Top 5: A/W Handbags

November 23, 2009

Daily Digest

Top 5: A/W Handbags

By Jennifer Ennis

Needless to say that you’ve ditched your white handbag a while ago and have made the transition into autumn winter with a different type of handbag. Having fished out your staple black leather bag from last year, consider today’s Top 5 bags for autumn winter to treat yourself or a friend to a gorgeous new winter bag (like you needed a reason to begin with!).

Right now it is all about beautiful detail, classic fabrics and elegant colours. We hope you enjoy today’s up to date selection of designer bags and  celebrity influenced clutches, as well as the lower price point alternatives we also uncovered. If you take pride in your bag, then feast your eyes on this Top 5 selection of bags for this season.

1. Miu Miu’s studded bag

Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe raved about it in her daily Zoe Report and it is currently sitting pretty on Brown Thomas shelves – it’s the Miu Miu’s studded bag (pictured bottom centre). Priced at €990, this beautiful bag has both a handle and a longer strap so that it can be worn in multiple ways. The LA lot are loving it, what with Stephanie Pratt (pictured far right) frequently spotted all over Hollywood with hers. However, if it is out of your price range, Reiss do a great version too.

2. French Connection’s Apache clutch

Party season is not complete without a beautiful clutch. Slumdog Millionaire beauty Frieda Pinto (pictured left) is never without one at a red-carpet event. Steal her style with French Connection’s Apache bag. The petite patterned shape will compliment any outfit and any colour. Pictured centre of middle column, it costs £60/€67 (including shipping) from www.frenchconnection.com.

3. Warehouse metallic bag

Warehouse have a great selection of on-trend metallic bags this winter; in particular this metallic day bag, currently on offer for €37 in Warehouse stores and from www.warehouse.co.uk. This bag is a great size with two strap options. Take a tip from Gossip Girl star Taylor Momson’s style book and pair yours with a smart coat and accessories for a sophisticated winter look.

4. Metallic and velvet bag, Topshop

Velvet made a big comeback on the catwalk this season and has found its way onto our arms too with everyone from Rihanna to Erin O’Connor sporting a velvet bag. My favourite is the swirl metallic bag from Topshop. The contrast of metallic and velvet makes this a very unique and gorgeous buy, but hurry as this shop sells out fast. Priced at €53 from Topshop stores nationwide. Alternatively, H&M have a similar bag.

5. Karen Millen leather buckle bag

Finally, we all need a good ‘all rounder’ bag – one you can bring to work, to lunch and for marathon Christmas shopping sessions! My pick is Karen Millen’s large leather classic buckle bag. The tan colour brightens up any winter outfit. It has plenty of pockets and room for good storage, plus the leather strap means comfortable arms! A clear winner, this bag, pictured top centre is priced €235 and is available from the Karen Millen website (with free shipping to Ireland).

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3 Responses to “Top 5: A/W Handbags”

  1. whisty Says:

    Oh I so agree! That Karen Millen bag is an out and out winner!!! They always do amazing accessories, but wait up: €235! Sheesh! I wish! x

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