Does Her Majesty have a laptop, or even a laptop sleeve?
That is the question of the day.
By Her Majesty, I mean of course the Queen of England – she who celebrated her birthday just a week ago.
Perhaps she does not like new-fangled technology (unless it’s hip replacements and… wig making). Perhaps she would rather leave all that hoo haa to her grandchildren.
Or… perhaps, just perhaps, some very clever person last week thought, "I bet Her Maj would just LOVE a Juicy Couture Velour laptop sleeve for her birthday. She would greatly appreciate the irony and funkiness of it, as well as the rather regal words adorning the front in lovely stitching. Yes, I shall get her one of those, and at the age of eighty she can become the trendiest Monarch England has ever seen."
Besides, what on earth else are you supposed to get the woman who has literally EVERYTHING?
SRP $75.00 for all you common subjects
Only DKNY could call a purse a sack and make it just… cool.
What we have here is the DKNY Reversible Small Muslin Sack (sack!) – an absolutely genius little thing that is made from a very trendy muslin paisley print – or square print! – with a gorgeous roomy interior.
In fact, this might be another one of those Mary Poppins bottomless bags that you can carry lampshades and mirrors around in.
One of those essential bags, especially with summer coming up – don’t believe me?
I have one word for you: beach.
Go go go!
Here’s a lovely, muted hobo – it’s the Embellished Leather Hobo from Isabella Fiore, another of the more soft designs this spring.
It’s made of creamy lambskin, with a beaded design on the front that is handstitched to look like netting – the handle is made of woven leather and there’s some tassley goodness going on there as you can see.
A very beautiful and sophisticated purse from Fiore!
Here’s the eternally glorious Dooney & Bourke Tattoo purse in one of its many forms – the Bucket Bag.
I like this purse not so much because of the cool shape, but because of those rather lovely painted ladies gracing the front in all their multicolour kitsch glory.
The Dooney Hearts are there of course, as is the Dooney tag on the zipper… just a gorgeously funky purse from a gorgeously funky line.
We <3 the Hearts!
I love love love purple purses – and this just might be my favourite so far.
It’s the Jimmy Choo Ciao purse, a lovely ruched satin creation with jewelled crystal mesh ring handles and a zipper buried in all those folds of purple.
It’s a very little-girl-playing-princess purse, all royal purple and sparkly handles and soft cheek-rubbingly soft fabric…
An evening bag that just begs to be shown off in day time!
Fendi have updated their classic immortal Spy Purse with this lovely seasonal offering.
It’s the Coated Crepe Satin Spy Bag, a gorgeous addition to the Fendi family – made of a beautiful satin with floral, thorny print, braided handles made of leather and… a secret pocket!
It’s no surprise at all that this purse keeps going and going… most It-Purses fade away as soon as the celebrity of the day stops using them… but this is one that clearly is not going anywhere soon.
Go on, you deserve it!
Here’s a nice, refreshing little slice of purse – it’s the Lune Print Pouch from Emilio Pucci, a very small, canvas-made clutch with a beautifully modern, fresh design.
The stitching on the purse is clearly visible, which gives it a very cute I-Made-This-At-Home-Because- I-Am-A-Purse-Genius air, and the combination of blues and whites and purple is altogether charmingly arty.
It is, as I say, a wee little bairn of a purse – but then you know what they say about good things coming in small packages, don’t you…?
This delicately-lilac purse is the Coach Soho Optic Signature Applique Pouch – possibly the longest name ever for a purse.
It’s made of the Coach jacquard fabric, with a standard zip closure and hardy inner lining.
It’s so obviously a springtime purse – hence the adorable little ladybug applique. The purse is also available in silver – which as a bumblebee applique instead.
It’s a classic Coach purse, perfectly seasonal and shimmeringly pretty.
Bring on Spring!
Here’s a delightfully decadent little purse from Asprey – it’s called the Swirl Muffin Bag, and it’s quite the cute little evening accessory.
The material is a rich, velvet-soft suede with a crescent handle and Swarovski crystal swirl-designs on the front.
It’s an extremely sweet little thing – not just because of the sparkly Swarovski’s (is there anything left that isn’t adorned with Swarovski’s?) but because of the old-fashioned, almost Victorian shape to it.
Plus it’s called the Muffin Bag! That is just the most adorable name I have heard for a purse in a very long time.
Pip pip Asprey!
SRP $375.00 +
Here’s a purse for the very brave – it’s the Karung Snakeskin Bag from Botega Veneta.
I say ‘for the very brave’ because this purse looks exactly like what it is made of – and I wouldn’t feel entirely sure that it wouldn’t come to life suddenly and give me a good nip on the behind.
We’ve featured snakeskin purses before, but this is the most snakey of them all. The hardware is a very classy tortoiseshell, with both a clasp and zipper – the lining is a gorgeously lux suede, and it has a very ‘in’ chunky chain handle.
Absolutely gorgeous purse – wear it at your peril!