Lulu Guinness

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Lulu Guinness store, Burlington Arcade, London

Lucinda "Lulu" Jane Guinness OBE (born Lucinda Rivett-Carnac; May 1960) is a British accessories fashion designer.


She was born in May 1960,[1] the daughter of Sir Miles Rivett-Carnac, 9th Baronet descended from a colonial administrator.[2]

In 1986, she married the Honourable Valentine Guinness (b 9 March 1959), a younger son of the 3rd Baron Moyne. She has two daughters, Tara and Madeleine. The couple divorced in 2013.[3]

Lulu was appointed an OBE for services to the Fashion Industry in the 2006 Queen's Birthday Honours and in 2009 received The Independent Handbag Designer Awards ICONOCLAST Award for "Lifetime Achievement in Handbag Design".[4][5]

Lulu Guinness company[edit]

Lulu Guinness was launched in 1989 as a handbag and accessories retailer and currently operates multinationally.

As part of her 'Collectables' range, Lulu's The Florist Basket forms a permanent part of the Victoria and Albert Museum's "The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997" exhibition in London.[6]

The brand has sold through QVC for many years with Guinness showcasing the products herself.[citation needed] She also used that platform to promote Paloma Faith and her music.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "LULU GUINNESS HOLDINGS LIMITED - Officers (free information from Companies House)". Retrieved 1 May 2018. 
  2. ^ "Sir Miles Rivett-Carnac, Bt". Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  3. ^ "Valentine and Lulu Guinness: divorce". Peerage News. 
  4. ^ "UK | England | Dozens win awards for commitment". BBC News. 2006-06-17. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  5. ^ "Handbag Designer 101". Handbag Designer 101. 2009-06-18. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  6. ^ "Exhibition: The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997 - Victoria & Albert Museum - Search the Collections". 2009-08-25. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 

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