Fashion

dream bag

tennis hagan long strap bagHand made in Canada, cut from one continuous piece of waxed and edged latigo leather. Closure is a custom brass buckle designed by Tannis Hegan. Comes with a handmade cotton bag.

yes, please! oh wait, it’s $320 (my friends who can make bags, i’m looking at you)

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uniqlo

lauren from glossary wrote a post about the wonders of H&M (miss you) , and in the comments i waxed lyrical about my love for high street shops in london. one of my favourites was uniqlo – a japanese company that makes the best basics (cardigans, jerseys, t-shirts, jeans etc etc). i used to go in there and stroke their cashmere jerseys as if they were kittens.

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i got nailed in sweden.

okay okay bear with me – this is not turning into a shoe blog. i just had to share the clever copy on the swedish hasbeens packaging. that is all (… plus the pretty shoe)

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swedish hasbeens

i’m not really one for clogs, but i really really love these (with the wooden “clog” heel). they are made by a company called swedish hasbeens and they’re called braided sky high. each one is individually handmade - wow. can imagine they’d be perfect year round – as sandals in summer, with tights in winter … south african winters that is. love the label too. they ship worldwide, but a pair costs roughly R1800. at least you can be assured that they do indeed last a lifetime.

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toto

totokaelo has some great stuff at the moment. i can remember how excited i was the first time i discovered it, my friend and i looked at every single piece of clothing for the better part of an hour… and every time i visit i end up spending way too much time browsing. they stock APC, acne, chloe, opening ceremony, rachel comey, vanessa bruno & many more.

http://i.imgur.com/JkHH7.jpg

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valhalla brooklyn

there was a point in my life where bags were to me what shoes are to some women – i usually couldn’t pass up buying one. but i’ve been using the same leather bag for the past 3 years (quality over quantity, eh?) and don’t really plan on trading it in until it falls apart at the seams. that being said, i’m pretty sure i could be swayed by valhalla brooklyn

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