May 03 2010
Lucia van der Post
No need to spend a fortune on a little summer carry-all. A niche website called Not On The High Street has a splendidly simple Fair Trade Savannah leather bag (pictured), with sturdy straps, and lined with floral cotton, for £80.
Measuring 34cm x 28cm, it is made by hand, and has an internal zip pocket for purses or credit cards. Not On The High Street is a good source, too, of inexpensive leather-covered notebooks: £29, in five colours, and you can have your name embossed on the cover, free of charge.