this bag, and, even though it’s black and maybe not your first colour choice for the Summer months, I’m getting a lot of use out of her at Summer events and the Lara tote doesn’t look out of place at all.
I managed to fit my writing and colouring bits and pieces in for a Creative Friends evening in Ely; the big camera (and a towel!) came along to The Corrs with my dress and wellies at Newmarket; big camera again for a walk around the grounds of Sawston Hall.
You can easily remove the shoulder strap if you prefer but I keep it handy as sometimes I need to put my bag across me (it is long enough to go crossbody) if I need hands free for Stella or for shopping bags or the camera.
There are two generous side sections plus internal pockets too, along with zips and poppers to keep everything secure. I’ve been really impressed so far.
The Linea Mini Lara Tote is exclusive to House Of Fraser and currently retails at £40. Plus, because it’s House Of Fraser, there are lots more handbags to choose from in all shapes and sizes.
Do you have a favourite handbag style?
* House Of Fraser sent me a handbag from their new range for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.