Mimi's collection for Spring Summer 2012 is now available online. These are my top picks:
Isabella, in green - a nice curvy shape, and one of those bags that can fit everything you need for a day out and about - it's 50cm wide at the base, 31cm high and 12cm deep. I like to carry a lot of stuff around, as revealed by Mimi's recent blog post that featured the contents of my handbag - and this bag would be perfect, especially as it has handles to wear on the shoulder and a detachable cross-body strap (the sign of a truly great handbag). It is available in a really good Springy green colour and also black, brown, pale grey, tan, and grape. The Pelham bag has a similar design and slightly smaller dimensions.
Eric - ah, Eric, a bag which has already found fame and fortune, since it featured in the Guardian in January. It's a great size for those that like to travel light as it is big enough to take keys, purse, phone and other essentials - but not the kitchen sink. It's made of hard leather that will become more shiny and a deeper colour with age, it features a turn-catch which (in my opinion) makes it a bag of great loveliness because I don't like magnetic catches at all, and the strap can be removed so that it can be used as a clutch bag on your (rare, in my case) evening out. It's available in red, navy, black, brown and camel. Total class. Dimensions: 27cm x 17cm, depth 5cm.
Daniel Dotty in yellow - it can be used as clutch or a purse inside a larger bag - very useful for make-up, I'd say. It's available in yellow, pink, blue and taupe dotty leather. There is also a non-dotty version which is available in seven colours. Dimensions: 25cm x 20cm.