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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Hunt for designer handbags in London’s thrift shops

Mary Portas, in her TV show Queen of Charity Shops, advised us canny shoppers that you might discover a designer handbag in a London charity shop, as long as you headed for the right postcodes.  With this top tip being shared 8 years ago, I wondered if these bags were being snapped up by the growing number of vintage shop owners.

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