summer bags

Summer Fun: 10 Perfect Handbags For Summer Available At Shopbop

Summer is officially here and that means it’s time for days at the beach and backyard barbeques! Obviously these things call for strappy sandals and sleek sunglasses, but what else will you need for your summer wardrobe? The perfect handbag! From giant beach totes to small clutches, we’ve got ten perfect handbags for summer that are currently available at one of our favorite retailers, Shopbop! Check them out below: Click on each photo for more info! 1. WaiWai Marina Bag, $925 This small woven handbag is perfect to hold all of your essentials and the jewel embellishment adds a perfect pop of color! 2. Hat Attack Cooper Round Bag, $96 This round woven bag is simple, chic and totally adorable…

Etsy Purses

Homemade, Handmade Fashion: 10 Gorgeous Handbags On Etsy

Every girl needs a great handbag, but not every girl wants to drop the hundreds to thousands of dollars it costs to get a designer one. You can carry a perfect bag at a fraction of the cost if you get a handbag on Etsy. The online retailer is composed of independent shops where sellers make their own products. There are thousands of shops on Etsy with sellers who have handmade beautiful bags at affordable prices. When you buy a bag on Etsy, you can get a budget-friendly bag that is totally unique, not a mass-produced item from a big designer brand. You’re also supporting small business! If we’ve peaked your interest at all, keep reading to see ten gorgeous…

Spring Bags

Designer Style: 10 Of the Best New Handbags For Spring

Every girl needs a good handbag! In fact, we love handbags so much, we think you should have one for every season! The top handbag designers have released their Spring 2018 collections already, and we’re in awe of some of the gorgeous bags. If you’re looking for the perfect purse to carry this season, look no further. We’ve chosen ten of our top favorites out of the new designer handbags for Spring. Check them out below: Click each photo for more info! 1. Coach Rogue 17 with Floral Bow Print, $395 Spring is all about floral prints and Coach has delivered with this brand new bag. We love the simple silhouette with the flower and bow design. If the black…

Cheap Handbags

Bags On A Budget: 10 Great Handbags Under $40 At Urban Outfitters

Every girl needs a good handbag. The only problem is that a lot of nice handbags are wildly expensive. Not everyone can afford a Coach bag for a couple hundred dollars, and certainly not a Louis Vuitton for a couple thousand! Fortunately, one of our favorite stores has got us covered. Urban Outfitters is currently having a major sale on bags and we’ve rounded up ten of our favorites! The best part is that they’re all under $40! Check out ten great handbags under $40 at Urban Outfitters: For more info on a product, click on the photo! 1. Tassel Fringe Mini Crossbody Bag, $29 We’re head-over-heels for this mini crossbody bag! It’s made of soft suede and features two…

10 Of The Best New Handbags For Fall

Every woman needs the perfect handbag. Okay, who am I kidding? I have ten of the perfect handbags in my closet. A girl needs options, you know? Everyone loves handbags. They carry everything you need for the day while adding the finishing touch to your outfit. All hail the handbag! Ideally, you have at least one handbag for every season, right? If you don’t, we’ve put together this list of ten of the best new handbags this fall. From budget-friendly to luxury brands, we’ve got it all. Check them out here: 1. COACH Double Swagger in Colorblock, $795 We know it’s far on the pricey side, but we put it at Number One on the list because it’s so striking,…

The Handbag Raincoat: for rainy days and designer bags

Handbag raincoat, $30 When we first saw the image above, we assumed the handbag underneath the cover was in disguise. What kind of fashion criminal was this, we wondered, that needed such protection from prying eyes? Or perhaps it was a fellow undercover cop – who just happened to be taking the word “undercover” a little too literally? Actually, however, the answer is a little less exciting than that. This, you see, is a handbag raincoat – which is exactly what it sounds like: it’s a raincoat for your handbag. What’s that we hear you say? It sounds like a waste of money? Well, it probably would be if your handbag came from Primark, say, or some other budget retailer…

this is not a Moschino t-shirt

This is not a Moschino t-shirt, it’s a possible crime of fashion

This is Not a Moschino T-Shirt, £860 At this point, policing the world of Moschino feels a little bit like shooting fishing in a barrel: it’s almost like they WANT to be caught by The Fashion Police, isn’t it? Still, we swore a solemn oath to fight crimes of fashion (You should see the Fashion Police swearing-in ceremony: it’s more fun than the MET Gala, seriously…), and we’ll continue to do that, even when we suspect the criminals are deliberately provoking us. Which brings us to this bag, which is NOT – we repeat, NOT – a Moschino t-shirt. Moschino have been working this schtick for a while now, using a heavy dose of self-reflexive irony to gently poke fun…

Anya Hindmarch’s cereal packet and laundry detergent clutch bags

[Buy them here] “Wait a minute,” you’re probably thinking. Why are The Fashion Police showing me photos of cereal packets? This isn’t a breakfast blog! This isn’t what I signed up for! Where are the fashion crimes?” Guys, you’re looking at them. Or not, depending on your point of view. These, you see, are no cereal packets. They’re clutch bags – and expensive ones, too – which are just designed to LOOK like cereal packets. So, basically, for the price of just £995, you can look like you’re walking around carrying a box of Corn Flakes. OR… and bear with us here… for the price of an ACTUAL box of Corn Flakes, you really CAN walk around carrying a box…

Six Quirky Clutch Bags

This season, clutch bags are getting quirky. Or quirkier than usual, that is. The fact is that clutches have always had a tendency to be a little more creative than the handbags you carry to work, or while travelling, for instance, but lately we’ve been noticing an increase in the level of whimsy from this end of the accessories market. No longer is it enough for a clutch bag to be simple, stylish and just large enough to hold your lipstick, cellphone and keys: now it has to look like something else entirely – and ideally something edible, if the images above are anything to go by. Of course, these styles are nothing new – Olympia Le-Tan’s “book” bags, for…

High Street Vs High-End | Camera clutch bags by Charlotte Olympia and Accessorize

They’re not identical, they’re not even the same type of bag (One’s a clutch, one’s a cross-body bag, but the latter could probably be carried like a clutch too, if you wanted to), but ultimately these are both bags designed to look like cameras, which makes us wonder: Which is your favourite, and which would you buy? The bag on the left is just £25 from Accessorize [buy it here]: it’s the cross-body version, but as we mentioned above, although it’s larger than the high-end option, you could probably tuck the chain inside and carry it clutch-style. It has a gold body with a matching strap, and is one of a few quirky clutches available at Accessorize right now. (We’re partial…

Festive fashion with Kotur’s $450 tinsel clutch bag

Kotur ‘Margo’, $450 Is anyone else seeing a clump of gold tinsel with some Christmas bells thrown in, a bit like the kind of home-made decorations you might have made as a kid – or maybe even now, depending on your decorating style? If you answered “yes” to that, you may well be in the minority: apparently at least some people out there are seeing a $450 designer clutch bag, which they’re just desperate to get their hands on – this appeared in Net-a-Porter’s “new in” section this morning, but is already sold out at the the time of writing. Of course, it could be that NAP only ever had a couple of these in stock, but even so, that’s…

perfume clutch

Bags of Style? Charlotte Olympia’s quirky clutch bags

All clutch bags by Charlotte Olympia Charlotte Olympia may be best known for wacky footwear (ShoeperWoman has blogged about a whole lot of them), but the brand also has an interesting line in clutch bags, ranging from the quirky to the downright cookie. The movie theme is strong in this season’s collection, and you can choose to carry around a clapperboard, a box of popcorn or an issue of Silver Screen magazine. If the movies aren’t your thing, however, you can also choose to cart your phone, lipstick and other essentials inside a giant perfume bottle or, well, a pink poodle. Everyone loves a poodle clutch, right? RIGHT? What do you think? DO you love poodles, popcorn and perfume enough…

handcuffs bag

Don’t take it to the airport: Vlieger & Vandam ‘Guardian’ gun clutch

Well, this will at least guarantee you a more “interesting” than usual trip through security, no? Now, we’ve never found gun-related fashion to be in particularly great taste. This, on the other hand… …could just be an essential component of the Fashion Police uniform. Well, how else do you think we’re going to apprehend those fashion criminals? [Buy them]

Meadham Kirchhoff teddy bear bag

Meadham Kirchhoff turn teddy bear into bag, Fashion Police horrified

The Fashion Police are completely unable to pass judgement on this bag. You see, the Chief of Police has a teddy bear just like this. (As in, it’s like the teddy bear part. It doesn’t have a flap or a handle, needless to say.) Seriously, it’s JUST LIKE IT. Which makes this bag… distressing, to say the least. Well, how would YOU like seeing one of YOUR loved ones turned into a handbag? Yeah, it’s not so funny NOW, is it? What were Meadham Kirchhoff THINKING when they decided to skin a soft toy in the name of fashion? Imagine the small children (and, er, Fashion Police editors…) who will be traumatised by this! Just look at its poor, panicked…

distressed handbag

Fashion Ripper targets Free People handbag

It’s been a long time since we last came up against our old nemesis, Jack the (Fashion) Ripper, but late last night our officers attended the crime scene shown above, and, well, the images speak for themselves, don’t they? We’ve no idea what these bags did to deserve the mauling they received at the hands of the ripper: all we can say is that we hope to goodness some of you find them interesting and edgy, rather than “ripped apart” and “scruffy”, because how else will they sell for the £350 asking price? DO you find them interesting and edgy? Would you buy one? If you would, you’ll find them at Free People, in a range of colours. [Buy them]

Anna Wintour Karl Lagerfeld bags

Bring us the heads of Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld…

Who wants to carry the disembodied heads of fashion heavyweights, like Karl Lagerfeld or Anna Wintour, slung over their shoulder all day? Wait, that was a stupid question, wasn’t it? Because, seriously, who DOESN’T want to do that? Well, now you can. But it’ll cost ‘ya. It’ll cost ya $646, to be exact. Worth it? It’s up to you to decide. If you think it most definitely IS, though, you can click here to buy these (and David Bowie, whose disembodied head is also represented) at Colette.

wig bag

How to get ahead in fashion

From the product description: “The intention of this piece is to simulate a person carrying a human head, it is meant to arouse curiosity and induce interesting reactions from passers-by, the humour in the psychology of this process was intentional.” In other words, if you don’t like this, you just don’t understand fashion. Also, you’re probably old. And fat. And all of the other things fashion victims like to tell us when they’re defending their favourite designers. At least you’ll be £1,600 better off than the people who buy one of these, though… Suspect: Wig Bag by 123BLUEGUYLOVE, £1610: click here to buy it.  

Olympia Le Tan Wiagra box bag

Style Trial: Olympia Le Tan ‘Wiagra’ Pill Box Clutch Bag

As we’ve mentioned many a time, The Fashion Police are big fans of Olympia Le Tan’s ‘Book’ clutches, which allow the nerdy, bookish types amongst us to walk around looking like we’re carrying one of the classics, when actually, it’s just a clutch bag. Genius. This ‘Wiagra’ box bag, though? We’re not so sure. Designed to look like a box of viagra tablets, these ones come from Olympia’s “Love Pharmacy” and promise to “give your man  a massive hard on”. We’re glad she spelt that out for us. On a handbag. What do you think: a quirky, funny accessory which you just can’t wait to carry around (it would be particularly appropriate for that first meeting with your boyfriend’s parents,…

kitty clutch bag

Cute or Kiddy-ish? Meadham Kirchhoff ‘Kitty’ clutch

It’s been a while since we talked about age-appropriate dressing – or the ‘Dress Like a Toddler Trend’ as we call it – but this Meadham Kirchhoff clutch bag brought it back to mind. Now, the cat ladies amongst you may well be squealing in delight at the sight of the cute ickle kitty-witty. But at the same time, this is a £450 clutch… which looks like something you could pick up in Claire’s for a mere fraction of that price. Is this a cute, fun little bag that will add a touch of whimsy to any outfit? Or is it strictly for the (very rich) kids? [Product Page]