The on-the-go handbag essentials every girl needs

Fashion Week handbag essentials

During New Zealand Fashion Week, the Fashion Quarterly team is stationed on the ground, writing furiously, invading your Instagram and Snapchatting up a storm – so there’s barely any time to think about anything else.

That’s why we’ve got packing our handbags down to a fine art, because getting caught short just isn’t an option. Whether you’re heading down to NZFW too, or planning a big day out of your own, these hectic schedule staples should serve you right.

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If a bag ain’t a hold-all, it just won’t do… Deadly Ponies Mr Market Pompom, $790 (8)

If you want to write quality, you’ve got to use quality… Minimalux Brass Ballpoint Pen, $220, from Simon James Concept Store (11) and An Organised Life Leather Look Pocket Notebook, $24.99 (3)

Chocolate. Do we even need a reason? Remarkable 70% Dark Coverture Chocolate, $9.99 (6)

Snapchats and runway snaps don’t take themselves! iPhone 6s plus in Rose Gold, from $1399 and Case Mate Rose Gold Leaf iPhone 6 Plus Case, $70, from Superette (1)

Always be prepared for touch-up time… Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup, $69, from Smith and Caughey’s (7)

When the lights are too bright and your eyes are too tired, only shades will do… Kate Sylvester Lee sunglasses, $368 (2)

Sometimes, a top knot is the only solution on a manic day… Via Twirl Ties, $8.99 (5)

Flat hair… Do care! There’s nothing like a texturizing spray to amp up the volume for the evening ahead. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $69 (4)

For a caffeine fix, anywhere, anytime… Keep Cup Almond, $32 (9)

Too much chatter can lead to chapped smackers, so treat ‘em right… Nuori Lip Treat, $48, from World Beauty (10)