What does Selfridges put on sale when it has just been sold?

News this week, the retail icon, Selfridges, has been sold and has new owners. This means that this is the last New Year sale under existing management. So what is available in the bag sale? Well, there are over 300 bags with discounts, something to expect from a retailer that has always delivered a diverse range of designer bags. However, after scrolling through hundreds of bags, here’s my pick of the top 10 designer bag bargains at Selfridges. Disclaimer 😉 these aren’t the biggest discounts available (averaging 30% off) but they are still probably, the best picks.

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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…

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Saturday Special! The best bags on insta in November

This weekend is a varied one, with people relaxing from Thanksgiving, sharing time with family for Hanukkah, on a beach in the southern hemisphere (very jealous) or busy shopping, enjoying the Black Friday and Cyber weekend discounts! In and amongst all these distractions, the Fairy Bagwhisphers has been down to instagram on your behalf and kept a note of some standout bags. And to her surprise a bag trend was dominant, the curved bottom bags!

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All I want for Christmas is…

…one of these 5 bags! Whether you need inspiration for your own bag collection; maybe you’re fed up with using the same ole bag or in fact, you’re fed up with having to return the gifts you received in the new year sale chaos. Are you ready to drop some (heavy) hints (by forwarding this article!) or make a note to self for any Black Friday shopping lists. Rest assured, there’s a bag in this list that you would be delighted to unwrap come Christmas morning. I’m delighted to present to 5 bags for Christmas presents for December 2021!

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The bag trend on insta this May!

When scrolling the designer bag options introduced on instagram this month, there was a style that was stand out, the fringe embellishment. Whether you need a tote, handbag or evening bag, check out the fringe benefits of these bags. I feel an Ibiza holiday vibe coming on!

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Pull on the strings – 5 best string bags for summer

One of the fashion trends for this year is the mesh or see through look, often quoted as a sheer ‘second skin’. And this goes for your bags too as it’s all about matching your bag to your outfit. One of the easiest ways to achieve this accessories’ look is to get your weave on and opt for a string bag, traditionally viewed as a shopper or holiday bag, well now it’s official, carry it all spring and summer. There are plenty to choose from and here’s your rundown of the best ones on the market. The top 5 string bags, from below £10 and up to £1000. Budget to designer options always!

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Sunday Special – the bags on insta this September

Something for the weekend is back for September and instagram has been trawled. And this month it has been all about the four cities’ SS’21 fashion shows; from New York to Paris (with the official opening of Paris on 28 September). To get a feel of how the four cities are reimagining their collection launches, in the new world of social distancing, some designers are keeping with the physical show where others are embracing the virtual. As a result, my instagram feed is full of video clips. So, I’ve viewed and scrolled and spotted some bags that capture the trends for SS’21. So, if you’re sitting comfortably, here’s a whistle stop tour of the shows’ styles.

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It’s a wicker world. Hello summer holidays!

You don’t have to travel far to stumble upon one of the bag trends of SS’19. It’s the woven or plaited bag and every designer and shop has a style to tempt you. I kid you not; you’re spoilt for choice from Chanel to ASOS. Here are my top woven bags for SS’19. Don’t delay, get your weave on!

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Be a queen of the retro!

One sure way to stand out this Spring and Summer is to add a retro accent to your outfit. There’s no better way to do this than using your bag to add that eye catching twist. And whilst there’s a nod to the 90’s in the SS19 list of trends, you can go further back to earlier decades in the 20th century for style ideas. Here are 5 designer bags to inspire your retro vibe.

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White lines…

…not by Grandmaster Flash but by Bagwhispers. Here is the white bag edit that shouldnt be warned against! This is for your summer outfits, as spotted and curated from the fashion inspiration source, Instagram. I’m here to save you time and find you the shapes and colours to rock your seasonal wardrobe.

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Colour my world. Well let’s start with Spring!

With feeds bursting with news from Autumn/winter ’19 catwalks it might be hard to find your Spring fashion fix. Don’t worry, I’ve dug deep to bring you a mid-week Instagram inspiration update. With the 12 colours from the season’s palette in mind, I’ve shortlisted 5 bags to get your Spring vibe. Trust me they are gorgeous!

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The new kids on the block! SS19 bags available now.

If you’re shaking off the January blues and ready to embrace spring and summertime, you will want to know where to find the early stocks of fashion bags for the season. Here are the SS19 bags that are new in-store and can be found online, to get ahead of the crowds; 14 eye catching designs to inspire. But first, let’s remind ourselves of the 6 bag styles for SS19 to look out for:

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Never a frown with golden brown

So sang The Stranglers! And this spring and summer you need to get your golden brown on and any other shade from a creamy beige to dark tan. This is the colour to accessorise one of the key fashion trends for women this year.

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Something for the weekend – to embellish or not to embellish?

Inspiration on instagram is becoming more and more difficult to find with the increasing number of sponsored posts and fashion labels filling their feed with spring fashion that isn’t available to buy just yet.  However, have I got a ‘Sunday Special’ for you – I’ve navigated the feeds and have spotted a bag trend that will rock this winter and help you move into Spring and Summer effortlessly.  How about that for a heads up!

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