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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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

Posted in Annabel Ingall, bucket bag, Capulet London, Donatienne, Marie Turnor, Modalu, navy, tote, yellow