Oh-So-Pretty, Retro-Inspired Purses from Bagatelles&co

I’m a big believer that all you need is the right accessories to take your outfit from cute to Wowza! – an interesting headpiece, a killer pair of heels, a sentimental cocktail ring, or, in the case of Bagatelles&co, a retro-inspired purse.

Designed by a French textile designer living in London, Bagatelle’s line is handmade from vintage silks, tie silk and brocade remnant so each edition is limited, making for a unique bridesmaid gift or bridal purse that not everyone else will be sporting. And Rym will further personalize the purses with custom messages sewn in (think your wedding date, a sweet message to your bridesmaid, or even, just the word “love”).

Her Day in the Countryside clutch would be perfect for bridesmaids’ dresses, but wouldn’t it also be a gorgeous pop of color with a shorter beach dresses?

And, I love, love, love all of these for your bridesmaids. I started out crushing on the Bold Peacock because it could be so dramatic if paired with a red dress, but now I’m obsessing over the Black and White Liberty Floral because it’s ultra-romantic and has that 20s vibe that’s so hot right now. (Top row: Multi-floral Lili and Carnelian Garden)vintage-purses-floral-bright-colors-handmade

Or how about her Golden Daisy Fifi for a purse that’s a bit more subtle and traditionally wedding-esque?
vintage-purse-stars-gold-clutch1She has more fabric options and styles over on her site, plus is constantly updating it with new versions (one even went up while I was finishing this up!).

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Kara Kara is happily married in San Francisco where she occasionally stalks brides and tries to convince them to wear wedding dresses she wishes she could wear herself. She loves sales at Anthropologie, afternoon dance parties with her kids, and encouraging people to talk in funny accents.

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