Hilarious Handbags.

I don’t know why or what it is, but the Plus Size community do seem to love a good novelty handbag. Over the past year or so I have seen some amazing ones such as milkshake cartons, ray guns and even nail varnish bottles.

Now, whilst the vintage style doesn’t lend itself too much to the novelty bag, I am a lover of the quirky and certainly am more than happy to team up a silly bag with a stunning dress, depending on the occasion. Baby Bear absolutely hates them all and has accused me of regressing back to being a child. I have to disagree, and I think this has made me buy even more!

My first novelty handbag was this amazing little picnic basket from Accessorize (no longer available).  A warm brown wicker basket, with red gingham material trim and little snacks on the lid and hanging down. Just too cute to not buy. It was probably one of my most expensive novelty bags at £30, but I had seen it on 3 consecutive days and I eventually caved in.

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Little Red Riding Hood does Handbags!

This started my love affair with the novelty items, and I have now got quite a collection.

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The Bag of Dreams

Recently I was looking for this Seashell handbag from Skinnydip London, which literally is as rare as unicorn tears. You literally can’t find them anywhere!

As I was unable to find the bag of dreams, I started hunting for a suitable replacement. I was extremely pleased to find this beauty of a bag on Asos. Holographic, with an unusual opening. It is more of an evening bag than an every day kind of bag, but I have big plans for it.

Since starting this post, Skinnydip have now released an irridescent shell bag which I managed to get a hold of instead.

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Iridescent Shell Bag

When ordering the shell bag, I stumbled across this stunner from Skinnydip London also on Asos. Who can resist a proper pineapple, complete with green spikes! I managed to get this in the sale so it was even better. I teamed it up with a green dress from Lindybop that I bought recently and it was perfect.

A great place for picking up a great novelty bag, surprisingly enough, is Primark!

last Summer I picked up this ice cream cone and popcorn bucket for the amazing price of £9.00 each. They really are so cute and again are a real talking point. Not the most practical for fitting things inside, but they look good!

Also from Primark was this amazing little Disney red apple bag. This had to fall into my shopping basket as I had the perfect Pin Up Girl dress which featured Snow White, Poisoned Apples and The Wicked Witch!

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Poison Apple

Another holographic beauty is this square mermaid bag. Meant as a make-up bag, I think it will look lovely with a couple of my outfits and at £3.00 it was too good to miss out on!

The Beautiful Caroline from Curvy Wordy was so lovely in sourcing this amazing Little Mermaid bag to go with my Silly Old Sea Dog mermaid dress. She very kindly sent it to me as a present! One side is covered in a scale type pattern, whilst the other features Ariel and Flounder. Whilst it was supposed to be used as a make-up bag, it works perfectly as a clutch bag. It even has a little blue seashell mirror attached to the zipper!

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Amazing Ariel

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Shells and Scales

Another cute little bag is this postcard one that I bought in a blog sale from the fabulous Plus Size Proud. It was just too sweet to resist and has accompanied me on several adventures. It really is so cute that as soon as I saw it, I wanted it. Another one for the collection.

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Love Letters Straight your Heart

This next bag was bought in the Pin Up Girl sale and even though I didn’t have an outfit in mind, I just had to have this cute carousel horse for the sheer hell of it. I know there is something that it will match in my wardrobe, but if not I will just have to buy something….

Less than a month later I bought the perfect dress as mentioned here!

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Giddy Up Horsey

One of my last novelty purchases was this stunning little fish from SkinnyDip London. I managed to grab this in the sale from £32 down to just £14. Paired up with my Mermaid dress (again) it will be a perfect combination.

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Fin-tastic!

My next bag was also from SkinnyDip in the sale. It is a liquid glitter filled clutch and when the bag is in use it moves and flows around. Whilst it is not longer available in Purple, you can get it in baby pink and blue.

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Purple Reign

My next bag I got at a Vintage Fayre, it was an absolute bargain and although it technically isn’t a novelty, it is slightly cutesy.

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Vintage Beauty

My last bag was a Christmas present from my Mum. I have loved Vendula Bags for a long time (as you will see further down) but I never expected my Mum to know that, let alone get me one! I was really lucky in that she got me the matching purse too.

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Vendula Cottage Bag

There are so many more out there at the moment and these are a selection of my favourite ones. I am trying to resist, but it is really difficult!

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Polly is a Cracker!

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Pink, Glittery AND a flamingo! What more can a girl ask for

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This is just too cute for words!

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Sparkling Alcohol bottle!

What are your opinions on Novelty bags? A bit of fun or Ridiculous? Is it time for me to grow up?

Till next time,
Tx

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  • Nikee Rayner

    Bloody love a good novelty bag, I have some extra ridiculous ones stored away for the right outfit!

  • Haha i absolutely love this post, there are some really beautiful ones on the market at the minute and I love the fact more people arent scared to experiment now. I often see some ultra funky bags when I pop into town x

  • Jodie Whitham

    I love something that is just a little bit different! I think it helps express yourself in another way. I like the two seashell style as well as pineapple and flamingo bags most 🙂 thanks for sharing! x

    • That flamingo bag needs to be mine! And the parrot one too x

  • I guess I hadn’t realized there was such a big selection of novelty bags out there! You have some very cute ones and I say, why not? If you enjoy it and it brings you happiness, then that’s all that matters x

    • It is all in good fun, and I do enjoy them 🙂 xx

  • I absolutely love a novelty handbag. I have that ASOS shell bag and it is absolutely lush! I also have several ice cream and pineapple bags, and watermelons, I love a good watermelon bag.

    • oooh I need a watermelon in my life!!! I am off to have a look 🙂 xx

  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    These bags look great. I really like the shell one x

  • I am a huge fan of Novelty bags especially from Skinnydip! I have a diamond bag, a cupcake, a pineapple (Same as yours) and a carton of milk lol. I want to add more and this list is giving me serious lust xx

    • Oh I love the idea of a carton of milk. There are a few others I am eyeing up at the moment xx

  • Wow there’s so many novelty bags. Skinnydip are always a great one to try but they can work out expensive for a novelty item x

    • I get a lot of mine in the sale for that reason xx

  • Donna

    BEST 5 MINUTES OF MY DAY SO FAR!! I adore this post! You cannot beat a fab novelty bag. I am giving one away soon and so excited! The tequila one and the mermaid scales are my favourites although I love them all x

    • Haha!! Excellent! I am glad I have made someone smile. I think the tequila one is just fabulous xx

  • some novelty bags are amazing. i can’t decide which shell one i love the most. i don’t have any but i do have novelty coin purses instead 😀

    • I have never thought of coin purses… that could become my new obsession xx

  • I love the look of some of these novelty bags, especially the pineapple and flamingo x

    • That flamingo is everything! I need it in my life xx

  • Some of these bags are adorable! Love the picnic basket!! 🙂

    • That is one of my favourites as it is just so different x

  • Helen Clark

    I love the look of novelty bags, especially the skinny dip ones. I don’t have any though as they’re always too small for everything I want to carry around.

    • I know what you mean! I usually use them for events and special nights out x

  • I’m not really a novelty bag fan, but those mermaid, shimmery bags are so tempting!

  • Melanie Edjourian

    Wow I do think that you have an amazing selection there I know my daughters would be super excited about quite a few of them. They are so unique!

    • They certainly are a little different. I have a couple more I need to add to my collection

  • Oh, these are all so whimsical! I think my favourite is the pretty pink flamingo …

    C x
    CurvyGirlThin.com

  • Nayna Kanabar

    what an amazing collection of novelty bags. They are all so cute.I love the shell ones.

    • Those are so cute. I have my eyes peeled on a few new ones xx

  • Beautyqueenuk

    There are some amazing bags here, I love Polly Parrot what a fantastic idea x

    • I think that has to be my next saving up for item as it is quite expensive. Beautiful though x

  • I like novelty bags they are such fun! I don’t have many bags but I do like the bags in skinny dip

    • SkinnyDip has some amazing things, and pretty good sales too! x

  • Leah Shafik

    I love the novelty bags! I think you look great with them. x

  • Lol! These are great and seem like so much fun.

    • They are really fun and just downright silly in some cases x

  • Hayley

    I love an unusual bag. I have a bookshelf one from Yoshi which I love.

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    These are all amazing. I love the pineapple one – it’s so retro.

    • It goes so well with my vintage style dress for that reason x

  • There’s some amazing and super cute bags on this post! I got one of the shell bags from Primark last summer 🙂

    Ashleigh

  • fashion-mommy

    You have an amazing collection, I totally love Skinny Dip ones,and I saw some great drinks carton ones in Accessorize last year that I wish I’d got now.

    • Me too! I missed out on them and regret it so much x

  • I LOVE novelty bags! They can really make an outfit so much more fun, and always go so perfectly with vintage repro beauties. I don’t have very many as most of my regular handbags are vintage camera bags, but I do have a cute heart clutch and the dinosaur shaped bag of dreams which whilst don’t hold all that much, are very much the perfect talking point. 🙂 x

  • The picnic basket from Accessorise is super cute!

  • Beth

    How adorable is that picnic basket!!