Lulu Guinness OBE
, famous for unique, witty handbags and accessories, launched her company in 1989 and the business has been booming ever since. A huge hit with celebrity fashionistas and design connoisseurs alike, Lulu was awarded The Independent Handbag Designer Awards ICONOCLAST Award for Lifetime Achievement in Handbag Design in 2009. Her work has been the subject of two exhibitions at Sotheby’s and she has pieces in the permanent collection at the V&A. Fittingly, this is a classy but quirky website that makes the perfect showcase for Lulu's trademark style.
Handbags and accessories like Lulu's are easy to shop for online as they are strong in shape and colour. Hover over each bag with the cursor and the bag will be shown open from above and give you a better idea of its dimensions. It is possible to shop by colour, by style (tote, clutch, purse) or by price. In Accessories there are many affordable design classics, such as the birdcage umbrella and the lipstick keyring. For a signature Lulu Guinness
bag, have a look at the Red Perspex Lips Clutch bag
or the Small Cosmetic Shop Jenny bag, and buy yourself or someone you love a piece of fashion history.
A strong feature of this website is its personal touches. Visit Lulu TV in the About Us
section to watch Lulu talking about her bags and what has inspired her to make them. There is a short video that charts the making of Lulu's 20th Anniversary Automated Birdcage bag and is a great insight into her creative process.
14 September 2010