Anyone else thinking that a saddle bag was last seen in the Wild West? Well my bag loving friends, the saddle bag is a welcome feature for Spring and Summer. The curved aesthetic of the bottom of the bag brings a refreshing shape to the crossbody and shoulder bag.
When it comes to an item of clothing we may all share, the humble pair of jeans has got to be up there. In shades from ice blue to dark indigo, with maybe an extra pair too; black with well placed rips or a pair of ankle cropped whites for the summer holidays?
Before we dive into my guide to street style accessories, maybe we should start with answering, what is street style? Not wanting to sound like I’ve just left a sociology class muttering about youth subcultures, this is a look that is sometimes easier to visualise rather than put into words.
As a Londoner born and bred I like to think I know my way around the captial. With a passion for bags I also like to bring you where’s best to shop; which store has the best selection of bags – who will over deliver in choice so you don’t won’t have sore feet at the end of the day.
Just in the last week I have noticed an increasing number of designers using a classic sewing technique in their handbag designs. Welcome back whipstitching, the overcast stitch which combines two pieces of fabric together in a visible stitch. No discreet stitches for us, checkout the designers celebrating the stitch!
As the Fashion Weeks for SS18 come to a close and the designers and fashion editors draw breath, here is my round up, not of Paris but of the bags spotted on instagram which looked like they were up to something. 5 favourite bags on Friday!
#Tuesdaythoughts don’t necessarily stray to shopping, however, today I wondered what designer handbag brands would pop into the price range of £1000 to £3000 and yes it’s true, you can get a Louis Vuitton or Hermes for this budget!
Just like buses, nothing comes along for a while and then you get at least two arriving within seconds of each other. The same can be said for retailing. Central London has just opened its doors to two new fashion stores; from Poland, Reserved and from the H&M retail family, Arket. I went to see both to check out their bag offerings.
Fall into winter; the clocks have gone back and the temperature drops. Time to wrap up warm and throw on a coat. In your haste to get out of the door, give a second thought to the bag which will buddy up with your winter outfit.
When someone says to you, “here have £500, go and treat yourself”, some of us will be dreaming, some will be grabbing their coat and shortlisting the shops to visit. Whether it’s real life or not, would you know which handbag designers fall into this budget?
Here’s my five favourite bags found on Instagram this week; a little something for the weekend. Enjoy!
- From Mark Cross a top handle bag with a refreshing metallic finish for day wear