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A Peak At My Best Friend is a Bag’s Full Range of Work Bags

Work Bags for Women & Men That Possess Both Beauty & Brains. For those of you that aren’t familiar with My Best Friend is a Bag, check out our video to get a peak at the full range of gorgeous work bags for both women and men. See anything you like? Click on the links below to check out the products. Laptop Bags for Women Laptop Bags for Men iPad/ Tablet Bags Cell Phone Pouches   Go directly to products shown in video – in order of appearance:   Jennifer 13 Inch Work Tote for Women in Black with Orange Lining Jennifer…

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From Crossbody Bags to Pom Poms: 6 Spring Styles You Can Wear To Work!

From Crossbody Bags to Pom Poms: 6 Spring Styles You Can Wear To Work! With a choice of our favourite  Spring styles that you can wear at the office from Crossbody Bags to Poms poms, you won’t have any issues looking on trend while keeping true to yourself. 1. Splash of Yellow Of the colour spectrum, yellow is the most radiant; rendering feelings of joy, happiness and optimism. Yellow has even been said to stimulate mental activity with people who were shown sunny shades scoring up to 25 percent higher in tests of mental…

Lucy iPad Bag and Clutch Grey

How To Shop For A Women’s Laptop Bag That Will Last The Distance

Four shopping tips for finding the perfect women’s laptop bag. Whether you’re about to embark on a new job, celebrating a birthday, or simply feel like treating yourself; here’s a few pointers on shopping for the perfect women’s laptop bag that will last the distance. 1. Women’s laptop bags with classic colours Black is an obvious choice for a women’s laptop bag as it is practical and will go with everything and anything. Grey and Caramel are also beautiful classic choices that are both practical and versatile. However, if you find flat black…

3 Ways To Reduce Stress When Getting Ready For Work

4 Ways To Reduce Stress When Getting Ready For Work

4 ways to reduce stress when getting ready for work We hear many things these days about how paramount it is to create a “personal brand”. Although that might come across as a trendy business phrase, it comes up often for a reason: your brand entails how the world perceives your company. Your boss, clients, and investors define your business based on the articulation of your brand. While it would be nice to believe that we’re not judged by our appearance, the reality of the situation is slightly more complex. How…

Angus 15 inch Lawyer Bag for Men

BFB Computer Bags Kick Off 2017 With 5 Star Customer Reviews

2017 is looking to be a great year for My Best Friend is a Bag’s range of computer bags for women and men. Check out a few of our reviews that have come in this year for our Jennifer 13 inch Computer Tote, Melinda 15 Inch Computer Bag, Lindsay 17 Inch Laptop Bag, Lucy iPad Bag/Clutch and the Angus 15 Inch Lawyer Bag for Men. Jennifer 13 Inch Computer Tote Bag for Work Shop Jennifer in Red with Navy Lining Shop Jennifer in Charcoal Grey with Pink lining  Shop Jennifer in Black with Orange Lining    Madame…

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The Best Bang-On-Trend Laptop Tote For A Working Mother

Let’s face it, there are a million different types of bags out there from laptop tote bags, shoulder bags, gym bags, nappy bags and briefcases. Is it possible that there’s one powerful bag out there that can do it all? Or are we all doomed to carry 2 to 3 different bags whenever we go anywhere? If you’re a working Mother, fear not! We’ve designed the best bang-on-trend laptop tote bag that we know will cover every crazy and fabulous aspect of your work and Mom life. If you are…

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Increased Mobile Device Use Creates Pressing Need For A Versatile iPad Carrying Bag

Greater Need for a Versatile iPad Carrying Bag Due Mobile Device Usage The average smartphone and tablet user spends at least three hours of their day on a mobile device creating a greater need for a versatile iPad carrying bag. Whether your favorite mobile device is a tablet or a smartphone, having a product that can protect your tech and keep it safe is essential.   iPad Carrying Bag – The Best Way To Keep You Organised And Your Mobile Devices Safe! An Ipad carrying bag is one of the best ways that you can keep…

The Angus Briefcase for Men by My Best Friend is a Bag

The Briefcase For Men Has Had A Serious Makeover

 Like the power suit, the briefcase for men is back! The briefcase for men has had a colourful history from its origins way back in the 1st century with the Roman Loculus, to the Haversack of the Industrial Revolution and to our traditional understanding of the briefcase that we all know well – you know, the square, brick looking briefcases that our fathers and grandfathers sported every day of the working week. However, since the late 80s the briefcase was rejected by an emerging generation of men who were embracing self…

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5 Reasons To Buy A Vegan Leather Laptop Bag For Women

BfB laptop bags for women and men are made from vegan leather – and we did this for a reason. Vegan leather is a microfibre material that has been designed as an animal-friendly leather substitute. Although this is one great reason to purchase a vegan leather laptop handbag, we have 5 more fabulous reasons why we make all our laptop bags for women and men with the highest quality vegan leather and why you should consider switching from genuine leather to vegan leather laptop bags. 1. Genuine Leather Bags Are Too Heavy BfB initially made our laptop bags for…

Lucy iPad Shoulder Bag and iPad Clutch with Snakeskin Lining

Lucy iPad Bag for Women Impresses – 5 Star Product Reviews Rolling In!

It looks like our customers are loving the Lucy iPad Bag for Women as much as we do, with 5 star product reviews rolling in. Lucy is the ultimate chameleon! She can be an iPad shoulder bag one minute or a clutch, wallet, handbag or phone bag the next. We love her style almost as much as we love her versatility. So, if you are look for a new bag for your iPad, Kindle, Tablet or eReader, Lucy is your gal! But – don’t just take our word for it,…

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Give Your Work Wardrobe A Dose of Warmth With Gorgeous Gingham & Brilliant Business Bags

During the design phase of our new Angus Laptop Bag for men, we looked through many options for linings. Although we eventually landed on a fabulous blue tartan, we spent sometime considering Gingham – think Judy Garland’s dress in Wizard of Oz and granny’s table cloth. You get the picture? Well, Gingham is a continuing fashion trend for 2016 that really blew up again in 2014 and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon. Although we didn’t progress with the Gingham lining for our men’s lawyer bag, we think it can be a fun…

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Customer Consensus – Our New Messenger Bag For Men Inspires 5 Star Customer Reviews!

My Best Friend is a Bag has only recently launched our very first messenger bag for men and customers are loving it! So far, every single person has given the Angus 15 Inch Laptop Bag for Men a 5 star review. So, we thought we would share our first 5 reviews with you. Messenger Bag for Men – Customer Review 1 By: Princess Date: July 21, 2016 Star rating: 5 stars The perfect professional men’s laptop briefcase My husband just started a new job, actually a complete career change. This is the first time he’s had a job…

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The Best Business Bag For Women & Useful Work Bag Essentials

The Best Business Bag For Women Before we get started on the most useful work bag essentials, the first step is finding the best business bag for women. Lugging your laptop and iPad around can be cumbersome but also completely necessary for many people. The trick to making this as painless as possible is to find a lightweight and durable bag that can comfortably carry your laptop and all of your essential items. Another key feature is to find a work bag for women that has all the pockets and compartments to…

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The Professionals Guide To The Perfect Business Travel Bag For Women

Choosing the perfect business travel bag for women can be a nightmare. Use this guide to help you find the perfect laptop handbag that will take you from the office to the airport in style and comfort. 1. Find a Durable & Lightweight Laptop Bag For Women Choosing a good business bag for women can really impact your level of comfort and wellbeing on a business trip. You want to make certain that it is comfortable to carry and won’t weigh you down. Plus, you want to ensure it is durable enough to withstand…

Angus Laptop Bag For Men

Finally A Laptop Bag For Men That’s Both Fashionable And Functional

A great Men’s Laptop Bag needs to fulfill a number of criteria: It needs to look smart and business like – most offices demand a standard of dressing that reflects the nature of the business and its clients. In some offices this is a quite formal suit and tie – in other, more creative environments smart casual is acceptable. Whatever the standard of dress in your office, how you dress is how you will be perceived by your colleagues and clients. You have only 10 seconds to make an impression when…

Jennifer Womens Tote Bag for Business in Black

Why The Jennifer Is The Most Versatile Women’s Tote Bag For Business You’ll Ever Find!

A busy working woman needs a dedicated work bag – a really versatile women’s Tote bag for business. We all love designer handbags – they’re a beautiful investment piece that should last you for years. However they are not meant to be used on a daily basis to carry all your bits and pieces to and from the office, nor are they designed to carry a laptop. If you’re taking your expensive designer handbag to the office, you are doing it a terrible disservice. For a start, the handles won’t…

How To Find The Perfect Laptop Handbag For Women in Business!

Whether you are an Office Wiz, Mompreneur or a Millennial at the start of their career, a functional laptop handbag is particularly important. Although there are thousands of laptop handbags for women in the market, finding the perfect laptop shoulder bag can be like finding a pen that works…seemingly simple but ever elusive! Choosing the right laptop handbag for you. Office Wiz! You live and breath spreadsheets, schedules and meetings. You spend your days jumping from one meeting to the next in and outside the office. You are a master of running in…

Handbags – A Proud Statement Of Personal Style & Women’s Independence!

We love making gorgeous laptop bags for women here at My Best Friend is a Bag and although we know that you can’t buy happiness, buying a bag is almost the same thing – right?! But why? Why does buying and carrying a bag feel SO GOOD? When pondering this, we initially thought, ‘well, having beautiful things make us feel beautiful.’ But honestly, we think there may be a little more to it…or maybe we are overthinking it? It’s highly possible 😛 As history unfolded and women’s social status increased, so…

Gorgeous Spring Work Outfits Paired With Our New Laptop Bags For Women!

Gorgeous Spring Work Outfits Paired With Our New Laptop Bags For Women!

Business can be beautiful when you complete these stunning Spring outfits with our new laptop bags for women! Pair back this gorgeous floral skirt with our red Melinda 17 inch Laptop Shoulder Bag, black pumps and sunnies for a red hot office outfit. MELINDA 15 INCH LAPTOP SHOULDER BAG IN RED – My Best Friend is a Bag SKIRT – Chickwish TOP – Alexander Wang SHOES – Manolo Blanik SUNGLASSES – Saint Laurent Paris   Have a little fun with this fantastical dress from Ana Mini and boots from Moumi. Work back with the Lindsay Grey Snakeskin…

Stunning New Lindsay Grey Snakeskin 17 Inch Laptop Shoulder Bag!

Stunning New Lindsay Grey Snakeskin 17 Inch Laptop Shoulder Bag!

Introducing our stunning new best friend, the Lindsay 17 inch Laptop Shoulder Bag in grey snakeskin. She is all style and glamour on the outside and sensible practicality on the inside – just like a best friend should be! Shop Lindsay Grey Snakeskin 17 Inch Laptop Shoulder Bag Now! Her understated elegance will stand out in any boardroom! Lindsay is hand made with Faux Silver Grey Patent Leather and a Grey Snakeskin Trim, ensuring she is lightweight and durable for travel or commuting. Her gorgeous combination of texture and shine gives her…

Melinda 15 Inch Laptop Shoulder Bag In Red Stops Traffic!

Melinda 15 Inch Laptop Shoulder Bag In Red Stops Traffic!

The red Melinda 15 Inch Laptop Shoulder Bag for business women on the go will stop traffic with her vibrant exterior and feature packed interior. The Melinda 15 inch Laptop Shoulder Bag is jam packed with features specifically designed for a busy working woman. Two padded laptop sleeves makes her perfect for commuting, travel or general office/personal use. She is so roomy that you could even use her as an overnight bag. Melinda is truly the perfect combination of fashion and function. Shop Melinda 15 Inch Laptop Shoulder Bag In Red Now! We…

Meet Melinda, Our New 15 Inch Laptop Shoulder Bag!

Meet Melinda, Our New 15 Inch Laptop Shoulder Bag!

We are super excited to introduce you to Melinda, our new favourite work and travel companion in the form of a 15 inch Laptop Shoulder Bag for Women. Shop Melinda 15 inch Laptop Shoulder Bag Now! She is the epitome of beauty and brains Melinda is hand made and devastatingly beautiful but what really sets her apart are her incredible features and functionality. You will be stunned at just how much she can hold in her safe, zippered sections. The main section of the bag is a massive zippered compartment that includes…

Jennifer Laptop Work Tote Turns Heads in Red!

Jennifer Laptop Work Tote Turns Heads in Red!

Our circle of friends has expanded with our stunning yet functional laptop work tote for women. Jennifer is the ideal companion at the office or out and about with her perfect combination of breathtaking style and everyday practicality. She may be all business when at the office but she loves to let her hair down at night or on weekends. Shop Jennifer in red now! We already told you about Jennifer’s many attributes when we introduced you to Jennifer in black but for any who missed it, here is a quick…

Meet Jennifer, Our New Work Tote For Women!

Meet Jennifer, Our New Work Tote For Women!

Our new best friend has arrived in the form of a stylish yet practical laptop work tote for women and we love her! Jennifer is everything a working gal could wish for – the perfect combination of pure beauty and genuine functionality! Shop Jennifer Laptop Tote Now! Her exterior is all glamour and style – perfect for any setting! Jennifer boasts our signature BfB tassel with brushed nickel cap and divine faux textured leather and snakeskin facade. While other laptop bags or totes for women are too heavy and cause aching shoulders, Jennifer…

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Feeling The Love At My Best Friend Is A Bag!

We can shout about all the features and benefits of our bags until we are blue in the face but if our real customers don’t love our product, then it means nada! With this in mind, here are some honest customer reviews from our Lindsay Laptop Bag customers to help you get to know My Best Friend is a Bag a little better. Fits all the essential items a busy woman needs! Feminine and professional bag! 5 stars given by Jeni B. on February 11, 2016 First off – I got nothing for this review. I did not…

Valentine’s Day Gifts For The Practical Giver!

Valentine’s Day Gifts For The Practical Giver!

If you are anything like our partners, you love a practical gift. Take my husband for example, he is incredibly generous and always spoils me rotten at Xmas and birthdays etc. However as lavish as his gifts are, they are always practical (E.g. Laptop, iPad, Robovac, TV  – I think the TV was more of a gift for him; but hey, I’m not complaining, I’m a mad Netflix girl.). The best thing about receiving a gift from my husband is actually witnessing the excitement on his face when I open…

Rock the office this National Wear Red Day!

Rock the office this National Wear Red Day!

This Friday, February 6 is National Wear Red Day. We encourage you to join My Best Friend is a Bag in support of women’s heart health by wearing a splash of red to your office and taking steps to reduce heart disease, the number 1 killer of women in the United States. For a little inspiration on how you can rock the office on National Wear Red Day, check out our outfit combos below. For more information about National Wear Red Day, visit www.hearttruth.gov. Outfit Inspiration 1 LINDSAY RED LAPTOP BAG: My Best Friend is a Bag PENCIL SKIRT: Oscar De La Renta POPLIN SHIRT:…

4 ways Shopping is good for you.

Retail Therapy. It’s real.   Retail Therapy is used as an excuse by all the shopaholics out there, but did you know that retail therapy is real? According to research, there are four ways in which shopping can boost your mood. Firstly, it helps ease major life changes. It’s a form of mental preparation for welcoming the new through visualization and preparation for what is to come. Secondly, shopping is known for being a sure mood uplifter. We all can vouch for that. Be it unpacking a parcel from an online…

The color you wear says a lot about your mood. What color are you wearing today?

The color you wear says a lot about your mood. What color are you wearing today?

Did you know that the colors we surround ourselves with on a daily basis, has a significant effect on our moods? On a subconscious level, we associate colors we see with different emotions, events, themes and various other ideas. They contribute and enhance our visual stimulation. Just like colors are used to stimulate different moods by designers to create a certain atmosphere, the colors we choose to wear everyday can make a statement that reflects our attitude. We’ve got a few popular color ideas for you and what they signify. What…

Briefcases for Women Shouldn’t Be Boring

Briefcases for Women Shouldn’t Be Boring

If you think Briefcases for Women, what do you have in mind? Black, boring and rather masculine looking work bags? Bags which are practical but far from being stylish? Well if I think of Briefcases for Women I think of a handbag, which gets me through the day, no matter how busy it is. I think of bright colors, a roomy and practical inside with a beautiful outside. Just because we mean Business, it doesn’t mean that we have to give up our style. So I personally like my Laptop…

The perfect Laptop Bag for Women is finally back in stock on Amazon.com

The perfect Laptop Bag for Women is finally back in stock on Amazon.com

After being sold out within just three weeks, America’s most popular Laptop Bag for Women the Lindsay Laptop Bag is finally available again on Amazon US. We at My Best Friend is a Bag are convinced that Business can be Beautiful and that bags can and should be stylish and practical at the same time. So given that most Laptop Bags for Women look rather masculine and bulky, we decided to launch a range of handmade bags especially made for busy workingwomen in Australia.But since we received numerous inquiries from women…

Are you Looking For A Stylish Women’s 17 inch Laptop Bag

Are you Looking For A Stylish Women’s 17 inch Laptop Bag

Our Lindsay Laptop Bag is made for busy working women that need a practical and stylish Laptop Bag to get them through a busy working day. We’ve designed a 17 inch Laptop Bag for Women which offers enough pockets and space for everything a busy woman needs to carry for work with room for personal and family bits and pieces. In comparison to other Laptop Bags, our Lindsay  is not only beautiful from the inside, but also from the outside, since we believe that Laptop Bags for Women should not only be practical but also…

Computers have come a long way and so have Computer Bags for Women

Computers have come a long way and so have Computer Bags for Women

It’s incredible how much computers and their technology changed over the past years and how much it influenced our lives. Or could you imagine a world without computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets? But not only computers have developed drastically over the years, but also their accessories, which protect them and enhance their performance. Remember for instance that time, when women had to use the big, bulky and really masculine looking Computer Bags? Well, luckily not anymore! The Lindsay Laptop Bag is the perfect example for a great combination of a practical Laptop and…

SALE SALE SALE

SALE SALE SALE

Winter is too cold for buying clothes – buy a bag instead! It all started the other day when I thought it would be time for adding some new items to my winter wardrobe; but what started out as a fun shopping day, ended in absolute frustration. I mean first of all taking all those layers of clothes off was absolutely exhausting and the way the lighting in the changing room then made my pale legs look like in the mirror, didn’t make me feel any better! Seriously, can anybody explain me…

The perfect Ladies Laptop Bag 17 inch launches into the US Market

The perfect Ladies Laptop Bag 17 inch launches into the US Market

My Best Friend is a Bag is thrilled to announce that the Lindsay Laptop Bag is finally available in the US Since the Lindsay Laptop Bag is one of our all-time best sellers and the demand from women in the US continuously increased, we at My Best Friend is a Bag decided to launch our Lindsay into the US Market. I was convinced that our Lindsay would be what most busy women were looking for, given that Computer Bags usually are either beautiful or practical. However I had no idea that the…

Best Cell Phone Pouch for Women

Best Cell Phone Pouch for Women

The Gracie Mobile Phone Pouch – The Smart Pouch for Your Smart Devices For every working woman, the daily routine includes a lot of tasks in a lot of locations. You not only have to keep up with the scheduled job responsibilities, but also to take care of a number of household activities – particularly if you are a working mother. In such scenarios your phone is your best friend as it keeps you more organized, in touch with work clients and colleagues and most importantly close at hand for your…

Take Your Best Friend to the Races

Take Your Best Friend to the Races

Looking for the perfect bag for the Spring Racing Carnival? When you’re going to the races you know its going to be a long day. You have to think about that when you’re choosing your outfit.  You have to wear something that looks fabulous but is going to last the distance. You give considerable thought to your shoes, the fact that you’re going to spend a huge amount of time on your feet. You’re going to be doing a lot of walking. What about your bag. Its also got to last the distance,…

Now’s the Time to Spring Clean your Handbag

Now’s the Time to Spring Clean your Handbag

We all know about the benefits of Spring Cleaning your home and wardrobe. Nothing beats opening those cupboard doors and seeing everything all lined up and co-ordinated – whether its your Kitchen Pantry or your Wardrobe. When was the last time you Spring Cleaned your Handbag or Work Bag? I just did mine and I can’t tell you what I found in it – disgusting really! All those old tissues and wrappers that I just thrust back into my bag when there wasn’t a bin handy over the last few months of…

Navy Bags for Women that Work as Hard as You Do.

Navy Bags for Women that Work as Hard as You Do.

  Navy Blue is a Wonderful Fashion Colour. Its not as harsh as Black, not as bold as Red and in an office environment, Dark Blue represents honesty and integrity. It’s also a colour that also signifies peace and calm. Great sentiments to be associated with in a busy working office. Navy Blue has long been considered a great corporate colour – think of all the men you know who wear Navy Suits. Its our turn now. There’s lots of navy around in women’s clothing but so hard to find it suitable work accessories. My Best…

Corporate Colours and Their Meanings

Corporate Colours and Their Meanings

What do you want that first impression to say about you? Silver says elegant, high quality, luxurious, and sophisticated.  Who doesn’t want to be thought of in these ways? My Best Friend is a Bag has some fabulous Silver Business Bags and Accessories for women that really let you shine at the office. They are so beautiful, you’ll find you won’t want to restrict these beauties to just work days. The Emily Tote in Silver She’s one of those bags that has so many great qualities, you’ll wonder how you ever lived…

The Meaning of the Colour Red for Business

The Meaning of the Colour Red for Business

What it means when you wear Red to the office Colours not only affect the way we feel, they affect the way people feel about us! When you wear or carry the colour Red, it means you are passionate about your product.  It also conveys a corporate mood.  All good things when you’re creating an impression about yourself. You don’t have to be dressed in red from head to foot to convey these moods and feelings, a fabulous red bag will do it every time. My Best Friend is a Bag has some…

Best Women’s Travel Bags

Best Women’s Travel Bags

Why our Bags are so great for Travel I’ve been overseas twice in the last 2 months.    First trip was to an Accessory and Materials Fair in Hong Kong and then onto the factory in China to brief in our next fabulous range of Women’s Business Bags.  The second was to Bali with friends for a week of total over indulgence! For both trips, our bags proved invaluable. Firstly, the business trip: This time I didn’t take a Lindsay Laptop Bag, my usual Business Travel Bag. I took everything I…

Colour is the new Black

Colour is the new Black

Autumn has arrived.  I don’t know about you but I am bored with my summer clothes and have been itching to get the winter wardrobe out of storage.   The beauty of living in Melbourne is the seasons.  I have to say, as much as I love summer, I love wearing layers of clothing.  Its so much easier to look smart and together in Winter.  In summer, no matter how I start out, by the end of the day I always look a bit limp and worn. Being Melbourne, when I…

How to Make a Great First Impression

How to Make a Great First Impression

I’ve just been reading an article in Forbes Magazine about how to make a great first impression. When you’re meeting someone for the first time, their brain makes a thousand computations about you, and the out-take of these computations is crucial to how you will be received. And all this happens in just 7 seconds! Forbes offer the advice about standing up straight to signal confidence;  smiling and making eye contact to transmit energy and openness;  leaning in slightly to show you’re engaged and interested. Apparently research has shown that these…

How to Travel Smart

How to Travel Smart

Qantas interviewed their most frequent Frequent Flyers and asked them for their tips on how they travel and survive away from home and stay unruffled, elegant and efficient. Because you can no longer manufacture bags in Australia (sad to say this industry no longer exists), I have to travel frequently to our overseas factory. Some of these things they’ve recommended I already do but I thought I’d share what I think are the best. Switch off your Bluetooth when out and about – hacking is now too sophisticated. Take a four-point Australian…

How to Organise your Work Bag

How to Organise your Work Bag

Everyone has a bag that they currently take to and from the office everyday.  The problem with a fashion handbag is they’re not designed as work bags. Their straps are not strong enough and they don’t have a place for everything that you need at your fingertips. This means that every time you try to find something it’s jumbled with everything else in the bottom of your bag.  If you need to take an electronic device to work, or to a meeting, then you need to carry another bag…

Work Wear Inspiration

Work Wear Inspiration

If you haven’t discovered an on-line store called BirdsNest then you’re missing out on a great shopping experience. This summer they started stocking our bags and we’re thrilled. The girls at Birds Nest have a great way of showing the products on their site.  They not only do the traditional Dresses, Shirts, Bags, Shoes etc, they also have a section that groups things according to end use. So if you’re looking for something to wear to the races, or the beach, or a cocktail party then they have made it really easy…

Making the 2014 Colour Trends Work.

Making the 2014 Colour Trends Work.

I love the way all the fashion magazines do articles on what the hot colours and shapes are for the new year.  Although when you’re looking at a designer parade, with a 6+foot model its really hard to work out what this means for you, and how you could possibly adapt the trend into something that you could wear to work. So, here are a couple of ideas: Colour Trend 1:  BLACK AND WHITE This shot combines 2 trends really.  One is black and white and the other is the mix of…

Revamp your Work Wardrobe for 2014 for under $200!

Revamp your Work Wardrobe for 2014 for under $200!

Christmas is over for another year and another New Year is upon us. I gave up making New Year’s Resolutions a long time ago – just too much pressure too early in the year! Now, I try to take some time when I’m sitting on the beach in January thinking about the year that’s been and what changes and goals I want to achieve in the year ahead. Nothing concrete, just some ‘big picture’ thinking that I can then turn into documented goals when I’m back in the office in work…

Bags That Work as Hard As You Do

Bags That Work as Hard As You Do

Business has never been so beautiful. Our new Range has arrived at My Best Friend is a Bag There’s never been a better time to give your work wardrobe a Summer blitz. This year there’s no reason to rush out and buy a whole new outfit, all you have to do is add a fantastic new workbag and you’ll feel like a new woman. The new range has arrived. It’s the result of all the feedback we’ve received on our first range and some extra research we did, and we’re thrilled with the…

Our New BfB Range Proves that Business Can Be Beautiful

Our New BfB Range Proves that Business Can Be Beautiful

I’ve been a bit slow with my blog lately.  I’ve been hard at work preparing for the arrival of the new range of My Best Friend is a Bag, fabulous work bags for Summer 2013/14. Today it’s 28 degrees in Melbourne, the leaves are back on the trees and daylight saving has started.  Summer is in the air and I’m thinking colour! Over the past 12 months I’ve had some great feedback from you all on our current range and have taken your comments into consideration in the development of this…

Women Helping Women – Why I love the Sisterhood!

Women Helping Women – Why I love the Sisterhood!

I’ve taken delivery of the samples for the next range of My Best Friend is a Bag, fabulous work bags for women.  The hard work has started! Every bag has to be photographed inside and out, plus you need the ‘fashion’ shots. Those shots that you’ll use for PR and Social Media and every other opportunity that comes along. When you’re working in a large fashion company this is when the Marketing and PR team take control. There’s usually a team of people who organise all the shoots, book the talent,…

Whats In Your Handbag

Whats In Your Handbag

We’ve got a great new competition on our Facebook page at the moment.  Following on from my recent blog post “Desk Drawer Best Friends”, I want you to tell me what you Can’t Live Without in your Desk Drawers and you could win one of our fabulous bags. How easy is that! What you can’t live without in your handbag. We recently ran another competition asking you to tell us what you Can’t Live Without in your Handbags. We got hundreds of responses so I thought you might like to know…

What to Wear to Work – The Power Suit is Back

What to Wear to Work – The Power Suit is Back

I recently read that the Power Suit is Back. Personally, I’m thrilled.  I’ve always loved dressing up. I keep harping on about what you wear to work and why its so important to make a killer first impression. Looking sharp in a great suit is a sure way to say you mean business. That doesn’t mean you have to look too fierce. I love the combination of masculine and feminine. I love a masculine jacket, pants, lace up brogues and a soft shirt, or the same suit with killer heels. Suit jackets with skirts…

My Best Tip for Working Mothers

My Best Tip for Working Mothers

I’ve always been a fiend when it comes to being organised.  I don’t know whether its an Aries thing, but the only way I could function as a full time working mother was to be organised to a standstill!  I found that the more organised I was, and the more routinised our working week, the better we all functioned and the happier we were as a family. My Top Tip for Working Mothers During the School Term When my son was in primary school and a really picky eater, at the…

What to Wear to Work – What Your Business Bag Says About You

What to Wear to Work – What Your Business Bag Says About You

One of the major motivations for starting My Best Friend is a Bag and designing our fabulous Leather Shopper Business Bag was whenever I was sitting outside, or leaving the Melbourne South Bank building I used to work in, I would see business women, all dressed really well but carrying a handbag that looked like an empty sack and all their other bits and pieces (laptops, papers and files) in supermarket shopping bags! It always gave me a shock that someone would spend so much time and effort to look great and…

What to Wear to Work – Why Animal Print Works

What to Wear to Work – Why Animal Print Works

You can’t open a magazine at the moment without seeing animal print. Every animal known to man, and some that aren’t, are currently on the runways for the next European winter season. Personally, I love a bit of animal print but seeing so much around has made me ponder a few things. 1. Animal Print and Age. In all the current shots of European women covered in animal print from head to toe, the women are definitely below 35. I think this is becoming a new rule. Too much animal print and older…

We’re Mad About Colour

We’re Mad About Colour

Over the last month we ran a competition asking our Facebook Friends what colour they really wanted us to include in our next range. I got a real shock when Teal won by a mile.  Don’t get me wrong, its a beautiful colour. I just hadn’t realised it would be so popular. So Teal it is.  Now I just have to find a great shade of Teal to include in the range! We’ve got some big things planned for our next business bags for women range. We’re doing 2 new Laptop Totes, a…

Stylish Office Fashion – Trends You Can Wear to the Office

Stylish Office Fashion – Trends You Can Wear to the Office

It’s all very well for magazine editors to show us all the latest trends every month but the reality of life is that most days we get dressed to go to work.  Its not easy coming up with stylish office fashion five days a week! We may salivate over the wonderful outfits on the runways of Paris and New York but what does that mean for me when I get out of bed and head to the office? I thought I might have a look at what was on line at…

Desk Drawer Best Friends

Desk Drawer Best Friends

Even though our fabulous business bags for women are full of pockets for things you can’t live without as you go through your busy day, over the years I have realized there are a couple of things that I don’t want to carry around but can’t live without in my office drawers as well. My desk draw essentials are: 1. Perfume. Don’t use it all the time as I always splash some on when I’m getting dressed in the mornings but there are always those days when, due to a man-made…

Navy is the new Black

Navy is the new Black

Fashion is a funny old thing. When I was designing and colour-planning my current range of bags, every trend and colour report I saw, and every accessory/runway report from the US and Europe was telling me that I HAD to have Navy in my range of bags.  That Navy is the new Black this season. So I did. Both my Laptop Tote Bag and leather Laptop Bag are available in Navy. Then I waited for the sales. The Truffle, the Burnt Orange, and the Animal Print Ocelot rocketed off the shelves.  Black, of course, always…

Why Mess Adds to Stress

Why Mess Adds to Stress

Have you been feeling more stressed at work lately? Want to feel more in control? The remedy may be as simple as de-cluttering your workspace. Psychologist Sherrie Bourg Carter, in her book ‘High Octane Women: How super achievers can avoid burnout’ believes that messy work spaces can contribute to us feeling anxious, helpless and overwhelmed. Her reasons are: Clutter causes our senses to work overtime and draws our attention away from the task at hand. A messy desk tells us subconsciously that we’ve still got lots of work to do. THE GOOD NEWS IS: This is…

Business Bags for Women Don’t Have to Be Boring!

Business Bags for Women Don’t Have to Be Boring!

If you’re a business woman with a sense of fashion and style, you could be forgiven for thinking that no-one is designing laptop bags with you in mind. I’m here to tell you, they’re out there if you know where to look! The same principles apply for men and women when you’re buying a great business bag: your particular needs, your budget and your personal style. As a woman, if you attend lots of meetings and know how important those first 3 opinion forming minutes are when you walk into the room,…