I have always wanted an eye-catching, 100% leather handbag, to go with beautiful dresses and casual wear through any season. A bag for those elegant date nights, or for simply popping down to see a friend for coffee, at my local coffee hub. There is always a bag in the room that stands out among the crowd, and I think I have finally found that right one for me!


Radley – Northcote Road

The Northcote Road grab bag by Radley has the perfect design in style and elegance. It can escort you through the streets of London and Paris, or through isles of your local shop.

I absolutely adore this bag. This contemporary designer piece goes with all of my favourite outfits. It is the perfect bag for those more glamorous nights out, yet it doesn’t look amiss at the beach, the park, lunch, or casual strolls out and about.


Are you still finding it hard to ditch the mum bag? I am the first to admit, that I always carry a bag way too big for me. It needs to fit everything in. My purse, my everyday essentials plus Evie’s belongings; from sippy cups to nappies.

The practical design of this medium ziptop grab bag, makes it perfect for any stylish mama. It features so many sizeable pockets, that are oh so perfect for all the items you need to carry.

This is the smallest bag that I have owned in about three years, yet it is completely deceptive in size. Petite on the outside, but inside it makes you wonder if Hermione Granger has worked an ‘undetectable extension charm’ on the design.

Radley Bag Storage

The little storage pockets are so cute, yet useful. You’ll find a zipped pocket and two slip pockets, in the main compartment. Likewise, on the outside, the elegant design hides two slip pockets and two zip pockets. One of which now plays house to my phone, so it is finally easy to reach!


From lipsticks, to umbrellas, this bag can store it all. The little hideaways mean no more rummaging, as each pocket can be designated to those items that are important to you.

100% Leather

I just absolutely love the feel of this bag! The leather is extremely soft, yet has a slight textured surface, giving it that luxurious feel that most fashion lovers desire. Moreover, it features well with silver or gold jewellery – not stealing the show, but rather adding more mood to your style.


The Northcote Road bag, really brings any outfit to life. No matter how laidback you feel in those jeans, a sense of upmarket style will bestow your character, with the wear of this exquisite grab bag. You can even mix and match your outfit, with the adjustable and detachable shoulder strap, that accompanies this piece.

Personalise Your Radley Bag

Once upon a time, many of us associated Radley, as a stylish designer bag brand that was targeted at older ladies. Yet their new designs are coveted by even the youngest of style icons.

Radley’s new designs really touch base with the younger generation. They are not only practical, but their designs are classic and quite simply gorgeous. The only thing that retains the traditional Radley look, is the leather hanging dog charm that makes this brand famous.


The dog charm adds the last, perfect finishing touch to the Northcote Road bag. The dog charm can also be personalised, giving it both a cuteness and unique touch. You can chose the colour of the ‘Radley’ word, chose the colour of the dog itself and even add initials to the back of it.

If that isn’t enough, then Radley also offers this beautiful designer piece in a Burgundy hue. This would be the perfect choice, if you are considering adding a little more spice to your wardrobe. 


I’m sure with such an exquisite design and luxurious style, the Northcote Road won’t find much time “not in use”. In fact, you won’t find a replacement that is as stylish, practical and universal in look.

The next time you find yourself in the streets of London, and perhaps even in the bustling shopping street of Northcote Road, be sure to pop in to Radley to take this piece for a spin around.

New Found Love

Life Unexpected in collaboration with Radley, brings you ever closer to your new look! Special thanks going out to Radley for introducing me to my new favourite, contemporary designer piece. It’s just fabulous!


How would you wear this bag? And what outfit would you recommend to go with it? Let us know in the comments below.




  1. November 14, 2016 / 10:49 am

    That’s a stylish and lovely looking bag! I like that it’s big enough for everything a mum needs when she goes out 🙂

  2. November 14, 2016 / 4:32 pm

    Don’t usually go for Radley but I do like that. I’d seen a Fossil one very similar but this is giving it a run for its money.

    • November 17, 2016 / 8:05 pm

      I’ve been using it for day to day use and even though I have a toddler who needs essentials, it fits everything so perfectly. x

  3. November 15, 2016 / 12:28 am

    Oo that is a really great bag i love the tag too!

    • November 17, 2016 / 8:04 pm

      It’s such a cute tag isn’t it. I am so in love with the bag. x

  4. November 15, 2016 / 10:03 am

    I love this bag, it is beautiful and practical. I am a Hugh fan of Radley too. I just took my watch to the shop to have its battery replaced 🙂

    • November 17, 2016 / 8:03 pm

      They’re such gorgeous bags. They’re definitely a really loveable brand. x

  5. November 15, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    That bag is beautiful! Looks the perfect bag for everyday as well as night time

    • November 17, 2016 / 8:02 pm

      It’s gorgeous isn’t it! And it’s so versatile. Perfect for evenings!

  6. November 15, 2016 / 5:53 pm

    This bag of gorgeous looks so practical I haven’t ever bought a radley bag xx

    • November 17, 2016 / 8:00 pm

      I can’t recommend them enough. They really are practical, stylish and lasting. x

  7. November 15, 2016 / 8:52 pm

    I love the bag. Radley have some amazing bags at the mo. Love the pockets on this one x

    • November 17, 2016 / 7:59 pm

      They really do. Some of the colours of the new collection are so vibrant too. I love the little secret pockets in this bag too. Your belongings are kept so safe. x

  8. Karen Gough
    November 15, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    I love Radley bags and really thinking of getting one next year

    • November 17, 2016 / 7:59 pm

      I think they’re the perfect investment piece. They feel so sturdy, I know that mine is going to last a long time. x

    • November 17, 2016 / 7:57 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m definitely keen for a Radley purse to match. x

  9. November 16, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    Now this is such a great handbag, real leather and the colour is just perfect. I would have a field day pairing it up with different outfits

    • November 17, 2016 / 7:56 pm

      It really is a great handbag. I’ve had so much fun choosing outfits for it to go with this week. x

  10. November 16, 2016 / 11:14 pm

    What a great looking bag, I must ask Santa for one of these. It’s the perfect colour and size.

    • November 17, 2016 / 7:56 pm

      It’s absolutely gorgeous isn’t it? So simple but really stylish. x

  11. November 17, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    Looks lovely! I always worry about a leather bag at the beach though 🙂

  12. November 18, 2016 / 8:29 am

    What a great bag… and not just for mums either 😉 it’s good that it’s practical as well as pretty, looks sturdy too which I always think is important (I always pretend I have a Mary Poppins bag and pile in too much haha)

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