On Monday night I headed to Artisan in Manchester’s Spinningfields for the MyBag AW15 preview event, combining my job (I write editorial content for the site) and my role as blogger for the night.
Beautiful bags from the likes of The Cambridge Satchel Company, Aspinal of London, and Lulu Guinness were all lined up on the long wooden table taking up the middle of the private dining room in Artisan, while Prosecco and mini burgers and pizzas proved the perfect refreshments (deciding which bags made my AW wish list was hungry work…and a drink was definitely needed after totting up the total price!)

The new collection from The Cambridge Satchel Company is already available on site – think its classic satchels updated in autumnal reds and burgundys, plus a couple of new styles – but the rest will be trickling in soon.

Aside from fawning over the bags (plus a few intricate lacy bits from L’Agent by Agent Provocateur), it was a great night of catching up with other bloggers and meeting ones I’d never met before. After living in London for the past few years, I’m pretty new to the northern blogging scene! An evening of designer handbags, Prosecco, pizza and fellow bloggers? Perfect end to a Monday.

I’ll leave you with my absolute favourite bag from the night; this stunning tan leather number from Paul Smith. A new brand to MyBag, this is one that really excites me and this piece in particular is pretty much everything I could want from a bag – well constructed, big enough to fit in all of my essentials, a classic colour, timeless style, and completely minimalist.