Sunday, 10 March 2013

John Lewis: Top 6 Bold Purse Picks

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Last night, I spent a couple of hours looking at items in the women's clothing and accessories sections of the John Lewis website.

This is something I have avoided lately, since I don't have much spare money (I'm shooting off to Amsterdam in a couple of weeks...on my own - eeep!) and there's nearly always an item or two which ends up on my 'MUST HAVE' list.

I was most drawn to John Lewis' collection of bold hue purses. While brightly colored money-holders are currently vogue, I tend to stick to black purses, since "black goes with everything." This means I don't have to worry about matching my purse to any handbag I might choose to use (moving coins, notes and cards from one purse to another is very time consuming!).

However, I found more than a few purses in John Lewis' index which are making me come around to the summer-orientated trend.

I wanted to do a 'top five' originally, but I really couldn't whittle my list below these six vivid purses (in no certain order)...
Mulberry Leather ID purse, pink
Mulberry Leather ID purse, Pink.
I'm a sucker for fuchsia pink (explains my go-to hair colour...) and the Mulberry chrome plate quietly screams style. You've probably guessed this purse is more than a little out of my price range! The brown one retails for a lower £175.

Modalu Hampton Zip Around Purse , Red
Modalu Hampton Zip Around Purse , Red. 
I like the 'Britishness' of this postbox red, and the Modalu shell is a subtle but elegant touch. This is currently out of stock on the John Lewis site. I'm keen on the yellow version of this purse also (which, incidentally, is not out of stock currently).
Ted Baker Tyro Crystal Bow Bobble Patent Small Purse, Green
Ted Baker Tyro Crystal Bow Bobble Patent Small Purse, Green.
I'm not sure why this purse is listed on the John Lewis website as being 'Green', it looks yellow to me! Anyway, I love the wraparound-meets-peekaboo structure of this purse, which appears very well made. Adore.

Fiorelli Neema Leather Medium Trifold Purse, Cerise Soft White
Fiorelli Neema Leather Medium Trifold Purse, Cerise and Soft White. 
This is an option for those unsure about bright purses. I bet the soft leather is pleasurably tactile, and I love the contrast of the bold pink against the off-white. Affordable too.

One Button Block Colour Silicone Coin Purse, Purple
One Button Block Colour Silicone Coin Purse, Purple.
This purse is a budget option, and it's available in turquoise, green, fuchsia, and red alternatively. I'm not sure I'd be able to resist drawing little Tipex eyes on the closure - this really does look like the body and eyes of a cartoon alien/monster. B
ut it's cute also!
Ted Baker Rebekka Bow Bobble Patent Small Purse, Blue
Ted Baker Rebekka Bow Bobble Patent Small Purse, Blue.
Another Ted Baker purse. This is identical to the yellow Tyro Crystal Ball, one above, but this time the trim is is pink, and pink enamel and silver bows adorn the top clip closure. 
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What do you think of the brightly colored purse trend, and which is your favorite from my top six?

/KatSick.