The bags your LBD wants you to buy

It’s that time of year when invitations are being planned for work events, industry award evenings and parties.  And as Chanel’s creative maestro, Karl Lagerfeld once said “one is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress.”

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#fridayfeeling – 5 favourite bags from British designers on instagram 13 Oct 17

When it comes to hashtags #fridayfeeling has to share some airtime with #BuyBritishDay.  Today on Brick Lane, London there is a BOB event (Best of Britannia) which is all about the finest British made brands.  With my nod to BOB here is my round up of favourite bag spots on instagram this week from British designers.

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How to bag yourself a deal at Bicester Village

When you hear Bicester Village mentioned what reactions does it conjure up?  Great parking? Last season’s product? Not as far from London as you first thought? 30% discounts?  Well, this pedestrian high street is home to over 100 designer outlets and is the 2nd most popular attraction for Chinese tourists visiting the UK (after Buckingham Palace!) Surely I can find a designer bag deal here?

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Things to do on National Handbag Day

Tuesday 10 October 2017 is National Handbag Day – who knew there was a day in the calendar dedicated to handbags?!  Well if a handbag is proving to be a better investment than some financial products out there, perhaps we should all be celebrating what most women believe is an essential part of the wardrobe.

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Carnaby Street – to shop or not to shop for handbags?

One of my favourite bands The Jam sang of London’s shopping icons, Carnaby Street… ‘This street is a mirror for our country, reflects the rise and fall of our nation’.  The lyrics notes this little street’s hip times of the swinging sixties and its later decline a decade later.  But what does 21st century Carnaby street offer the fashion bag shopper today?

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10 handbags that rock winter trends, all under £100

Having spotted some of the best bags from well known designer catwalk collections to wear this Autumn/Fall and Winter, I was set the challenge of finding handbags that rock the season’s fashion trends, but with one caveat, all had to be priced under £100! Continue reading “10 handbags that rock winter trends, all under £100”

Belt up! Waists are on trend for Autumn/Fall ’17.

Ladies, florals, dresses and waists are all ‘in’ for the next five months.  When purchasing the belt to show off your waist don’t make the mistake of pairing your outfit with the wrong handbag.

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The top 8 Autumn/Winter 17 trends with designer handbags to match

There’s nothing like a full day of rain to shift the mindset from summer days to winter nights.  Last night I even switched from a glass of prosecco to a full bodied red! So whether we are ready or not, the fashion media are and they are coming at you with the impending season’s trends for Autumn or Fall (for our state-side readers).

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How to study to become a handbag designer of the future

It is the time of year when study courses are being confirmed.  And in London it is reported that handbag design is one of the fastest growing areas of fashion.  With a variety of courses, universities and colleges offering different ways to study are you best to take a selection of short courses to specialise in specific areas, or invest in a 3 to 4 year degree, with qualification at the end?

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