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.