Bags galore for the girls!


I have had so many emails asking for me to reveal my favourite QVC handbags. And yes, you've guessed it, I screamed with joy at the thought. Many of you are aware that I adore my shoes and handbags. I could actually go as far as saying I LOVE them (sorry guys, it's a girlie thing but you're more than welcome to join the club)!

Since I was a little girl I have loved fashion and had a passion for accessorising. I find it so easy to coordinate and I honestly believe if I hadn't have gone into the world of television I would have been involved in the fashion industry in one way or another, or even an interior designer.

It's so exciting to see the your outfit of the day come together and more than ever we are accessorising our outfits. As you can imagine, I see so many handbags at QVC but here are a few of my favourites that excite me and are really on-trend…


Kipling Black Vintage Emmet chain bag (145560)

145560 - Kipling Emmet Vintage Leather Shoulder Bag with Chain Strap This is so perfect for our current fashion trends. The big gold tone chain links make this bag the perfect must-have. With a vintage feel and faux snakeskin lining I was in awe. Beautifully made and supple, soft, luxurious leather.

It's the big zippers and a vintage rock monkey that makes this bag so cool. The inside is so organized I just can't fault it. It had seduced me within 30 seconds on air. I'm just about to order myself!

Maxx NY Cher Leather Stud Tote Bag (144253)

144253 - Maxx NY Cher Leather Stud Tote Bag I adore this handbag range because it's high fashion with great colours and it's beautifully made with very strong leather. The designs are not 'here today, gone next season'.

I have a few of their bags and this is one. I was torn between the Black or Ivory but chose the Black for winter and because the blue trim and stitching makes it stand out in a subtle yet very chic way.

The studs and tassels make it rock! I get so many questions on this bag. The size is perfect for day and evening.

Lulu Guinness Large Quilted Lips Patent Finish Jenny Bag (141629)

141629 - Lulu Guinness Large Quilted Lips Patent Finish Jenny Bag I love working with Lulu Guinness – she's so unique and adorable. I have my specific faves of hers. I adore the patent quilted lips bag in Cream or Black. It's so elegant and all you LG girls give a smile when you see me with it.

I love her designs as you don't see them everywhere and it's not often you see someone with one. I took the Jenny bag in Red to a wedding and got so many comments. I wore a yellow dress and red shoes, on my husband's recommendation. It looked fabulous and so different.

Lulu Guinness Pollyanna (144380 – patent and 141635 – polyester satin)

141635 - Lulu Guiness Large Pollyanna Bag This is my all-time favourite Lulu design. Her Pollyanna is so funky and fabulous. It comes in block colour or with a crinkle feel. I feel so girly when I use this.

I love oversized bags, it looks so funny as I am tiny. My husband often jokes that if he can't find me he will look in my oversized Pollyanna bag!

The clasp is to die for and a design that is real joy to use. Lulu knows that this is my favourite of all her bags.
Let me know what your favourite handbags are so I can check those out too!

Jill xxxx


  1. Janette Bryan September 13, 2009 at 2:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jill you are a girl after my heart, I too adore bags, I have loads of Kipling, Stone Mountain, and Tignanello.
    Like you, I have to have a matching purse, with my bags, and I like a bag to match my outfit.
    Accessories are important too.
    I believe you are a Leo like me? say no more!!!

  2. Marg September 15, 2009 at 6:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jill, I was pleasantly surprised that the’Emmet’ Kipling bag was in your top picks,I am waiting for mine to arrive,its in brown as I had just bought a new black bag. I am certainly not as crazy for bags as you are, just give me shoes every time,I love my shoes, just cannot get enough,well as I tell my husband it could be diamonds or furs so he should think himself lucky.My mantra is, too much of a good thing is wonderful,. A very rich, wise woman said that,Mae West was her name.Hope you enjoy your latest buy,I certaily will enjoy mine as I have the boots and shoes all ready and waiting for it. Keep well, Marg.

  3. Marg September 17, 2009 at 5:11 pm -  Reply

    Well Jill, my brown ’emmet’ bag arrived today and its even better than expected.I have purchased two other leather bags from Kipling which are great but this one beats them hands down. I hope you get as much pleasure from yours as I have from recieving mine. Happy handbag hunting,

  4. Marg October 5, 2009 at 6:10 pm -  Reply

    Got a lovely surprise today Jill,The black Emmet bag arrived courtesy of my very generous Husband, I only mentioned that you had got the black one and I would have to get a new black bag as the two I had bought in town I really didnt feel were right. He must have thought I was dropping hints(which I was) and ordered it for me.God Bless QVC and all who work for her. Hope you are recovered from your throat problem,keep well,

  5. jill mills October 18, 2009 at 6:00 pm -  Reply

    hi jill
    saw you on with kim last night and was admiring your pink and black shoes hope you can tell me where you got them from
    kind regards

  6. Jill Franks November 3, 2009 at 12:07 pm -  Reply

    Hi Marg
    Hope you are all well.
    Firstly Marg how amazing you got the Black emmet bag..I love mine and took it on holiday. I keeop it in my kipling cover and just love now you have the black and brown and yes I am very jealous..hahaha!! What a lovely husband you have…my kind of guy. I laughed so much at your Mae West comment and also your comment on diamonds to your husband…so funny. Just so you know my throat is fine…it was bizarre and I have to do a blog on it. I was feeling great with no sore throat so dont woory. Just took some medication and it made me lose my voice…the whole story will be on a blog a sit was actually very funny prior to going on air!!! Lots of Love

  7. Jill Franks November 3, 2009 at 12:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jan
    Yes I am a Leo like you and yres say no more…and yes we love our bags and shoes..
    Lots of Love

  8. Jill Franks November 3, 2009 at 12:12 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jill
    ooh let me think Jill as I am not too sure what shoes you mean…are you sure they werent purple and not pink? Did they have a black thin very high heel and also thick black strap across the instep?

  9. Janice October 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jill,
    I’m a new customer to QVC, but I have been admiring the clothes you wear on the show. If you don’t mind me asking, what make are the wide legged platzzio(?) cream trousers you wear sometimes. I would like some for myself they look perfect for my figure.
    Thankyou, yours sincerely,

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