Shout out to the small bag businesses

With tough times ahead and many of the European countries back in lockdown, here’s a shout out to the small bag businesses. A few years ago I reviewed Etsy as a destination for the small or emerging bag designers. So I’ve returned to see what’s available and wasn’t disappointed. Here are 5 bag designers and sellers who have bags that have caught my eye. So if you’re sitting comfortably, let’s take a whistle stop virtual tour!

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Getting your vintage on

Thrift shopping has always been popular but for the last five years there has been a growing appetite to become more sustainable and a new energy in buying secondhand and preloved bags. You can find lots of online stores which create a marketplace to introduce buyers and sellers of designer brands. And more recently, you can find websites where you can rent a designer bag for a selected time period. But amongst all these options there is a new type of thrift shopping, a company in mainland Europe is specialising in vintage and you can enjoy 15% off.

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Stocks? Shares? Gold? No a handbag!

For those of you who are seeking ways to make an investment but interest rates means there’s no point in the bank and you don’t fancy the gamble and volatility of stocks and shares, one solution is to invest in gold. However, despite a a day at the London’s Metal Exchange there’s still a lot to learn around gold trading. But what I can share with you are lots of top tips for handbag futures!

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Spring into the sales – bag a hero

Looking at the stats, one of my most popular posts is the guide to the sales. I’m here to stop you being hypnotised by a double figure discount and buying an item that goes straight to the back of the closet, without even being worn. As some of the end of year sales are beginning to surface, I’m here to give you the top tips on what to look for in the New Year sales. First, a quick checklist of where to start:

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Where to bag yourself a deal

It’s time!  It’s the sales and there are many bag retailers advertising 50% off.  So if you haven’t had your eye on a specific bag, don’t worry, you can now enjoy an armchair view of the best deals out there.

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The handbag guide to Christmas

It’s that time of the month when you have Christmas items ticked off your list; presents bought, maybe a few more to wrap, food ordered, cards written and posted.  But have you got yourself sorted? Give yours truly a thought.  Here’s a little prompt with retailers that can still get you your holiday break all bagged up without breaking the bank!

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Is Etsy worth a handbag shop?

I love discovering handbag designers and I wondered whether it was time to take a break from the high street and online shops and checkout Etsy, the home of handmade and vintage goods.   Is it possible to uncover the next upcoming handbag designer on Etsy?

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Comparing pre-loved designer handbag websites. Are there any differences?

When you want the real thing, the designer handbag, but not necessarily at the original retail price, it is time to say hello to pre-loved shopping.  There are a variety of places to shop,  both offline and online, however, I decided to do some search engine queries and read the fashion editorial recommendations.  Five destinations frequently came up in my results.

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The battle of online shops for handbags

I wonder how many Net-A-Porter and Farfetch marketing and ecommerce team members are visiting London Tech Week for inspiration and ideas on how to remain ahead of Amazon Fashion?

Much has been written about Amazon’s progress into the world of fashion including the recent launch of its own fashion label Find, by industry’s press Drapers.  However, most would agree that when it comes to finding that covetable designer item, Net-A-Porter and Farfetch are the top destinations.  Continue reading “The battle of online shops for handbags”

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