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Ladies Finally Get Fashionable Laptop Bags

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Given the furore around today's iPad launch (remember to check out out our review and buyers guide), it could be argued you'll need something to carry it in and chances are (slim chance) you might just be a laaaaaady...

So doing something rather different from the mainstream is Penelope & Parker, a new company focused on making hand-crafted laptop and work-wear bags for the fairer sex. Yes people ladies need laptops (disputably iPads) too.

On the practical side each bag comes with padded laptop protection and many can hold models of up to 15.6 inches so potential burglars will feel that one across the back of the head. They also come in a range of faux fur and leather finishes. I'd say more about the styling by my xy chromosomes make me genetically incapable of comprehending female fashion any deeper.

All have ranges have female names: 'Roxy', 'Layla', 'Lizi', 'Lara', 'Tabitha', 'Penny', etc (I'd go on, but P&P has a painfully coincidental habit of picking out names of my ex-girlfriends!) and all are reasonably premium starting from £175 and rising to £425. Given Penelope & Parker has just sealed a distribution deal with Selfridges that seems rather apt with the bags rolling out nationwide in September.

So if you can't think of a reason to justify taking your laptop on holiday, buy your partner one of these and she'll have to take hers getting you off the hook. Either that or use it as a pardon letter for getting out of watching Sex and the City 2... (Carrie Bradshaw *shudder*)

Links:
Penelope & Parker (full site coming soon)
Stockists (Selfridges is currently in-store only)

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