When I visited London last week, I had some time to kill before I met up with an old friend for afternoon drinks and a bite in Laduree. While I wandered through Covent Garden, I took the time to pop into one of my favourite quintessentially British shops, Jack Wills.
Jack Wills are a university outfitter that sell everything from hoodies to bedding and from iPad cases to flip flop all branded with some of the Jack Wills signatures like the pheasant logo, Jack Wills writing, pink and navy stripes and Union Jack. Jack Wills always have amazing sales and you can end up grabbing yourself a right bargain if you wait until the time is right. Today I’m going to show you the goodies that I bought.
I managed to get a good mix of products but since I’m on a spending watch with saving for our wedding, I only bought things that I really needed.
The main reason as to why I went into Jack Wills was to buy some more of their flip flops. I meant it when I say that these are the most comfortable flip flops I’ve ever worn. I have a pair that I was actually wearing on the day that I went to London and bought the things above that I have had for just over six years and they are still going strong.
The flip flops I chose were the Somerton Flip Flops in the blossom (pink) and white stripe and in the navy and pink stripe which were £10 down from £14.50. These may look like your average rubber flip flops but they are the most comfortable flip flops ever and I’ve tried pairs across a spectrum of price ranges and brands. I always go back to these. My other pairs aren’t looking their best now- whilst they’re still intact and super comfy despite never being off my feet, they aren’t as bright in colour as they do get dirty and with me going on various holidays soon, I want some bright new ones to take with me.
Another item that I bought to use on holiday is the Iris Bag which was £14 reduced from about £29 (I say about as I’ve chucked the tag out!).
Iris is an across the body bag with a Lark Paisley print, exclusive to Jack Wills. I wasn’t so sure about the print when I first saw it and there was another bag there with quilting also but in navy with pink and white hearts on it but the more I looked at this one the more vintage, festival chic I saw in it and fell in love. It also has a Jack Wills branded leather patch on the front and antique brass trims. For a small bag, this one fits a lot in AND it zips up which is so important to me as I want to use this for nights out while I’m away and I want to keep my belongings as safe as possible. All of the other across the body bags I’ve seen just have a flap and no where to zip across the opening of the bag. The thing that I love about this bag is the strap as it is really long. Usually I find that straps on bags that cannot be adjusted are far too short whereas this one hangs in just the right spot. I am so pleased I got this. It is so comfortable to carry and will suit lots of my holiday outfits.
Another great bargain I found was the Fairhaven Make Up Bag, reduced from £19.50 down to £9. I actually bought four of these- one for myself and three to give as gifts to my friends at Christmas, as I thought that they were such a good deal and I know that my friends will love them.
The Fairhaven Make Up Bag is actually made from laminated cotton so it will withstand stains and liquids. I love the floral print on it and the navy and pink stripy inside. Providing you’re packing consciously, you can fit quite a lot in here. I’ll be using it to take my make up touch up items to uni.
Also to take to uni, I bought the Rushbrooke Pencil Tin in navy and pink stripe for £2.50, down from £6.50.
The Rushbrooke Pencil Tin is also available in the Union Jack design. It is sturdy and slim so it will fit in the majority of bags yet it can still fit the essentials into it- I’ll just be keeping a couple of pens, a ruler, highlighter and lip balm in mine.
To take to university, I bought two of the Calderwood A4 Notebooks in the pink Union Jack design.
These were £4 reduced from £9.50 and they are excellent quality- the paper is so heavy. It is wide lined with the pheasant logo at the bottom of each page. The pages don’t tear out of these neatly and they don’t have holes in them so it isn’t paper I’ll be able to take out and pop in a file so I think I am going to keep these purely for making notes and then I’ll type everything up and add to my notes after my lectures and seminars. The note books are spiral bound and have a heavy linen wrapped cover with the Jack Wills label on them.
Lastly, I bought two of the Farnworth A5 Notebooks in the Union Jack design and in brill pink.
These were £3 reduced from £7.50 and are essentially exactly the same as the Calderwood Notebooks except they’re smaller and have an elastic wrap around band.
I’m thinking about doing some more back to school style posts with going back to uni in September. Do let me know what you think about this and if you like my Jack Wills Haul.
What are your favourite items from the Jack Wills sale?
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