The change of seasons to me means an excuse to invest in a new handbag, I know, it’s a stretch at best, but there are so many gorgeous new styles and colours to choose from, it’s a case of whatever works for me.
If you need an excuse so that you can fork out on a lovely new bag for autumn, or you simply want some inspiration, we’ve chosen some fabulous handbags, in several different styles for you to have a look at. So whether you are in the mood for a quirky new work bag, a shopper tote, or you have your eye on a statement designer bag, check out our favorites:
Starting at the cheaper end of the scale, but looking much more expensive, which is part of the reason why we love it, this Concertina Shopper by Warehouse costs £38.00 and is made out of a faux leather, not that you’d notice. We particularly love the paneled design which gives it a designer look. It is fully lined and features a large front pocket and a zipped side pocket.
Our middle of the range bag is this gorgeous Orla Kiely Printed Tote Handbag for £119.00. It is a matt laminated bag with the iconic Orla Kiely print on the front, in fabulous colours of greys and beige on a cream background. You can carry this bag in a number of ways as there are shorter handles or a longer detachable cross body strap to wear across the body.
Finally in the shopper tote range, this beautiful Limited Hutton Shoulder Bag from Whistles for £395.00 in a stunning midnight blue, crafted from 100% luxurious leather and calf hair. Has to be seen to be believed, a real statement bag to add to your collection.
Quirky work bags
Cross body bags are a great way to carry work stuff quickly and easily, and this Fossil Erin Zip Cross Body Bag at £119.00 comes in a variety of eye popping colours, but this purple one is our favourite. Small but beautifully formed, made from leather with a main zipped compartment and two zip pockets on the side.
Who doesn’t love Radley and this Dot Pocket Large Work Bag in Dusty Pink/Shale at £129.00 is perfect for all your business needs and it’s cute too. Made from a super soft material and features loads of useful pockets in and out. We love the little extra details like the dog and the tags.
Finally in the quirky work bags range, this super colorful satchel from the Cambridge Satchel Company at £135.00 is handmade and from their Designer collection at Urban Outfitters. There are four colours of navy, green, pink and vintage brown and this bag is certain to get your office colleagues tongues wagging, for all the right reasons!
Designer Statement bags
Now check out these lush designer bags. First up, this Mimi Berry Frank Medium Shoulder Handbag for £338 which is a larger version of Mimi Berry’s bestselling Eric handbag. If you are looking for a medium sized shoulder bag this is a perfect solution for you. made from luxury leather, the bag comes fully lined with three patch pockets and it closes with a brass turnlock fastener.
Next we have this Portabello Leather Saddle Handbag for £350 from Aspinal of London. Gorgeous bright eye-catching orange in a horseshoe shape featuring the classic Aspinal signature shield clasp on the main flap at the front. A modern twist on an old traditional style.
And finally, we love this gorgeous Lulu Guinness Nicola Medium Shoulder Bag for £395, an iconic black and white signature look which will remain a classic for years to come. Crafted from the finest nappa leather and comes with a detachable shoulder strap attached to gold D-rings.