British handbag designer Anya Hindmarch has been awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours List. She makes gorgeous handbags and started her business 20 years ago. She has been recognised for her 'I'm not a Plastic bag' tote, which proved a worldwide and environmental success in 2007.
I was lucky enough to pick up this gorgeous cream and gold silk Anya Hindmarch clutch in my local Sue Ryder charity shop earlier this year, for £3.95. It's not quite vintage, but has the appeal of vintage in looks and quality.
Her bags are real investment pieces and she is particularly inspired by handbags made in the 1950s. Click here to view her stunning variety of handbags, some of which are currently upto 50% off!