Getting your vintage on

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.

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Stocks? Shares? Gold? No a handbag!

For those of you who are seeking ways to make an investment but interest rates means there’s no point in the bank and you don’t fancy the gamble and volatility of stocks and shares, one solution is to invest in gold. However, despite a a day at the London’s Metal Exchange there’s still a lot to learn around gold trading. But what I can share with you are lots of top tips for handbag futures!

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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”

AW’20 fashion bag trends

The fashion shows for autumn winter ’20 collections were way back in March when the spread of coronavirus was all consuming.  Now that most countries are beginning their phased exists out of lockdown, let’s look back at the shows from New York, London, Paris and Milan for the bag trends for the autumn winter fashions.  You can sum up over 200 designers’ bag into 5 key bag trends, from distinctive shapes, top openers and soft textures.

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Be a sale survivor – bag the bargain!

It’s that time of year when the weather is keeping us outside but the shops are enticing us back in with their summer sales.  This isn’t big news or in fact news at all.  What is news is how to navigate the sales so you avoid buying a bag that you will never, ever carry.  I’m going to help you from falling for the big price slash, how to resist the temptation of a big saving, all without the use of any mind games.  How?  Read on….

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Spring/summer 19 fashion trends and the designer handbags to match

The holiday break may have had us trying to influence the future #bandersnatch or guessing whether Idris Elba will throw on one more grey shirt and bring Luther 6 to the movie screen, but no predictions are required about the fashion styles which will be hitting the stores soon.

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The bags in the sale that will work in 2019 – save over 50%

We’ve all heard that we should spend wisely in the sales; top tips range from ‘only buy if you NEED it’ or only open your wallet once you’ve calculated the future ‘wear to price’ ratio! How about your guide to guilt free sales shopping? Here’s a shortlist of 20 bags that will nail a Spring/Summer 2019 trend, guaranteeing plenty of wear most of next year. Now that’s what I call sale shopping, with savings of over 50%!

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Back to black: the reluctant bag colour for autumn/winter 2018

If you’ve had the time to glance over my 3 guides to Autumn/winter ’18 fashion styles and bag shapes, you will know that I’m encouraging, urging or some might say begging you to invest or inject colour into your bag wardrobe. T’is the season to embrace ochres, purple, reds, greens and some shades of blue.

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Guide number 3: Autumn/Winter designer handbags

Whether you’re a ‘splash the cash’ type of shopper or ‘smart and savvy’, a good starting place for planning a new season wardrobe is seeking inspiration from the catwalk.  So if you didn’t happen to make it to Paris, New York, London, Milan etc (who does!), here’s your guide to the designer handbags for Autumn/winter 18.  Introducing the top 10 selection.

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5 favourite bags on instagram this week – hello March!

This week’s Saturday Specials – my 5 favourite bags spotted on instagram over the last week that will wow you with their lines.  These designers are making shapes and statements and the bags will jump out from any outfit.  Let’s see which one catches your eye…

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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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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”

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