Platypurse the Platypus | Wicker Darling

Expected arrival of September 30, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia
We are SO EXCITED to share our new Australian friend with you all! Platypurse the Platypus (see what we did there!). 

Our wicker platypus bag features a built in coin purse at the bill, large enough to fit coins, keys, or your lipstick. The back compartment will fit your phone, wallet and sunglasses!


Production and Delivery Updates
Product Details

Product Measurements: All measurements are approximate! Platypurse is 48cm from end of tail to tip of nose, 18cm from base to highest point (on his back), has a 46cm circumference, and the handles are 55cm end to end. The usable length of the body is 19cm, and the bill is 10cm end to end.

Materials: rattan, leather, cotton lining, metal hardware.

Lining/ internal shape: the bill will comfortably fit coins and other small, light items. Back compartment will fit phone, wallet, sunglasses case and smaller items.

All handbags will arrive with a hand signed collector card, a bespoke dust bag for storage, and a brooch handmade by an Australian artist.

Pre-Order Cancellations

Please be aware that in the instance of requesting a cancellation on a pre-order, a $60AUD cancellation fee will apply to cover our administration costs. To learn more, read our full FAQs.

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.

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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