Category Archives: Handbag Reviews

What’s your Ideal Purse?

Everyone’s ideal purse is different – some like a simple coin holder and use a seperate wallet for cards, others want to be able to fit the kitchen sink in theirs ūüôā I know I can’t please everyone but I try! I’ve recently designed 2 new purses, so here’s a little about them. Bertie The…

Mango Ellie: designed with dots

Introducing the Ellie medium tote bag in our fabulous mango leather. I really love the blue and white dotty lining inside this one and it’s got our usual zip pocket, phone and purse pockets and key clip. It’s almost better on the inside than on the outside! The Ellie bag also comes in black and…

A Mobile Office in 3 Handbags

I’m on the move again! I don’t just mean going to another office for the day, this time it’s permanently back to France from Holland, so my mobile office goes with me in a selection of handbags and other bags and accessories. This is my current selection. Martha Shopper I love the simple Martha shopper¬†(bottom…

A New Design Idea

I’m travelling right now: in India, via Dubai and I needed to bring my laptop, so I selected the only one of my handbag designs that fits my laptop. That got me thinking. Why do I only have 1 design in a choice of 3 colours that fits a large laptop? Nicky Bag The Nicky…

Two Tone Nicky

Towards the end of last year, I got bored of one colour leathers so I asked my tannery to make some 2 tone leathers for me. The result is a matt black leather with a very bright suede on the reverse side and in order to make this leather into a lovely handbag I designed…

Ask Shona: Your Questions Answered

I arranged my very first live Q&A session on our Facebook page last Sunday morning. In one hour I answered all kinds of questions from customers and friends of friends. Here are a couple of great questions with my answers. ¬†Sarah Gabrielle De Marcos Hi Shona, I am looking for a bag to see me…

Do You Need To Get Organised For The Holidays?

Are you travelling on holiday soon, possibly with kids or others that want you to carry their camera, phone, wallet, keys in your handbag? It’s a pain when you carry so much stuff that you can’t actually find your OWN things in your own handbag! Great Travelling Handbags I love to travel with a large…

Medium Purse/Notecase: Reviews 2 & 3

Here are 2 more reviews of our medium purse notecase. Jenny Snedden is in the UK and Petra Walker in Dubai. They are both reviewing the red purse. Q 1. You chose to review a purse from seeing photos on my blog¬†(or website if you clicked through), what was your 1st impression of the purse…

Medium Purse/Notecase: Review 1

A few weeks ago I made a request for volunteers to independently review our best selling purse design. I was wondering if the design could be improved upon. One of the ladies chosen to review is Carol Hilditch. Carol is based in the UK and is reviewing the purse in a soft olive green leather….

Handbag Review: Cross body shoulder bag

This is the final review of 3 of my new designs for 2014. We’ve had 6 ladies reviewing different colours in the cross body shoulder bag, the mini hobo and the pockets tote bag. This review, of the Mango shoulder bag, is from Julie Buck. Julie runs a marketing consultancy, MATER and although she is…