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Mary Poppins Replica Carpet Bag with Trap Door

Probably the closest replica bag in the world to the original Julie Andrews bag

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£78.00 (inc VAT)*


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Set-up Dimensions
Depth: 32cm
Width: 60cm
Height: 34cm

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Presenting our biggest triumph of bespoke prop making: the Mary Poppins carpetbag.  Originally designed and created for a brief from the original publishers of the book, we made sure this bag went above and beyond the expectations of our clients.  Inspired by the original Disney film we set to work looking to recreate the iconic bag. At first finding a dated floral carpet seemed a simple task: we looked online, on Ebay, good old facebook buy and sell and nothing came even remotely close to the same pattern. Even Trago Mills, a local department store still stuck in the 90s, did not provide us with a solution! This required us to think outside of the box and digitally recreate the artwork from the carpet pattern, with a few amendments to avoid copyright.  Finally, we had it printed on carpet. An extreme solution perhaps, but one that means you really won't find this bag anywhere else; the closest you'll get to the original bag - which was bought in 2010 for the sum of $109,250 by a private buyer – is, quite possibly, here.

 

While bespoke printed carpet encases an inner wooden frame, the leather straps have been revived from a reclaimed vintage suitcase. The inside is made from silk lining and little caster feet have been used for protection. This inner wooden structure also ensures the bag holds its shape extremely well.  A great deal of time was spent watching the same film clip on repeat to try and engineer our bag so that it mimics the same opening and closing shape of the original; while perfection will possibly never be achieved, we are sure Mary Poppins herself would agree that the replica nature of this bag is spit-spot!

 

One of the most impressive features about this bag is that, true the styling of original film, it has a trap door. Our designers have created the trap door so that it opens inwards, ensuring that when the bag is picked up it immediately closes shut. See it in action in our mini-film featuring a Mary Poppins inspired set built by us here at our warehouse.  Everything used in to style that set can be hired here.  This bag would be a real talking point for when used as a display prop for a nostalgic Disney theme setting.  Additionally, we are sure it would also be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious within a celebration of literacy event.