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Paul's Boutique Talullah bag

Quite some years ago, back when ASOS was 'As Seen On Screen' and was organised into clothes and accessories celebrities had been seen wearing, I spotted a little gem of a bag hanging on the arm of Paris Hilton.  I majorly fell for the diamond and crown printed 'Diamond Twister' bag by Paul's Boutique and made it my quest to own it.  At that time, £66 seemed like a lot to spend on a bag but I saved my pennies and took the plunge and loved that bag for some time before the zip broke and it was retired to the depths of my wardrobe.  Back then, the Paul's Boutique brand was synonymous with 'bling' - brightly coloured bags, bag charms, leopard print, badges and brooches and dashes of gold.  They appealed to a devoted audience of urban-savvy late teens and for some years they dominated that corner of the market and that's where they stayed.

Recently, however, they've had something of a rebrand.  Their current offering is much more fashion-forward and has a 'luxe' feel - the brand even have a 'luxury' range, and some beautiful leather bags including satchels with flashes of neon.

When the lovely Lizzie from Paul's Boutique got in touch to tell me about their current range and offer me an item for review I wasn't expecting to find it quite so difficult to choose.  In the end I settled on the beautiful Tallulah Shopper (£85*).  I have a serious weakness for structured bags that are roomy enough for all of the things I carry around on a daily basis and so this is just perfect for me.  I love the colour-blocking of the burgundy against the blue-grey trim.




bag: paul's boutique, £85* | dress: h&m (instore) | hat: neff £8.75
necklace: ebay | trainers: new balance at spartoo shoes £52

Have you checked out the new Paul's Boutique offering? What do you think of their new direction?

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23 comments

  1. I didn't realise Paul's boutique had a new style, I guess I still just associated them with the bling. I love this bag though, totally classy, and your dress is lovely. I wish I could do relaxed style, I'm just ever over-dressed for life.

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  2. Rosie you get cuter each day! Love this colour blue on you!
    Sophie
    X

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  3. Saw your tweet about this outfit, and I love it! Looks so comfy! I love the bag too - good choice. I never liked Paul's Boutique before (a little TOO blingy for me) but love their new range! xx

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  4. Oh hi you crazy cool kid! I love the colour of the dress, and the necklace with it & the hat, and everything. Such an awesome outfit, baby cakes <3

    Stephanie

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  5. Really like those glasses, where from???

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    1. They're from Aldo, they're just clear lens glasses. I bought them yonks ago but I'll bet they have similar on eBay xx

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  6. Love the bag! I have the same image as you when I picture Pauls Boutique but I think I'll head along to their website because by the looks of things they definitely have changed! I love this oufit too, it looks so comfy yet so stylish! Will definitely be hunting down this dress in h&m :) x

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  7. That bag doesn't look like a Paul Boutique, but I love it anyway! I never used to like it, but after seeing your bag I may have to browser their new styled collection!

    I love your dress too, especially with that necklace!

    Cat, whatcatsays.blogspot.co.uk XO

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  8. I never would have guessed that bag was Paul's Boutique! As you said the brand is so synonymous with bling and bright colours, because that's not really my style I've never really checked it out, but things might change!

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  9. Hey just read about your outfit post on Twitter. Like everyone else I couldn't believe it was a Paul's Boutique bag. I still remember everyone walking around with bright pink bags that say 'I heart PB' on them! This one has a nice seventies feel to it- def need to check out their new collection.

    Michelle x

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  10. Seriously in love with how you've styled this outfit!
    Alex from These Folk x x

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  11. pauls boutique bags are so far off what they were when they were first released i have followed the brand from the very begining and still have the odd original canvas hold all bags they first produced is crazy prints suck as cherry , peacock and army camp. Then the brand started to evolve into the 2nd phase as you describe as blingy and bright i would now say this brand is in its 3rd-4th stage of rebranding it pains me for people to think of pails boutique bags as chavy bright colours as this is not how it all started in fact this is inspiring me to do a post to tell people the roots of the brand from a long time buyer from the beginnings ... sorry for the long comment !

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  12. This bag is so nice! :) I really like some of their new styles. x

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  13. Wow Paul's Boutique are appearing to have a little grown up range now aren't they? I love this bag..you chose well and it seems like it will be really versatile. That shade of blue really suits you as well :) xx

    LittleGlitter.org

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  14. Great outfit - love the colour of the dress/shoes :) x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Great outfit ;)
    Amazing!

    http://closertotheedge1.blogspot.com/

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  16. I defiantly agree with you, I always found PB very OTT, yet this bag is really really nice. I didn't realise they had started doing a luxury range. Defiantly going to go check out their wears
    xx
    http://heroineinheels.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. A very nice place for a nice radiant lady.

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

    Florian,
    http://www.like-enchanted.com

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  18. oh i LOVE that dress the colours perfect, and so is that beanie! ahhhh i need a grey speckle one to add to my collection x

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  19. Wow, a real turn around from their usual heavy branding, the bag is a beauty, definitely something I'd give a closer look to.

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  20. I remember when it was 'As Seen on Screen' too - t-shirts worn by the cast of Hollyoaks and the like if I recall. That bag is gorgeous - a departure from the heavily branded/logo bags PB used to do. x

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