And no, I don’t mean Oxford Street and its mile long strip of shops catering for all budgets. Nor do I mean the designer handbag shops on Bond Street, be it on both it’s New and Old ends! Undeniably both these established retail addresses offer lots of choice. But it’s a neighbouring street that really does offer the handbag shopper one of the best experiences.
This week’s Sunday Specials are my 5 favourite bags spotted on instagram over the last week that bring you a taster of the pre Autumn or Fall and Winter ’19 fashion trends for bags. Get ahead and be inspired with a healthy serving of AW’19 instabags! If you’re sitting comfortably…
It’s that time of year when the weather is keeping us outside but the shops are enticing us back in with their summer sales. This isn’t big news or in fact news at all. What is news is how to navigate the sales so you avoid buying a bag that you will never, ever carry. I’m going to help you from falling for the big price slash, how to resist the temptation of a big saving, all without the use of any mind games. How? Read on….
Whilst a few instagram feeds are sharing the trends from the AW19 catwalks, I’m not ready to even consider shopping for Autumn with 3 months of summer ahead and lots of sunshine (I hope)! So to help you navigate the heaps of insta bag inspiration, Something for the Weekend has filtered like a demon and brought to you classic summer bags. Here are my 5 favourite summer bags from the last week on instagram. Continue reading “Saturday Special – here comes the sun!”
When you want to catch the eye on a day out, sometimes it’s worth considering the power of a handbag. Bags of fun are those bags that are off the scale for stand out design but might not be high on function. Here are 10 designers that make room in their collection for a bit of fun whilst staying true on their design credentials.
If you have a budget of £5000 (or nearly $6500) which designer bag would you secure? In this price bracket you expect to see Gucci, Burberry, Tom Ford and of course, Saint Laurent. But when you overlay the SS’19 fashion trends, what bags make the edit? Here are the bags that compare if you have the bigger bucks!
Today’s Saturday Special sees the return of ‘Something for the Weekend’ where you have my favourite five bags spotted on instagram over the last week. And why do these bags reach parts that others don’t? Because they offer you the right combination of colour and fashion in one. Here’s your summer handbag inspiration in 5 glorious steps!
For those of you who’ve found some extra spending money and want to invest in a designer handbag for this summer, this is the edit you want to check out. Not only does the £500 to £1000 edit gain you access to some big designer brand names, it’s the price bracket that also showcases the new designers coming on to the scene, allowing you to be the first to drop their name!
If you didn’t make California last month for Coachella, but have Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, Latitude, Wilderness, Reading or Leeds in your festival summer diary, remember, getting your festival bag is probably the second most important thing to sort – after your sleeping plans, of course! What you’re going to use to carry your essentials all day long is the next important item on your to do list.
Today’s something for weekend are the bags spotted on instagram which have got the summer vibe and who isn’t ready for a summer of fun! A summer wardrobe is all about white and accents. And for eye catching accents you can’t go more dramatic than red and black! With just five bags, I’ve got casual and special occasion bags covered. If you’re sitting comfortably, let’s get inspired!
Well hello to the girls who are getting in on the backpack action! Once the domain of the boys heading to and from the office, carrying laptop and gym kit; now as I walk around the city by day I spot more and more girls with their bags on their backs. AND this stands true when I exclude the teenage girls with their Fjällräven packs and the ever popular Longchamp Le Pliage nylon backpacks. Here are 10 different backpack styles.
Here’s a run down of the designer bags that offer the best buys for summer – the £500 edit. Each bags rocks one of the key trends for summer. This edit gives you the designer labels without the big budget spend. There’s no need to pound the streets, scroll through tons of websites or suffer repetitive strain injury on your instagram finger! Sitting comfortably? Let’s begin, let’s discover the 8 designers bags, all under £500.
On what was scheduled to be the first weekend post Brexit, where Britain waved its goodbyes to the rest of Europe, this ‘something for the weekend‘ is a celebration of Europe’s fabulous handbag designers. Despite the political struggles, the joy of the continent’s craftsmanship and quality of materials will always stand out. And in true SFTW style, here are the top finds on instagram this week – the European handbag designers that might not be front mind, but should be for SS19 inspiration.
Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’, so sang Dolly. Most of us have to and will head to an office 5 days a week to earn our living. About 1 in 5 of my friends (only 20%) will change their handbag during the week – the other 80% will carry an old faithful until it requires retiring. Whether you need a new addition or a replacement, feast your eyes on these stylish bags to add that extra bit of style to your work wardrobe.
You don’t have to travel far to stumble upon one of the bag trends of SS’19. It’s the woven or plaited bag and every designer and shop has a style to tempt you. I kid you not; you’re spoilt for choice from Chanel to ASOS. Here are my top woven bags for SS’19. Don’t delay, get your weave on!
March is here and that means that our stores are now full of the fashion for spring and summer. And back by popular demand is the top 10 list of bags that rock the season’s trends, all under £100. For those of you with a fixed budget in mind, I’ve not compromised on quality and have found you the bags that will save you money and keep you on trend.Continue reading “The best bags for your SS’19 wardrobe, all under £100”
One sure way to stand out this Spring and Summer is to add a retro accent to your outfit. There’s no better way to do this than using your bag to add that eye catching twist. And whilst there’s a nod to the 90’s in the SS19 list of trends, you can go further back to earlier decades in the 20th century for style ideas. Here are 5 designer bags to inspire your retro vibe.
…not by Grandmaster Flash but by Bagwhispers. Here is the white bag edit that shouldnt be warned against! This is for your summer outfits, as spotted and curated from the fashion inspiration source, Instagram. I’m here to save you time and find you the shapes and colours to rock your seasonal wardrobe.
With feeds bursting with news from Autumn/winter ’19 catwalks it might be hard to find your Spring fashion fix. Don’t worry, I’ve dug deep to bring you a mid-week Instagram inspiration update. With the 12 colours from the season’s palette in mind, I’ve shortlisted 5 bags to get your Spring vibe. Trust me they are gorgeous!
Something for the weekend is back after a long January. And instagram has been trawled to save you scrolling. Today’s Sunday Special are the bags spotted on insta this week that will rock a Spring fashion trend. Whilst all eyes may be on New York Fashion Week with AW19 previews, let’s give a nod to the 5 handbag designers whose SS19 collections are arriving online and in-store NOW!Continue reading “5 favourtie bags on insta this week – hello February!”
If you’re shaking off the January blues and ready to embrace spring and summertime, you will want to know where to find the early stocks of fashion bags for the season. Here are the SS19 bags that are new in-store and can be found online, to get ahead of the crowds; 14 eye catching designs to inspire. But first, let’s remind ourselves of the 6 bag styles for SS19 to look out for:Continue reading “The new kids on the block! SS19 bags available now.”
So sang The Stranglers! And this spring and summer you need to get your golden brown on and any other shade from a creamy beige to dark tan. This is the colour to accessorise one of the key fashion trends for women this year.Continue reading “Never a frown with golden brown”
When Miranda from The Devil Wears Prada turned to Andy and started with ‘what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue. It’s not turquoise. It’s not lapis. It’s actually cerulean’, we got an insight into how colour trends come to our stores. The rainbow for SS’19 has been identified by Pantone, consisting of 12 seasonal colours and 4 foundation colours. Which ones will you choose to feature in your wardrobe?Continue reading “What colours will be in your Spring and Summer wardrobe?”
Here in London it’s been all about men’s fashion (LFWM). It’s that time of year to get into the Spring and Summer groove, to be ready for when the New Year sales finish. And whilst GQ and Vogue are reporting the season’s trends in double figures, here’s your bite size guide on what styles to look out for and the bags to match.Continue reading “Spring/Summer 2019 fashion trends for men. Sharp dressed man!”
The holiday break may have had us trying to influence the future #bandersnatch or guessing whether Idris Elba will throw on one more grey shirt and bring Luther 6 to the movie screen, but no predictions are required about the fashion styles which will be hitting the stores soon.Read more
If you go down to Instagram today, you’re sure to get a surprise! The bag designer Instagram feeds are full on red! If you haven’t got a red bag in your collection yet, get your hands on one as it’s looking like the colour to accent with AND good news there are some in the new year sales if you’re wanting a bargain.
We’ve all heard that we should spend wisely in the sales; top tips range from ‘only buy if you NEED it’ or only open your wallet once you’ve calculated the future ‘wear to price’ ratio! How about your guide to guilt free sales shopping? Here’s a shortlist of 20 bags that will nail a Spring/Summer 2019 trend, guaranteeing plenty of wear most of next year. Now that’s what I call sale shopping, with savings of over 50%!Continue reading “The bags in the sale that will work in 2019 – save over 50%”
Here’s your top tip for navigating the sales this Christmas and New Year; guaranteed to ensure you return home with a bargain that you can, quite literally, carry into the next season. But first, you need to get up to speed on the Spring/Summer 2019 fashion styles to work out the bags that will be bang on trend. Continue reading “How to bag a bargain in the Christmas and New Year SALES”
For the last couple of seasons designer brands have become much more noticeable on the side of their handbag collections. Luxury brands, once the prevailers of minimalist logos, in keeping with the mantra less is more, the more being reflected in the quality of materials, workmanship and the price tag, are now becoming bolder than ever. And not just in the women’s collection – the men can share in the font action too. Continue reading “The font of all knowledge – the logo bag”
Looking to carry a crafted bag with a clear conscience? Here in the UK we’ve already had 3 years of getting used to bringing our own bag to the supermarket to cut down on plastic – Blue Planet II’s impact is reaching far and wide. And now you might be thinking what else can I do.
When it comes to belts, we tend to keep them to the waists. But over the last couple of seasons this little accessory is adding impact to our bags.
This Spring you are forgiven for choosing a bag with its ‘all over colour’, likely to be a pastel (maybe lilac) or primary (pillar box red), the two key colour trends. Single colour bags are everywhere. But let’s not overlook those whose designs are intriguing, so much so, its practically art! Step away from the monochrome and say hello to the detail!
Anyone else thinking that a saddle bag was last seen in the Wild West? Well my bag loving friends, the saddle bag is a welcome feature for Spring and Summer. The curved aesthetic of the bottom of the bag brings a refreshing shape to the crossbody and shoulder bag.
I love discovering handbag designers and I wondered whether it was time to take a break from the high street and online shops and checkout Etsy, the home of handmade and vintage goods. Is it possible to uncover the next upcoming handbag designer on Etsy?
When it comes to an item of clothing we may all share, the humble pair of jeans has got to be up there. In shades from ice blue to dark indigo, with maybe an extra pair too; black with well placed rips or a pair of ankle cropped whites for the summer holidays?
Before we dive into my guide to street style accessories, maybe we should start with answering, what is street style? Not wanting to sound like I’ve just left a sociology class muttering about youth subcultures, this is a look that is sometimes easier to visualise rather than put into words.