I bought this vintage bag from Ludlow market on Easter Sunday for £10. Turns out that, not content with being the foodie capital of Britain, Ludlow is also fabbo for vintage clothes, shoes and bags. Who knew?
1. The clasp, which makes it work as both an oversized evening purse and an extra-dainty day bag.
2. The strap, which can be worn over the arm or the shoulder, which is rather unusual for a bag of this vintage.
3. The worn, soft, chocolate-brown leather. This is also the thing I hate. Having eschewed all leather for years, I was recently prompted (by clothes swapping) to consider the ethics of wearing second hand. If we want to recycle, shouldn't we recycle everything? I don't know... I am giving it a try. I may yet change my mind about it though...