Accessory Report: Spring Handbags

April 13, 2010

Daily Digest

Accessory Report: Spring Handbags

There are endless handbag styles each season, so finding the perfect tote, clutch or satchel can be a tricky task.

The choice will inevitably depend on your style, so whether you are timeless or trendy, elegant or casual, here are some celebrity inspired ‘It’ bags to guide you towards finding your own version of this spring’s must have handbag.

Mulberry Alexa

Mulberry’s bag of the season is named after Alexa Chung and is a satchel more so than a handbag and is currently seen on the arms of Chung herself, Olivia Palermo (who likes the leopard print Alexa) and Florence Welch.

It sold out pretty much straight away in Brown Thomas and at Mulberry ( tel +44 207 491 3900) you’ll find a huge waiting list, so for a budget-friendly alternative opt for this tan coloured Twist Lock satchel instead from New Look £18, €21 (it also comes in black or beige).

Dolce & Gabbana Miss Sicily

Victoria Beckham, Madonna and Eva Mendes are all fans and I totally get why. The Miss Sicily is uber elegant, has a retro shape and comes in black or white patent, leather, embossed croc and colourful leopard prints.

The Miss Sicily has been updated in new fabrics, such as crochet, making it perfect for the summer months (€1300+ at Dolce & Gabbana, Brown Thomas).

Anya Hindmarch does a mid range similar “crochet” style – the crochet is more a raffia looking effect which is woven leather rather than actual crochet and it comes in at £650, €737 for the shoulder bag and £195, €221 for the clutch.

Otherwise, try this brown slouchy crochet effect bag from Next for a prudent €32!

Alexander Wang Diego

Kate Bosworth is perhaps the biggest celebrity fan of the Diego and I can see why. It’s a casual pouch bag (sometimes called a bucket bag) which has a short or long strap so that you can wear it across your body too.

Wang’s version comes with his trademark studs underneath but there is a great version, minus the studs, available from Topshop for £30, €34.

Céline Calfskin Luggage Bag

This hobo style bag i.e. large and slouchy, is from a collection that the whole fashion world is buzzing about, and is a favourite of Mary Kate Olsen.

As the name indicates, it is made of pure calfskin and is the alternative status satchel for spring if  The Alexa just isn’t you.

Clean, elegant and somewhat sporty, this is a BIG BLACK beautiful creation will set you back over two grand so you may want to consider Furla’s Corniola bag instead which costs €340 and comes in black, beige or white.

On the high street, there is nothing that comes close but I must say that the Kenneth Cole Reaction collection at House of Fraser is the best for black leather hobo bags around, priced at approx €120.

So, which spring summer handbag style are you?

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3 Responses to “Accessory Report: Spring Handbags”

  1. caterine buckley Says:

    love them all my sister told me some charity shops in dublin do a window display and at thethe end of each month they price there goods and sell off one is in the shopping mall in phisbora off the cabra road she has seen many bags on offer name brands but u have to be in the que early

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  3. Annemarie Says:

    great, I’ll announce that on our Twitter and Facebook too although it may be a particular Hickeys pharmacy and not the chain?

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