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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Man bags? Christmas gift guide for men

Need a present for a man you know?  Should anyone buy a man bag? AA Gill once wrote ‘The problem with a man bag is that it’s called a man bag. “Man bag” is obviously unconscionable’.  So let’s drop the namesake and think practically and consider when a bag is required.

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Is there such a thing as a sustainable Christmas gift guide?

When is comes to handbags?  Well, there are plenty of sustainable ideas for Christmas but they usually fall into recycled wrapping paper, crackers, greeting cards, giving to charity, rent a Christmas tree and for the Blue Planet II watchers, avoiding plastic is front of mind.  But can you be sustainable when gifting a handbag?

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The luxury Christmas handbag guide

Only you know how many gift guides you have stumbled upon to date and it’s not even December yet.  So let me help by saying this guide is for you if you’re looking for

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Something for the weekend – the best from insta this week

This week’s Saturday Specials – my 5 favourite bags spotted on instagram over the last week bring you that bit extra, they are the place to shop to enjoy Black Friday weekend discounts. Continue reading “Something for the weekend – the best from insta this week”

Bag yourself a deal this Friday…

…and I mean this literally!  As it’s Black Friday this week, various retailers which have fine collections of handbags, will have offers on the day and over the weekend.  If you are familiar with my site you will know I like to review different bag retailers.

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Covent Garden – to shop or not to shop for handbags?

The Christmas lights in Covent Garden are on, thanks to Kylie Minogue and Charlotte Tilbury. Whilst I spotted the largest silver reindeer ever seen, so what of the Garden, the first piazza in England?  A market destination since the 17th century, red light district in the 19th century; what does this neighbourhood of London offer the handbag shopper, among its pubs and street performers?

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Hands free: your guide to backpacks

Yes, I promised last week when writing about corporate styled bags that I would review backpacks at a later date.  That date is now and I have for you a selection of backpacks that are on trend for this winter.

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Bags to wear with your work wardrobe this winter

To prepare for this guide I chatted with quite a few women about their work bag needs.  Armed with a comprehensive list of what’s in women’s work bags I began to wish Mary Poppins wasn’t a figment of Disney’s imagination, that she was on speed dial and she could reassure me there was a black leather version of her bottomless carpet bag!

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