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!


  1. I have one of these that I raided from my mum's closet many moons ago, it's got the panther like yours, and is black, but the top flap is tan coloured. It's also a bit taller than yours, but not as wide from the side, so it doesn't fit much, it won't fit anything bulky. It's beautiful though, I 'll have to ask her where she got it! Thanks for the great idea of tucking the strap in to make it shorter, love it!
    I love your blog, I'm actually thinking of making a similar one this Summer, because the ONLY thing wrong with your blog is that I can't actually go buy lots of things it features because I live in Ireland, where they either don't have the shop or aren't having a sale, so this one would be set in Dublin and Ireland. Thanks for inspiring me! :) I'm an avid follower.

  2. very nice bag, will go with everything in your wardrobe...



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