And I don’t mean the paper ones with ribbon handles used as alternative wrapping or an elegant way to transport a gift. I’m talking about being confident enough to buy a friend or loved on a new bag all wrapped up as the gift! I’ve heard people shy away from buying someone a bag, with style and shape being so personal or being overwhelmed by the fashion trends of the season. One solution is to wrap up one of the classic designer bag icons. However, if the budget doesn’t allow or isn’t appropriate, here are six bags that just never go out of style, that won’t break the bank and will be coveted by other friends!Continue reading “The best birthday gift bag!”
Fashion has long been accepting of incorporating high street labels into your season’s wardrobe and bags are no exception. And, the start of the year is often a time when we set ourselves goals, one of which might be to spend less or to save more. The good news is the high street labels, once terrible for good looking and quality bags (zips to tear your skin off, if you’re not careful) are now a delight for on trend bag fashion. So with the spring and summer 2021 fashion trends in mind, here’s my top 10 of high street hits for bag fashion.Continue reading “High street hits at the start of 2021”
My end of year round up of the designer bags that have just gone into the sales not only brings you over 50% savings but also bags that rock one of the key fashion trends for spring and summer 2021. I’ve honed in on three of the trends, to ensure there’s a bag to suit all tastes.Continue reading “Over 10 designer bag hits from the sales that will rock this spring and summer”
Thrift shopping has always been popular but for the last five years there has been a growing appetite to become more sustainable and a new energy in buying secondhand and preloved bags. You can find lots of online stores which create a marketplace to introduce buyers and sellers of designer brands. And more recently, you can find websites where you can rent a designer bag for a selected time period. But amongst all these options there is a new type of thrift shopping, a company in mainland Europe is specialising in vintage and you can enjoy 15% off.Continue reading “Getting your vintage on”
Calling all bargain shoppers. Three years ago I went to one of the UK’s premier designer outlet shopping villages and returned with 3 top tips on how you could bag a designer bag deal at Bicester. I’ve since returned to Oxfordshire, post lockdown, to see if the designer outlets are still worth considering. Here’s what I found out with a visit to Bicester in September 2020.Continue reading “How to bag a designer bag bargain for AW’20”
It’s unusual for me to share the trends of a future season so early; however, I think there’s a benefit to getting ahead. When lockdown is lifted expect to be bombarded with messages from all brands; helping to stimulate demand and help the economy bounce back. However, whether it’s been a case of having less to spend or changing priorities, our fashion consumption has reduced. There’ll be lots of promotions to entice you back to former habits as lockdowns are lifted. So the aim of this article is to give you a round up of the 7 women’s fashion trends for this autumn/winter, so you can shop smartly. Scan the fashion trends summary below to know what to look for. Continue reading “Women’s fashion trends for AW’20”
In London UK this weekend, it’s very difficult to think about the brighter and warmer days of spring and summer coming soon. We’ve got Storm Dennis howling winds and rain mixed with designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Christopher Kane, Rejina Pyo showing their AW’20 collections at London Fashion Week. However I will not be deterred from my mission of rounding up some of the best fashion bags, all for under £100.
Looking at the stats, one of my most popular posts is the guide to the sales. I’m here to stop you being hypnotised by a double figure discount and buying an item that goes straight to the back of the closet, without even being worn. As some of the end of year sales are beginning to surface, I’m here to give you the top tips on what to look for in the New Year sales. First, a quick checklist of where to start:
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.
The party season is around the corner and whether you’re dusting off the LBD (little black dress) or rocking a jumpsuit, you’ll need a bag to carry your essentials that adds the fun factor. Here are the evening bags from clutches to shoulder bags to swing out to that will add that colour pop to your party dress!
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.
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”
When it comes to buying a bag and you’ve got a four figure budget to spend (result!), this season, you’ll no longer fall into one of the two camps; “I want the ‘it’ bag of the season” or “I want an investment designer handbag”. The good news is for autumn/winter 2018 this collection of bags under the £1000 will last more than one season and offer the fun detailing to turn heads. You’ve just got know what to look for.