Wednesday, May 25, 2011
What I wore to work – dissected: part 2
This is my vintage leather bag in last week's What I wore to work blog post. I got it from eBay for just under £30, including postage.
It was the gold panther that had me hooked. Not dissimilar to a Mulberry s/s 2010 design and a whole lot like Angel Jackson's pieces, I'll let you in on a secret: the bag is actually by a label called Chiltern. I'm guessing it's from the 1980s, so maybe it was the inspiration behind the Mulberry and Angel Jackson bags.
I like its boxy shape and satchel-like concertina sections. The strap is long enough to wear across the body and when I'm feeling ladylike I double it over, slipping it under the flap, so I can carry the bag in the nook of my arm.
I've seen similar Chiltern bags with a lizard on the front. And, right now, there's one on eBay sporting a cheetah. Click here for the auction page. The starting price is just £7.95, but you'll have to hurry if you're interested as the auction finishes tomorrow evening. Please note, I'm not personally recommending this seller, just pointing you in the direction of a similar bag, that's all. Good luck tracking one down!