If you're a fan of the whimsical vintage-inspired designs of handbag queen Lulu Guinness but her range of beautiful bags are out of your budget, this new collaboration with Uniqlo is just for you.
Carry your essentials for a night out around in a bit of retro tech with this FM Radio Clutch from Lulu Guinness.
Just in case you hadn't noticed the shops bombarding you with tacky cards and heart-shaped ephemera recently, it's Valentine's Day today. Before you reach in a blind panic for the same old flowers and bubbly, why not really treat the retro devotee in your life with the Red Perspex Lips Clutch by handbag designer extraordinaire Lulu Guinness.
In 2011, Lulu celebrates her 22nd year as one of the UK's best handbag designers and this piece really captures the spirit of what she's about. Inspired by Salvador Dali's iconic Mae West Lips sofa from 1937, the clutch is a show-stopping scarlet perspex lined with black grosgrain. If you order online before midnight on Valentine's Day and enter the code LOVELULU01, you will receive a free 'Glamour Girl' bracelet. Virtually guaranteed to please your favourite lady more than a teddy and a box of chocolates.
The clutch is £225 and is available from the Lulu Guinness website.
There are a handful of prints that, while still in fashion circulation regularly, retain something of their retro roots in almost every incarnation. Often the easiest way to inject patterns like nautical stripes or animal print into your wardrobe is with accessories, like this Pollyanna Clutch Bag from Lulu Guinness.
The simple clutch structure provides a perfect vehicle for the two bold designs, creating timeless pieces without over detailing. The higher end leopard print choice is made from quality leather, while the striped version is made from a light polyester fabric, taking the price into a more affordable range. Each bag is just sizeable enough to carry all, while retaining some dainty femininity.