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12:50 AM

What to carry your stuff in when going to a concert?

Last night I went to the Sendai concert of Miyavi 's NEO TOKYO SAMURAI BLACK -JAPAN Circuit-

This is my second time to see one of his lives and it was amazing, if totally different to the Kabuki Rock Tour.

Anyway, during the week I realised that I had no bag small/durable enough to survive a concert pit.

As usual I was looking for a bargain, so I went to my local recycle shop.

Recycle shops are Japan's version of second hand shops, although the quality of things for sale is much better than in other countries.

I buy almost all of my brand-name goods from recycle shops and as long as you don't mind wearing pieces after their original season, it's a great way to save money.

This bag isn't brand-name (in fact, I searched outside and inside it for some hint as to what label it came from, but it's totally unidentifiable...unless "Made in China" is a brand I'm unaware of, haha).

The bag is tube-shaped, but you can't see that very well from the photos.

It was the perfect size to carry money, phone, keys, lipstick and Suica card.

All I needed to rock out!

The chain strap is really long, so it hung safely at my waist as I pushed my way to the front of the crowd.

This bag had been reduced several times and was hidden in the bottom of the "on-sale" basket.

Unbelievabley, it only cost me 250 yen. That's basically free!

By the way, if you are a Miyavi fan I recommend you buy the tour DVD when it's available.

The set list was brilliant and....I was lucky enough to speak with Miyavi, so you might see me on camera!

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  1. Oh that's a great deal for such a cute and useful little bag! Great hunting^^

    I love cross-body and long strap bags alot, they just hang there and you don't have to worry about them too much hehe

  2. Such a cute bag! I'm way to lazy to carry my bag with me when I am at a gig I tend to leave it in the cloakroom (if there is one)

  3. This is so cute. Who care's if it's "not in season" wear what you like and this is definitely a yes! :D so cute

  4. さらまり - Thanks for commenting on all my posts! I've just started blogging so it means a lot. You're right, the positioning of the bag is just perfect. Makes it a little less likely that it will strangle me in the concert pit!

  5. Rayelle - I did leave most of my stuff in the coin locker, but the bar was open and the merchandise was funky, so I wanted to keep my options open, haha! By the way, I just visited your blog and saw GD and the "Remember" album on the first page, so I'm following you for sure now!

  6. Bianca - So right! I'm hopeless at following trends, so I couldn't even if I wanted to. Clothes are too beautiful to stick to just one style!

  7. Ahh, lucky you!! I'm a huuuge Miyavi fan but haven't been to a show of his in a couple of years. But woooow, I can't believe you actually got to speak with him <3

    I prefer not to take bags to gigs so I can dance more freely. The last time I saw Miyavi I wore a big hoodie dress with a front pouch to store my essentials.

  8. Whaaaaaaat?!?! I swear I was wearing the exact same kind of dress! The pouch is perfect for getting a camera through handbag checks, haha!

  9. GD is awesome I'm a big bang fan girl!

  10. That makes two of us then! This year will be awesome - the group comeback and lot's of solo stuff! Yaaaay!