Friday, June 25, 2010

Spot the difference

My love affair with leopard print continues apace. The latest addition being a leopard-print bag. Now, which one would you choose?

One is a spacious, rectangular-based cotton-canvas tote bag in an abstract animal-style print that features a little discreet branding in the pattern. There's a short shoulder strap and two handles to carry this tote by.

The other is a similar-sized, rectangular-based cotton-canvas tote bag in a distinct leopard print with subtle branding on the handles. These longer-length handles allow you to carry this tote by hand or on your shoulder.

OK, the first (on the left) is £30 from Temperley. The second is from Reiss and it's free with the July issue of Elle (£3.70). So, for the price of a couple of magazines, you could buy several and still have change for the cost of the Temperley version. Which is a good thing as this Reiss tote also comes in cool navy-and-white stripes or plain, classic navy.

You've probably seen it on the shop shelves already, but if you haven't you'd better hurry as Elle's July issue (the one with Twilight's Kristen Stewart on the cover) is only on sale until the beginning of next week.


  1. Thanks for this post, I hadn't seen that Elle were giving away Reiss bags!

    I think I prefer the Temperley one, but for £3.70 the other bag's a winner!

    Keep up the good work! I'm penniless and you're blog is exactly what I need


  2. Wow! That is a bargain and yes the Temperley one if there was a choice but the free one too good to resist!

  3. hehe yr not the only 1 i ♥ leopard print!

  4. I love these bags, I have the the Reiss nautical striped one from Elle magazine - infact I used it today. Lovin' your blog

  5. Thanks for all your lovely comments.

    I was in Reiss over the weekend and noticed that the leopard print on the Elle bag has also been used for a clutch and a satchel - and both are in the sale!

    It's satisfying to know that something used for a free gift is deemed good enough to sell in the shop, too.

    Bargainista Fashionista x x x

  6. I love it when you do your 'spot the difference'! :)


  7. Thanks Little L. I shall try and think of some more!

    Bargainista Fashionista x x x



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