There are lots of online portals that cater to a whole range of products, but MyBagsDirect.com is the place to head to for any of your bag related needs, says Shirley Mistry
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If like me, you get terribly excited with the sheer mention of the word ‘bags’, you’re going to go a little berserk when you log on to MyBagsDirect.com. They promise to cater to all your bag related needs and it is a promise they fulfil.
First things first, the layout is basic with turquoise, grey and white keeping things simple yet stylish. The products they sell are categorised well and within each category there are sub-categories listed so that you are only shown the products that you are looking for, without wasting time trying to sift through pages and pages worth of other merchandise. For example, the categories include ladies’ bags, backpacks, luggage & travel bags, business & laptop bags, kids & baby bags, sports bags and messenger bags. So, if you are looking for a backpack, you can further choose from the three options sub-listed; including laptop, non-laptop and overnighter backpacks, making your search easy. Alternatively, you can also browse by brand. Currently, they stock bags from brands such as Troop and Colorland from the United Kingdom, Ed Hardy and Hobie from USA, French brand David Jones and Swiss brand Swisswin.
Their range of ladies handbags is comprehensive but rather basic. If you are expecting a designer masterpiece, you’re at the wrong place but if you want a classy, sturdy bag, they have several options. We particularly liked the David Jones Tote (Rs 1,490). They also have a host of messenger bags that will accommodate your laptop and are priced at an average of Rs 1,500. The website also has travel related odds and ends, such as passport holders, packing pouches, toiletry bags, makeup bags and document sleeves.
The best of the lot though, has to be the backpacks for children. The owl-faced one, priced at Rs 733, is our favourite. They also sell baby carriers, diaper bags and walking trainers or harnesses for babies and toddlers that are moderately priced.
Speaking of pricing, the great part about shopping from MyBagsDirect.com is that you save 33% on each product. Their business model is such, that the buyer saves 8% on the distributor’s margin and 25% on the traders’ margin making these bags rather economical too.