Bag Yourself Some Style: The best handbags this season!

Get carried away with our round up of the best bags on offer, from casual chic shoppers and pretty party clutches, to business-appropriate bags and take-me-out totes. Our stylish selection will make great gifts this Christmas, or for adding onto your Very own present wish list!


From left to right: French Connection Clutch, Moda In Pelle Embellished Clutch (available in black), Ted Baker Tassel Clutch, Ted Baker Stud Clutch, River Island Fold Over Bag

If you’re looking for a smaller bag that’s still roomy enough to carry make-up and a hair-brush, then a classic clutch, like this French Connection or River Island addition, is a fashionable and functional choice. Its fold-over design allows you to pack all your evening essentials, and the front is detailed with a patent croc finish.

This oversized version from River Island offers a spacious shape with a touch of shimmer, keeping you looking glam as it holds your belongings.

For those who prefer a compact clutch, Ted Baker have designed a hard box bag in royal blue that comes complete with rich gold tassels. Its smooth oval silhouette in soft suede lends an opulent finish and vintage vibe. They’ve also introduced this sleek bad-gal bag that’s embellished with shiny gold studs for a rock chick edge.

And if you really love to shine at a party, choose a shimmering metallic clutch that’s heavily encrusted with jewels and gem like the above from Moda In Pelle.

bag_blog_2From left to right: Dune Crossbody Bag, Fiorelli Layla Crossbody Bag, Fiorelli Large Tote, Dune Leopard Tote, Lipsy Large Tote

These large totes from Lipsy and Fiorelli are great for carrying your shopping, bigger purses and your phone. Their distinctive wing design provides that bit more space – perfect when you’ve splurged out and bought one too many things!

Alternatively, a smaller, more timeless tote like this addition from Dune offers compartments and pockets, so you can access your cash and credit cards much quicker. Plus, the warm berry hue and luxe leopard front brings some fierce fashion to your casual looks.

A cute and chic crossbody bag frees up your hands, so you can rummage through the rails and search the shelves with ease. Stylishly slung over your shoulder, they’re just the right size for your everyday essentials, and won’t weigh you down as you trawl through the stores (just leave that to the bundles of shopping bags!)


From left to right: Ted Baker Mini Bowler Tote, Modalu Mini Tote Crossbody, Dune Mini Tote, Ted Baker Mini Tote, Fiorelli Mini Harper Tote

These mini totes and bowler bags lend a touch more room to throw in your purse, perfume and make-up. A chic and classy choice with their ladylike looks, they’re perfect for dressy dinner dates.

Add a pop of colour to your outfit with these bright and bold bags from Fiorelli and Ted Baker, or go timeless in tan with Dune and Modalu.

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From top row to bottom: Radley Clerkenwell Medium Tote, Radley Bloomsbury Medium Barrel Bag, Modalu Phoebe Leather Grab Bag, Modalu Belle Triple Compartment Bag, Modalu Erin Large Tote

Look the business with these professional picks that will really show off your power suits. Smart, sophisticated and practical, their spacious styles are perfect for carrying your diary, tablet and work phone. Interior zip-up pockets safely store smaller valuables from your car keys to credit cards. Not just for your office tailoring, these bags also work well for off-duty days.

Bag your favourite here now!

Love Very_Gemma xxx

Thanks to Ian Bennett for the graphics.

3rd December 2014
Written by Very_Gemma