Bubbles the Fish Purse | Wicker Darling


We are beyond delighted to introduce you all to Bubbles the Fish! 

Bubbles is a particularly special design, featuring far more hand detailing than our previous bags, and we'd like to take a moment to share these extra special finishing touches with you!

    Product Details

    Bubbles the Fish is 43cm tail to kiss-face, 23cm base to top, 63cm around her widest point.
    Bubbles has a single handle featuring hand painted wooden beads, 46cm from end to end.

    The navy and pink braids along the length and circumference of Bubbles is not only hand braided, but hand dyed by our artisans. The sequins are all sewn on by hand! We've said it before with regards to our designs, but we'd like to place particular emphasis on it for Bubbles: each and every bag will be unique as all the sequins are being individually hand sewn by a collective of weavers and other craftspeople. No two bags will be exactly alike! The beads which form the handle are hand painted at the atelier.

    Bubbles has a loose linen lining to take advantage of the internal shape of the bag - large enough to fit your wallet, a clutch of keys, a phone, those three red lipsticks you've always got in your handbag, and that random packet of doodads you know will come in handy one day!

    PLEASE NOTE: In response to customer feedback indicating you prefer a MAGNETIC closure, the finished Bubbles the Fish bag will feature a magnetic closure.

    All pre-ordered Bubbles the Fish will arrive with a hand signed collector card, a bespoke dust bag for storage, and a small gift courtesy of another Australian small business/designer.

    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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