[gallery] As part of our series of telling you about other brilliant designers out there, I had to add a quick post about Karina and her bags. I met Karina a few years ago in her native Newcastle at the Cluny market (RIP) and was truly taken aback by the stunning quality of her handbags. She makes the handbags you only dream that you'll find one day - handmade from vintage components to such a high-standard, you'll want to lie down and weep with joy then and there! My saddle-tan doctors bag garners comments and admiring glances wherever I go - it was the bag I had in my mind's eye for many years before I found it! If you're in the market for a handbag or purse, then you should really take a look at the awesome work on offer here. I promise I'm not on commission - just a truly delighted customer, even after several years!