Yoshi Lichfield are a family run business based in my hometown of Lichfield, Staffordshire. They produce some fantastic leather goods from handbags, to purses, to little keyrings and are well known for their quirky picture bags. I took one look at the website and fell head over heels in love with this Bookworm bag* and it’s not hard to see why! The detail on this bag is spectacular, each of the books that are appliquéd onto the front of the bag are based on real classics – how many of them have you read?
I’ve been using my Bookworm bag almost everyday since I received it. It’s the perfect size for my everyday essentials which are my phone, kindle, diary, purse (which is this mustard yellow satchel purse that they also sent me), a bottle of water, my pouch of medical supplies and a bit of makeup. I took it over to America with me and used it as hand luggage on the plane. Whilst I didn’t use it in the parks, as it’s not the best bag to be taking on rollercoasters, I did use it quite a bit when I just went out for some food and I had so many compliments on it. Back in England, a lot of people have stopped me on the street and have asked where the bag is from, especially in Lichfield and are surprised when I tell them that it was made just down the road.
Yoshi sell their products online or you can go to Golunski in Lichfield to see a small selection of their goods. Tomorrow they are also going to be having a sample sale at Lichfield’s Guild Hall between 9 and 5, which is definitely worth checking out.