What handbag will I be carrying this season? And what do I recommend for the style-savvy shopper this summer?
With luxury fashion houses producing so many beautiful statement seasonal pieces, it may be hard for you to choose which bag shall grace your arm in the summer months. From ladylike totes and 70's shoulder bags, to timeless classics I have selected some of my favourite handbags from this season, with special mentions to some of the pieces we currently have for sale at our Handbag Clinic boutiques.
If there is one accessory worthy of investment each season, it has to be a designer handbag! But you already knew that.
4. YSL's Sophisticated Summer Satchels
Understated, chic and practical. If you want something a little more subtle for summer look no further than the small monogram satchels by Saint Laurent. If you are looking for a small evening bag or a large shopping tote, YSL offers something for everyone so have a browse of there summer ranges. In beautiful summery pastel shades the choice is yours.
Classic Small Monogram Saint Laurent Satchel in various colours- £950.00 in YSL
3. The Balenciaga City Bag
Balenciaga is a brand I have always admired and personally enjoyed. My favourite being the City Bag. The gorgeous buttery slouchy leather coupled with the relaxed style means it’s a perfect everyday bag which features luxury and comfort. With numerous pockets and extra details, it’s a great bag for work and play. They come in various styles, sizes and colours. I love this Bleu Maldives tone as it adds a subtle touch of neutral colour to any look, with pastel shades being right on trend at the moment I think this is the perfect everyday addition for summer!
Balenciaga Classic Mini City Gold. In Colour Bleu Maldives- £745.00 in Balenciaga
2. The Chanel Classic Flap
If you really want to splurge why not do so on this beauty? A limited edition embroidered Chanel Classic Flap Bag. This showstopper will be sure to make all eyes turn your way. Adorned with golden beads, pearls and silk applique this is certainly a beautiful piece of Classic Chanel which will sparkle in the summer sunshine. The colours and tones are perfect for the current season, and Chanel flap bags are ideal for both day and evening wear so they can dazzle at any occasion. A true investment piece, with a modern twist on an absolute classic.
Chanel Classic Flap Embroideries and bronze metal in ivory and gold- P.O.A at Chanel
If this is a little over the top for your style, then you really cannot beat a more subtle Chanel Classic flap bag. With a price increase of around £500 per year this is also an item that will keep your money safe and secure. They really are an investment and a smart move to make if your bank balance will allow it. Available in a myriad of different colour shades, and with a selection of luxury leather finishes, there is a Chanel Classic for you without a doubt. Classics never go out of style and have withstood many decades of fashion trend changes, like the brand that makes them universally adored.
At Newcastle Handbag Clinic and our other retail locations, we always have a range of Chanel’s including ‘Double Flap Classics’ like the one pictured above. This brand new caviar skin Chanel Double Flap classic with all gold hardware is currently available and priced at an amazing £2450.00, with a current retail value in Chanel of £3850.00. This piece comes with all original packaging and as with all of our pieces for sale is guaranteed 100% genuine. With such an extensive discount it would be rude not to!
1. Louis Vuitton S/S16 Monogram Tropical Treats
My first choice for a stylish summer bag is the new Louis Vuitton Monogram limited edition collection which has an exotic, tropic twist perfect for the summer months. The Palm springs / palm print is my personal favourite out of the selection of prints available. I had to treat myself to a piece of the collection because of its unique design and tropical feel. This is ideal for my summer trips away and days when a pop of colour is needed to brighten up any outfit when its perhaps a little more grey in Britain! The Louis Vuitton Neverfull is not only a great travel bag, but with the splashes of colour and print it looks fabulous too. This is a fun bag which screams summer.
Louis Vuitton 2016 Tropical Limited Edition Monogram collection- prices from £225.00 - £1600.00 at LV
Whatever your preference, banish the boring black this summer in search of more charismatic pieces! These summer styles are all about colour, great print and fun design details.
I have focussed on my favourite designers in this piece. All brands mentioned above are sold regularly in our stores across the UK. We regularly update our stock ensuring all tastes and budgets are catered for. Come in-store today to browse our array of pieces, or enquire online!
Newcastle Handbag Clinic Store Manager
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