I think I was probably a little bit too much in 'Brighton mode' when I bought this mini retro suitcase on my summer holiday this year, with the intention of using it to carry my laptop into work in Paris. Let's just say I stick out like a really really sore thumb, with the brightest colour in the average commuter's outfit being dark navy. I secretly sort of like the fact that I can feel all eyes (judgemental or admiring) flicking to it, or even outright staring at it for an entire journey.
It's absolutely ideal for my beast of a laptop (forget the sleek iMac blogger look), and once it is lined with a sheet of foam it provides just enough protection.
I bought it at To Be Worn Again, one of my favourite shops in Brighton, and THE place to go if you want to buy vintage shoes (they have an entire room upstairs with walls and walls of shoes arranged in colour order). I actually spotted it in the window on my way out, on our very last day in Brighton, and I had just enough holiday money left over to buy it. Practical, pretty, cheap(ish) and vintage... how could I resist??
I must stop referring to it as a 'vintage laptop bag' though, as I somehow don't think that was its original purpose!
What do you think of it?
P.S. I love all of the stationery shops here. I bought this little notebook on the starionery floor at Le Bon Marché (one of the few things I could actually afford, in and amongst the €1000 pens and other ridiculously priced writing paraphernalia...).