Category Archives: Handbag Reviews

A Business Bag for 2016

What does your business handbag look like? Does one bag do the trick or do you carry a handbag and another bag for your laptop & paperwork? Whatever your preference, I think the days of black and brown for business are, perhaps not quite long gone but definitely dwindling. A New Year, a New Look I…

Handbags & Holdalls: A New Review

Happy New Year! Have you got your new year wardrobe all ready to go? Sometimes it’s great to treat yourself to new things and that’s exactly what Carie Lyndene did just before Christmas. She sent me this photo of her new Shona Easton collection on her meeting room table at The Sucess Coach headquarters with…

Annie Brown Purse: More comments on a new Design

Following my recent post with initial impressions of the Annie purse from 2 reviewers, I have received some photos and new comments from Maureen Sharphouse. Maureen has had her purse for a couple of weeks now and here is what she said to me. Maureen says:  I absolutely love the purse and with use the…

Annie Purse: First Impressions of a New Design

Here are the first impressions of our new Annie purse design by 2 independent reviewers, Melanie Bundock and Maureen Sharphouse. Melanie and Maureen were sent 5 questions to answer after receiving their purse for review. Q 1. We used a courier with a timed prediction service for your delivery. Did you need to change your…

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 🙂 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…