Handbags and Man Bags

Aspinal Cavalry Messenger Bag

My dear reader. Let us settle down after a scorching summer for a festive autumn season full of smouldering and sophisticated delights.

Selecting a handbag using classic colours will help your piece hold its value throughout the seasons. And with city sales and shopping continue throughout the season ahead, the best finds are also some of the most beautiful. The high street holds many enticements, but there are also the non high street bags, which are mimicked historically, like Coco and her couture.

Labels like LK Bennett, Hugo Boss and Aspinal of London have pieces which are similar to Prada, Chanel, Givenchy,  Yves St Laurent and Vivienne Westwood. Each design house has an individual stance, but branch out in similar directions. If we compare the younger designers with those that are older, you can see that they follow the same patterns in divergence between clothing and accessories. From clothing to accessories to perfumes, each holds a name.

As labels tend to hold the couture above the classic, we find the high street can suffer. Yet more practical bags apply to the city chic and lend themselves to the edge of what is acceptable - rather than items that are edgy within the fashion forecasts.

The colours in LK Bennett signal the Christmas season, with rouges and contemporary hues taking hold with styles that suit beige and brown to deck the City girl with her classic cuts. Some of the more sophisticated LK Bennett styles are Hayle and the Greta, both found online or in the shop.

LK Bennett Hayle Bag

Hugo Boss also caters for the feminine edge, with contemporary styles like Calanthia and Meggy N.

Meggy N Hugo Boss Bag

Man bags need to be both sophisticated and suave for the city scoundrel to look couthful yet contemporary. These include Hugo Boss with his twisted Thomaso and Madelius, and Aspinal's Cavalry and Connaught with their elegant umbrellas to finish off with that gentlemanly twist.

Aspinal Cavalry Messenger Bag