I’m indulging Shiny’s request - a list of my handbag inventory.

So here’s a wee bit of background info before you look at my list:

o Remember that I use to be a fashion buyer and was therefore gifted with the odd designer handbag by manufacturers from time to time.
o It has taken years and years to build up my collection.
o I swap my handbags daily. It’s easy because I don’t carry a lot in them and it takes two ticks.
o I’m a handbag horse. I can’t always have fun with shoes, but I can have loads of fun with bags. Hence the long list.


1. Chanel – classic black quilted gold-chain shoulder bag
2. Prada – black biker-studded baguette
3. Kate Spade – oversized red cracked patent clutch
4. Michael Kors – emerald green satchel
5. Charles David – cobalt blue, patent snakeskin tote
6. DKNY – black biker and zipper sling bag (for travelling in countries with pick pockets)
7. Jill Scott – black and cream cow print round handle bag

Better end brands:

1. Black cracked patent doctors bag (the one you see in the Ann Fontaine blog post)
2. Cream cracked patent flat tote
3. Red cracked patent flat satchel ( it needs to be replaced asap as it’s falling apart)
4. Yellow matte leather tote
5. snakeskin clutch
6. Zebra and black patent clutch ( printed cow hide – not real zebra)
7. Black and pearl vintage tear drop evening bag
8. Yellow matte leather clutch
9. Black ruffle clutch (whole bag is zips and leather ruffles)
10. Straw basket bag
11. Pukka red, blue and white urban Duran Duran sling bag that I got at their concert way back when. (It comes out occasionally because I don’t want to damage it. It’s irreplaceable.)
12. Green satchel

Cheap as chips bags:

1. Yellow oversized sling bag
2. Lime green “fish scales” bag with bamboo handles
3. Navy and cobalt bowling bag
4. Turquoise clutch

Decorative handbags:

1. Cream canvas tote with brightly coloured Mary Quant flowers embroidered all over it. It makes me happy when I look at it, but I don’t use it
2. A Chinese beaded evening bag that belonged to my late Mother

Apart from the decorative handbags, each handbag is in circulation – no orphans. They are packed on shelves in my walk in wardrobe so that I can pick, choose and remember them daily. I am attached to each and every one!