Sandqvist Kajsa Tote
This Swedish brand is a firm favourite for its self-confessed ‘uncomplicated, functional and beautiful’ pieces. Definitely no frills or bows with this Stockholm based brand (which is actually made in India), our favourite is the Sandqvist ‘Kajsa’ bag. It’s beautifully structured and made from tanned vegetable leather (the colour is referred to as ‘cognac’). The bag has an inner laptop sleeve, snap button closure and a removable shoulder strap – which you probably will actually need to use for this bag as the handles are on the small side (and suit hand holding rather than over the shoulder). The Kajsa is 39 × 33.5 × 9 cm – a great size. The Swedish outlook on life really comes through with the design of this brand. It’s just so beautiful to hold, use and look at. You’ll pay for the privilege though – prices start at 319Euro.