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Bag a clutch

I’ve always been a shoe and bag girl, mainly because I find buying them so reassuring. My bum cannot strain angrily against the seams of a leather tote, or balloon up a size or two in a peep toe shoe overnight, even if I participate in protracted doughnut scoffing and wine swilling for weeks on end, like, ahem, I’ve been known to do in times of stress.

So it’s a big hello and how are you to the collection of clutches, purses and bags I stumbled upon recently at Cobham gift shop Pip & Gray.

The gift shop is a treasure trove of all things lovely – from scented candles and luxury homewares like lamps and cushions to a gorgeous range of kaftans and scarves. But what really caught my eye, was the fabulous range of clutches, purses and bags.

Mad about metallics? We love this pewter envelope clutch (£30) by British designer Red Cuckoo with rivet detailing. It’s a decent size too, so you’ll get all your going-out essentials in this bag. For me there’s nothing worse than a bag I love that’s just too small to fit what I need in it.

Partial to a bumble bee? Check out this black bumblebee crossbody bag (£30). Isn’t it super cute?

If you’re looking for something to bung all your beach kit into these summer holidays, this Catherine Colebrook glitter canvas tote bag has a definite star quality. And it’s British designed and made too, so it gets extra love from us for that!

If you’ve caught the aztec vibe, you’ll love these bright beaded purses by London brand Love Rocks. (above, Love Rocks Marrakech, £47.50, bel£49)

Love Rocks London, Marrakesh purse £47.50

Love Rocks London, Tahiti purse, £49

There’s every colour of the rainbow in this range of pretty wallets (£20) and with pastels big in the fashion trends this summer, I’ve got my eye on one of those light coral coloured purses. Oh, and maybe a baby blue. And a pretty pink.


Pip & Gray, 3 Church Street, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3EG

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