4 gorgeous bucket bags for the new season

Posted on July 15, 2015 by Rachel Kwei | 0 comments

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KARA 2014 resort collection

Posted on November 01, 2013 by Rachel Kwei | 0 comments

KARA has just launched its 2014 resort collection. The range now includes black mesh and cream calf hair handbags in fabulous minimal and very chic styles.
KARA 2014 resort collection
KARA calf pouch
KARA calf and black leather small backpack

KARA handbags resort 2014 collection

KARA black dry bag

KARA nude tote bag

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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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Colours to wear now #4: 6 navy & yellow bags to update your autumn wardrobe

Posted on October 22, 2013 by Rachel Kwei | 0 comments

In this week's final instalment of Net-a-Porter's guide on colours to work into your wardrobe now, we're covering navy and yellow. It's much easier to find navy rather than yellow but I did discover some interesting options...
US-based Donatienne Designs, designs and manufactures their bags in Los Angeles. Only limited numbers of each bag are available so it's unlikely you will see it on others. This envelope clutch features laser cut fur and is appropriate for day and night.

Megan clutch in blue by Donatienne US$325 

The Tilly is a small shoulder bag that can be worn cross body or, because of its detatchable strap, as a clutch. It has a coin pocket, card holder and phone pocket in its two seperate compartments and is lined in a soft orange suede.

Tilly shoulder bag by Capulet London £395  

This citrus tote from Annabel Ingall will add a bright pop of colour to your autumn wardrobe which is great to counteract the gloomy weather we are starting to have.

Small Isabella tote in citrus by Annabel Ingall US$395

The Pippa by Modalu is a lady-like bag that would be great for work and travel. It comes in a really wide range of colours - around 18 in this size - so there are alternatives if you not a fan of the navy.

Pippa grab bag in navy by Modalu £225
The Detour bucket bag from Marie Turnor is much less structured than other bags here and can also be worn cross body.
Detour bucket bag in blue by Marie Turnor US$500

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