I was incredibly excited yesterday when I stopped home on my lunchbreak and found the postie had left me a parcel. There was no way I was going to wait til after work to open it, so I dashed inside and cut the stickytape!
I literally sat on the lounge room floor saying “oh wow….oh wow” when I saw the gorgeous bag carefully wrapped inside Sourpuss paper and packing foam. The Bettie Page Centrefold Purse comes in three colourways – black, pale gold and “brick”, which is a nice cherry-burgundy shade. I got the bag in black (always suitable, always wearable). The timing of this parcel couldn’t be better because one of the straps on my handbag broke last week, and I keep accidentally upending it and tipping out my stuff!
The Centrefold is a slick, shiny patent finish vinyl with the Bettie Page logo in silver and black. It’s nice that the logo isn’t too big and adds to the look of the bag rather than overwhelming it.
With a double strap, the Centrefold can be hugged under your arm or looped in the crook of your elbow, and the shiny silver finish on the clasp is nicely understated, just like the logo. The bottom of the bag features four stud legs to help protect it from being scratched.
Inside, the hinged bag features a black with white heart and polka-dot print lining. The lining has two built in phone/lipstick pockets plus one zip-up pocket, and is otherwise one single large space (which I like, because having too many pockets and dividers in your bag makes it hard to find things).
The overall size of the bag is also definitely in its favour, as it is big enough to fit a large wallet plus your lipsticks, tissues, mirror, phone etc etc. Thankfully, because of the graduated shape, it manages this without looking bulky.
I was also fortunate enough to get the cute specs print scarf featured in these photos. A lovely mint green, it has a variety of vintage specs frames as an all over print. Being a square scarf, it’s perfect for adding interest as a neck scarf, hair bow, or tied to the handle of your block colour handbag.
The Centrefold retails for US$56 (although the gold colourway is currently on sale for US$50) at Sourpuss’ website. Australian stockists of Sourpuss handbags include Ms Katt’s Kustom House and Atomic Cherry.
Please note that although I was incredibly fortunate enough to receive these items as gifts from Sourpuss, my review of the Bettie Page Centrefold handbag is genuine and honest.