Snob Essentials

Mulberry Small Polly Pushlock Bag: Polly Pocket

This baby top-handle bag is so adorable, it reminds me of a little girl’s bag. A little girl who has very highbrow and precocious taste, of course. Mulberry has brought their appealing mixture of English refinement and youthful verve to yet another bag and the outcome of the small Polly is playful and relaxed (unlike the full-sized Polly, which has a dowdier feel). Deep navy blue leather, simple gold hardware, and a structured, conservative brown handle (love the contrasting straps) is a traditional combination – perfect for a spunky, pint-sized purse. The option of the shoulder strap allows you to put a totally different spin on it, going from structured to carefree.

I could see Rachel Bilson (although she is total Chanel and Hermès snob) or someone with a similarly fresh, modern, and casual style carrying this. She would shake it up with a lot texture and color, which is exactly what this bag demands – mismatched madness that’s full of character. On My Theresa for $1,069.

Pair with: Turn the ladylike look on its head with Nicholas Kirkwood‘s Ayers-heel suede pump, forest green suede on an angular laminated fuchsia heel. Dress the rest down with a pair of scruffy cropped jeans and a collared silk shirt.  At Neiman Marcus for $855.



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  1. I love this bag and have been thinking about getting it for fall! It first caught my attention when Kate Middleton wore the larger version of it as she left England for her trip to Canada.

    Also, I am a big fan of Rachel Bilson, and while she does wear a lot of Chanel and Hermès bags, I think she deserves credit for her vast collection of other bags, including those from Miu Miu, Chloe, Burberry, Derek Lam and Isabel Marant.

  2. Very nice bag, but I have just discovered a new London brand that has stolen my heart and I think is going to take the handbag world by storm, Milli Millu, great designs with the most amazing interiors… check it out and let me know what you think! xxx

  3. Wow Chloe, thank you for sharing!!! I love these Milli Millu bags!!! Kelly, can you please tell us more about them??? Are they selling in the US??