The spring and summer runways welcomed the return of the shoulder bag. A staple in many wardrobes but it has been overshadowed for a few seasons by its somewhat more boxy and cute cousin, the crossbody bag. Good news, the shoulder bag trends for SS’22 don’t dictate shape or colour as it’s all about matching (not contrasting) your outfit. It’s all very easy, think one colour, minimalist and if you’re missing detail, opt for an accent stitch. You can crack this trend at every budget level. Here are some examples of the shoulder bag trends from under £100 to up to £5000.Continue reading “SS’22 bag trends for every budget”
Cute times for bag fashion
Say hello to the cute bags that are available in various well-known retailers online and on your local high street. Whilst this mini collection of bags might not be rocking one of the key 2022 fashion trends, these bags deliver heaps of joy. You’ll definitely catch an eye and or a new adoring fan. Here are the 10 cute bags for 2022 and some of them come with a discount, thank you January sales.Continue reading “Cute times for bag fashion”
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.Continue reading “Best of the end of year designer handbag sales”
What does Selfridges put on sale when it has just been sold?
News this week, the retail icon, Selfridges, has been sold and has new owners. This means that this is the last New Year sale under existing management. So what is available in the bag sale? Well, there are over 300 bags with discounts, something to expect from a retailer that has always delivered a diverse range of designer bags. However, after scrolling through hundreds of bags, here’s my pick of the top 10 designer bag bargains at Selfridges. Disclaimer 😉 these aren’t the biggest discounts available (averaging 30% off) but they are still probably, the best picks.Continue reading “What does Selfridges put on sale when it has just been sold?”
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.Continue reading “Diary date for designer sales – Black Friday and Cyberweek, from 22 to 29 November”
The best birthday gift bag!
And I don’t mean the paper ones with ribbon handles used as alternative wrapping or an elegant way to transport a gift. I’m talking about being confident enough to buy a friend or loved on a new bag all wrapped up as the gift! I’ve heard people shy away from buying someone a bag, with style and shape being so personal or being overwhelmed by the fashion trends of the season. One solution is to wrap up one of the classic designer bag icons. However, if the budget doesn’t allow or isn’t appropriate, here are six bags that just never go out of style, that won’t break the bank and will be coveted by other friends!Continue reading “The best birthday gift bag!”
Pull on the strings – 5 best string bags for summer
One of the fashion trends for this year is the mesh or see through look, often quoted as a sheer ‘second skin’. And this goes for your bags too as it’s all about matching your bag to your outfit. One of the easiest ways to achieve this accessories’ look is to get your weave on and opt for a string bag, traditionally viewed as a shopper or holiday bag, well now it’s official, carry it all spring and summer. There are plenty to choose from and here’s your rundown of the best ones on the market. The top 5 string bags, from below £10 and up to £1000. Budget to designer options always!Continue reading “Pull on the strings – 5 best string bags for summer”
Totally Totes! Let’s get ready to shop or travel.
Tote bags come in all shapes and sizes; tall ones, wide ones, small to oversize and as we emerge from various lockdowns around the world, we’ll be reaching for our totes so we can start to enjoy days out, maybe a bit of shopping or even travel plans! Here you’ll find 10 top tote bags ranging from £26 to over £2000, a bag for every budget. All tick different trends for SS’21, even if you opt for a high street store bags as opposed to a designer brand option. And you’ll even find one especially designed for International Women’s Day this month, raising charity contributions along the way. Let’s start this list of tote bags, from the cheapest to the most expensive.Continue reading “Totally Totes! Let’s get ready to shop or travel.”
High street hits at the start of 2021
Fashion has long been accepting of incorporating high street labels into your season’s wardrobe and bags are no exception. And, the start of the year is often a time when we set ourselves goals, one of which might be to spend less or to save more. The good news is the high street labels, once terrible for good looking and quality bags (zips to tear your skin off, if you’re not careful) are now a delight for on trend bag fashion. So with the spring and summer 2021 fashion trends in mind, here’s my top 10 of high street hits for bag fashion.Continue reading “High street hits at the start of 2021”
Over 10 designer bag hits from the sales that will rock this spring and summer
My end of year round up of the designer bags that have just gone into the sales not only brings you over 50% savings but also bags that rock one of the key fashion trends for spring and summer 2021. I’ve honed in on three of the trends, to ensure there’s a bag to suit all tastes.Continue reading “Over 10 designer bag hits from the sales that will rock this spring and summer”
Cherish the bags for Christmas gifts!
‘Tis the season for giving and if you know someone who loves bags, you can’t go wrong with one of these six beautiful options; they will be coveted way past the Christmas holiday, in fact, they will be loved all the way through 2021. All of these are on my Christmas list.Continue reading “Cherish the bags for Christmas gifts!”
Lots of rural charm in the country!
So sang Blur in 1995 and when it comes to town versus country, country styles are classics. And now more than ever country fashion styles are coming to the fore – well who knew we would be getting to know our own countryside more than ever this year – thanks to lockdowns giving us a new appreciation of the staycation. So when ‘in the country’, what bag style should you consider for country life? Think texture! Here are the bag styles and five brands for some stand out country living.Continue reading “Lots of rural charm in the country!”
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!Continue reading “Shout out to the small bag businesses”
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.Continue reading “Getting your vintage on”