Shoes or Handbags? A question I’m sure you’ve all been asked before? I am firmly in the shoe department. Don’t get me wrong I love a glittery clutch as much as the next person but on a day-to-day basis I need something functional and practical to carry all my random bits and bobs from A to B, a pretty design just doesn’t quite cut it. I look for high-quality pieces that I know will stand the test of time.

I usually opt for backpacks as I carry my laptop with me everywhere so find a sturdy backpack handy for carrying weight around without killing my shoulders. This is why the Gabriela Waxed Canvas Backpack's from Dorayaky caught my eye (bonus that it also fits a 13” MacBook Pro). Their robust and waterproof design made from British Waxed Cotton is a great option for anyone who looks for substance over style when it comes to day bags. Wide adjustable straps help to prevent aching shoulders and are perfect for those who need to carry lots around on a day-to-day basis as you can adjust the fit of the straps depending on your load.

And for those who don’t fancy a rucksack be sure to check out Dorayaky’s other styles of bags, all with the same minimal, timeless design that you can’t help but fall in love with.