In London UK this weekend, it’s very difficult to think about the brighter and warmer days of spring and summer coming soon. We’ve got Storm Dennis howling winds and rain mixed with designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Christopher Kane, Rejina Pyo showing their AW’20 collections at London Fashion Week. However I will not be deterred from my mission of rounding up some of the best fashion bags, all for under £100.
If you’ve had the chance to peruse Esquire, GQ or Vogue you’ll know that splashes of colour were front and centre on the men’s SS’20 runways. As the fashion show inspiration is beginning to appear in our stores and online, you’ll spot the return of distinct items such as the rugby shirt and 1950’s inspired bowling shirt. But as the clue is in the website title, Bagwhispers, I’m all about the bags; what will the guys be carrying this spring/summer? Continue reading “Men NOT in black! Fashion trends for men for SS’20”
As January’s pay packet has arrived, I’m finding a few friends asking “What bag for spring and summer should they be on the look out for this year?” Well I’ve written 3 articles so far on what SS’20 bag styles that will be popping up (scroll to the end for links); from what bags are showing up on instagram, what styles were featured on the SS’20 catwalks, as well as a round up on the key fashion trends. Now that the New Year sales are pretty much finished. you can start to see the refreshing spring bag trends on the shelves and in the searches on shopping websites. So where should you head to…
Whether you’ve got lots of spare cash about or prefer to bag a bargain, the catwalks are the ideal starting place for inspiration and planning a new season wardrobe. If you didn’t happen to make it to Paris, New York, London or Milan (back in September), here’s your guide to the designer handbags for Spring/Summer ’20. Introducing six fashion trends and the fashion bags, spotted on the runways. Continue reading “Bag trends 2020: Guide to the fashion bags”
Here’s your guide to SS’20 fashion trends. It’s your quick way to get ready for when the Christmas and New Year sales are finished and the stores start filling up with the new fashion for your spring and summer wardrobe. There are 5 key trends to put on your radar:
If you’re thinking of visiting London in 2020, a stop in South Kensington, to the V&A museum, should be high on the list. This wonderfully fashion centric destination will be home to 300 items curated for a show, Bags: Inside & Out. From all sizes of items in which we carry our belongings, expect to see the original Fendi baguette, a Fabergé egg bag by New York’s Judith Leiber to Marc Jacobs one-off for Louis Vuitton. Whilst we wait for the doors to swing open to this exhibition in April, let’s think about what bag will be ideal for a city break. Yes, the crossbody is the bag that lets you be hands-free as you roam. Here are the 10 crossbody bags that will work well with London’s vibrant scene.
The party season is around the corner and whether you’re dusting off the LBD (little black dress) or rocking a jumpsuit, you’ll need a bag to carry your essentials that adds the fun factor. Here are the evening bags from clutches to shoulder bags to swing out to that will add that colour pop to your party dress!
When it comes to the best designer handbags, there are many lists out there. Ones showcasing the most popular, the best investments, the classic bags. But when you’ve decided that you want to treat yourself to a designer bag that will stand the test of time, where do you start? Try this list if you don’t want to sell your car to own a Hèrmes or are too full of anxiety about fakes when buying second hand.
This list is no ordinary collection of designer bags. What you have here is a list of 10 well known designers, whose bag styles have and will stand the test of time. It’s been curated to ensure a great cost per wear. These iconic bags will delight future outfits and yes, you’ll take them out of the dust bag more than once a year!
It’s not just the clocks that have gone back for daylight saving (albeit mainly in the northern hemisphere). Or Cher who is currently on tour in the UK belting out ‘if I could turn back time…’. The autumn and winter fashion trends are jam packed with retro styling. There is a strong sense of déjà vu this season when it comes to handbag fashion. So to help you avoid making a fashion faux pas, here’s your guide to the vintage styles to rock, in case you’re thinking about raiding your grandmother’s wardrobe!
Yes it can be done – a designer bag that rocks the fashion trends for this autumn winter, can be bought for under £300 or $300! This pay day may well mean a handbag treat for you that will see you all the way through to April, bringing you the best value or cost per wear ever. First though, let’s just remind ourselves of some of the key bag trends for AW’19/20:
Now that the weather’s changing we’ll be reaching for our autumn and winter wardrobe fashions. And if you’re planning to blow your budget on a statement coat or a pair of slouch boots, I’ve got the collection to cheat your way to statement handbags – I have 10 fashion bags that are rocking one of the key trends for AW’19 but are all under £100. There’s no breaking the budget here!
With pay day just a week away for most of us, there are autumn/winter wardrobe shops being planned as I type. To help complete your seasonal fashion wardrobe, here’s your guide to the key AW’19 fashion trends and of course, which bags to grab or throw over your shoulder to finish your look. With lots of fashion articles out there, listing at least 6, and up to 12 key trends, below is your cheat sheet to the looks and the accessories, and this season, the accessories are front and centre. Check out these 3 trends and 5 silhouettes:
The speed guide to the AW’19 fashion bag trends is here and the tip is to focus on two styles that will guarantee you ‘en vogue’ points: go for a top handle bag or a micro bag. Both trends have been sneaking their way on to the designer catwalks but now they are elbowing their way as this season’s dominant styles. And here’s your inspiration for your autumn wardrobe shopping. Sitting comfortably? Here’s my top 10:
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….
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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”
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.
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.
Something for the weekend is back after the Christmas break. And instagram has been trawled to save you the scrolling and repetitive strain finger injuries! Today’s Saturday Special are the bags spotted on insta this week that will rock a Spring/Summer fashion trend. Here in the northern hemisphere we’ve had the shortest day of the year, so let’s say thanks to the handbag designers who are getting us ready to adopt the new season.
Looking at the stats, one of my most popular posts is the guide to the sales. I’m here to stop you being hypnotised by a double figure discount and buying an item that goes straight to the back of the closet, without even being worn. As some of the end of year sales are beginning to surface, I’m here to give you the top tips on what to look for in the New Year sales. First, a quick checklist of where to start:
Here’s a little something for the weekend – the bags spotted on instagram this week which are channelling sustainable and eco qualities. With the new year around the corner, with resolutions in mind, upping your environmental activities may well be on your list. If so, here are five handbag brands that need to be on your radar. As some of us haven’t finished our Christmas shopping yet, there may be time to secure one of these as a gift! High five to the five designers who are giving us sustainable and ethical options.
As some of you might know my ‘something for the weekend’ spot focuses on my five favourite bags on instagram from the weekend. This week it stays true but it comes a day early in case you’re looking for Black Friday deals. And in honour of the colour theme, all the beauties featured here are in that favourite winter colour, black!
So if you’re sitting comfortably here are the top 5 black bags on Instagram, rocking one of the key fashion trends, and if you’re lucky, you might get at an even better price tomorrow. Good luck!
The designers who sent their male models down the runways for the AW19/20 fashion shows had bags carried at every angle. Whilst the styles have their edge, they are high on function, with lots of pockets. Here’s a top 10 list of this season’s bags. And it doesn’t matter if there are corporate days, in a start up or agency or casual weekends, the bag should no longer be an after thought. There’ll be trouser pockets breathing a sigh of relief that they no longer have to be put to the test! And if you have a man in your life who has everything he can want for, this may be your Christmas gift list of inspiration.
It’s Saturday and that means it’s time for ‘something for the weekend’. This mini collection is a shortlist of my five favourite bags on instagram from the last week. The trend is this season’s fashion bag: the top handle handbag. There are so many available in the shops, here are the 5 that I think will really stand out. So if you’re sitting comfortably….