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The future of fashion? The handbags with six billion design combinations

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Australian accessories line Mon Purse recently launched in London and Paris, and promises to give customers the ultimate shopping experience.

The brand, which has a website as well as a concession in Selfridges Oxford Street, offers a customisable collection of handbags, wash bags and phone cases with over six billion possible design combinations.

Here, the Stylist fashion team share the Mon Purse styles they’re relying on to get them through London Fashion Week.


Lucy Reber, fashion editor

Mini Shopper in Charcoal grainy leather with gold monogram

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“A roomy tote bag is a style essential for me; it’s so useful for travelling and carrying around everything that I need for my day. I chose this charcoal hue because it fits in brilliantly with the black/grey/navy colour palette of my wardrobe, but feels subtly different and more modern than my classic black bag. The monogram and handy internal pouch make it extra special.”


Susan Riley, acting editor

Girl on the Go Bucket Bag by Laura Brown in Classic Leopard Spots

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“The slouchy, off-duty nature of this Girl on the Go really appeals to me. It’s a total multitasker; I love that I can take it on a plane wearing a blazer, but then still use it while I’m away, slung over a utility jacket or shirt dress. Plus, leopard print has become a staple rather than a statement so I know I’ll get my wear out of it.”


Alexandra Fullerton, fashion director

Bowler Bag in Khaki grainy leather with orange side panels and gold monogram

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“I love the slick, elegant feel of a bowler bag and during the shows, when my schedule is bananas, it really help me feel pulled together. I wanted to move away from the dark bags I’d been carrying through winter when I designed my bag and I felt that khaki – a key colour for the spring season – was an easy way to move a little brighter (without scaring me). I loved playing around with different colour combinations on the site and orange was the perfect match for khaki – as well as being my favourite colour.”


Kitty McGee, executive fashion director

Classic Shopper in Navy with gold monogram

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“This slick, minimal shopper is the perfect travel bag – that sought-after hybrid of practical and stylish – and it slots into my existing wardrobe seamlessly. The navy and gold colour combination is so chic and goes with everything. I’m keeping tickets, snacks, phone battery packs and spare flat shoes in it during London Fashion Week and will be using it as hand luggage for the Milan and Paris shows too.”


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