In a highly structured world, it’s liberating to allow fashion accessories to be unrestrained and free of constraints. For those of us who love their handbags, and think nothing of doing without food to save enough to buy a handbag that has caught our eye, whether it is a Gucci handbag or an Armani, or Chanel or Louis Vuitton designer handbag, it’s the bag we must have. Here are a few tips to keep all bag lovers fabulous and fashionable.
Structured bags are worth making an investment falling as they do into the classic category. Often, one can find these treasures in vintage shops or even grandma’s closet! Think classic Birkin, or the Giambattista Valli bag that combines structure and patent leather to luscious perfection.
Add a little bit of glam to your wardrobe with metallic handbags that are as hot as ever and a great accessory to boot.
Forget the dictates of old and staid fashion rules that had you diligently matching your bags to your shoes. Instead, brighten up your winter days with a bag that is the centre of attention, like the talk of the town fiery red patent Lanvin.
While the price tag is as luxurious, as the product itself, there is no denying the exquisite appeal and quality of a crocodile, ostrich or python handbag has made YSL Python Rive Gauche one of the most enviable handbags and a popular celebrity arm accoutrement.
Beware of hardware overkill, but just the right amount gives just the edge you’re looking for, without losing its element of chic and glam. And, no one does studs and chains better than Balenciaga and Marc Jacobs.
The venerable clutch remains a favourite for a night out on the town or an easy day out. Quilted, folded, pleated, or patent – whatever the choice, clutches lend a classy touch.
When buying designer handbags, best not become a fashion victim; rather resolve to let your individual style flourish. Your handbag should be an extension of your personality. Are you a Chanel girl – all class, refinement, and sophistication…mostly black and white with a touch of colour every now and again? Or, are you a little bolder, aiming for elegance that makes a statement? Maybe you could go for a little Italian, Fendi or perhaps Francesco Biasia. If, you are undeniably chic, with an eye for unique detail, try Donald J Pliner or Luella Bartley. So while the rest of the world plods after whatever is left of their champagne inspired aspirations, bask in reveries of a stylish new you, spun from a resolution you’ll actually want to keep i.e. the handbag that reflects the real you!
And, if designer handbags are way beyond your means, there are many companies who eagerly produce Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Versache, Armani and other high fashion knock-off versions. Mass produced offerings of popular designer handbag brand names, such as, Coach, DKNY, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Fendi, and Prada, including thousands of individual, unique and beautifully crafted unique handbags are available online!