Recall an image most commonly brought to mind from the film ‘Mary Poppins’ and it’s probably Julie Andrews floating through the sky with an umbrella in one hand and a Gladstone bag in the other.
Julie’s bag contains potions and medicines to benefit the children in her care and, unlike most
Gladstone bags of the day,
made from leather, hers is made from brightly coloured patterned canvas which
led to a whole new interest in
bags as accessories to complement men and women’s contemporary fashions. Gladstone
Look on sites like Amazon and other online marketplaces and you’ll find a massive range of
bags on offer, ranging from leather to canvas, hand painted to crafted from
silk and piled with lace. Enough to
please all tastes at usually much lower prices than their hand-made quality
leather counterparts. Gladstone
Also in ‘Mary Poppins’ we are introduced to nurse Andrew, a tyrant of a women dressed head to foot in black and carrying a black leather Gladstone bag!