Bags of attitude

Is fashion finding a bit of space for some unexpected designs now that we’re emerging from lockdown?  If you’re looking to bring a bit more fun or attitude to your wardrobe, now that you might be working more from home,  trust me there are bags of fun waiting to be discovered.  So why not pause on investing in a good quality corporate bag that says ‘take me seriously’ (as that may well be a thing of the past).  Here are 10 bags full of fierceness and ready to show some attitude.

Lip smackin’

Moschino is a brand that always find time to have a bit of fun in their collections.  How about this set of red lips from their Monster Mash collection, complete with fangs!  Spotted most recently at Nordstrom who ship internationally.

10 bags full of attitude
Moschino red lips bag

Picture postcard

This is a limited edition clutch bag from 13BC, in collaboration with Mary Katrantzou, a Greek fashion designer, based in London, who pays homage to her Mediterranean heritage, the tropical coastline of the island of Mykonos.  Find it at

10 bags full of attitude
13BC Mykonos clutch bag

Thirst quenching!

When it comes to bringing everyday life in the shape of a bag, and with exquisite beading, you can’t beat the team at Judith Leiber who have brought the glamour of crystals to a frozen drink – yum!

10 bags full of attitude
Judith Leiber Frozen Drink clutch bag

Eye catching

You can rely on Anya Hindmarch to keep us smiling with her collections.  ‘Eyes’ have been around for a while but it never feels old when I see one of her bags.  I love this crossbody pouch bag, ideal for a day out.  Who’s looking at whom?

10 bags full of attitude
Anya Hindmarch Eyes crossbody bag

Juicy fruit

Thank you Kate Spade for bringing my favourite fruit to life in my favourite accessory.  In smooth Italian leather and zip around closure, this bag brings heaps of fun and sunshine to an outfit.

10 bags full of attitude
Kate Spade Pineapple crossbody bag

Back to nature

Tea and Tequila take an every day bag, the crossbody and then give it a complete overhaul.  In gunmetal coloured leather, take a rattle snake and add intricate glass beadwork. This sustainable brand brings bags 100% handmade in Mexico.

10 bags full of attitude
Tea and Tequila Rattle Snake bag

Mad about marbles

Anyone for a game of marbles? Susan Fang has designed a collection of bubble beaded bags and I love this crossbody for the nostalgia factor – a close up to show the detail.  Just large enough for a phone and card wallet.  Check out more styles, exclusive to Selfridges.

10 bags full of attitude
Susan Fang bubble crossbody bag

It’s a numbers game

Bring fun to your every day with the Bingo Bibi tote bag from Lulu Guinness.  Will you join the tribe that loves this British designer’s eclectic designs?  Take a chance on Lulu, as her designs never disappoint, if you’re looking to create stand out.

10 bags full of attitude
Lulu Guinness Bingo Bibi tote bag

Cult like

Who says Los Angeles is all about style and less about the substance?  Not the LA brand Cult Gaia.  Known for the Ark bamboo crescent shaped handbag.  Here’s the Tallulah tortiseshell shoulder bag, in kidney shaped form with fabulous beads for the strap.

Bags of attitude
Cult Gaia Tallulah shoulder bag

Golden hues

Not just gold, not just leather, but iridescent!  Vivienne Westwood’s Archive Orb bag has the AW’20 snap frame trend.  What’s not to love?  Bring on the party season and if the season stays on hold for a bit longer,  keep this in its dust bag, until you’re ready to venture out, as this bag will rock your night out.

10 bags full of attitude
Vivienne Westwood iridescent bag

So who says fashion takes itself very seriously?  You can have lots of fun and sport bold and eye catching bags; from days out to nights out.  So if you find yourself not having to refresh or replace your bag for those office days, why not put the budget into a bag that will bring on the attitude.

But for those of you who prefer the more conservative styles here’s what to expect for the new season, autumn/winter 2020 (AW’20):


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