Big bag budget review: the designer fashion bags for under £5000

If you have a budget of £5000 (or nearly $6500) which designer bag would you secure? In this price bracket you expect to see Gucci, Burberry, Tom Ford and of course, Saint Laurent. But when you overlay the SS’19 fashion trends, what bags make the edit? Here are the bags that compare if you have the bigger bucks!

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The under £1000 edit of designer bags for this summer

For those of you who’ve found some extra spending money and want to invest in a designer handbag for this summer, this is the edit you want to check out. Not only does the £500 to £1000 edit gain you access to some big designer brand names, it’s the price bracket that also showcases the new designers coming on to the scene, allowing you to be the first to drop their name!

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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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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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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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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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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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It’s raining men! Autumn/winter 2018 fashion trends and accessories for men

When the BBC asks ‘Why is the man bag on the rise?’ it’s my job to highlight the new season’s bag trends for the men who like an accessory to transport their belongings. Autumn/winter 2018’s executive summary of bag trends for men is fairly simple, cross body bags and bags worn over one shoulder; yep just the same as a women’s shoulder bag. But how many men do you know who’ll be rushing to adopt either of these two styles?

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Something for the weekend – bags on location

Today’s Sunday Special rounds up the bags spotted on instagram this week that bring drama to your feed.  There are no apologies for the indulgent shots taken by some of your favourite handbag designers; from high art to all the fun of the fair.  To help you get into the Autumn/winter vibe, cast your eyes of these 5 fabulous bags…

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Guide number 3: Autumn/Winter designer handbags

Whether you’re a ‘splash the cash’ type of shopper or ‘smart and savvy’, a good starting place for planning a new season wardrobe is seeking inspiration from the catwalk.  So if you didn’t happen to make it to Paris, New York, London, Milan etc (who does!), here’s your guide to the designer handbags for Autumn/winter 18.  Introducing the top 10 selection.

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Autumn ready on instagram – bag inspiraton

Something for the weekend is back after a long summer break.  And instagram has been trawled to save you the scrolling and any repetitive strain finger injuries!  Today’s Sunday Special are the bags spotted on insta this week that will rock an Autumn fashion trend.  Whilst the sun may well be shining in your part of the world, let’s give a nod to the 5 handbag designers who are getting us ready to adopt the new season.

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Your guide to Autumn/Winter trends: step 1 – colours

Yep that’s colour with a ‘u’.  I’m a Londoner and you just can take those extra vowels out of my language.  But despite my spelling differences with the American English software, we tend to see very few differences in colours for seasonal fashion.  So wherever you shop or are located in the world, in this global economy expect to take your pick from these colours in the Autumn/Winter 2018 palette. Continue reading “Your guide to Autumn/Winter trends: step 1 – colours”

Sunday Special – the best bags on insta this week for weddings

The honeymoon period is officially over and the photos from the most snapped wedding of the year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (aka Prince Harry and Meghan Markle), have been poured over.  And the bag of choice held by their many guests, on this special occasion, was the understated clutch bag.

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