If you’ve heard of Radley handbags then you’ve heard of Radley purses. As with the handbags, they’re manufactured from leather, usually if not always include the Scottie dog logo and all have the usual appeal of the brand name – contemporary, gorgeous and fashionably chic.
The Radley purses are as much a piece of creative genius as anything you’ll find in the handbag ranges. They’re designed to appeal to the modern woman and judging on how successful the company has become since its inception – they’ve got a lot right.
From coin purses to something more capable of carrying all the usual items found in your average purse – cards, keepsakes and hopefully some money – the purses all have one thing in common: they’re unique.
Radley bags tend to be designed around fashion that’s both fun and functional. When they use leather, its top quality leather – and in a sizeable variety of colours and designs. From vibrant colours to the more muted, practical colours of browns and black, the purse range is a complementary accessory to the wonderful array of handbags that spearhead the Radley name.
A little like the Radley totes, the purses are a little hard to resist, and for the same reasons. They’re small and yummy looking, irrespective of whether you opt for a petite coin purse or one of the larger wallet type.
My favourite? The coin purses. I’ve just gotta get me one. I don’t need one. I just ... want one.
Radley Large Wallet Purse
Radley Wallet PurseClick thumbnail to view full-size
A Radley large wallet purse will suit you if you’re the kind of woman that owns lots of cards – credit, debit and store types – likes to keep a photo or two and can’t help but stuff every single receipt into her groaning purse. If so, then the wallet type should be large enough to cope.
Most of the larger wallet range has at least a dozen card slots, a space for notes and a zip to prevent coins from falling out into the bottom of your handbag. A nifty design often missing from larger purses ...
Although the most expensive of range, they’re well worth considering if you need a purse that will contain all your financial bits and pieces without straining at the seams. And what’s more – they’re pretty.
Radley Coin Purse
A Radley coin purse is exactly what it sounds like - diminutive and designed for holding coins in. However they still have 'Radley' stamped all over them and just because they're small, they lose none of the design features.
They usually if not always close with a zip and are suitable for coins or keys. Great for slipping inside your Radley handbag, you can buy one that compliments your bag of choice or buy a generic type, in black or brown.
As a rule, you'll find that the coin purses come in two or more colors so you're not limited to one style/one color.
They're also a fair bit cheaper than any of the handbag range and if you're new to the world of Radley bags, they're a good place to start.
Radley Purse Accessories
There are quite a few Radley purse accessories. There's keyrings, mirrors and card holders. The mirrors are a particular favorite for many women as they will fit inside some of the larger purses or can be slipped inside a pocket of a handbag.
They come with a leather Radley embossed case and the mirror is framed in a coordinating or contrasting leather. You can buy them in a rectangular or circular shape and they come in a range of colors.
The Radley keyrings are especially irresistible. There's quite a range to choose from - mini-purse shaped keyrings, some are in the form of a set of hanging charms with a Radley theme and others are a piece of pre-formed leather, embossed with detail and accompanying Radley dog tag.
Finally, the card holders. Another great handbag or purse essential, especially if you have a large collection of store and/or bank cards. There is also a small range of travel card holders - useful for those that like to keep travel I.D. cards in order.
As with anything belonging the Radley name, all accessories are beautifully designed, high on detailing and worthy of being found inside any designer handbag.