A Special Collaboration: The Hope Clutch

hope clutch

HOPE is a passion for the possible.

I have known Loretta Veage for a few years now, she owns one of the best, and well established gift stores in our area – Regallo Woolooware.

She has owned the store for 12 years and has developed it into a local institution, a go-to place for a special gift. Customer service from the team at Regallo is like no where else to be found, and Loretta has a positive energy that is highly infectious. She has long had a dream to have her own line of handbags and last year she achieved this by creating #The One; a stunning range of limited edition bags with every single detail- from leather choice, to hardware, to functionality – completely designed by Loretta.



A chance meeting at a mutual friends birthday party sparked an idea that has now grown into a reality. Loretta wanted us to collaborate to design a special bag. You see, Loretta is all about giving back to the community, and her chosen charity is the National Breast Cancer Foundation. From every bag sold, she will generously donate $20  directly to the NBCF!



I was extremely excited by the opportunity,  because this charity is also very close to my heart; I am an Ambassador and one of the volunteers of the Speakers Network that is part of the NBCF.  We share our personal stories to raise awareness and funds for Australian based, world class Cancer Research with the aspirational goal of achieving ZERO deaths by Breast Cancer by 2030.

Loretta and I  came up with a clutch bag that will suit any woman of any age: A  beautiful woven black leather envelope bag, with rose gold hardware. Inside, it is lined with PINK satin – reminiscent of the pink ribbon which is the logo of the NBCF.  It fits a purse, a phone and some on-the-go make up easily and fits beautifully in the hand, or is easily tucked under the arm.



Purchase it for yourself, or for that friend that is going through her own Breast Cancer Journey and fill it with a lip balm and a hand cream for her to take to hospital. It is the perfect purse to put in the work bag to be pulled out for drinks after work. It is such a versatile, beautiful bag, I absolutely love it. One of those versatile bags that will become a firm favourite.



The Hope Clutch is a limited edition, numbered bag  and is available exclusively from Regallo in store and online.


hope clutch


You can find Regallo at 36 Wills Road North, Woolooware NSW 2230

Phone: (02) 9527 6622 and online at www.regallo.com.au

You can read about my personal story HERE

More about the NBCF HERE

Photography by John Veage.

Will you be part of the journey towards Zero by 2030?


Til Next time,



About Fashionista in Suburbia

Dutch Born, Fashionista in Suburbia lives at the Southern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. A Mum. A Wife. A Lover of all things sparkly, shiny and leopard print. A Shoe, Lipstick and Sunglasses Addict. A Typical Libra. A Breast Cancer Thriver.

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