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Crocodile Brooch Clutch from River Island

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Original vintage clothing and accessories can often pose something of a moral dilemma for consumers, with the frequent use of ethically dubious materials. Thankfully for lovers of the look and not the methods, there's pieces to be found that successfully fake it like this Crocodile Brooch Clutch from River Island.

The use of a deep green faux crocodile fabric, along with a rich brown faux leather, creates a real vintage shop luxury. The addition of a gold crocodile brooch to the clasp is a cheeky little detail with a glamorous and edgy feel, ideal for mid-20th century style.

It's available now from River Island for £24.99.

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Evita Clutch Bag by Christian Louboutin

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Christian Louboutin is a name that's become synonymous with effortlessly stylish footwear in recent years, so it's something of a treat that the man himself has leant his keen eye for classic design to further accessory lines.

This Evita Clutch Bag is an effortlessly timeless piece, taking subtle inspiration from a fifties and sixties heritage look. The use of linen and leather creates a luxurious feel, with the addition of soft lines and a bow at the clasp creating an irresistible retro kitsch.

It's available in the UK from Matches Fashion online for £535.

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Cherry Print Frame Bag from Oasis

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Among a myriad of retro print choices, a perennial favourite that's back all over the high street is cherry print. An instantly rockabilly-styled fifties choice, this Cherry Print Frame Bag from Oasis provides a perfectly versatile vintage inspired accessory.

The structure is simple and classic, with a vintage style clasp frame and short chain handle. The candy-coloured cherry shade ideally captures the kitschy edge of fifties style, much easier to carry off in accessories for everyday wear.

It's available now from Oasis for £20.

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Red Perspex Lips Clutch by Lulu Guinness

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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.

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Retro Print Pollyanna Bag by Lulu Guinness


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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.

Get the leopard print version and the striped option from My Wardrobe online, retailing at £425 and £175 respectively.

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Lyra Art Deco-style clutch bag at Red or Dead

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Get some 1930s glamour in your life with Lyra clutch bag at Red or Dead.

Looking every bit the vintage find, it has those sharp angles and period pattern on the front for that Art Deco twist, the latter actually a subtle take on the Red or Dead brand.

Available soon on the Red or Dead site, expect to pay around £30.

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