An ABC guide to the classic designer bags

When it comes to the best designer handbags, there are many lists out there. Ones showcasing the most popular, the best investments, the classic bags. But when you’ve decided that you want to treat yourself to a designer bag that will stand the test of time, where do you start? Try this list if you don’t want to sell your car to own a Hèrmes or are too full of anxiety about fakes when buying second hand.

This list is no ordinary collection of designer bags. What you have here is a list of 10 well known designers, whose bag styles have and will stand the test of time. It’s been curated to ensure a great cost per wear. These iconic bags will delight future outfits and yes, you’ll take them out of the dust bag more than once a year!

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If you could turn back time – you can! Vintage handbag styles for today

It’s not just the clocks that have gone back for daylight saving (albeit mainly in the northern hemisphere).  Or Cher who is currently on tour in the UK belting out  ‘if I could turn back time…’.  The autumn and winter fashion trends are jam packed with retro styling.  There is a strong sense of déjà vu this season when it comes to handbag fashion.  So to help you avoid making a fashion faux pas, here’s your guide to the vintage styles to rock, in case you’re thinking about raiding your grandmother’s wardrobe!

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10 best designer bags for AW’19 for under £300

Yes it can be done – a designer bag that rocks the fashion trends for this autumn winter, can be bought for under £300 or $300!  This pay day may well mean a handbag treat for you that will see you all the way through to April, bringing you the best value or cost per wear ever.  First though, let’s just remind ourselves of some of the key bag trends for AW’19/20:

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Get a handle on these instagram bags

Something for this weekend is a look at one of the key trends for AW’19 – top handle handle bags. These are the five most fun top handle bags on instagram this week.

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Saturday Special – here comes the sun!

Whilst a few instagram feeds are sharing the trends from the AW19 catwalks, I’m not ready to even consider shopping for Autumn with 3 months of summer ahead and lots of sunshine (I hope)!  So to help you navigate the heaps of insta bag inspiration, Something for the Weekend has filtered like a demon and brought to you classic summer bags.  Here are my 5 favourite summer bags from the last week on instagram. Continue reading “Saturday Special – here comes the sun!”

Bags of fun! Are these bags for real?

When you want to catch the eye on a day out, sometimes it’s worth considering the power of a handbag. Bags of fun are those bags that are off the scale for stand out design but might not be high on function. Here are 10 designers that make room in their collection for a bit of fun whilst staying true on their design credentials.

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Big bag budget review: the designer fashion bags for under £5000

If you have a budget of £5000 (or nearly $6500) which designer bag would you secure? In this price bracket you expect to see Gucci, Burberry, Tom Ford and of course, Saint Laurent. But when you overlay the SS’19 fashion trends, what bags make the edit? Here are the bags that compare if you have the bigger bucks!

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The under £1000 edit of designer bags for this summer

For those of you who’ve found some extra spending money and want to invest in a designer handbag for this summer, this is the edit you want to check out. Not only does the £500 to £1000 edit gain you access to some big designer brand names, it’s the price bracket that also showcases the new designers coming on to the scene, allowing you to be the first to drop their name!

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Get your back up! Fashion backpacks for women

Well hello to the girls who are getting in on the backpack action!  Once the domain of the boys heading to and from the office, carrying laptop and gym kit; now as I walk around the city by day I spot more and more girls with their bags on their backs.  AND this stands true when I exclude the teenage girls with their Fjällräven packs and the ever popular Longchamp Le Pliage nylon backpacks.  Here are 10 different backpack styles.

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Three, that’s the magic number. Bags for the boys!

Thinking of those spring days and summer nights, there are 3 bags that a man needs to invest in, so that he has every occasion sorted.  And no, this list doesn’t include a backpack, as I suspect, most men have one of these (and I’ll share the new designers and styles at a later date).  For now, we turn our attention to the 3 bag styles that were spotted on the SS’19 men’s fashion runways.  Here’s how to stand out from the crowd, be spontaneous so you can grab a bag and go!

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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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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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