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.Continue reading “Bags of investment for under £500”
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.Continue reading “It’s a London thing!”
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.
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.Continue reading “Something for the weekend, best bags on insta in January”
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…Continue reading “Affordable fashion bags for SS’23”
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.Continue reading “What will you be carrying? The bag trends for SS’23”
Now that’s what I call colour!
A little ‘Something for the weekend’ feature covers the stand-out bags spotted on instagram. This weekend’s inspiration for fashion bag lovers is a range of bag shapes that have earned attention for their colour and enduring appeal. Investing in a bold, bright-coloured bag, bought on a whim whilst skimming instagram can bring regret; the bag arrives and looks different in shape and shade, and now you’ve got to return it. Avoid this hassle as here are my top 10 bags of colour for AW22/3 that don’t carry eye-watering price tags. Be brave and go boldly towards that pop of colour with confidence.Continue reading “Now that’s what I call colour!”
Prepping for wedding season and need a bag or two!
‘Tis the season to brace oneself for the upcoming weddings on the horizon and the mandatory hit the bank balance will get. I’ve sourced three outfits which I’m going to invest in not just because they work for the special events but they also guarantee lots of wear elsewhere. Thankfully the weddings have a relaxed but elegant vibe where anything starting from boho chic is acceptable. However, wedding season economics means I need to see if I can get through the summer and make these three outfits work with one bag. Challenge on!Continue reading “Prepping for wedding season and need a bag or two!”
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”
That’s a wrap! 2021’s bag styles reviewed
The regular Bagwhispers readers amongst you will know that each month, I share my favourite five bags from instagram, in ‘something for the weekend’. They are favourites for various reasons: channelling a key shape or colour of the season or just being fabulous at standing out. I’ve reviewed each month’s round-up and picked one stand out bag from each month’s instagram edit. If you’re sitting comfortably, let’s celebrate the bags of 2021 that made an impact. Here are top 12 bags of 2021.Continue reading “That’s a wrap! 2021’s bag styles reviewed”
Bags for special occasions
It doesn’t matter what the special occasion is and what the bag trend of the season is, there is one trusted bag style that will rock the dress or tailored suit in any decade and that’s the top handle bag. This style of bag is definitely an investment piece. And here to inspire you is an edit of top handle bags from a variety of designers, 10 in fact offering a range of price points. So if you’re sitting comfortably…Continue reading “Bags for special occasions”
Bags of party vibes
Need inspiration for the forthcoming party season? Think Halloween parties, college balls, award ceremonies, thanksgiving gatherings, festive parties. And today is National Handbag Day (I kid you not) and I wonder if, somewhere in the world, someone is celebrating!! No worries as here at bagwhispers.com we are continuously seeking out the handbags that are the ideal party bag. There are many bag shapes and styles to consider for the party season; whether you are planning on wearing a LBD or a full-on sequined outfit. Find out the bags that won’t cramp your style but can carry your essentials effortlessly.Continue reading “Bags of party vibes”
AW’21 bag trends – the shortlist
It was another digital fashion launch, the AW’21 runways were virtual. And with the lockdowns the impact on creativity could have left us with many reinterpretations of Bridgerton’s Regency romantic outfits, which seemed to be the only fashion being talked about at the start of 2021! However, the designers in New York, Milan, London and Paris treated us to textures galore, from chunky knits a la Chloé, to figure hugging sheer dresses and body suits, thank you Tom Ford! But what about the bags?Continue reading “AW’21 bag trends – the shortlist”
Bags of colour for SS’21
This spring and summer welcomes new shades of colour. And the good news doesn’t stop there. There isn’t a dominant colour for the season; there’s a colour for every skin tone (much appreciated from the fair skinned amongst us). The only trend to remember is to match your accessories to your outfit – spring and summer is all about toning. So if you love wearing colour, your bag should rock the hue too. Here are over 10 budget and designer bags of colour that are guaranteed to pop!Continue reading “Bags of colour for SS’21”