Friday, 15 January 2010
Think about all those Mulberry bags that are now lurking at the bottom of wardrobes, because you'd feel a bit of a berk carrying the bag of 2006 on the tube. What you're buying is status, not a bag, and status soon drops when the magazines start pushing next year's new, essential, must buy, best-part-of-a-pay-cheque bag.
Which brings me to Valhalla Brooklyn. Why spend a fortune on something that everyone else has and screams lack of originality, when you can buy something handmade and high quality at a fraction of the price? These bags are gorgeous, unique and good value: the Willow bag I'm lusting after, top left, comes in at £170. Can't say fairer than that, guv. They're only available in a few tiny boutiques in the US, but available to us here in the UK from Etsy.
[Thanks to Alice at Quaint Living for my bag lust!]