Feature: metallic handbags

Posted on November 08, 2013 by Rachel Kwei | 0 comments

Inspired by a gorgeous pair of metallic cinnamon shoes I decided to feature metallic handbags as there are so many around and perfect for the festive party season. I'm particularly partial to the warmer tones of rose gold, copper and bronze at the moment but many of these bags come in metallics other than the colours featured here eg. silver so don't forget to visit the websites for other options.
1. Peony & Moore, 'Maisie' in blush £69
In blush pink leather with a brushed brass lock closure this classic style.  The matching leather shoulder strap is adjustable and also removable as it sits on hidden poppers within the bag itself, so clever.  It has our signature cotton striped lining, a built in coin purse, as well as a zip compartment and pockets for phone/diary. 
2. Reece Hudson, 'Bondage Miniaudieiere' in rose gold croc embossed brass US$1,345
Miniaudiere Frame Evenine Clutch. Removable matching cuff. Chain to attach to cuff, for use as a short strap (8"drop), or removable. Approximately 6.5" x 3.75" height x 2" depth. Made in Italy.
Hold it, or let it hang elegantly from a wrist - this is the answer for those who like to take all of their essentials with them. Our popular wristlet has room for an iPhone, credit cards, keys, notes and change. All of these essentials are wrapped in one chic, metallic package. The inside is lined with an orange suede, and is finished with a detachable leather strap.
4. Marie Turnor, 'Lunch' leather bag in metallic gold US$250
Based on a brown paper bag, the LUNCH is sized in-between the PICNIC and the DINNER. Unlined. With an interior pocket. Approximately 10x7x3 inches. Made in California.
5. Belen Echandia, Covet Me Mini in anthracite with gunmetal US$315
Genuine leather, under-flap compartment with magnet closure, zipper pocket on reverse, PDA/mobile pocket, interior zipped pocket, handy leather strap, bag size: height 19.5cms, width 25.5cm, depth 2cm
6. Loeffler Randall, 'Lock Wallet' in rose gold watersnake US$350
The Lock Wallet in metallic rose gold watersnake with shiny silver signature push lock. A convertible wallet with removeable leather cross-body strap for multiple uses.
7. Liebeskind, 'Megan' in copper approx. £80
Compact, rounded shape, sporty zipper pocket and zippered patch pocket detail on front. Smooth leather in a metallic finish with contrasting hemline. W x H x D (cm): 17 x 25 x 9.5
8. Zatchel, 'Saddle bag' in metallic bronze £65
This saddle bag is handmade using bronze metallic leather with matching brown stitching and a silver nickel buckle.
9. Baggu, Leather Baggu in gold US$160
Our simple shape made of the softest natural milled leather. Comfortably fits over the shoulder.  14" wide / 24" tall / 4" gusset / 10" handle drop. Made in NYC.
10. Lauren Merkin, 'Eve'  in gunmetal metallic lambskin US$200
Like the best back-up singers, Eve complements you without stealing the spotlight. Classic shape in a size subtle enough to accompany any ensemble. Opens with a hexagonal frame. Signature striped shimmer lining. Made in NYC. 11 inches wide x 4.5 inches tall.
11. Jerome Dreyfuss, Popoche in golden €175
Little case with metal hoop on the side. Material: Lambskin. Dimension: 21x30x0.5cm. Weight: 92g.

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Nine timeless bucket bags

Posted on October 29, 2013 by Rachel Kwei | 0 comments

Jerome Dreyfuss - Alain bucket bag
The Jerome Dreyfus Alain bag is quite stunning. It comes in four different colours - black (one smooth calfskin, one laser-cut calfskin), stone (a grey velvet calfskin), verdigris (a greenish grey goatskin) and Nuts (brown calfskin). All of them beautiful but my passion for grey remains and choosing the Alain in stone wouldn't require any deliberation.

Alain bucket bag by Jerome Dreyfuss €920   

Mansur Gavriel - Bucket bag
Mansur Gavriel has been much talked about over the last year or so. Great for the brand but not so great as products become hard to get or sell out altogether (my first post about Mansur Gavriel is here). The bucket bag comes in three colours with a variety of resin coated interior colours.

Bucket bag by Mansur Gavriel US$495  

Tila March - Romy leather bucket bag
Like much of the range from Tila March, the Romy is an elegant, classic bucket bag that you would use for many years.

Romy bucket bag by Tila March €540   

Status Anxiety - Distant Lover bucket bag

Australian brand Status Anxiety has a great black leather bucket bag at a very reasonable price. They ship internationally and free shipping within Australia for orders over AUD$99. 

Distant Lover bucket bag by Status Anxiety AUD$199  

TL-180 Secchiello bucket bag 
TL-180 make a classic bucket bag in three different styles - a striped black and blue calf leather and a red or a black velvet for people who want a classic bag with a twist. 

Secchiello bucket bag by TL-180 €475   

Florian London - Mahiki leather bucket bag
This bucket bag comes in black, tan and purple high quality lambskin with gold hardware. The black is a stand out for me.

Mahiki bucket bag Florian London £280   

Belen Echandia - Rio bucket bag
If you are looking for some colour in wardrobe, the Rio bucket bag comes in a vibrant red but remains classic in style.

Rio bucket bag Belen Echandia £495  

Rebecca Minkoff, Dexter bucket bag
The exterior zip pockets and tassels make this bag feel a bit edgier than the other bucket bags on this list. It's very reasonably priced and would be an excellent every day bag.

Dexter bucket bag Rebecca Minkoff US$295   

Baggu drawstring purse 
No wonder it's sold out at the moment - it's such good value while being a modern, minimalist style. Make sure you check their site to see when it's back in stock.
They also have collaborated with Brooklyn-based All Knitwear to make awesome knit hats and colour-block cotton canvas bags and backpacks.

Drawstring purse by Baggu US$140   

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