Iconic British accessories designer Lulu Guinness‘ line of luxe clutches, handbags, and charm jewellery has been turning heads since its launch in 1989. Now, a select edit of Lulu’s creations are available at Mawi’s Shoreditch flagship store. Read on to learn more.
As distinctively British as the designer’s namesake, Lulu consistently crafts portable works of art. From the world’s first automated handbag to her classic ruby red pout in clutch form, a Lulu Guinness bag never fails to be a perfectly witty statement piece.
Several of Lulu’s handbags have even been inducted as part of the V&A’s permanent collection “The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997.” See one of the collectible handbags below. Although she began designing with no formal training, this year Lulu was awarded an honorary doctorate by The University of the Arts London.
Fans of Lulu Guinness span the fashion spectrum far and wide. From British It Girls Keira Knightley and Alexa Chung to American pop divas like Madonna and Katy Perry, Lulu enthusiasts are a loyal and fabulous bunch. See below, Chung wearing Lulu’s quirky Kooky Eyed Cat Clutch.
I’m particularly smitten with the Gold Metallic Snakeskin Lips Clutch (below), available now at Mawi’s Shoreditch flagship store. I can’t get enough of the surrealist element to many of her bags and clutches, something Lulu says she often tries to implement in her own wardrobe.
Stay tuned to the blog these next few weeks to hear more about the new brands we now feature and be sure to stop into our shop soon!