Well I have never had a handbag/basket that has invoked such a reaction in random strangers!
In shops behind the tills, ladies are always saying 'oh I remember having one of those in the 60's' or 'my Mum had one of those, haven't seen one for ages!'
Well mine came from one of the antique shops up Mill Street, and I have found out that they are from the 50/60's and are called Gondolier Baskets, and not are not for going crabbing Vicky!!!!
And would you believe it but last week I actually got stopped in the street
by a lady who loved my basket,
am thinking of starting its own facebook fan page!
After all I think its a design classic, don't you?