Sunday, May 1, 2011

Modalu London {+ a shoe question}

**update 5/3/11**
Thank you so much to Modalu for kindly contacting me to let me know that the Shark Medium Bristol Bag is back in stock and they will ship worldwide. My shipping cost to the US was 15 pounds (about $25 USD). Shop Modalu London here!

I didn't get up early for The Royal Wedding, but through the magic of the dvr, British magazines online, and Twitter, I've managed to see quite a bit of the fashions worn during, before, and after. I'm not going to recap here, but I did want to mention one of the items I noticed: the light gray handbag Pippa Middleton carried as she was photgraphed leaving her hotel the morning after the event.

It's not a combination I've thought to put together, but I really like the pale gray handbag with ivory shoes against the white denim and blue.

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I searched online and eventually found who makes this bag on It is the Medium Bristol Grab in "Shark" by Modalu London. I can't find anyone in the US who carries the brand but I will remember to keep an eye out for Modalu this Summer.

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John Lewis shows it as available online in black and brown, priced at 149 pounds (just under $250 USD these days). I've read that JL has plans to begin shipping to the US and Australia, but I can't find if they are just yet. Many stockists are listed on the Modalu website, but they all appear to be in the UK, Germany and Japan (including Barneys New York Ginza).

I am also really liking the Provence Straw Clutch in Coral (also available in Natural), priced at just 35 pounds (about $58):

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I'd love to know if anyone has shopped or owns this brand -- and what you think of it?


does anyone have any idea who made these adorable flats??!!

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  1. I love that grey handbag. The retailers are probably very excited about being able to provide the real thing & knockoffs of cute items showcased this week.

  2. I actually really like the clutch! So cute for spring and summer!

  3. That grey bag is so cute! I love the wedding and thought everyone (except princess Beatrice's hat) looked beautiful!

  4. The shoes are by Tori Burch - unsure of the style name.....

  5. "The younger Middleton completed her outfit with a pair of figure-hugging white jeans, the Bristol bag in shark, £149 from Modalu, and £120 cream leather Riva ballet pumps by American label Tory Burch."

    This is the excerpt from the article. Here is the link:

  6. Hello!
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  7. The difficult part is to ick up a color for the modalu bristol bag. Which color is better tan or shark?

  8. Claud - I ordered the Shark because I don't have anything like it and I like the look of the black zipper detail against the light color. This looks to be such a great bag from the pics - love the structure and details - that I think any color would be good depending on what you don't already have in your closet. I think the tan would be really versatile and probably go with the most of what I have but I have a different tan bag I've had my eye on for a long time :)

  9. Hi I found this information helpful and was wondering if you could recommend a place to buy these shoes in the uk.
    Although I often have a hard time waiting for something that I have ordered online, its hard to beat the selection and prices. It seems the more that I shop online, the more I like it.
    Thanks you for writing this information in your blog and i think its worth bookmarking your site, to return for more useful tips.

    1. Hello! I wrote a post just after this one about the shoes... it looks like they were from Russell & Bromley but I don't know if they are still available (and I have not been to the UK for years). One great UK fashion blog I follow is pinkjulepabroad . She may know! Hope you can find them and thank you!