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Lulu Guinness & Jenny Packham in at JC Penney

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Pictured: The LULU for JCP London Calling bag.

London is calling at JC Penney and it’s looking good.  The new accessories collections from Lulu Guinness and Jenny Packham are online now and in-stores.   I just ordered the LULU London Calling bag for $40.00 US.  That’s a great price for an original Lulu Guinness bag. When Lulu bags first hit the US, I remember buying one on sale at Neimans for $150.00 marked down from $350.00. Unlike designer bags you buy at Target, these items do not say LULU for JCP on it.  #Winning. The LULU collection is full of cute totes, black cab luggage tags, eyeglass cases, clutches, scarves and cosmetic cases.  The designs are cheap and cheerful.  Literally, you can feel LULU giving you a wink and a smile as you browse.  Put on your pearls girls and get to JCP, I don’t think these will last long. These make great holiday gifts.

Pictured: Lulu Guinness for JCP collection

But wait, there’s more.   Cute travel bags and handbags  are also in at JCP from Kate Middleton, aka the Duchess of Cambridge’s fav designer Jenny Packham. There are Jenny hairpins, picture frames and cosmetic cases.  All Jenny for JCP items are under $25.00.

Pictured: Jenny Packham for JCP accessories.

Kudos to JCP for getting these designers on board and bringing the chic and cheap on for the holidays.


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