We all have a vice – some women chocolate, some jewels, but give me a pretty handbag and a chai latte and I can take on the world! You see, up until 12 months ago I really didn’t understand the hype of handbags and how people could justify spending ridiculous amounts of money on something that you will just end up throwing your junk and receipts in, but something happened one day and it’s like almost every designer came out with these beautiful creations just calling my name, and now I get it. I really do.
In the space of a few months my handbag wish list has gone from nonexistent to absolutely ridiculous, and since my boyfriend is not interested at all in the slightest I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to chat with you all and share with you a few precious handbags that I’m lusting after!
I have separated these bags into affordable and luxury, plus I’ve also added a few dupes for some hot bags of the moment like this Cult Gaia Ark bag that is every fashion bloggers best friend this summer.
You will find most of these babies on ASOS or Net-A-Porter – my two favourite online sites – but I will link everything so if anything catches your eye click on the link and it will take you directly to it!
HIGH END/LUXURY HANDBAGS
Sophia Webster Claudie embellished leather shoulder bag
If you know me then you know something simple with an edge to it is me to a T, so whilst this bag wouldn’t be something most people would go it for keeps catching my eye!
A classic in every fashionista’s wardrobe, however this colour in particular paired with the leather and suede combo really makes it a stand alone piece and very decadent compared to the basic Drew collection.
Cult Gaia Gaia’s Ark natural . ( pssst… affordable dupe here)
The bag of the moment. It’s simplicity creates a statement without being too ostentatious.
HANDS DOWN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BAG I HAVE EVER LAID EYES ON.
My love for this handbag is unreal, it’s beautifully feminine yet the solid padlock, studs and angular shape give it such an edge. The price tag is quiet hefty – as one would expect for Gucci – but boy oh boy is it a piece of art.
Manu Atelier Pristine micro leather shoulder bag
So simple yet so different. I feel like this bag speaks for itself because I haven’t really seen anything quiet like it before.
New Look Circle Cross Body Bag
This bag gives me serious Chloe vibes for like a sixth of the price! This colour is so complimentary for pretty much anyone and any outfit and the gold chain and accents add a little more of a luxury look to it.
Forever New Angelica Pocket Backpack
Backpacks are SUCH a hit or miss for me, and unfortunately more often than not they are a miss but I love how inexpensive yet classy this one looks! Once again I love the basic tan colour of this because it will compliment most outfits but it will also be appropriate for a fair few places as well such as school if you’re studying!
Forever New Caterina Wing Tote
She’s pretty. I love the winged body to the bag and the size will fit pretty much everything I need for the day – pens, pencils, notebook, camera, purse, iPhone… the list goes on!
- Reclaimed Vintage Reclaimed Vintage Inspired Straw Tassell Clutch Bag
A small bag, this won’t fit a lot in it but it looks like it will be perfect for a night out this summer!
Like I said above, the GUCCI handbag is all I have been dreaming about lately!!
What handbags are you lusting over at the moment?
Until next time,
Love, Angela xx.