Designer handbags for winter 2018 – the £1000 and under edit

When it comes to buying a bag and you’ve got a four figure budget to spend (result!), this season, you’ll no longer fall into one of the two camps; “I want the ‘it’ bag of the season” or “I want an investment designer handbag”.  The good news is for autumn/winter 2018 this collection of bags under the £1000 will last more than one season and offer the fun detailing to turn heads.  You’ve just got know what to look for.

The designers that will help you make a statement are aplenty.  I’ve shortlisted the 10 designer handbags to inspire your winter 2018 wardrobe and beyond.  I promise these aren’t one hit wonders.  Whilst you will be upgrading your wardrobe with any one of these bags, you’ll also be able recycle for future seasons.

In no particular order of priority, here are the top 10 designer bags for under £1000:

1  From Loewe – the mini leather Gate bag with the front tie and contrasting edge stitching.  This works on both smart and casual days – more wears per purchase makes this a more attractive buy.  Available in various colours, you can secure this bag for around £850.

Designer handbags for Autumn/winter 18 for under £1000

2  From Burberry – the return of the 1983 check, just in time for the brand’s recent photo shoot led by Cara Delevingne, on location in London.  The check camera bag can be sourced for around £690.  With the pink leather detail this can be rocked in spring and summer too.

Burberry 1983 check camera crossbody bag

3 From Dries van Noten – a mix of leather detailing and jacquard panels in a contrasting print.  Whilst prints are all over our clothing this winter, not everyone feels comfortable in carrying them off.  The answer is to invest in a bag which provides the accent of a print.  This bag will work against single colour woolens this winter and white linens in summer.  Seasons sorted!  Price £960.

Dries van Noten leather and jacquard bag

4  From Fendi – Kan I in silver with the F logo.  Silver bags are one of the best evening bag solutions.  The metallic finish says winter wonderland but also contemporary cool in summer.  This bag is a classic shape from Fendi that should be brought out to wear to contrast against any LBD (little black dress).  Price £980.Fendi Kan I F silver bag

5 From another Italian designer; Gucci delivers on the ever increasing crossbody bag options.  The GG mini Marmont has the quilted leather look and what I appreciate even more is the leather shoulder panel in the chain strap – which means guaranteed comfort if wearing all day.  This is the bag for looking chic about the city.  Price £760.

Gucci GG Marmont quilted crossbody bag

6  All about green – from J W Anderson, the Disc bag.  This tone of green is spot on for this winter but will work against pinks and corals for summer occasion wear.  The silver finish makes this a statement bag rather than a standard day bag.  Price £975.

J W Andeson Disc Bag

7  From Joseph – the Leopard Pony Ryder tote bag.  Had this bag been any other shape it wouldn’t have made this list – it would’ve ended up on the list of one season wonders.  But this is an investment buy because the shape is modern and bold and one you will begin to see more and more of.  Love that it can be carried as a handbag or worn over the shoulder.  Price £730.

Joseph Leopard Pony Ryder tote bag

8  From Acne Studios – Musubi Bow bag.  Whilst this bag is available in pink and black, buy the pink to get future wear.  What also makes this bag one for many seasons is the short shoulder strap.  We’re just beginning to see more of this style (so popular back in the 1990s).  So get in there early and make a show stopper this summer too. Price £750.

Acne Studios Musubi Bow shoulder bag

9  From Anya Hindmarch – the multi colour leather tote.  Every girl owns a tote bag but this is the tote bag that says look at me!  There are so many dull tote bags out there which is a real shame as this is the go to bag when you need to carry more than usual.  Thanks to Anya H, never endure a dull tote bag day again!  The mini is priced at £550 and the small at £695.

Anya Hindmarch mini tote bag

10  From Off White – the contemporary and urban black and white diagonal crossbody.  On trend for its boxy shape, wide strap, this is a crossbody that is at home in any urban backdrop.  This bag  has two straps but it doesn’t matter which one you’ll choose, this bag will accompany any outfit that includes a long skirt or cropped just above the ankle trousers with trainers (or sneakers for friends across the pond)!  Price £725.

Off White diagonal stripe cross body bag

There you have it, the guide to the bags that are on trend for autumn/winter fashion but are the best investment buys.  With a four figure budget of £1000, you’ve got some well know designers in this list.  So get the most ‘bang for your buck’s, look for the bags that won’t just turn heads this winter but have something more about them to guarantee wear in future seasons.

Happy shopping!

If you do get second thoughts on how much you want to spend on your next bag, check out the bag styles for under

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