Illustrated tote

Those who know me know that I love independent brands (So much so that I started my own) But this isn’t about me!  Recently I won a tote bag through Instagram from creative illustrator Kate who runs Merri and it’s become one of go-to bags for running around the city. It’s great for folding up packing in a handbag to pull out when you find that you’ve over shopped (just me?) or as its own cute carry all for running errands.

Kate illustrates animals which are then printed onto a variety of stationary and lifestyle products. The bear is naturally my favourite but i also LOVE the pink flamingos.

Today was all about getting prepared for the week. It was absolutely freezing and although I’m wearing four jumpers and a massive scarf it was still super cold so a pitstop for coffee was essential. If you ever doubt that coffee is the way to my heart please enjoy the closed eye sipping in the bottom photo!

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  1. pittoresca 14th February 2017 / 8:26 pm

    This type of bag is so useful – I love (like you said) that they don’t need any space in your handbag and they look so much prettier than some random plastic bag. Nice post! :)

    • designmischief 14th February 2017 / 8:41 pm

      Totally! I love when something practical can be something pretty too. X

  2. thelustinglife 15th February 2017 / 8:47 am

    Oohh I love the tote bag. V.cute & of course the cat flats!! I do the same, I have an illustrated Bison one by illustrator Sandra Diekmann stored away in my handbag for when I too over shop haha!

    • designmischief 15th February 2017 / 11:06 pm

      Thanks! X

  3. 1966colin 16th February 2017 / 3:57 pm

    With the new rules on plastic bags doesn’t everyone need a tote bag? And then to make it individual – perfect!

    • designmischief 16th February 2017 / 10:25 pm

      So true! X

  4. emmaleaolive 19th February 2017 / 3:24 pm

    Love the illustrated bag – and your cat shoes! ❤

    • designmischief 19th February 2017 / 3:34 pm

      Thank you! X

  5. Wifeofandtravels 23rd February 2017 / 8:36 pm

    I love the bag, the illustration is so charming. Since most places charge for bags now, we all need a few pretty bags in our lives. I’ll be checking out this brand!

    • designmischief 24th February 2017 / 12:21 am

      So glad to hear you like it. The other animal prints are so cute too. X

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