If you love all things Lou Harvey, any where near as much as I do, you’ll fall in love with her new beautiful summer collection that’s filled with her much-loved classic designs, and a few new creative additions. I’m definitely going to add to my Lou Harvey collection soon. I’m still jonesing for a Lou Harvey beach bag for years now to add to my collection of toiletry bags, nappy bags, cooler bags etc. I must also say, I bought a Lour Harvey nappy bag when Ava was born and that bag has lasted and lasted, seen me through two kids and has been handed on to another mom who’s now using it.

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Designed and manufactured locally, Lou Harvey has become a much-loved home-grown brand.  Inspired by current trends, Lou, the creative mind behind the designs, wanted to bring a contemporary edge to her range that would simultaneously fit in with her most popular prints.

“I wanted to create designs that speak to different tastes and there really is something for everyone in the new collection”.

Something for everyone? No Lou, everything for everyone because each time I’ve purchased a Lou Harvey item, I’ve literally agonized over which design to choose because I simply love them ALL!

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Sticking to the same colour palette has ensured that the collection is still quintessentially Lou Harvey.  You won’t be able to say no to the chic and beautiful red and navy geometric patterns of the Josephine, with pops of paisley, or the classically modern Sarah Stripe.  For those who prefer something a little more subtle, the grey, black and white geometrics of the Diana and Spencer are a little more edgy, while the ditsy florals of the Sophie Blue and Red designs add a pretty and feminine touch.  Lou’s favourite design, African Dream, combines the ever-popular leopard print, always a favourite, with bold pink and red florals. See? How do you pick just one design I simply love them all, but if I had to choose my absolute favorite, it would be…. mmmm maybe Feline Pink or  maybe Alexandra Donkey … or maybe Zoe… gosh I dunno, just look at all these designs? How to choose? There are so many to choose from and they’re all gorgeous!

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But now there is something for the boys too! The proud mom of Alec, who is now two years old, Lou realised there was a demand for more ‘little lad’ designs and the new collection unveils the adorable Jamie Drive, Edward Star and Benjamin Stripe designs, in various hues of blues, reds, greens and yellows. Last year I learned the value of buying my girls good quality school bags that actually last an entire year and this year I’m thinking we’ll be looking for more.



For the first time ever, Lou has introduced a convenient and innovative curved cosmetic bag as well as a stylish clutch cosmetic that can double as an evening bag for your your lipstick and other little lovelies.   All of her new items and designs make fabulous gifts (just in time for the festive season) and with such a wide collection –  everything from kids’ backpacks to pencil cases, aprons to bags and more − you’ll find something for all your family and friends. I won’t lie…. I have a bit of a toiletry/cosmetic bag fetish, I can’t explain it but I love these little bag and have a collection of about 5 different Lour Harvey cosmetic and toiletry bags which I guard with my life. I also love the zips that Lou uses, they’re super hardy and last really well.

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So, whether you’re looking to update your existing collection, searching for that perfect gift or simply bringing a little Lou into your life for the first time, this is the ultimate bag and accessory collection for any lover of all things colourful, beautiful, fun and practical.

Best of all….

Lou Harvey now has an online shop: louharvey.co.za 

For more information about Lou Harvey & her gorgeous products, be sure to follow her on Twitter and like her Face Book page…

Now I’m off to drool on all the gorgeous products!