I stumbled (as I always do!) across this gorgeous vintage website a few months back called Shagpile which sell the most fantastic handmade bags.
Made in Australia (always a bonus) by designer Andria Beighton from "vintage, retro, unusual and reclaimed fabric sourced locally and from overseas, each distinctive piece comes finessed with buttons and beads producing cute and stylish detailing that highlights the "one-off" quality of Shagpile products."
At the time I oohed and arhhhed over each bag, I bookmarked it and promised myself that I'd pop back over and make a purchase when I wasn't so pressed for time...then, as usual, I forgot all about it!
As luck would have it, I managed to stumble across Shagpile once again this morning in my cyber travels and seeing as I have a bit of extra time over the weekend...one of those babies has my name written all over it! And really, who can go past a blurb like this:
"They ’re fun and funky. They come in every imaginable colour, texture, pattern and style. There ’s one to match every little outfit in your wardrobe and mind ’s eye, and they are distinct enough that you ’ll see something perfect for both your hippy dippy aunt and mod stylish sister"