What's in your bag?

20 October 2016

What does the contents of your handbag say about you? With Victoria Beckham recently revealing what she carries in hers, it prompted us to do the same in the CG office. This is what we found…


Michelle, Ecommerce Manager and dedicated follower of fashion

Caroline Gardner Finsbury Hobo Bag in Teal

  1. Vogue Magazine ‘The best thing to come through my letter box each month’
  2. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream ‘A beauty classic and handbag essential’
  3. Tom Ford Lipstick in Cherry Lush ‘Takes me from office to evening wear in one application’
  4. Red Spotty Headphones ‘So I can listen to my spotify playlists on the go’
  5. Pulse Fashion Show Pass ‘I’m always keen to scout out new trends and make sure we get them online first’
  6. Caroline Gardner Geo Cosmetic Bag and Card Holder ‘Stylish and practical products that I use everyday’
  7. Rose Gold iPhone ‘I can login anywhere and check the website, reply to emails and of course Instagram’ It looks great too!
  8. Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne ‘Bought for me by a friend, the smell always reminds me of summer’
  9. Caroline Gardner Pen ‘The stylus is an added bonus for touch screen devices like my ipad.’
  10. Gold Watch ‘I forgot to put this on whilst rushing out of the door this morning, I’d never go
    anywhere without it.’
  11. Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Aromatic Repair and Brighten Hand Cream. This brand just moved in above our office and their team kindly sent us a little welcome gift.
  12. Caroline Gardner Rose Gold Essential Purse ‘Perfect as a purse or a even a clutch when heading out on the town!’
  13. Tom Ford Glasses ‘So I don’t miss anything whilst at Fashion Week or a nerdy ecommerce conference’

Poppy, Creative Artworker with a penchant for anything pink

Caroline Gardner Elgin Bag in Geo

  1. Maitre Choux Box ‘The most perfect pastries you will ever eat!’
  2. Pastel Green Sunglasses from Topshop ‘The best way to look stylish in the sunshine’
  3. A pair of Scherning Koobenhavn Earrings ‘Beautifully designed Danish jewellery’
  4. Vichy 48hr Anti-Perspirant ‘For those times when you have to run for the bus!’
  5. Maybelline Baby Lips Vitamin Lip Balm in Peach Punch
  6. MT Washi Tape ‘Something I picked up whilst visiting Top Drawer – essential for beautiful present wrapping!’
  7. Caroline Gardner Hearts Keyring ‘Bright enough to ensure I never loose my keys again’
  8. Cutter and Squidge Loyalty Card ‘Creators of the infamous Biskie and my favourite bakery in London’
  9. Photograph ‘A special memory of our wedding day’
  10. Pencil and Notepad ‘You never know when a creative idea might crop up!’
  11. Barry M Gelly Nail Varnish in Sugar Plum ‘I don’t go anywhere without brightly painted pink nails’
  12. Tape measure ‘When designing trade show stands this is an essential item!’
  13. Caroline Gardner Ditsy Umbrella ‘I’d never leave home without it, you don’t know when the heavens might open’
  14. Red and Pink Contrast Scarf ‘Adds a pop of colour to any outfit’
  15. Colour Swatches ‘Design inspiration I found for AW17’


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About Caroline Gardner

Caroline Gardner is best known as one of the UK's leading and most prolific accessory, gift and stationery designers.

Her distinctive designs now stretch across various product categories, including paper, accessories and lifestyle, all linked by her design hand print of quirky use of colour and placement.

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