Handbags are just so glorious to lust after...a bag can totally change the look of your outfit and update your regular pieces so easily. I think it is better to buy High St super trendy bags as you are probably only going to want to wear them for the current season. But a timeless piece can be something you save towards and really invest in to keep forever - even if it is retired to the back of the wardrobe for some seasons!
Or also proving incredibly popular is the Alicia Shoulder Bag £149 at Jigsaw...
I love the idea of a small bag, but I always end up with multiple carrier bags as well to haul all my bits and pieces around, ending with the charming effect of looking a lot like a bag lady. Another trend for this season has been the Bucket Bag as proven by the Mansur Gavriel model which sells out almost before it has hit the market...
But for regular everyday out and about and hauling the kids to school amongst all the other seriously glamorous tasks of my daily life, I have become firmly wedded to the Tote Bag. I started with a cheaper High Street version to see if I would really get on with it - you know the drill? Would it just be too big? Would it fall off my shoulder with the straps being too short? Would I just overfill it and give myself backache? Could I live with the same bag everyday? I fell in love almost instantly and have not looked back and managed to nab myself a second one from J Crew which has become my new best friend.
My current Spring picks on the High Street are:
What sort of bag are you carrying at present? Which bags do you have on your forever wishlist?