Gucci 1973 Chain Shoulder Bag
The Gucci 1973 Chain Shoulder Bag is an evening bag from Gucci that is available in five colours, the centre piece being the fabulous gold python version pictured above. The other versions are made from leather and are available in pink, purple, black and beige.
All the bags feature antique polished gold metal hardware. The chain shoulder strap is a chunky curb chain with generous proportions and the bags are lined in leather or suede, depending on the colour.
Made in Italy, the bag is a flapover style with a concealed magnetic fastening on the front. The double G polished logo takes pride of place on the flap.
Inside, the bag has a slip pocket and a golden plaque telling you that the bag is “Europe Exclusive”.
Material: python or leather
Measurements: 18cm /7″ x 13cm / 5.1″ x 6cm / 2.4″
Gucci handbags are hand made in Italy by craftsmen, and chosen by style mavens who appreciate both the quality of the bag and it’s modern, up to date look.The Gucci 1973 Chain Shoulder Bag is a mini bag ideal for evening use. The luxurious chain strap adds a touch of opulence and the array of colours will leave you spoilt for choice.
UK based, worldwide delivery
Kzeniya Wild Chain Clutch in Black/Tiger, Gold or Silver
The Kzeniya Wild Chain Clutch is an envelope style clutch bag created by Kzeniya Oudenot, who is a graduate of the famous London St Martin’s College of Art and Design. The clutch has a concealed magnetic fastening and is embellished with chains to the sides, which make a gentle sound as they clink together as you move.
Inside, the bag is fully lined in Kzeniya logo fabric and there is a small slip pocket.
The clutch is delivered with a Kzeniya London drawstring dust bag.Material: The tiger clutch is made from calfskin leather and metal, the gold and silver clutches are made from leather and metal.
Measurements: 31cm (at widest point)/ 12.1″ x 13cm / 5.1″ x 3cm / 1.2″ (all measurements are approximate)
I am fortunate enough to own the tiger version of this clutch, and it really is rather special. It is beautifully made, the calfhair leather is sumptuous and the clutch looks completely different to anything else out there thanks to its chain embellishment.
This clutch has a uniquely exotic look and feel and would add a great finishing touch to any party frock or Little Black Dress.
Kzeniya has won many awards for her designs, and before starting her own label in 2010 she has previously worked for Alexander McQueen and the Royal Opera House, amongst others. Her bags have already been featured in Elle, Grazia and Vogue and have been carried by many celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Kate Beckinsale, Shakira and Jessie J.
She takes the inspiration for her designs from sculptures and architectural forms. The bags are constructed in small workshops in London and Spain, and the final chain embellishments are hand applied in her own studio. The leather used for the bags comes from Italy.
Vivienne Westwood Chatelaine Chain Strap Flap Over Bag in Black or Pink
The Vivienne Westwood Chatelaine Flap Over Bag is a small shoulder bag, which can also be carried as a clutch, which is made from soft Italian leather.
The bag has golden metal hardware throughout, including a gold orb on the front and a gold chain shoulder strap, which threads through chunky golden eyelets and can be removed. There is a magnetic clasp closure under the flap.
Inside, the bag is lined in grey fabric with a black orb print and there is a zip pocket together with a gold tone Vivienne Westwood brand plaque.
Measurements: 12cm / 4.75″ x 20cm /8″ x 5.5cm /2.5″ ; (all measurements are approximate)
Style note: Classic black, or girly pink, the choice is yours with these two new enviably cute mini shoulder bags / clutches for the SS2012 season. You won’t be short of occasions when you want to use one of them, and they really are new season essentials.
Mulberry Large Lambskin Lily with Buckle Chain in Midnight
This new version of the Lily from Mulberry is a much larger version and is made from soft grained lambskin leather in midnight, which is navy blue. The bag also doubles as an oversized clutch.
All the metalwork on the bag is gunmetal in colour, including the postman’s turnlock fastening on the front of the bag, the horse shoe charm contained in the hanging leather fob, and the chain strap, which features for the first time a trompe l’Oeil (trick of the eye) buckle on the strap. The chain enables the bag to be worn over the shoulder, or it can be pulled through to wear the bag cross body.
The bag is lined in brushed leather and there is one zip pocket with an oval Mulberry label and metal fob.
Measurements: 32cm / 12.5″ x 22cm / 8.6″ x 11cm / 4.3″; handle drop 11cm / 4.3″; handle drop 60cm – 23.4″ (all measurements are approximate)
Material: lambskin leather
Style note: This larger version of the Mulberry Lily makes the transition from daywear to nightwear with style. It’s big enough to carry the essentials and more and the cute trompe l’Oeil buckles on the chain are a nice touch. Expect to see on the arms of a celebrity very shortly.
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D&G Mary Lou Chain Handle Evening Bag / Clutch in Black
This version of the D&G Mary Lou Evening Bag is a black leather clutch with a removable golden chain handle. The D&G logo is on the back of the bag.
All the metal work on the bag is gold in colour, and the bag has a purse style kiss clasp fastening at the top. The top of the bag folds over and there is a further magnetic fastening to hold it in position.
Inside, the bag is fully lined and there is a D&G brand leather label.
Measurements: 20cm /7.9″ x 12cm / 4.7″ x 6cm / 2.4″ (all measurements are approximate)
Style note: The Mary Lou Evening Bag is a luxurious and covetable little bag which would team perfectly with your Little Black Dress – or even a little purple or little red dress. Beautifully made and styled, this bag is absolutely gorgeous and let’s face it, we all need a little luxury sometimes.
UK based, worldwide delivery is available
AllSaints Quilt Chain Bag in Gunmetal
The AllSaints Quilt Chain Bag is a leather shoulder bag which has been dyed by hand, then subsequently individually sprayed with layers of colour to create a subtle rainbow effect. This customisation process means that no two bags are exactly the same.
The bag has a soft, slouchy scoop shape and the chain handle is woven through the leather at the front and back creating a drawstring effect. It also has a leather shoulder rest.
Inside, the bag is fully lined in cotton fabric and there is a zip fastening pocket. The bag has a magnetic fastening at the top.
This bag is delivered with a calico dust bag for storage.
Measurements: 34cm / 13.4″ (height) x 46cm / 18″ (width at widest); strap length 62cm / 24″ (all measurements are approximate).
Material: leather, lined in cotton
Style note: The rainbow effect on the leather of this bag is subtle, yet absolutely captivating. The bag is slouchy with lots of room and would just rest on your shoulder and team with all your outfits in a stylish and easy way. Complete the look with the Kendall Biker Jacket in Black, Sora Ashby jeans in bitter black and the Busby Boots .
UK based, worldwide delivery is available.
Paul Smith Swirl Chain Strap Clutch
This Paul Smith Swirl Chain Strap Clutch is made from soft grained leather and has the multi coloured swirl design. No two bags are the same, as the leather is cut from large sheets so the pattern is slightly different on every bag. The clutch has a top zip fastening and golden chain strap so it can sit nicely over your shoulder..
The bag has an external slip pocket; inside there is also an internal zip pocket and the bag is lined in a cream beige fabric. It comes gift boxed.
Measurements: 21.6cm / 8.5″ x 14.0cm / 5.5″ (all measurements are approximate)
Style note: This cute little clutch is perfect for carrying your bits and bobs on a night out, and the great thing about the Paul Smith Swirl design is that it is always on trend, this season, and the next, and the next… This never out of style bag is perfect for carrying your keys, cash and lipstick; the optional chain handle is like a piece of jewellery in itself and you could even wear this bag during the day, teaming it with jeans ‘n’ heels, when you don’t have much to carry.
(UK based, worldwide delivery available)
Marc by Marc Jacobs Karlie Bag in Smoke Grey
The Marc by Marc Jacobs Karlie Bag is a small cross body or clutch bag, made from soft, lightly grained leather. It has a detachable gold chain and leather strap – all the metal hardware on the bag is gold coloured – and is a flap over style with a magnetic closure. On the front of the flapover there is the Marc by Marc Jacobs workwear metal plaque.
Inside, the bag is lined in a black and white Marc by Marc Jacobs logo printed material and there are slip pockets for six credit cards together with a large zipped compartment for coins. The metalwork features the Marc by Marc Jacobs branding.
Measurements: 12cm / 4.7″ x 23cm / 9″ x 4cm / 1.6″
Style note: This is cute cross body bag, with built in features so there is no need to also carry a purse. Fab for clubbing and nights out, the chic grey colour will go with all your wardrobe and the gold chain adds a touch of luxe even if you’re not wearing jewellery. It’s also perfect to take on holiday.
UK based, worldwide delivery.