The Owl & The Pussycat Christmas Gift Guide: Bags Of Style
You can't buy happiness - but you can buy a bag and that's kind of the same thing! We certainly think so because looking at our collection of handbags makes us smile with pride and joy.
A handbag is so much more than just a bag - it's an item of your wardrobe that can make a true statement, last through many seasons, and make an outfit POP. We enjoy dressing an outfit up or down with a handbag: colour, texture and patterns to wear with a one-tone outfit; or a classic grey or beige bag to compliment a statement maxi dress.
Bags make excellent gifts - you may not know or be able to guess your friends', significant other's, or family member's size but you can give them the gift of a handbag. Every time they reach in to it, they'll remember you and what a wonderful Christmas they had!
We narrowed down our top 6 bags, purses, and bag accessories to share with you in this Christmas gift guide.
First up is this Caroline Gardner Gold crossbody bag. This bag is made with PU vegan leather and is perfect for everyday, with one spacious internal compartment. Crafted from wonderfully soft leather and available in a variety of colours, these bags have detachable cross body straps, so you can easily mix and match with our other handbag straps to refresh your bag each season. We love the gold colour for the festive season - you can jazz up a jeans and sweater outfit, or pair this bag with tutu skirt for festive glamour.
Of course we had to include the Caroline Gardner Bag Straps for you to choose from! We love the variety of colours these straps come in and you can easily change straps for your bag to suit any outfit and occasion - it's like grown up pick 'n mix!
Our winter must-have bag is the Bulaggi Faux Fur bag - we couldn't resist the softness and the colours of these bags, and the cosy feeling it brings us.You simply want to cuddle and pet this handbag as it is so soft! This handbag has beautiful half round handles that look really trendy. With this bag comes an additional shoulder strap, so that the bag can be worn comfortably over the shoulder as well. This bag has a large main compartment and three inner pockets of which one with a zipper.
A few of our team have already snapped up their favourite colours - these bags make a wonderful gift for the fashionista in your life!
For the true handbag queens - this gorgeous shiny bumblebee keyring is perfect for adding a pop of colour to your favourite bag, or for your keys so you never lose them in your bag again! This keyring has beautiful detail and colours - what a wonderful present to make someone you love smile on Christmas morning.
Staying with the theme of beautiful creatures, we LOVE this velvet moth purse from My Doris. It's a beautiful Burgundy colour which makes us think of Christmas, with a hand sewn orange, bronze, yellow and black beaded design and a gold bead border. The small size is ideal as a purse, card holder or jewellery pouch. We love this purse as it's so easy to find in our handbags, and makes a wonderful gift suitable for any lady - who doesn't need a card holder, or somewhere to store their change?
Who doesn't need a glamorous clutch bag for the festive season? We know this year is a little different and party season may not be exactly how we imagined it, but this bag makes a perfect shopping companion as it's super handy to reach for your phone to check the present list, or crab your cards. And if you do find yourself going to a restaurant for a festive meal, simply detach the strap and you've got yourself a glam clutch to go with that cocktail dress!!
Bags are a girls best friend (after diamonds, of course!) and make a wonderful gift for any lady - whether she is a statement trend maker, more of a classic gal, or simply needs a coin purse update. We hope our festive bags edit has inspired you to pick up a new best friend for your loved one - or even for yourself *wink wink*
Love, Team O&P