There was once a time when the world’s handbag offering left a lot to be desired. There was an abundance of high-street bags that we’d snap up as if they were going out of fashion ), and a small smorgasbord of high-end pieces that we’d lust after wistfully until, one day, maybe, our entire family – extended and all -would club together for our 21st birthday and present you with the sacred item that you’d probably tire of before your 22nd.
With millennials as fashion conscious as they are strapped for cash, it’s a well known fact that if we’re going to splash out on anything for our wardrobes it’ll more than likely be on a bag or a shoe.
Not only are these more timeless, and therefore long-lasting, than clothing, we’re also less likely to be judged for outfit-repeating an accessory – tragic but true.
If your friend wore her new designer bag every day you’d be far less likely to raise an eyebrow than if she were to wear her new designer shirt non-stop.
Pink & Red Pristine Leather Cross Body, £626, Manu Atelier
Loop Bag in Yellow Leather, £441.80, Folklore
Brown Cora Bamboo Wood Clutch, £212, Cult Gaia
Rey Croc-Effect Shoulder Bag, £270, Staud
Pink Fred Leather Cross Body, £585, Boyy