Wednesday, 21 May 2014
FOUND - Bloomin' Marvelous via Mary
I found this bag out of season at a Mary Portas Living & Giving Shop in Ealing, West London. It's huge, 24 inches across, lined in a silk/linen mix with a perfectly working wooden closure. While in mint condition it still has that special verve that comes with age. Everyone from Prada to Kate Spade are doing over-the-top straw bags but this treasure is happily unbranded. It marries up nicely with lots of the espadrilles in my vast collection and looks a treat with the cropped trousers my mom calls peddle pushers. Mary and her staff are in-the-know, so they stock particularity good 2nd-hand high street fashions. And Mary prices up vintage reasonably. Find her at www.maryportas.com/livingandgiving. I picked up this bit of flower power for just £25.