Whilst I sincerely understand the desire of owning a designer handbag, I do believe that beautiful treasures don’t have to cost a fortune to add the stylish final touch to an outfit, especially when the choices are so wonderful that a girl would certainly find herself feeling like a kid in a candy shop. Only this time it will be a different kind of candy - it won’t increase your chances of caries, but rather make you feel chic (and hold your belongings, too) – all within a very sensible budget. An absolute win-win.
Where to buy: 1. Tan boxy cross-body bag, Fiorelli (£45), 2. Flip lock clutch, TopShop (£38) + in blush, mint, grey and watermelon, 3. Battleship zip clutch, Nine West (£50) + in blush, 4. Dino Italian leather clutch, KG (£95) + burnt orange snake embossed, 5. Lexi crossbody, Vince Camuto (£79), 6. Prisma textured clutch, Alexander Wang (£99), 7. Pop diva shoulder bag, Nine West (£40) + in black, python or orange/pink duo, 8. Marlow top zip cross body, Fossil handbags (£83), 9. Striped coated cotton-canvas shoulder bag, Sonia Rykiel (£92), 10. Horn clutch in tan, Vince Camuto (£79) + in black leather, ivory, rainbow python, leopard, burgundy or peacock, 11. Charlie raw silk clutch, Wilbur & Gussie (£75), 12. Blush fish box clutch, DP (£25) + in black, 13. Ullum tote bag in taupe, Aldo (£50) + in white, navy, black, forest green or burgundy, 14. Large soft holdall, TopShop (£38), 15. Darrel quilted barrel bag in blush, Dune (£69) + in black or tan – also must-see oversized suede clutch, 16. Rust leather tan tote bag, River Island (£70), 17. Burgundy padlock oversized shopper, Warehouse (£38) – also have a look at this zip-tote and this chic cross-body bag, so fab. 18. Two-tone leather Wooster tote bag, Whistles (£75).
I am in love with 2, 4, 5, 10, 16 and 18 and feeling particularly tempted with the woven clutch as I have been looking for one for a while and the burnt orange colour will work wonderfully with my existent wardrobe. What about you?
Photo source: Guzi Duran in Elle US August 2003 (photographer: Gilles Bensimon)