Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Orla Kiely SS17 Stem: Summer Flower Print in Sunshine and Sunset

The first of Orla Kiely's Spring/Summer 2017 collection has arrived! This season's newest print is called the Summer Flower and it's available in the colorways Sunshine and Sunset. Overall, I prefer the Sunset version because I think the orange and pink flowers pop a bit more. 

It's been awhile since we've seen a larger version of Orla Kiely's classic shoulder bag. It reminds me a lot of one of her earlier (and probably most popular) Classic Stem print bags. I love this larger size and feel it would be great for both work and running errands. 


Also available in a Mini Sling size $123

This is another design I'm really excited about. I like this version better than last season's for a couple of reasons. For one, I prefer the printed shoulder strap here to last year's cotton webbing. The front closure is also made of leather, which is a nice new detail. This bag's shape and design does remind me a lot of the Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis (a bag that will perpetually be on my luxury wish list) - functional, versatile, and with a cute top handle to boot.

I would probably actually prefer the smaller version of the satchel, but I do wish it had the top handle.  And I really like the Sunshine colorway in this style.





I love these smaller wallets, but pattern placement on them is so hit-or-miss, as seen here on the Sunset version. I kinda wish they would shrink down the pattern so they would translate better to the smaller accessories.


  1. This is the first new product I've been really excited about in quite a while!

    1. I know what you mean! Have you seen the rest of the Stem collection online? They are all so cute! Will be posting about them tomorrow :) Excited for the Mainline collection to show up as well!

  2. Great content material and great layout. Your website deserves all of the positive feedback it’s been getting.