The Queen's Handbags
Today, a writer queries the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph about Queen Elizabeth II's handbags. The paper reveals the Queen favors handbags by Launer, a British-based designer that holds the Royal Warrant to make her bags. I'm not exactly sure of the legalities of "Royal Warrant," but a look at Launer's web site reveals a collection of rather conservative, boxy-looking handbags (exactly the style a member of the monarchy might like). The web site also has pictures of the Queen's visit to the Launder factory in 1991. The bags, which are made of calf leather, and lined with suede, aren't inexpensive, with the more pricey ones costing upwards of $1,000.