Cult handbag range alert!

Cult handbag range alert!

Icelandic label Unnurwear makes gorgeous, grown-up bags – with a twist.

Move over, snakeskin – the Icelandic label we’re lusting after makes accessories on a whole different scale…

We’re all about a cult handbag here at InStyle towers – and so much the better if we can cram a little quirk into our clutch. Step forward Icelandic label Unnurwear, by designer Unnur Fridriksdottir.

In Icelandic, Unnur means “the waves of the ocean” – apt, since Unnurwear’s speciality is handbags made from “sea leather”… that’s fash-speak for fish.

(Yes, you read that correctly.)

"Sea leather" smells and wears just like real leather; and lets those of you with a fear of snakes enjoy the on-trend and oh-so-sexy snakeskin look.

The new a/w 2009 collection of grown-up bags and accessories, in rich jewel and gold hues, is made from farm-grown Icelandic salmon and farm-grown African perch… it sounds fishy, but it looks gorgeous.

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By Harriet Reuter Hapgood

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