Tillie, Alexa & The Confectioners.

16 Jan

I have satchel bags on the brain 100%. It really is an affliction. I can’t stop thinking about how much I need/want(?) one. I have been browsing them for a while, and they are the It bag to have right now. If you don’t have one, and you care, then now is the time to rush out and buy one! Go! Stop reading now and run. I will still be here when you get back. And even if you don’t care what fashion is saying, a satchel bag is classic and versatile; something you will always go back to. What more convincing do you need?

Personally I’m torn between vintage and new. There are so many cute vintage satchels out there, and I am partial to a good vintage wonder to tote all my junk around in. I saw some gorgeous man style ones at Rozelle markets last Sunday, all real leather for amazing prices, in good condition. I was soo sorely tempted and would have made the commitment if it hadn’t been for numerous splurge purchases that directly proceeded said satchel discoveries.

In terms of new, the choices are numerous and will continue to grow as the tickle down effect filters high-end designer trends down to mainstream saturation overload. But until that happens I’m going to enjoy the likes of these beautiful Mulberry bags – the Tillie and the Alexa. Does Mulberry ever really get it wrong? I swear, they make the most lust worthy bags ever. Every season I want at least 6.

When I was in London last Christmas it was all I could do to stop myself from buying one, even though I had just bought a very dandy piece of luxury leather from Luella, just round the corner five minutes earlier. Up and down Conduit Street, I kept trying to convince my best friend to invest, because every one of the bags I picked up would ‘love her forever’. Especially in the Mulberry store.  And I really meant that. Because you would have your Mulberry forever. The gorgeous colours and deceptively simple designs never fail to entice me. And oh! The leather is so beautiful and soft and drool worthy. And this is coming from a vegetarian!

I want that little gold plate with the cut out tree to grace my person. Right now. Mulberry has recently decided to grace Sydney shores with its presence… keep watching this space in the coming weeks. You never know, I may just have a lapse of rational judgement and find myself in knee deep in debt, with a lusty look in my eyes as I take deep inhalations of the lightly leather perfumed air exuding from my new satchel…

Another worth mentioning is French & British Confectioners, who make amazing patent leather goods that make my heart soar. So, so gorgeous and very affordable. They are really well designed, feminine pieces that exude cult brand following power! Do it.


2 Responses to “Tillie, Alexa & The Confectioners.”

  1. Ria January 17, 2011 at 12:58 am #

    I adore these style of bags, I have a cheap one myself in black. But I agree they are THE It bag of the season :)

    • Crystal. January 17, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

      Me too! I actually went out about an hour after posting this, to buy this satchel that I have had my eye on since before Christmas. It’s a cheapy, but way cute. I’m still sorely tempted by Mulberry though…!

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