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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Never tear us apart!

On what was scheduled to be the first weekend post Brexit, where Britain waved its goodbyes to the rest of Europe, this ‘something for the weekend‘ is a celebration of Europe’s fabulous handbag designers.  Despite the political struggles, the joy of the continent’s craftsmanship and quality of materials will always stand out. And in true SFTW style, here are the top finds on instagram this week – the European handbag designers that might not be front mind, but should be for SS19 inspiration.

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Working 9 to 5! Bags for the office

Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’, so sang Dolly. Most of us have to and will head to an office 5 days a week to earn our living. About 1 in 5 of my friends (only 20%) will change their handbag during the week – the other 80% will carry an old faithful until it requires retiring. Whether you need a new addition or a replacement, feast your eyes on these stylish bags to add that extra bit of style to your work wardrobe.

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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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The best bags for your SS’19 wardrobe, all under £100

March is here and that means that our stores are now full of the fashion for spring and summer. And back by popular demand is the top 10 list of bags that rock the season’s trends, all under £100. For those of you with a fixed budget in mind, I’ve not compromised on quality and have found you the bags that will save you money and keep you on trend.

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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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5 favourtie bags on insta this week – hello February!

Something for the weekend is back after a long January. And instagram has been trawled to save you scrolling. Today’s Sunday Special are the bags spotted on insta this week that will rock a Spring fashion trend.  Whilst all eyes may be on New York Fashion Week with AW19 previews, let’s give a nod to the 5 handbag designers whose SS19 collections are arriving online and in-store NOW!

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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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Spring/Summer 2019 fashion trends for men. Sharp dressed man!

Here in London it’s been all about men’s fashion (LFWM). It’s that time of year to get into the Spring and Summer groove, to be ready for when the New Year sales finish. And whilst GQ and Vogue are reporting the season’s trends in double figures, here’s your bite size guide on what styles to look out for and the bags to match.

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It’s a man’s world, it would mean nothing without these! The gift guide for men.

Maybe a bold headline but one that takes inspiration from a great performer playing in the background as I type – James Brown.  Now he was a man who wasn’t afraid of styling and in my defence, men tend to need a bit of help with their bag styling.  If you have a man in your life who needs a new bag, here are the styles and choices that are in demand.

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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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Hey Big Spender! Fashion bags of distinction for winter 2018/9, under £5000

What bags are ‘so good lookin’, so refined’ when you have a budget of up to £5000?   Plenty of bags of distinction and brands fall into the shortlist.  Overlay the fashion trends for winter 2018 and there are 10 designer handbags that you should spend a little time perusing.

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