The quick guide to the bag trends of AW19

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:

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One of the best streets in London for bags

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.

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Something for the weekend – the best bags on instagram this week

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…

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Be a sale survivor – bag the bargain!

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….

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Saturday Special – here comes the sun!

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!”

Bags of fun! Are these bags for real?

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.

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Big bag budget review: the designer fashion bags for under £5000

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!

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Something for the weekend? A new bag perhaps!

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!

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The under £1000 edit of designer bags for this summer

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!

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Festival Fashion bags for summer 2019

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.

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Red, white and black, let’s mix it up!

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!

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Get your back up! Fashion backpacks for women

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.

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The best designer bags for under £500 that are bang on trend for Summer

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.

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Never tear us apart!

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.

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