Like my fellow stylish blogging sisters Jem and Helga, I'm just not into "it" bags. I can't imagine squandering hundreds of quid on a designer bag when I could buy a flight ticket to India and a bag full of vintage frocks from a jumble sale and still have change for the Glastonbury Festival......
....but I was rather excited to find this Furla satchel priced at 99p in a local charity shop!
You can't quite beat snaffling a vintage bag from a jumble sale or car boot sale, getting home and opening it to reveal traces of the last owner's life - a crumpled cinema ticket, a hastily scribbled shopping list, a wedding place card or a battered compact. It's like a mini time capsule, zipped up in the 1960's and forgotten for forty years.
Here's some of my bag collection, all found at car boots, jumble sales or charity shops unless stated:
Clockwise from top left-hand corner: 1960's grosgrain evening purse, 1980's sequinned clutch, Silver lurex chain purse ,1930's leather purse (Inherited) , Handmade Peacock feather and denim purse (Present), 1950's goatskin clutch, 1960's gold and black brocade purse
Clockwise from top left-hand corner: Vintage suede handbag with leather corsage, Leather coin purse with fleur de lys design, Tooled leather bag , Italian-made mustard leather shoulder bag, Renata Couture of Italy irridescent clutch, Embroidered Mexican purse (Gift from the lovely mitmot)
Clockwise from top left-hand corner: Russian-made framed handbag, Studded leather saddle bag, 1960's brushed denim tote, Furla satchel, Leather Gladstone bag, Ackery of London patent leather handbag, 1950's tooled leather handbag.
In with today's "bag" theme I'm wearing some baggy harem-cut jeans bought from the sample stall on the market last week for £2. The deadstock lycra bodysuit, vintage tweed waistcoat, patent brogues, leather belt and satchel were all charity shop finds and the Dunn &Co flat cap is one from Jon's vast collection - found at a jumble sale.