An ABC guide to the classic designer bags

When it comes to the best designer handbags, there are many lists out there. Ones showcasing the most popular, the best investments, the classic bags. But when you’ve decided that you want to treat yourself to a designer bag that will stand the test of time, where do you start? Try this list if you don’t want to sell your car to own a Hèrmes or are too full of anxiety about fakes when buying second hand.

This list is no ordinary collection of designer bags. What you have here is a list of 10 well known designers, whose bag styles have and will stand the test of time. It’s been curated to ensure a great cost per wear. These iconic bags will delight future outfits and yes, you’ll take them out of the dust bag more than once a year!

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If you could turn back time – you can! Vintage handbag styles for today

It’s not just the clocks that have gone back for daylight saving (albeit mainly in the northern hemisphere).  Or Cher who is currently on tour in the UK belting out  ‘if I could turn back time…’.  The autumn and winter fashion trends are jam packed with retro styling.  There is a strong sense of déjà vu this season when it comes to handbag fashion.  So to help you avoid making a fashion faux pas, here’s your guide to the vintage styles to rock, in case you’re thinking about raiding your grandmother’s wardrobe!

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10 best designer bags for AW’19 for under £300

Yes it can be done – a designer bag that rocks the fashion trends for this autumn winter, can be bought for under £300 or $300!  This pay day may well mean a handbag treat for you that will see you all the way through to April, bringing you the best value or cost per wear ever.  First though, let’s just remind ourselves of some of the key bag trends for AW’19/20:

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Fashion bags for this season that are all under £100

Now that the weather’s changing we’ll be reaching for our autumn and winter wardrobe fashions. And if you’re planning to blow your budget on a statement coat or a pair of slouch boots, I’ve got the collection to cheat your way to statement handbags – I have 10 fashion bags that are rocking one of the key trends for AW’19 but are all under £100. There’s no breaking the budget here!

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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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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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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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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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The best bags for your SS’19 wardrobe, all under £100

March is here and that means that our stores are now full of the fashion for spring and summer. And back by popular demand is the top 10 list of bags that rock the season’s trends, all under £100. For those of you with a fixed budget in mind, I’ve not compromised on quality and have found you the bags that will save you money and keep you on trend.

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The bags in the sale that will work in 2019 – save over 50%

We’ve all heard that we should spend wisely in the sales; top tips range from ‘only buy if you NEED it’ or only open your wallet once you’ve calculated the future ‘wear to price’ ratio! How about your guide to guilt free sales shopping? Here’s a shortlist of 20 bags that will nail a Spring/Summer 2019 trend, guaranteeing plenty of wear most of next year. Now that’s what I call sale shopping, with savings of over 50%!

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How to bag a bargain in the Christmas and New Year SALES

Here’s your top tip for navigating the sales this Christmas and New Year; guaranteed to ensure you return home with a bargain that you can, quite literally, carry into the next season.  But first, you need to get up to speed on the Spring/Summer 2019 fashion styles to work out the bags that will be bang on trend. Continue reading “How to bag a bargain in the Christmas and New Year SALES”

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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Hey Big Spender! Fashion bags of distinction for winter 2018/9, under £5000

What bags are ‘so good lookin’, so refined’ when you have a budget of up to £5000?   Plenty of bags of distinction and brands fall into the shortlist.  Overlay the fashion trends for winter 2018 and there are 10 designer handbags that you should spend a little time perusing.

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