Zara Office City Bag

There is a lot of hype with this bag as you guys probably know. Here is a little review to help you decide if this is the bag for you, if you’re indecisive or you want to see the features.

The bag isn’t made of leather. It’s made of polyurethane.There are 5 compartments, 3 zipped and 2 with a magnetic clasps. The bag is lined with a gorgeous wine red shade. The middle zip compartment is for your laptop. It’ll fit my 13 inch macbook easily. I would say you can fit up to 15 inches with ease. The best thing is that it is padded in both directions.

In this comparment, you have card holders, mobile phone holder and coins purse. I must say, the card holder is very useful. I can just put my train tickets and railcards there without having to reach for my purse all the time.

In this other inner compartment, there’s a pocket where you can place your iPad or other tablet devices. It is also padded for the extra security. You can also put things in this compartment.

There is also an adjustable attachable shoulder strap. There isn’t much padding but the extra layer does help relieve your shoulder from the weight a little bit. Bag does become heavy when you have a laptop and documents in it. The hardware is gold and it looks best on black.

Wish I bought this ages ago whilst at university. It would help me so much especially during my dissertation and exam period. It would help me be more organised. A sturdy, structured, very practical bag that can fit a heck of a lot of junk, I mean useful items. A chic looking bag and can suit every outfit choice. It is a big bag, measuring 30 x 42 x 15cm, it may look a bit big on petite ladies. I didn’t find the bag as heavy when it’s empty but some may find it heavy, some may not. For ยฃ49.99, it’s worth it as this is my work bag since I commute to and from. This is a dupe for the Prada and Chanel bags. Now I don’t have to carry my handbag and a laptop bag around anymore. I did find that there was a little trouble with the zips. Sometimes, it’s not smooth when opening and closing but to be honest, the positives overcome this one negative. This bag had made my life easier. If oversized bags aren’t your thing, then this won’t be.

It is available in black. I have seen it available in brown however I’m unsure if they’re still selling it in brown. You can purchase it instore or online.

Do you have one? What do you think of this bag?


  1. Lily M
    7th May 2013 / 1:19 pm

    I have this bag too! I'm currently in my first year at uni and admittedly it doesn't get used much – I'm saving it for job & placement interviews

    • nicolyl
      14th May 2013 / 10:16 pm

      aw it is deffo a work bag and effortlessly looking goooood ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Courtney Rayner
    7th May 2013 / 1:32 pm

    I couldn't decide if I wanted this or not & i've been thinking about it for ages, but you've swayed me and i've just bought it ๐Ÿ˜€ xx

    • nicolyl
      14th May 2013 / 10:16 pm


  3. Amy W. Hemmingway
    7th May 2013 / 4:09 pm

    I don't normally like high street bags but the appeal of this was the part in the middle for my ipad. I really love it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • nicolyl
      14th May 2013 / 10:16 pm

      has many hidden features XD

    • nicolyl
      14th May 2013 / 10:16 pm

      love it too much

  4. Abbie
    7th May 2013 / 9:58 pm

    That bag is gorgeous, I so want it for work! I need to look more professional! ha! xx

    • nicolyl
      14th May 2013 / 10:17 pm

      haha buy itttt ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Jade | JadeFungBlog
    8th May 2013 / 12:46 am

    Great post; haven't seen such an in-depth review of the bag. Don't tempt me D: !! I've seen it every time I've been in Zara recently and I always have a wear of it on my arm then put it back down. I definitely don't need it because I barely do enough work to be carrying laptop and iPad around everywhere but then do I invest for the future?! Aaarghh…


    • nicolyl
      14th May 2013 / 10:17 pm

      just buy it anyways hehe

  6. Mei
    9th May 2013 / 3:12 am

    Ah, this look like such a great bag for school! I don't know if I could handle having one strap with the load that I carry but it looks so lovely~ Thanks for the details ^^


    • nicolyl
      14th May 2013 / 10:17 pm

      no problem ^^

  7. charsd
    9th May 2013 / 5:37 pm

    Love the bag! I saw it in stores and was so tempted to buy it. haha.


    • nicolyl
      14th May 2013 / 10:18 pm

      its worth it xD

  8. Suuu
    14th May 2013 / 10:44 am

    Love your bag ๐Ÿ™‚

    • nicolyl
      14th May 2013 / 10:18 pm

      thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Anonymous
    20th June 2013 / 6:29 pm

    I can't decide whether or not to buy this bag, the only thing that puts me off it is that I think it looks, a bit like a brief case? Thoughts? xxxxx

    • nicolyl
      20th June 2013 / 11:07 pm

      it goes with every outfit. the design may look simple but its function is amazing! it can smarten an outfit and can look professional if you take it to an interview/work. if you need a bag to carry your laptop and other items, then this is the one ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Anonymous
      21st June 2013 / 12:51 pm

      thank you :-).Im defiantly considering buying it this weekend

  10. Leigh D. Taylor
    29th June 2013 / 7:55 am

    That bag is so fabulous!

  11. Anonymous
    11th August 2013 / 4:30 am

    Hi. I was wondering if you think this bag would work for a high school situation. I was thinking 4 folders in one of the outer zippered section and one binder(1 inch) in the claspy part. The rest of the bag would just be the other things I need throughout the day. Do you think the bag could work?

    • nicolyl
      12th August 2013 / 12:02 am

      Hello! Most definitely! Youll still have a lot of space left over for other items ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Leah
    15th August 2013 / 8:55 pm

    i've been dying to get this for such a long time however, I always carry a bottle of water with me. It doesn't look like it would fit one in. Is that the case? ๐Ÿ™ xx

    • nicolyl
      15th August 2013 / 9:11 pm

      yes itll fit! it'll fit in the compartment with the magnetic clasps ๐Ÿ™‚ i always have a bottle of water with me too. i always carry those normal sized ones or those fat ones haha

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