Fashion joins forces

The monthly edit of fashion bag inspiration for February, from instagram was due last week. And with the fashion shows previewing AW’22/3 in full force, the month’s round-up is always a bumper one. However, on 24 February the news came through of the invasion by Russia into Ukraine and since then it has been 9 days of shocking headlines. Breaking with tradition, the following fashion inspiration edit isn’t the top 5 bags of the month but instead, a spotlight on five of the fashion brands that have come out showing a different kind of force, support for relief in Ukraine. If you are looking for ways to support, here are some destinations being championed by fashion brands.

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What’s was on instagram for bag fashion in January ’22

What has the start of this year served up in the fashion feeds on Instagram? Has your feed been full of designers getting ready for the new Chinese lunar year? As we’ve stepped into February, Happy Chinese New Year or Gong Xi Fa Cai/Kung Hei Fat Choi for those of you who speak Mandarin and Cantonese. Be warned, this round-up of the bag fashion from the ‘gram spotlights the bags that are free of tiger embellishments. Whilst it was tough to ignore the eyes of the tigers, I still hope you like the edit. If you’re sitting or standing comfortably, my something for the weekend is a quick two minutes’ scroll of the bags rocking some of this year’s spring/summer trends.

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Have you got the love?

…for this Valentine’s Day? Here’s a treat for those who want to show some love for another with fabulous bags as gifts, those who want to say it with flowers but with a twist, and those who want to show some red hot love for themselves. Are you ready for a quick two minutes to indulge in the 10 designers showing the love this year? There’s something for everyone in this bag edit of love.

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That’s a wrap! 2021’s bag styles reviewed

The regular Bagwhispers readers amongst you will know that each month, I share my favourite five bags from instagram, in ‘something for the weekend’. They are favourites for various reasons: channelling a key shape or colour of the season or just being fabulous at standing out. I’ve reviewed each month’s round-up and picked one stand out bag from each month’s instagram edit. If you’re sitting comfortably, let’s celebrate the bags of 2021 that made an impact. Here are top 12 bags of 2021.

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Best of the end of year designer handbag sales

It feels like there have been sales for over a month now but it’s the end of year sales that offer the biggest discounts on designer bags. And I’ve been reviewing those well known designer retailers; farfetch, net-a-porter and as it’s in my home town, Harrods. Ive already perused Selfridges bag sale separately. So save your viewing time, here’s the best pick of 10 designer bags in the new year sales.

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Something for the festive weekend

This weekend is a walk down Instagram Lane for a review of the best bags in December. Usually ‘something for the weekend’ spotlights 5 bags of the month but as it’s the season for giving, here’s the bumper edit of 10 of the best designer bags on the ‘gram this month. There’s something for everyone, whatever your style. Hope you enjoy!

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The fashion trends for SS’22

Before we knock on the door of 2022, it’s always a good idea to take a moment to cast minds back to September, where the fashion capitals of the world inspired us with some fabulous looks to rock in spring and summer next year.  Here are the 5 fashion trends for SS’22 and good news there’s only one bag trends to remember.

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Last bit of prep…the party bag!

It’s the time of year when a very specific bag size and shape is required. Not too big yet not too small. With or without a strap – depending on how much dancing with your hands in the air! Yes, it’s time to dust off the small but mighty bag, that’s got a bit of sparkle or colour pop. Slim and trim to hold the phone, lippy💋, bank cards and keys. Something for the weekend brings you a party bag edit to inspire for the holiday season, be it Christmas or New Year.

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Bags for special occasions

It doesn’t matter what the special occasion is and what the bag trend of the season is, there is one trusted bag style that will rock the dress or tailored suit in any decade and that’s the top handle bag.  This style of bag is definitely an investment piece.  And here to inspire you is an edit of top handle bags from a variety of designers, 10 in fact offering a range of price points. So if you’re sitting comfortably…

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Diary date for designer sales – Black Friday and Cyberweek, from 22 to 29 November

It’s that time of year where different retailers across the world start announcing their launch dates for various sales – news just in, November sales have already begun this year. What we were once introduced to as Black Friday, following Thanksgiving (back in the US around 2005), the big discount day has even surpassed the extension to the following Monday. And, thankfully designer bags are included in the discount mix. So here’s what to expect in the bag sales in various locations around the world.

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Hands up for a preview of the SS’22 designer bag trends

I’m not a fan of sharing an edit of next season’s trends too early; it can be frustrating waiting for new collections to come in or having to preorder without even seeing the bag IRL. But let’s break with tradition because November is a mix of sale events; from Singles’ Day, Black Friday to Cyber Monday. Between now and end of November, plenty of fashion stores will be offering great discounts. And my top tip for sale shopping is to research the future trends, because sometimes you can get a bag that rocks a key shape and colour of the next season and you’ll be able sashay into spring or summer having saved some well-earned cash. So, with a week to go before some big discounts are due to appear, here’s the rundown of the SS’22 bag trends as set by the top fashion designers.

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Something for the weekend – best bags on insta this October

There’s something for everyone this month. The fashion brands on instagram treated us well with loads of wardrobe inspiration, wherever you are in the world; the colder northern hemisphere or the sunny southern parts of the globe. The five favourite bags on instagram this month offer you an evening bag, a casual weekend bag, a winter warmer to shapes and textures that are spot on this season. So if you’re sitting comfortably, put your feet up, relax the scrolling finger because here’s the edit from the ‘gram for October.

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All I want for Christmas is…

…one of these 5 bags! Whether you need inspiration for your own bag collection; maybe you’re fed up with using the same ole bag or in fact, you’re fed up with having to return the gifts you received in the new year sale chaos. Are you ready to drop some (heavy) hints (by forwarding this article!) or make a note to self for any Black Friday shopping lists. Rest assured, there’s a bag in this list that you would be delighted to unwrap come Christmas morning. I’m delighted to present to 5 bags for Christmas presents for December 2021!

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Bags of party vibes

Need inspiration for the forthcoming party season? Think Halloween parties, college balls, award ceremonies, thanksgiving gatherings, festive parties. And today is National Handbag Day (I kid you not) and I wonder if, somewhere in the world, someone is celebrating!! No worries as here at bagwhispers.com we are continuously seeking out the handbags that are the ideal party bag. There are many bag shapes and styles to consider for the party season; whether you are planning on wearing a LBD or a full-on sequined outfit. Find out the bags that won’t cramp your style but can carry your essentials effortlessly.

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