Anyway it has been a while since I bought a new bag (Ok! 8 months is like 2 years in shopaholics years) I did fancy many bags since my arrival in India. But this Summer I lust over a small jelly cross body bag in neon. It was not that pricey (around 500 rupees at Much More store) but I was never too sure of the color ( I think I am too old for sporting neon green) and it was too small for my big wallet. That was until I found the same bag in a nice red orange for half the price at the Mariplex week end flea market.
Shirt - Fashion street, Mumbai
Jeans - thrifted
Sandals - Forever 21
Bag - Mariplex flea market
This bag is perfect for my new life in India. Ever since I came to Pune, I understood something about this place: big bags are not your friend. Whenever you want to enter a hotel or a shop, you will have to be searched. And the bigger the bag, the longer the search. Moreover in some shops, they will keep your bag in their lockers or they will tied the zipper to make sure you do not shoplift.
I get it. It is all about security since India had terrorists attacks in the past, but also securing the shops assets against thieves. But it is a pain in the butt. I do not know how many times I had to argue with security employees at a store entrance. Sometimes I switch to a bag that does not have a zipper and enjoy watching them try to tie it. Mean but hilarious.
After a while, whenever I knew I had to go to shopping, I took a tiny bag or clutch with me like so many Indian women do at the mall. And now my jelly one is just perfect for the job. Way of killing two birds with one stone.