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”
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.Continue reading “When less is more!”
Hot summer fashion bags for cool looks
Have you got a handle on the summer fashion? Here in the northern hemisphere, we are welcoming warmer days which means time to go on holiday. But before you do, let’s get a low down on the bags that are looking great for vacation days. The bags in this edit are already on location and there are plenty of styles to inspire.Continue reading “Hot summer fashion bags for cool looks”
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!”
Men’s bags for Christmas gifts 2021
When you know a man who is need of a new bag, Christmas is an ideal time to refresh his style. And there’s no shortage of options. What was once a second thought, here’s an extensive selection of man bags to set a new standard for work, casual or weekend wardrobes. Welcome to an edit of over 10 bags for the man in your life.Continue reading “Men’s bags for Christmas gifts 2021”
Last bit of prep…the party bag!
It’s the time of year when a very specific bag size and shape is required. Not too big yet not too small. With or without a strap – depending on how much dancing with your hands in the air! Yes, it’s time to dust off the small but mighty bag, that’s got a bit of sparkle or colour pop. Slim and trim to hold the phone, lippy💋, bank cards and keys. Something for the weekend brings you a party bag edit to inspire for the holiday season, be it Christmas or New Year.Continue reading “Last bit of prep…the party bag!”
Back to school – fresh fashion bags
Are you getting ready to go to college or university next month? If so, the shopping list is probably quite long whether you are staying on campus or in shared accommodation, and the fashion bag or bags you want in your wardrobe for the academic year are far from the top of the priority list. To help you find the bag in quick time, here’s your inspiration of top 10 bags for student days.Continue reading “Back to school – fresh fashion bags”
Top of the weekend to you and your bag!
This Saturday Special is all about my favourite bags on instagram in January. And what I’ve loved is the resurgence of the top handle bag in smaller dimensions – suited to these days when we’re carrying less. What is great about a nano top handle bag (and I’m not often heard saying this) is that is can subtly smarten up a casual outfit – and let’s face it we’ve all been rocking the lounge look! So, what a lovely way to step into February, the month of love or if you’re into your pagan or Irish calendars, the official start of Spring – yes, for the Irish, the 1st of Feb is St Brigid’s Day, where traditionally the farmers start to sow seeds as it is the first day of Spring. Before I get too distracted by the many different cultural references, let’s get back to the bags – the top 10 of top handle bags for SS’21.Continue reading “Top of the weekend to you and your bag!”
King of the beads
There is one bag that recycles itself nicely from a summer’s night out to a winter party night and that’s the beaded bag. And this is the time to pick up a bargain if you aren’t already an owner, as you’ll catch many beaded bags in the end of summer sales. If you are shopping, my top tip is to think ahead of what you might wear to say Christmas cocktails, so the beaded bag can transition your wardrobe seamlessly. Here are a collection of beaded bags, some iconic brands that can carry a hefty price tag with some bargain options thrown in too. Here are the 10 beaded bag brands and styles for nights out out! Continue reading “King of the beads”
California Dreamin’ – best beach bags
A top 10 list of best fashion beach bags for 2020 may seem a bit out of place – as most places are in lock down – the northern hemisphere having to keep away from beaches and the countries in the southern hemisphere are seeing their days and nights get cooler. However, one thing that does unites us is that by the time lock down is eased and we’re all experts at social distancing, we all may get a day or two on a beach somewhere before the year is out! So in times like these, let’s look forward, in fact, to a new day rising, a brand new sky. Here’s to heading to a beach near you soon! Continue reading “California Dreamin’ – best beach bags”
Men NOT in black! Fashion trends for men for SS’20
If you’ve had the chance to peruse Esquire, GQ or Vogue you’ll know that splashes of colour were front and centre on the men’s SS’20 runways. As the fashion show inspiration is beginning to appear in our stores and online, you’ll spot the return of distinct items such as the rugby shirt and 1950’s inspired bowling shirt. But as the clue is in the website title, Bagwhispers, I’m all about the bags; what will the guys be carrying this spring/summer? Continue reading “Men NOT in black! Fashion trends for men for SS’20”
The latest bags for 2020 – best bags to spot
As January’s pay packet has arrived, I’m finding a few friends asking “What bag for spring and summer should they be on the look out for this year?” Well I’ve written 3 articles so far on what SS’20 bag styles that will be popping up (scroll to the end for links); from what bags are showing up on instagram, what styles were featured on the SS’20 catwalks, as well as a round up on the key fashion trends. Now that the New Year sales are pretty much finished. you can start to see the refreshing spring bag trends on the shelves and in the searches on shopping websites. So where should you head to…
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What will you be wearing in spring – fashion trends for SS’20
Here’s your guide to SS’20 fashion trends. It’s your quick way to get ready for when the Christmas and New Year sales are finished and the stores start filling up with the new fashion for your spring and summer wardrobe. There are 5 key trends to put on your radar:
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London’s calling all bag lovers
If you’re thinking of visiting London in 2020, a stop in South Kensington, to the V&A museum, should be high on the list. This wonderfully fashion centric destination will be home to 300 items curated for a show, Bags: Inside & Out. From all sizes of items in which we carry our belongings, expect to see the original Fendi baguette, a Fabergé egg bag by New York’s Judith Leiber to Marc Jacobs one-off for Louis Vuitton. Whilst we wait for the doors to swing open to this exhibition in April, let’s think about what bag will be ideal for a city break. Yes, the crossbody is the bag that lets you be hands-free as you roam. Here are the 10 crossbody bags that will work well with London’s vibrant scene.
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