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Roka Bag online sale (brought to you by your local Enabler)

So SandraL asked me if I knew of any London shops that sell Roka bags. I had bought both of mine in York, but started checking around to see who sells them in London. I also posted on Reddit and TA, asking if anyone knew of any and got a response from someone who had ordered her Roka online at KJBeckett, a UK store located in Bristol that also sells online. https://us.kjbeckett.com/search?type=product&q=roka&options%5Bprefix%5D=last

When I got there, I found that they ship to the US for a very moderate fee, and their Roka bags are 10% off right now. I decided to order one. Yes, this will be my third, although I'm thinking about giving it to my daughter. At any rate, the shipping was only $7 and the bags were cheaper that what I paid in the UK (a small Canfield was $72 with the 10% discount). They have lots of colors and sizes available.

Other countries get the same savings (I think - I didn't check them all). But just go down to the bottom to choose your country and it will list the prices, etc. I don't know how long the sale lasts, but thought I would pass this on. The UK page is here: https://www.kjbeckett.com/

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Considering how common they are amongst - ahem - outdoorsy slightly boho women of a certain age, they’re tricky to find in shops. I bought mine at the Maritime Museum in Falmouth a few years ago, where there was a great selection.

I noticed the main Roka site in the UK had a sale on recently and I nearly bought another one. I don’t know if they ship to the US.

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I am very upset. The word ENABLER is nowhere in the title of this post !!!

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BEFORE I even opened this post, I thought to myself "This must be from Mardee."
Thanks once again for sharing a shopping tip!

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I was on the University of Washington campus a few weeks ago. Sure enough, saw a Roka bag go by.

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Hahahahahahaha!!!!! You guys are hysterical!!!! Happy now? :-)

Golden Girl, the site I linked to here does ship to the US, and for a mere $7!

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Oh too funny, as this post is still on the front page -- and sure enough now it is labeled loud and clear !!! (Insert laughing emojis here)

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You can also find them on Amazon.co.uk, same prices as on the Roka website

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Amanda, that’s good to know, although I think the shipping prices are pretty high there. I checked on something else there once and it was pretty pricey to have shipped. Although maybe the Roka bags are different. I’ll have to check. Thanks!

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Hello, Enabler and co!
I'm almost afraid to ask this but… do you like all things Roka or is there an item in particular that strikes your fancy?
Cheers!

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Does the fact that I immediately knew who this “enabler” was mean that mardee is now a bonafide “influencer”? I think it does. :)

Thanks for the heads up, mardee!

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Ha ha ha! I'm surrounded by comedians!

Mary Lou, in answer to your question, I do love all things Roka, but I really like the Canfield bag and that is what I have bought each time. I have 2 of them - one small and one medium, although I mostly use the small size as it is perfect for an everyday bag. It holds plenty of stuff but is lightweight, has an inside compartment for an iPad or tablet, and 2 other inside zipped pockets. It has 2 pockets on each side (I use one for my water bottle and the other for my phone), an outside zipped pocket, and "secret" pocket hidden on the side. I especially like the roll top design, which is nice as it gives it a bit of extra security, since the bag zips on top, then you roll the top down and secure it with 2 strong magnets.

The larger one (the medium size) has those same features, but is bigger (duh) and has a padded 15” laptop compartment inside. I would use that more as a personal bag when flying, or going on a long day trip where you needed more stuff.

Golden Girl, who posted above, has a Roka bag. I think it's the Canfield but maybe she can clarify. And Skye Girl, who lives in Scotland and frequently posts on the UK boards, also has several bags, but I believe she has the Bantry. It's similar to the Canfield but without the roll top.

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I have the Kennington as I prefer a crossbody to a backpack. That’s just me though. I had it out in the pouring rain yesterday and I loved that the bag was not soaked as my previous Lug bag would have been.

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KB, I think that's my favorite feature. It's been raining so much here in Duluth and not once has anything inside my bag gotten wet.

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Mardee - Thank you for enabling me! I just bought the Kennington lol

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This is my 4th day in London, and till now, I hadn't seen any Rokas. I went to the Tate Britain and lo and behold, there were two Canfields on the patrons. And yes, one ofvthe carriers was a middle aged boho woman.

Left the museum and there was another on the street!

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When I met Mardee in Plymouth, I was really surprised when she said: “is that a Roka bag?” But now I realise she’s a Rokanfluencer.

I went to the Tate Britain and lo and behold, there were two Canfields on the patrons.

Tate Britain is perhaps the most Roka museum in London.

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Just purchased the Roka Canfield medium!
Another success story for The Enabler.
(insert happy emoji)

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Sandra, that's funny!

Goldlen Girl, ha ha ha, another comic! :-) Seriously, when I see someone with a Roka bag, I immediately think "kindred spirit." :-) I do like your description of the typical Roka bag user.

Mary Lou, maybe I should write a book, lol! Roku bags I Have Pushed Onto Other People, and Why I Keep Buying Them.

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Golden Girl, who posted above, has a Roka bag. I think it's the Canfield but maybe she can clarify.

I’ve just seen this. I think mine’s a Canfield but I bought it at Falmouth Maritime Museum rather than online so I didn’t really notice the “type.” It has a roll top although if I fill it up, the top doesn’t roll, obviously. It’s teal coloured and the reinforced canvas is very rain resistant. Which has been useful here in the UK over the last few months.

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Now I'm in Lewes, and I saw a woman with a flat look Roka shoulder bag.