Say Hello To My Village England Mini Cranleigh Bag

Village England Mini Cranleigh bag

OK so you don’t actually have to say hello to my bag. That would be a bit weird. But please do look and admire. Isn’t it pretty?

Village England is a brand I know through reading one of my favourite blogs – MMM. My ridiculously stylish friend Erica, who has been a highfalutin fashion editor for 15 years or so, has a few Village England bags and loves them. Now I know why.

I’m the worst person when it comes to buying bags. I tend to buy cheap and cheerful. I do have a little stash of gorgeous leather bags, collected over the years on various holidays to America where they’re soo much cheaper and soo tempting to buy. But I admit, I tend to ignore them in favour of my on-trend bags from the high street – bags that now have broken zips and that look a bit tired.

So I’m going to make a real effort to go for quality, from now on. My gorgeous Mini Cranleigh bag from Village England has reminded me how lovely it is to swing a real leather bag over your shoulder and head out into the world.

Village England bag

Hat: Asos, Sweatshirt: New Look, t-shirt: Asos, Necklace: M&S, jeans: Uniqlo, Mini Cranleigh, New Balance trainers

The shade of green gives any outfit a pop of colour and despite being small, it fits all my essentials inside – key, purse, phone, lippy, a gazillion receipts that as a freelancer I keep and store, and right now, warm gloves. I love how easy it is to access – no fiddly fastening or buckle, just a magnet in the ‘flap’ which secures the bag shut. So when I’m out and about, I can quickly delve into it for my Oyster card and phone.



The Mini Cranleigh is one of those bags that is a treat to hold – the detail on it is gorgeous and it makes me smile whenever I use it. Which is basically every day since I got it.

• Big thanks to Village England for sending me this bag – as always all views are my own.




  1. February 17, 2015 / 11:40 am

    Oh hello there bag! You’re a bit adorable aren’t you? I think you would go rather nicely with my turquoise glasses…

  2. February 17, 2015 / 3:30 pm

    Ooooh hello new bag! I absolutely love it such a gorgeous colour too x

  3. February 17, 2015 / 10:57 pm

    I love that shade of green. I’ve been trying to go more quality over quantity too which mainly ends up me not buying much of anything but then I do have a couple of bags I love the pants off. 🙂

  4. February 18, 2015 / 8:10 am

    Totally loving this look! I really need to invest in a new bag for spring rather than one that fits everything plus the kitchen sink in! X

  5. February 21, 2015 / 12:08 pm

    Alison its a beauty. I love little mini bags. I bet Missy Moo would steal this one from me too just like my camera bag. lol Looks amazing on you. Trendy mommy alert.

  6. February 21, 2015 / 1:59 pm

    Ooooh, I think I need this bag in my life! Absolutely gorgeous, thanks for the introduction too. *Off to go check out website…* x

  7. February 21, 2015 / 6:17 pm

    BEAUT! I have so many lovely little leather bags. But tend to end up with my Mum bag. I am hoping by the end of the year I won’t need a Mum bag! And that would be le dream x

  8. Life at the Little Wood
    February 22, 2015 / 1:25 pm

    I absolutely love this! I have such a thing for coloured bags at the moment – I think it’s Spring calling me! Yours is so beautiful! X

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