Quilting but not as you know it – not a patchwork in sight

This Sunday Special is dedicated to one of the key autumn/window bag trends, the quilted bag.  Once the style owned by Chanel, if you browse through instagram for inspiration, you will see that you don’t have to invest heavily to own a quilted bag next season.  And if you are shopping online, you’ll see more and more being added to some of the key fashion retailer websites.  So if you’re sitting comfortably here are my five favourtie bags from the ‘gram for your something the weekend!

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Weave through the high street hits for summer

In many places across the world lockdown is easing and the non essential shops are getting ready to open.  However, the last two to three months saw most of us switch to online.  So it’s probably worth reminding ourselves of the gems that can be found on our towns’ and cities’ high streets.  Let’s take a more local view and see where we can support the shops that are on the high street, which provide a central hub and local employment. And let’s take a wardrobe staple, the summer woven bag, to show the striking designs that you can uncover. Here are 10 of the best woven bags to discover now; from under £10 to £300.

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Big Bag Baby! Something for the weekend.

This Sunday Special is all about the oversized. This is one of the rare, guilt free moments, to go super size…on your bag. That’s right, once these virus days are over, you’ll want to channel one of the key fashion trends from the SS’20 runways – the oversized tote bag. And this isn’t some far out crystal ball prediction. Think about it, after all the days on lock down, when we get the green light to move freely again, we’re going to want to max the hell out of those daylight hours. And there’s only one bag that can help you navigate all your needs from day to night, and that’s the ‘on trend’ large tote bags.

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What colours will be in your Spring and Summer wardrobe?

When Miranda from The Devil Wears Prada turned to Andy and started with ‘what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue. It’s not turquoise. It’s not lapis. It’s actually cerulean’, we got an insight into how colour trends come to our stores. The rainbow for SS’19 has been identified by Pantone, consisting of 12 seasonal colours and 4 foundation colours. Which ones will you choose to feature in your wardrobe?

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Something for the weekend, be on red alert!

If you go down to Instagram today, you’re sure to get a surprise! The bag designer Instagram feeds are full on red! If you haven’t got a red bag in your collection yet, get your hands on one as it’s looking like the colour to accent with AND good news there are some in the new year sales if you’re wanting a bargain.

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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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How to bag a bargain in the Christmas and New Year SALES

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”

Let’s get this party started – the bags to rock your outfit!

It’s time…to grab a clutch. Yes I said clutch – the bag to take to your parties! Next week the Christmas holiday events will be coming in quick and fast, right up until New Year’s Eve. And whether you are relying on your little black dress (the faithful LBD) or adding a bit of sparkle to your party outfit, here are the budget and designer clutch bags to consider, to catch the adoring eyes around the room!

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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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10 bag designers with eco focus and sustainability at the heart of their brand

Looking to carry a crafted bag with a clear conscience?  Here in the UK we’ve already had 3 years of getting used to bringing our own bag to the supermarket to cut down on plastic – Blue Planet II’s impact is reaching far and wide.  And now you might be thinking what else can I do.

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Designer handbags for autumn winter 2018 fashion for £300 or under

About this time most of us talk about changing from our summer outfits and looking to our autumn and winter wardrobe but accessories don’t tend to feature much in the chat. How do you stay on trend and transition through the seasons, without breaking the bank on a one hit wonder?

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10 fashion bags for autumn winter 2018 under £100

Here it is, one of the most popular round ups every season, the best buys for bags on trend for autumn and winter 2018.  All of these beauties are under £100.  These top 10 are as a result of popping into the high street stores to grab a feel, all in the name of checking quality and then comparing with online stores for value.

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Something for the weekend – best of the top handles

Whether your style is the cool relaxed street style vibe or fashion designer logo follower,  a formal occasion tends to pop into everyone’s calendar in the summer; a wedding (in Windsor perhaps), a day at the races, a christening or a garden party.  The bag that will always get you through one of these summer events is a top handle handbag. Continue reading “Something for the weekend – best of the top handles”

Bags for the formal occasions this summer

When it comes to a special occasion which bag is that you reach for and have your event needs covered?  Some would say the classic clutch bag.  But anyone who has spent a day at the races or at an English wedding, where you are expected to go from day to evening effortlessly; might want to have a bit more space in the bag.  Hands up who’s going to the Royal Wedding in Windsor this May?

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