High street vs. Designer: spring/summer handbags ’13
As we see the first signs of spring emerging, we start thinking of updating our wardrobe, and what better way to do this than with a gorgeous piece of arm candy? Whether it’s an evening clutch, work tote or an over-sized shopper, you can completely transform your look by the switch of a bag. Designers showcased the latest new trends over London Fashion Week and there was a beautiful selection for all, from the likes of Mulberry, Victoria Beckham, Chanel, Miu Miu and Celine. We have been on the hunt for the best high-street handbags to recreate high end fashion at a fraction of the price and put together a selection of the best delectable designs.
Jas MB for Urban Outfitters, £85, urbanoutfitters.co.uk:
Jas MB has collaborated with Urban Outfitters to create this bold, striking orange clutch. Perfect to brighten up any outfit and right on trend for spring/summer ’13.
Asos, £65, asos.com:
This clean structured bag by Asos is a classic. The navy blue is a fantastic colour for the step over into spring and the detail and delicate handle give this bag a sweet vintage essence.
River Island, £40, riverisland.com:
This yellow structured tote bag with pastel colour block panels is the epitome of spring/summer ’13.
Gap, £79.95, gap.eu:
Neon took a large role in London Fashion Week so this neon pink bag at gap is one to consider if you want to be noticed and brighten up that winter wardrobe in the new season.
Topshop, £36, topshop.com:
Topshop is always in the front running for affordable, accessible fashion. As seen at London Fashion Week, monochrome is a big key trend for spring/summer 13 and at Topshop they have created a simple yet stylish envelope clutch bag in two-tone.
Zara, £19.99, zara.com:
Celine showcased a new style of clutch that took on the image of a paper lunch bag. Zara have re-created this look at an affordable price with their basic messenger bag.
Keep your eyes pealed for iridescent, monochrome, pastels and neon in the form of clutches, totes, and shoppers to give your wardrobe a seasonal update; you could even don a huge hula hoop bag like Karl Lagerfeld, who became the talk of the show at Chanel, London Fashion Week.