London’s calling all bag lovers

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.

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AW19 women’s fashion trends and the bags to match

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:

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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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Let’s get this party started – the bags to rock your outfit!

It’s time…to grab a clutch. Yes I said clutch – the bag to take to your parties! Next week the Christmas holiday events will be coming in quick and fast, right up until New Year’s Eve. And whether you are relying on your little black dress (the faithful LBD) or adding a bit of sparkle to your party outfit, here are the budget and designer clutch bags to consider, to catch the adoring eyes around the room!

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It’s a man’s world, it would mean nothing without these! The gift guide for men.

Maybe a bold headline but one that takes inspiration from a great performer playing in the background as I type – James Brown.  Now he was a man who wasn’t afraid of styling and in my defence, men tend to need a bit of help with their bag styling.  If you have a man in your life who needs a new bag, here are the styles and choices that are in demand.

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The font of all knowledge – the logo bag

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”

Something for the weekend – to embellish or not to embellish?

Inspiration on instagram is becoming more and more difficult to find with the increasing number of sponsored posts and fashion labels filling their feed with spring fashion that isn’t available to buy just yet.  However, have I got a ‘Sunday Special’ for you – I’ve navigated the feeds and have spotted a bag trend that will rock this winter and help you move into Spring and Summer effortlessly.  How about that for a heads up!

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