One of the most iconic of British designers has this year celebrated 25 years of creating beautiful and unique handbags and luggage. Lulu Guinness launched her first range of classic bags in 1989, and now has a realm of celebrity fans, and a string of iconic designs, two of which, the flower basket and the Lips clutch, have a place in the V&A.
I have been a huge fan of Lulu Guinness designs for quite a few years, I own three bags, two toiletry bags and a gorgeous cosmetic bag, all of which I absolutely treasure. Lulu’s designs are very Marmite – I posted a Christmas gift of a tote bag on my Facebook page, and some people hated it, but others adored it like I did. That’s seems to be where people stand on Lulu’s designs – there is no middle ground.
Lulu takes elements of goddess glamour, the deep red lips and gold tubed lipsticks, and turns them into bags and clutches that are beautiful, fun and ironic. No wonder these designs appeal to the quirky style of Paloma Faith and Helena Bonham Carter, or that Kate Moss and Alexa Chung, women with their own unique sense of style, would also be Lulu fans.
Lulu’s bags continue to inspire love, with new designs being introduced each season. You can check out Lulu’s current collection at House of Fraser.
Celebs love Lulu Guinness
Lulu Guinness picks from House of Fraser
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