To carry denim or not to carry denim?

Denim bags were once the territory of festival days but are now one of the bag styles for summer 2023. And the denim revolution this season is for everyone with bags for every budget. Sure, if you want to splash some cash you have the big name designers all with denim options; from the Chanel mini flap bag, the Bottega Veneta Teen Jodie shoulder bag to Celine’s Matelasse denim shoulder bag. However, there are plenty of denim bags at lots of different price points that all have a distinctive look.

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Bags of investment for under £500

With the continued pinch on our wallets with the increasing inflation, is it possible to find an investment designer bag in 2023? With a strict budget of £500 and in search of designer labels with designs that can stand the test of time, here are 10 bags to choose from, if you are able to treat yourself. Be reassured, these bags have classic shapes, can be worn several times, all bringing down the cost per wear, just as an investment bag should.

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It’s a London thing!

When it comes to bag design centres in Europe, Milan or Paris are hard to beat. For those of you who are fans of London vibes, you’ll find you are also spoilt for choice this Spring. With the top handle, slim shoulder and clutch bag styles dominating the trends for this spring and summer, the UK has a lot of home grown fashion talent. Here’s a rundown of 10 London bag brands worth checking out.

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Something for the weekend – the alternative top handles

A key bag trend for spring and summer is the short-strap bag. The SS’23 runways featured models carrying small to medium handbags – there wasn’t a crossbody in sight. For those of you who think handbags are too formal, and will never be persuaded to take off your long strap cross-body bag, may I try and seduce you? Here are five favourite ‘alternative’ top-handle bags that rock a modern vibe.

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Luxury handbag brand masterclass?

So it has been 5 months since two luxury fashion houses combined their brand power to showcase the handbag of 2023, the Fendi x Tiffany baguette bag. It went on sale last month and is already ‘sold out’ online. If you’ve got your hands on this icon, do you consider yourself one of the lucky ones or are you delighted that you didn’t fall for a wonderful marketing collab? Here’s what’s to celebrate and what’s not.

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Something for the weekend, best bags on insta in January

What has the first month of 2023 provided us in the way of bag fashion? With lots of Spring colours and some early snaps from the Pre-Fall runways, there’s lots to inspire.

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Affordable fashion bags for SS’23

With inflation still in double digits, many of us may want to look for more affordable fashion solutions for the new season. Bagwhispers has taken the 7 fashion trends for SS’23 and the dominant bag styles and has created a shortlist of bags to inspire as well as take care of your wallet. Looking for a bargain? You’ve come to the right place. If you’re sitting comfortably…

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What will you be carrying? The bag trends for SS’23

Ah, what a relief, SS’23 bag trends are a delight as they are wonderfully straightforward. Black is back, which makes a change for spring and summer and denim bags make a return after a long absence, which will make sense once you’ve read up on the fashion trends of the season. But it’s not all black and blue.

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What to look out for when building your wardrobe for spring and summer

Now the end-of-year holiday season is drawing to a close it’s an ideal time to start looking forward to the next season, Spring and Summer 2023. There were lots of styles to inspire on the SS’23 runways back in September. Here’s a look back on 7 key looks from the designers to have front of mind when planning your wardrobe.

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When less is more!

When it comes to bag designers, the smaller brands can find it hard to get airtime in and amongst the big hitters of Gucci and Fendi. Something for this weekend is a spotlight on 10 bags from some brands you might not be so familiar with.

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