Fuchsia Shoe and Purse - Jane.JPGI'm quite astonished at the prices fetched by certain brands making flat shoes. Some of these items are so flimsy you can barely walk in them, and many aren't fully weatherproof. So it's good to see an attractive and affordable flat shoe on the market that's fully portable, squishes down into a cute little box and would be the perfect companion on those occasions when you're just not quite sure your feet will make it all night in heels.

The lightweight ballerinas in fabulous fuchsia are from Coco Rose London, home of some of the funkiest flatties around. All are priced at the £30-35 mark, which is much more like it - particularly when you remember that each pair comes with its own carry case. And what's more, you'll be giving generously if you buy a pair, as Coco Rose will donate £2 to cancer research UK with each purchase.

'Fuchsia' flats: £35 at Coco Rose London.