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Marc by Marc Jacobs Thunderdome Doctors Bag Marc by Marc Jacobs Thunderdome Doctors Bag

Marc by Marc Jacobs Thunderdome Tote Bag in Tan

The Marc by Marc Jacobs Thunderdome Tote Bag is a tan structured doctos bag style leather tote bag which has a top zip fastening, two top handles and a removable and buckle adjustable cross body strap. All the metal hardware on the bag is gold in colour

Inside, there is a single main compartment with a zip pocket and two slip pockets. It is fully lined in chestnut Marc by Marc Jacobs logo print fabric.

Measurements: 24cm / 9.4″ x 44cm / 17.2″ x 18cm / 7″; strap drop 53cm / 20.9″; all measurements are approximate.

Material: leather

This tote is a vintage inspired style so it won’t date and is likely to remain a key piece for years to come. The tan colour will team well with most colours and the structured styles of this bag gives it a ladylike air. It’s perfect for carrying your essentials.

UK based, worldwide delivery.

Smythson Antonia Tote Bag in Olive Smythson Antonia Tote Bag in Olive

Smythson Antonia Olive Bag

The Smythson Antonia Olive Bag is an elegant structured handbag, finished in olive green goatskin leather with black leather side panels. The bag is a frame style with gold tone hardware throughout, and it features two external pockets with magnetic fastenings and a satin lining, with an external zip fastening pocket on the front of the bag.

The main compartment has a clasp fastening and within this compartment there are two ruched slip pockets and a zip fastening pocket, trimmed in goatskin and with a brand label.

The bag has two rolled leather top handles and a detachable shoulder strap.

Material: leather

Measurements: 36.5 cm / 14.4″ x 26.5 cm /10.4″  x 15 cm / 6″, handle drop: 11 cm / 4.3″; shoulder strap drop 42cm / 16.5″ (all measurements are approximate).

An iconic and instantly recogniseable style, the Smythson Antonia is an iconic bag that has attained cult status with the fashion pack. I love it’s classic lines and the attention to detail, and it’s the perfect investment piece for a lady like look.

UK based, international delivery available.

MCM First Lady Tote MCM First Lady Tote

MCM First Lady Tote in Blue or Orange

The MCM First Lady Tote bag, available in blue or orange from Harrods, is a pure leather tote bag which has polished gold coloured hardware throughout. The bag has two rolled leather top handles, together with a detachable and buckle adjustable shoulder strap. The bag has a two way zip top fastening and there is a gold tone square brand plaque on the front of the bag.

Inside, the bag is lined in logo fabric and there is a zip pocket and two slip pockets inside.

Measurements: 28cm / 11″ x 45cm / 17.5″ x 17cm /6.7″; handle drop 12cm / 4.7″  (all measurements are approximate)

The First Lady Tote from MCM is something of a show stopper, it has to be said. Made my European Craftsmen, the brand has attracted celebrity fans including Mischa Barton and the brand new MCM boutique has just opened in Harrods.

UK based, worldwide delivery is available

Reed Krakoff Uniform Bag Reed Krakoff Uniform Bag

Reed Krakoff Uniform Bag in Black

The Reed Krakoff Uniform Bag is a black tote bag which has been hand made from polished calfskin and burnished bridal leather. It’s a structured bag which has two leather top handles. There are external two slip pockets on the front of the bag and a zip fastening pocket on the back. The bag has a zip top fastening and all the metal hardware is gold in colour. It has a detachable black luggage tag.

Inside, the bag is fully lined in black material and there is one zip fastening pocket and two pouch pockets.

This bag is presented in a Reed Krakoff dust bag.

Material: leather

Measurements: 33 cm / 12.9″  x 38 cm / 14.8″ x 16 cm / 6.3″; handle drop 18cm / 7″ (all measurements are approximate)

The Uniform Tote Bag from Reed Krakoff is a bag which is both timeless and elegant, taking it’s inspiration from bespoke handmade luggage from years gone by. Structured and ladylike, this bag is an investment purchase which would bring pleasure for many years to come. This bag is the newest bag in the Reed Krakoff range having been introduced this year. Michelle Obama is known to be a fan of the brand.

(UK based, worldwide delivery available)

LK Bennett Hayle Bag LK Bennett Hayle Bag

LK Bennett Hayle Bag in BLack, Taupe, Blue and Bordeaux

The LK Bennett Hayle Bag is a large, structured, patent leather handbag. It’s a flap over style and features the LK Bennett Tudor Rose clasp on the front. The bag has both a short grab handle and a removable shoulder strap for multiple carry options. All the metal hardware is silver in colour.

The bag has a main compartment with a smaller compartment at the front. It is fully lined, and the main compartment has a zip fastening pocket and a leather brand label.

This bag is presented with an LK Bennett dust bag.

Material: patent leather

Dimensions: 23cm / 9″ x 33.5cm / 13.1″ x 10cm / 3.9″

This is a timeless and completely versatile bag for the new season. Structured and smart, the bag will take you seamlessly from work to weekend with enviable style. Complete the look with a pair of LK Bennett heels, such as the Harper Shoes or the Sledge Shoes in patent leather.

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Launer Traviata Handbag

Launer Traviata Handbag

Launer Traviata Handbag in Royal Blue, Latte, Lime Green, Black, Ruby Red, Raspberry Red (Patent), Black (Patent), Jaffa Orange or Daffodil Yellow

The Launer Traviata Handbag is a bag that is frequently carried by The Queen – and indeed, Launer are the holders of a royal warrant.

The Traviata Bag is made from calfskin leather in either matte or patent. It is a boxy, structured, traditional handbag with a flap over top and a single top handle. Whilst this handbag is a favourite of the monarch, the sales of it have also been booming in the under 50’s and the bag is now available for online purchase at Selfridges.

Are any of my readers old enough to remember Mrs Thatcher and her handbags? Well, she was a fan of Launer handbags too. These are bags for powerful women, there’s no question of that.

The Traviate Handbag has gold tone metal hardware throughout with the discrete twisted metal brand logo on the front, fastening with a concealed stud at the front. In addition to the top handle, it also comes with a detachable shoulder strap. The bag is lined in suede and features two internal compartments, zip fastening and slip pockets. On the back of the bag there is a slip pocket and there are four metal feet on the base to protect it from scratches.

Measurements: 18cm / 7″ x 23cm /9″ x 11cm / 4.3″; ( all measurements are approximate)

Material: calfskin leather lined in suede

This is a classic, lady like style, perfect for carrying at a wedding, special occasion or luncheon. It has a retro yet classic look which is, in many ways, timeless.

UK based

Radley Lowdham Large Tote Bag

Radley Lowdham Large Tote Bag

Radley Lowdham Tote and Grab Bags

The Radley Lowdham Bag collection contains three leather handbags – a large tote bag, a medium tote bag and a small grab bag. All the bags are available in the following three colourways:  black, hazelnut (tan) and cotton (ivory). The styles available include the:

  • Radley Lowdham Large Tote Bag
  • Radley Lowdham Medium Tote Bag
  • Radley Lowdham Small Grab Bag
The bags are a classic structured shape with a zip top fastening and a zip and pouch pockets inside. They are lined in a floral print fabric.
The bags all have a tonal handbag charm with a leather Radley dog and leather floral and bead embellishments.
The metal hardware on the bags is silver in colour and each bag has a silver tone metal Radley dog hang tag. The inside of the bags is lined in a floral print fabric.

Click here to view and buy the Radley Lowdham Bag collection

The Radley Lowdham Bag is a classic style, very ladylike, and perfect for the woman who prefers a classic, statement piece that avoids seasonal trends.

(UK based, worldwide delivery is available)

Further details

Radley Lowdham Large Tote Bag

Perfect for work or play and a great transotional bag between the two, the Radley Lowdham Large Tote Bag will take you wherever you need to be.

Radley Lowdham Medium Tote Bag

Radley Lowdham Medium Tote Bag

Measurements: 40cm x 25cm x 11cm; he length of the straps from the top of the bag to the apex is 24cm.

Product code: 61287

Radley Lowdham Medium Tote Bag

This bag slips easily over your shoulder and will quickly become your handbag of choice for day time use.

Measurements: 36cm x 21.5cm x 10cm; the length of the strap from the top of the bag to the apex is 24cm.

Radley Lowdham Small Grab Bag

Radley Lowdham Small Grab Bag

Product code: 61286

Radley Lowdham Small Grab Bag

This is a cute hand held bag that is perfect to carry on smart days when you don’t need to carry the world around with you.

Measurements: 31cm x 18.5cm x 9cm; the length of the strap from the top of the bag to the apex is 14cm.

Product code: 61285

LK Bennett Olive Bag

LK Bennett Olive Bag

LK Bennett Olive Bag in Coral Pink

The LK Bennett Olive Bag a structured handbag from LK Bennett which is brand new for the SS2012 season.

This bag is made from crocodile printed leather and is most luxurious, with its chunky metal hardware.

It has two structured rolled leather top handles and a strap which fastens over the top of the bag. There are also studs on the base of the bag to protect it from scratches.

The bag is spacious with plenty of room for all your essentials.

Material: leather

Dimensions: 

Style note: The bag of the season, LK Bennett are rightly proud of their new luxurious crocodile embossed leather bag, which is perfect for use on or off duty and an exceedingly smart and ladylike handbag. Team with printed fabrics and summer silks for smart day and evening occasions.

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Radley Angelica A4 Tote Work Bag

Radley Angelica A4 Tote Work Bag

Radley Angelica Work Bag, Grab Bag and Tote Bag

The new season Radley Angelica handbag collection is a set of structured handbags made from smooth leather and available in three colours – black, mustard (tan) and daffodil (yellow). The styles available include the:

  • Radley Angelica A4 Workbag
  • Radley Angelica Grab Bag
  • Radley Angelica Tote Bag
All the bags have two top handles, a zip top fastening and a well organised interior which is split into three separate compartments.
Each bag has a matching leather Radley Scottie dog hang tag. Inside, the bags are lined in a lively green tulip print fabric and there are further interior pockets.

Click here to view and buy the Radley Angelica Bag collection

These gorgeous handbags are perfect for on or off duty use and offer timeless and classic styling which will still be on trend ten seasons from now!

(UK based, worldwide delivery is available)

Further details

Radley Angelica A4 Workbag

The Radley Angelica A4 workbag, pictured above right,  is suitable for carrying A4 files and documents with its three compartments and interior pockets, and it makes doing business a pleasure! It will also look fab with your smart work outfits.

Radley Angelica Medium Grab Bag

Radley Angelica Medium Grab Bag

Measurements: 41cm x 26cm x 11cm; the length of the straps from the top of the bag to the apex is 25cm.

Product code: 60898

Radley Angelica Grab Bag

The Radley Angelica Grab Bag, pictured left, is a medium sized bag, designed to be carried in the hand. Not too large, this stylish bag will keep you well organised with all its compartments. Plus there’s a zip pocket and a slip pocket too!

Measurements: 30cm x 21cm x 10cm; the length of the handles from the top of the bag to the apex is 34cm.

Radley Angelica Medium Tote Bag

Radley Angelica Medium Tote Bag

Product code: 60895

Radley Angelica Tote Bag

The Radley Angelica Tote Bag, pictured right,  is a lady-like bag that you can just pop over your shoulder to add instant style to any outfit, and it’s suited to on or off duty use.

Measurements: 35cm x 25cm x 10cm; the length of the straps from the top of the bag to the apex is 25cm.

Product code: 60896

Michael by Michael Kors Bedford Tote

Michael by Michael Kors Bedford Tote

Michael by Michael Kors Bedford Tote Bag in Electric Pink, Tangerine or Luggage

The Michael by Michael Kors Bedford Tote bag is made from “luggage” coloured leather (I would call it tan) and has an all over ostrich effect. The bag has silver coloured hardware throughout. It features two structured rolled leather top handles with square handle rings and a separate buckle adjusting shoulder strap.

Michael by Michael Kors Bedford Tote in Pink or TangerineA structured bag, the Bedford tote has a framed zip top and the Michael Kors logo is at the top centre. The bag is also embellished with the removable signature MK circle charm with a leather tag.

Inside the bag there are three compartments, two are zip fastening and there is a large central compartment which has a leather tab fastening. Inside the central compartment there is a further zip fastening pocket, four slip pockets and a key fob attachment. The bag is fully lined in signature satin fabric.

Measurements: 25cm / 9.7″ x 34.5cm / 13.5″  x 14cm / 5.5″ (all measurements are approximate)

Material: leather

Style note: The Bedford tote is a smart and ladylike bag with, I think, a touch of retro styling about it. It looks like the sort of bag that Jackie O would carry – smart, structured and capable, with lots of compartments and pockets to keep everything organised, a feature that other bags sometimes lack. Yes, we like our bags to be beautiful, but if they’re practical as well – well that makes them irrestible.

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All measurements are approximate.

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