Armel the Siamese Cat Purse | Wicker Darling

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Our Armel the Siamese cat purse is the prrrfect accessory for going out on the town and standing out in a crowd! Shop and pre-order this fantastic siamese cat purse today!

Armel is our latest bespoke design, designed by Jasmine in Melbourne, and handmade using traditional weaving techniques by our artisans in the Philippines - Armel’s primary materials are sustainably farmed and harvested: rattan, leather, and linen lining.

Our handbags are designed in Australia and then lovingly hand woven and hand painted in limited numbers by artisan weavers in the Philippines using traditional craftsmanship. As such, each and every bag will have minor differences, whether it's in the wicker, paint work, leather work, or placement of other finishings. These are a unique signature of expert craftsmanship. 

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Product Details

Armel the Cat purse is 35cm from nose to backside (this does not include his luxurious tail!), 29cm from the top of the highest point to that base of his paw, and a resplendent 54cm around the belly! The usable length (for bag contents) is approximately 23cm long by 54cm.

This cat handbag has leather handles long enough to drape from the elbow, attached by gold hardware/d-rings. He also comes with a detachable, adjustable crossbody/shoulder strap which can be clipped to any of the four d-rings.

This fun feline cat purse comes with a leather coin purse in the shape of a mouse! His little mouse friend features a zipper opening, wristlet strap, and gold hardware clip which can be attached to either Armel’s collar or d-rings.

The lining of this stunning Siamese cat purse is made of loose linen to take advantage of the internal shape and space of the bag.

All pre-orders will arrive with a beautiful and highly dapper cornflower blue bowtie hand-sewn by Skye of Hellpixie Designs! Your bag will also arrive with a Wicker Darling dust bag, gold pendant and hand-numbered collector card.

Handmade to Order

Our handbags are designed in Australia and lovingly crafted by hand by our weavers in the Philippines. As such, each and every bag will have minor differences, whether it's in the wicker, leather work, or placement of other finishings. These are not faults, but rather a signature of hand craftsmanship from natural materials, and we consider these minor differences to be what makes every bag a unique piece of art. While every effort is made to photograph the true colour of our designs, monitors may display colours differently.

Due to our bags being made-to-order, upon occasion our ateliers may need to substitute materials used in the sample designs with different materials due to supply shortages. Where this occurs, the ateliers will do their best to find the closest possible substitute, and ensure the overall design remains consistent with the sample. 

Shipping Information

Worldwide complimentary shipping is offered with all orders, and covers your tracking number and full insurance! Customs and other tariffs are the responsibility of the customer. Please email our customer service team at to discuss express shipping rates. 

We ship once a week, pending Australia Post availability. 

Australia Post is experiencing significant supply and postage delays, and is periodically pausing collections of mail. While we aim to post our in stock bags ASAP, please be aware postage is likely to be slower than usual as a result. 

For detailed information see here.

Payment Plans

We accomodate Afterpay and PayPal Pay in 4 payment schedules for all orders!

Our Ethics

Wicker Darling bags are woven from sustainably, ethically harvested rattan. Our ateliers source rattan from local co-ops and farms to support their communities and to minimise the distance the materials travel. Rattan is sustainably grown, harvested by hand, and by-products are composted. 

Bags are handmade by traditional artisans, providing employment with a focus on marginalised communities and nurturing traditional skills and handicrafts, and fostering micro-businesses and individual artisans. 

The overall aim is to reduce our environmental footprint as much as possible, and to provide meaningful, fairly paid employment opportunities to our Filipino artisans. 

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