Oui Wish You A Merry Christmas

There are few gift ideas I love better for women than a purse. The reasons are boundless. You don’t have to worry about knowing her size. She’ll never mind making some extra space in her closet for another bag. And it really does serve a practical purpose. Today, I’m please to introduce you to Jack French London, a European brand that, despite its ‘French’ sound, is actually from the UK. This sleek and sophisticated line is available in Canada on The Shopping Channel website, making it a snap to peruse and purchase to your heart’s content (special note: their new line will be available as of December 15th – so keep your eyes peeled for last-minute picks to add to your wish list.) In the meantime, here are five of my fave bags for holiday gifting (and receiving) from Jack French London.

Waterloo Tote Jack French LondonWaterloo Tote – $229
A simple tote bag is every woman’s best friend. It’s large enough to stash all the essentials and then some, but comfortable enough to sling over your shoulder when navigating a busy train platform or the crowded aisles of a grocery store. The Waterloo Tote from Jack French London comes in a perfectly festive shade of cranberry that’s surprisingly versatile – it pairs equally well with a business suit as it does with a pair of jeans and a cozy knit sweater. If red’s not your bag (hah), no worries – this sleek and stylish tote also comes in navy, tan, and black with contrasting silver straps. My favourite feature about this bag is that it actually features a fully zippable area to keep your valuables secure, but also two open ‘media pockets’ for easy access to whatever you need most, whether it’s your keys, phone, tablet or lipstick. Genius.

Kingsbury Satchel Jack French LondonKingsbury Satchel – $279
If I told you the bags above were from a UK brand, I don’t think you’d be too surprised. There’s something rustic and English and romantic and sleek and sophisticated and downright posh about ’em, don’t you think? Available in two classic, neutral combinations, these ladylike satchels are made from 100% ultra soft, pebbled leather. Despite their diminutive appearance, they actually offer a fair bit of space and organizational features inside – including four pockets and a built-in makeup mirror. A perfect choice for the classically chic lady on your list.

Fulham Crossbody Bags Jack French LondonFulham Crossbody Bags – $179
Although I’m a big proponent of the giant purse movement that’s basically dominated the last decade or so, I recognize that there are many times when you just don’t need a big purse. Whether it’s a trip to a music festival or a visit to a theme park or a day at the beach or an evening at a nightclub, big purses need not apply. Luckily, Jack French London offers a selection of smaller bags, including the lust-worthy Fulham Crossbody, which is available in three color combinations – an icy mint / grey combo, a Union Jack-inspired red, navy and cream, and a classic brown, black and white style. All three are designed to fit just the essentials – your phone, some cash or credit cards, lip gloss, sunglasses – but still pack a pretty serious style punch. I particularly love the studded strap detail and the way the adjustable strap matches the bag’s primary contrasting colour. An awesome pick for your girlfriend, sister or mom this holiday season.

Kentish Tote Jack French LondonKentish Bag – $259
Add a little retro chic to your wardrobe with these trendy bags. Offering a slimmer profile than your typical tote, this fun purse features a decorative, rhinestone-studded tassel that can either read as classic preppy or bohemian babe. Available in both black and white or brown and white, as well as a black on black option not pictured, like all Jack French London bags, I love the rich purple lining that’s a signature of the brand. It just adds a touch of luxe to what’s already a very high quality, beautiful, eye-catching bag. Consider purchasing this one as an investment piece for your daughter or niece; she’ll wear it for years to come.

Fitzrovia East West BagFitzrovia East West Bag – $299
I for one love the pebbled texture of ostrich leather, and these slick bags are the perfect example of how it can make such a style statement. There’s something about the shape of them too, that suggests high end luxury, without screaming it in an ostentatious way. It’s versatile too – you’ve got the option to carry it in your hands or you can attach a shoulder strap for when you need to sling it over your shoulder. Due to the unique barrel shape, the inside is pretty roomy, making it a perfect choice for the busy working woman on the go. Available in neutral black and cream, it’ll go with every piece in her wardrobe – and it travels well too.

Jack French London The CavendishThe Cavendish – $119
Although Jack French London is releasing new styles on a pretty regular basis, they also know when they’ve got something good going on. Case in point? Their Cavendish clutch wallet, which is continually being reinvented in new colours and textures as women around the world nab one for themselves and simply must have another. The style is pretty self-explanatory. If you want the Cavendish to function as a wallet, you’ll find plenty of space to stash your cards, cash and coins. If however, you want to forgo your bag for an evening out, the attached strap allows this versatile purse to function as a handy clutch.

Whether you’re in the market for a new bag or you’ve been hemming and hawing about what to give a special woman on your list this Christmas, hopefully you’ve got some new ideas and new loves after learning about Jack French London. And as a special treat, three lucky readers are each going to win a Cavendish purse! If you’re interested in picking up one of these oh-so-covetable wallets, here’s how to enter:

1) Leave me a comment by November 18, 2014 with a link back to your favourite Jack French London bag from The Shopping Channel website. Who’s it for? Yourself? A loved one?

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around November 19, 2014 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Stay in the know with Jack French London by Liking them on Facebook and leaving a comment about your favourite bag. Link back to your wall post in a separate comment below to score one extra entry into this awesome draw.

168 Responses to “Oui Wish You A Merry Christmas”
  1. SandyS says:

    The Waterloo Bag is my pick. Would I be so daring to sport a cranberry one? Living on the edge, go for it.

  2. Steph says:

    LOVE the Kingsbury Stachel in cream and black. Awesome giveaway – I would definitely keep it for myself because hey — who can’t use another handbag? haha.

  3. Julie G. says:

    Oops, forgot to mention in the above post that I’d give this bag to my mother. She’d love it!

  4. Leah says:

    I love the Jack French London Pall Mall Tote for myself! 🙂

  5. Annie Demill says:
  6. kittypride says:

    I like them all! I was really drawn to the Jack French London “Paddington mini” satchel the most http://m.theshoppingchannel.com/pages/productresults?nav=N:128153-2056019,rpp:40&ll=40

  7. louise says:

    I love this bag- Jack French London “Windsor” Croco Tote I would keep it for me:)http://www.theshoppingchannel.com/Jack-French-Handbags/Tote/Jack-French-London-quotWindsorquot-Croco-Tote/pages/productdetails?nav=R:589560,N:128201,E:11747174

  8. louise says:

    I liked Jack French London on Facebook and commented https://www.facebook.com/jackfrenchlondonltd

  9. Theresa Jones says:

    Oh My, the Waterloo tote. Perfect for my “Mom Bag”

  10. I like the Kentish Bag

  11. Sherry K says:

    I like the Charlotte Crossbody in the tan colour. It is not very tiny so I can hold a few necessaries.

  12. KellyPC says:

    I’m loving the Jack French London “Paddington Mini” Satchel!
    I’d give it to my husband to give back to me! lol

  13. Sara LB says:

    Also: Love for Jack French on Facebook:

  14. gloria konelsky says:

    Fulham Cross Body for me and my errands!

  15. Shelley N says:

    It is super hard to choose since there are some incredible bags there. This is the one I would pick for myself since it is an amazing blue colour plus it is large enough to hold everything I want to bring.

  16. Katie says:

    https://www.facebook.com/jackfrenchlondonltd/posts/10202748442826560 (different bag from the shopping channel website, but found it on the Jack French website)

  17. Donna L. says:

    I liked Jack French London on Facebook and commented there as Donna Lyn

  18. Alison K says:

    My favourite Jack French London bag from The Shopping Channel website is their
    Richmond Satchel(Item Number: 588-882) & I would like to have it for myself http://www.theshoppingchannel.com/Jack-French-Handbags/Satchel/Jack-French-London-Richmond-Satchel/pages/productdetails?nav=R:588882,N:128199,E:11726849

  19. Renee Lacasse says:

    would like to win this

  20. Keith Ashman says:

    would like to win this for my wife

  21. Darlene Boyle says:

    waterloo tote in cranberry is my fav

  22. I like the grey and green satchel..matches the color of my eyes

  23. Tracy says:

    I love this bag: http://www.theshoppingchannel.com/Jack-French-Handbags/Satchel/Jack-French-London-Shoreditch-Satchel/pages/productdetails?nav=R:588885,N:128199,E:11727043 I would love it for myself honestly, my bag is ancient, and I could so use a lovely new one!

  24. Lori Shmuir says:

    I would get the Jack French London Fulham Crossbody for myself. It would be great for travelling, no need to carry a big purse around with me!


  25. Mike Mottishaw says:

    here’s my facebook comment to jack french.. https://www.facebook.com/jackfrenchlondonltd/posts/797129800349524

  26. Mary Warner says:

    I like the Waterloo Bag. I need space and I like bags I can put over my shoulder

  27. Veronique L says:

    I also liked and commented on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jackfrenchlondonltd/posts/735190936574186 🙂

  28. Maggie Davidson says:

    The Cavendish is my favourite for myself!!

  29. GARRY S says:


  30. Mark C. Dias says:

    My girlfriend would love to get the black and white Waterloo Tote for Christmas

  31. photomum says:

    I liked the Charlotte handbag in red

  32. Elaine R says:

    I would gift myself the Jack French Bromley #588-028. http://www.the shoppingchannel.com/Jack-French

  33. linda says:

    London pimlico hobo looks perfect! It would be for me

  34. Jennifer Deol says:

    The Jack French London Pimlico Hobo in coral is something that I would use. I love the classic design and the color is cheery & pleasing. I would get it for myself!

  35. S.Hirano says:

    I love the Jack French London Regent Shopper. I would use it my self since I have a great pair of shoes that would match.

  36. aarone mawdsley says:

    I love Fulham Crossbody Bags – $179

  37. Kiersten says:

    I love the Waterloo tote in black! I would love to have it

  38. Glogirl says:

    I like the Jack French London Pimlico Hobo in Navy and it would be for me!

  39. Evren Ay says:

    The Fitzrovia East West Bay is my favourite

  40. SueSueper says:

    I liked Jack French London page and left a message.

  41. joyce s. says:

    I like this one – http://www.theshoppingchannel.com/pages/productresults?nav=N:128153-2056019,rpp:40&ll=40 – Jack French London Charlotte Crossbody

  42. I like the them on facebook and commmented

  43. debra says:

    fitzrovia east west bag

  44. Evren Ay says:

    the kingsbury satchel would really impress my mom!

  45. Julia H says:

    My favourite is the Jack French London Kingsbury Satchel (don’t you love the name?). I admit, it would be for me. 🙂 Love the classic, simple, elegant look of it, and it’s big enough to carry everything I need.

  46. Maegan Morin says:

    I LOVE the Jack French London “Regant” Shopper in Black. It would either be for me or my mom.

  47. Evren Ay says:

    Liked on facebook! The Waterloo Tote is gorgeous!

  48. Karen Daniel says:


  49. linda D. says:

    The bag I would use the most is the Fulham Crossbody in a classic brown, black and white style.

  50. Donnas says:

    I like Jack French on Facebook

  51. Heather Arnould says:

    I love the Jack French London Hoxton Wing Shaped Tote as a special Christmas present for moi.

  52. NANCY says:

    Loving the Fitzrovia East West Bag. I’d like it for myself ;0

  53. Amy says:

    Kingsbury Satchel – $279 I might be dreaming about this tonight

  54. Kim heintz says:


    That’s my favorite. Wow! These are lovely bags, I think my mom would love one.

  55. diane says:

    My favourite is the Jack French London ‘Waterloo’ Tote in red. My daughter would also love it in the black/silver. Thanks for the great giveaway. http://www.theshoppingchannel.com/Jack-French-Handbags/Tote/Jack-French-London-quotWaterlooquot-Tote/pages/productdetails?nav=R:589561,N:128201,E:11747179

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