I’m super bored with the slouchy bags of the last few seasons, and welcome the return of the box frame bag, which fits well with this winter’s more controlled look. I have my grandmother’s black crocodile frame bag in London, which is going off to be refurbished in time for the shows in September, and I picked this little number up a few weeks ago.

I’m not usually a huge fan of Lulu Guinness handbags, (although I’ve always secretly lusted over the black satin fan evening bag). But I did pop off to the Manhattan Lulu sample sale just before I went back to London to look for a birthday present for T, who dotes on her designs. Of course, I also found myself a piece for $100: this black suede and leather bag from her higher end Couture collection, (which normally retails somewhere around £500/$1000. Bargain.), was from last year’s ‘Surrealist eye’ story, (the clasp is a unique piece of jewellery designed by Lulu and made with a fabulous British jewellery maker, Simon Harrison, in London,) but it’s perfect to through to this winter. I’m afraid I actually bought two: one for my mother for her birthday too.

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Oh god yes, big bags are so…YAWN! Although I really need a big bag as I can’t go out without taking the entire contents of my house with me (you know, ‘just in case’…). I love the flat frame bags I keep seeing but they’re just not practical. On another note, Lulu’s shoes are fab for autumn-winter…

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I love that eye!

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Wow, that’s a great bag. Love the surrealist touch.

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Bored of slouchy bags already?? I have to agree, I really think it’s about the hard wear such as the clasp on this bag. Even though I don’t see the box/stiffed frame bag together with the skinny jeans and 80’s look, which is so overdone (i’m sure you saw this at loolapolooza). But there is a bag for every look and eventually these frame bags will be the next “hodgepodge” in the NYT soon!

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Oh it is FANTASTIC! And of course you’d buy two–a good bargain cannot be let past too easy. I always buy a second of a fantastic deal to give to my mom too. I often have birthday and Christmas presents *months* in advance.

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