I have loooong had a thing for handbags. There’s just something about the right ones that makes my heart flutter and my pulse quicken. Sort of like Tom Hardy chasing-down baddies hurdling garden hedges, just in leather form. You know what I mean? So, given my love of handbags, I have long coveted the Chloe Marcie, but at almost £600, coveting it is about all I can do. Sigh. However, there is an upside to my incessant scrolling of Instagram and that is in this case my discovery of the A-M-A-ZING luxury British handbag brand Milli Millu. Never heard of the brand before stumbling across their feed and now I am SOLD. S-O-L-D.
All their handbags are handcrafted in the south of Spain, using the finest Italian and Spanish materials, and get this – for every bag purchased, the company funds a set of lifesaving vaccines and treatments aimed to save a life of a child in need through the A Bag, A Life initiative. Neat.
Okay, so given that they are a luxury brand, we’re not talking high-street prices, however – stick with me here – their prices aren’t in the Chloe category but still, they have some similar designs to satisfy my Marcie craving at a more palatable price-tag, as well as some other beauties that are just gorgeous.
Here are some of my favourites, with a birthday on the horizon (sort of…) my only trouble is trying to decide which one to gun for, let me know what you think….
This is a particularly Chloe-esque one, but oh isn’t it a dream?! Love the shape, love the sunshiny colour, LOVE the tassle feature. So much to swoon over. And if yellow is too bold and bright for you, fear not, this cross-body beauty comes in black, navy, burgundy, taupe, nude… so, plenty of options. Plus, if you weren’t loving it enough already, they offer complimentary monogramming (up to 6 characters, beyond that there’s a charge of £25 for longer words or phrases) – so you could add your own initials to make it extra special.
The Manhattan, £225I’ve got a real thing for this shape of bag at the moment and this artic blue colour isn’t something I’d normally go for but isn’t it just stunning? Another cross-body and another one that’s available in a myriad of colours from bright and bold to classic, understated black. This would just work with so many things – summer dresses, jeans, for night’s out, for day-time dashing about. Just perfection.
The Midi Zurich, £475So yes, it’s more of a substantial investment, but if you’re looking for a show-stopping bag for work then look no further. You’ve found it. Also available in a range of colours, this stunning specimen also fits most 14″ laptops and can be securely close with the tip top. As structured day-bags go, it’s pretty much perfect, and that’s before we even discuss the oversized pale gold lock feature…. *faints*
Counting the days until my birthday!