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Top Picks: A Smythson Christmas

I have handbags but I feel I need something new and exciting on my arm, I do have some wonderful designed bags but nothing of beautiful leather and superb craftmanship like that of Smythson. I have decided whilst my main focal point at the moment is handbags, I’d pick some of my top ones from the Smythson collection and share them with you… and well if any ended up in my Christmas stocking I wouldn’t be complaining so I’ve written a letter to Sants…

 Dear Santa, 

I’ve been a really good girl this year! I started a new job, moved home and have finally got much better health wise than last year.

With my good deeds in mind I’ve listed below some of the Smythson handbags I’d love to end up in my stocking…

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1. Smythson Elliot Collection Large Tote – £1395.00

I’ve had large totes before mainly because I tend to carry the world in my handbag!  Think Mary Poppins’ handbag and you’re about right.  This stunning vibrant venetian red leather tote is divine and ideal to spice up any outfit over the festive season, it has a striped inner lining six pockets – who doesn’t need pockets!

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2. Smythson Antonia Collection Top Handle Bag – £1100.00

The next bag I was drawn to was one that had a simplistic feel and firm structure to it.  I’ve gone for the Antonia Collection Top Handle Bag in dove grey because it is effortless in style.  It has a detachable shoulder strap and beautiful navy stain finish lining.

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3. Smythson Elliot Collection Mini Tote – £995.00

 You can’t beat a bit of blue which is why this gorgeous small tote caught my eye and made it it onto my top picks.  Sometimes I find the bigger the bag the more I become like a a goldfish and expand the amount of stuff I carry in it, if the bag is smaller I don’t cart the world around with me.  This bag oozes style and could potentially cross over through seasons without going out of style. It is made of soft nubuck and taurillon leather, has five pockets and has a detachable strap. 

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4.  Smythson Copper Collection Small Tote- £850.00 

You can’t beat a small tote bag in such a rich and warming tone in venetian red.  Made from natural goatskin and bridle leather trim handles this bag looks and feels deliciou,s which makes it the perfect shopping companion.

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5. Smythson Grosvenor Collection Bowler Bag – £1195.00

Last on my top picks list is this classic bowler bag design from the Smythson Grosvenor Collection. The colour is a birch and I must admit I wouldn’t usually opt for this shade but I found myself drawn to the classic style. I love the clasp detail on the front and there is a zip pocket on the back which is nice and handy too. 

There you have my top picks of Smythson handbags and all of them I’d love for Christmas…. can you even imagine that?!  I’d want to use them all the time, so please Santa if I was to get any of those handbags I’d really look after it, treat it very well and use it everywhere! 

Thank you Santa, I hope to see you.. with a Smythson handbag! 

Lots of Love 




  1. December 17, 2013 / 8:16 pm

    the blue bag is absolutely gorgeous!i love it!:)all of them are lovely though!:)x

    • December 17, 2013 / 11:42 pm

      I'm a big fan of the Antonia one but the blue tone of the Eliot bag is beautiful!

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