Vintage St Michael

So when I’m on the hunt for some good old fashioned quality made vintage Marks & Spencer where do I head? My local carboot, a charity shop, eBay, not quite... actually my Mother.

So my Mum collects bags like I collect nostalgia. She has at least a good 50…going on 100. Usually not to my taste, but yesterday I found a real blast from the past in this real leather navy blue bag.

I’m unsure how old this bag is, I’m thinking late 80’s/early 90’s, I can’t ever remember my mum using this, but it does show a little use. Inside I found an old M&S green carrier bag. Well it is one of her favourite shops after all!

I love how it’s completely practical as well as stylish. M&S are real ones for style and function in my book. Two straps- my dream bag.

She said I could have it straight away and I just had one of those moments where I wanted to transfer contents of my old handbag immediately into this one.


  1. Ooh that's lovely. I'm such a fan of old M&S stuff as it's always so well made you know it'll last forever.

  2. Thats really nice, will be good with summer dresses and in winter too x

  3. That's a gorgeous bag - I love the colour.
    I picked up a bag yesterday in town, & got excited because of the double straps - my friend thought I'd lost my mind so I'm glad it's not just me that appreciates these things :)

  4. woah, i'd love to see your mum's collection! this bag is beautiful! oh, and thank-you for bringing 'st michael' to my attention, i wasn't aware this was m&s, so now i know i will be buying something good quality if i see it on the label :)

    love, jazzabelle. xxx

  5. That bag is gorgeous! I need a navy bag in my life. And I remember those green m&s bags! :o I'm getting old.

  6. I love that bag! Vintage M&S is always a winner. x

  7. i adore this bag! how wonderful.


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