When I was younger, there was nothing that I loved more than rifling through my mother’s jewellery box and parading around with one of her many handbags. My favourite? A white metal mesh purse with a thin strap, that I would fill with bobbles, mum’s lipsticks, and multiple outfit changes for my Barbie.
Twenty years later, and these bags are set to make a revival, following the relaunch of heritage brand Glomesh in 2013; with shoulder bags, clutches and wallets reminiscent of coveted styles during the 60s and 70s. My personal favourite? The vintage clasp style purses that bears a striking resemblance to the one I used to play with when I was younger – a no brainer if you ask me. Available exclusively in-store at David Jones (and online!), the current range embodies one of the trends for the upcoming winter – metallics. Stirring up feelings of nostalgia, the metal mesh bags retain much of their original aesthetic albeit with a modern twist; and a little like reliving those memories of your youth, everything gets better with age.