I Needed It… Gerard Darel Pom Bag

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Le “Pom” Bag

So I did a naughty thing… I purchased this buttery soft beauty from Gerard Darel last week to add to my winter wardrobe. Tired of lugging around a “hand-held” bag, I really fancied a cross-body option this autumn and here it is. Quelle beauté?! X

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Nouvelle en Août: Valentine Gauthier Pygmee Bag

This caramel leather cross-body Pygmee bag comes to you courtesy of French fashion designer Valentine Gaulthier. It has a plaited strap and zip up fastening. Decorated with Orange, White and Red tassels, it has a real ethnic feel and comes with Valentine Gauthier signature on a plate. Wear as part of a causal weekend or holiday, Summertime look.

Valentine Gauthier

Valentine Gauthier

Mark Cross “Overnight Sensation”

Mark Cross Gracie Bag

Regarde mes amis, whilst (killing time) conducting my usual thorough research I came across this truly amazing piece of cinematic memorabilia being auctioned on the Christie’s website. The actual, (as in touched by the hand of Grace Kelly!) Mark Cross “overnight bag” which featured in the 1954 movie ” Rear Window“. The bag sold for a not too shabby $5,019! As you know, I have been having something of a “Rear Window”, moment. Something to do with the long cold evenings no doubt… Having recently re-launched, the Mark Cross brand has a certain Je ne sais pas ce que. It is true to its vintage heritage whilst being instantly fresh yet classic. There is something incredibly “grown up” about these handbags, it almost makes one feel as though one were playing ‘dress up’ and in these dark days of financial austerity that can’t be a bad thing…Bisous

Coach Classic

Aren’t I a clever girl?! I have managed to secure a wonderful butter soft vintage leather Coach Classic handbag for under fifteen pounds via a certain online auction spot. This was indeed a very satisfying purchase as a similar re-issued number is currently being sold on Net a Porter for the princely sum of £275! Résultat!