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Retro-patterned Paper Flowers bags and purses by Nicky James

Paper flower backpack

If you're a fan of quirky prints put to practical purposes, no doubt you'll love the bag and purse designs from Nicky James, particularly this Paper Flowers pattern. 


Nicky James is actually the work of two people - James Tyrrell and Nicky Garretty – also the couple behind the Tyrrell Katz. This range is pitched at a slightly older audience but still makes the most of the duo's love of colour and pattern. 

Like Cath Kidston or Betty & Walter, they take a pattern and use it across a range of different bags and purses. Paper Flowers is a particularly retro design, using 50s-style florals and birds outlined in white against blue, but other patterns include everything from bikes to squirrels

You can buy it on all sorts of different bags, from make-up bags to a crossbody bag, as shown below. Each design uses matt laminated cotton canvas. 

Prices range from between £8.95 for a purse and up to £49.95 for the rucksack. 

See the range at the Pod Company

Crossbody nicky james bag