I wanted to see if I could get ahead on the autumn/winter wardrobe and find a bag to accessorise the trends but also set myself the challenge of finding a bargain. To do this, I headed to Farfetch, which is one of the many online destinations that sources designer fashion from hundreds of labels and boutiques all around the world. I don’t work for them, nor do I earn a commission from them, however I’ve chosen them because you can access the site wherever you are in the world. I’ve trawled their sale and am delighted to report I’ve found 10 bags that that rock one of the five key trends for autumn/winter. Bargain shopping here we come!
The Chain Gang
You’re going to see chains as a major embellishment on the fashion bags for winter. Here are two very different shaped bags. Firstly from Seoul in Korea, the brand Gu_de brings a trademark chunky chain shoulder strap. The Dolly leather shoulder bag is 50% off, at £393. On the right, Marc Jacobs, who brings us three of the bargain designer bags in this list, gives us a quilted circular bag with a chain strap and also in the brand’s iconic logo. 30% off at £322.
Put your front flap bags to the back of the shelf for this autumn/winter and bring out the top fasteners. These feminine frame bags are often found in croc effect leather, as are these two examples. On the left, from Mehry Mu, the Luna box bag in pink is 50% off, now at £275. On the right, from Mansur Gavriel, the elegant top handle bag has the kiss lock fastener and comes in three colours (black, brown, white). 30% off now at £841.
The winter fashions are full of fringe embellishment. If you don’t fancy tassels on your coat or dress, leave it to your bag. Here are two very different options, in the classic winter black. On the left, from Jil Sander the XS fringed leather shoulder bag is 30% off, priced now at £294. On the right, from Simone Rocha, this crystal embellished top handle bag, with clasp fastener is 40% off, priced at £537.
Don’t shy away from distinctive shapes this autumn and winter. Love your bag dimensions and opt for a boxy shape. For a bit of fun, how about a drum shaped bag, from Amiri? This can be slung over the shoulder or carried by the top handle. It’s 50% off, now at £1090 (down from £2180). If you fancy a bit of colour, Marc Jacobs is pretty in pink with the colourblock textured mini box bag. 40% off, priced at £216.
Quilted or padded look bags were on plenty of AW’20 fashion show runways and opt for a red or pink colour to show off this textured look. From Mulberry, this red quilted leather shoulder bag also comes with an on trend chain strap. It’s 25% off, now £400. For a paler shade, opt for the soft pink mini pillow bag from Marc Jacobs. Again with a chain strap (bonus), this is 40% off, priced at £276.
There you have it, it isn’t farfetched(!) at all to find next season’s fashion bags in the sales, giving you bargain buys. Keep an eye out for the 5 trends; chains, quilted, box shaped, kiss lock frames and fringe embellishments. Why not check out the full AW’20 fashion trends too, for more wardrobe inspiration.
Photo credit: Thanks to Claudio Schwartz on Unsplash.