essential handbags

essential handbags

A classic shape, design and colour fused with versatility and style – that’s what to look for in a handbag. Here we’ve picked our top indispensable bags for all occasions.

 
 
 
Dune Diniwing Mini Winged Shoulder Bag, Tan
 

This smart and modern-shaped shoulder bag from Dune is a great example of a stylish and compact bag with space enough for all your essentials, including that must-have mobile phone pocket.

 
 
Radley Pocket Large Leather Across Body Bag, Tan
 

This style of bag has grown in popularity over the past few years thanks to its simple styling and the convenience of being able to keep your hands free. This leather across body handbag from Radley has a simple and subtle design that will last season
after season.

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Fiorelli Asher Large Tote Bag, Blue
 

The mainstay of any handbag collection, the tote is a take anywhere, fill it to the brim essential. This is a nice example from Fiorelli, featuring a colour block finish and an angular structured shape. Totes often have a detachable shoulder strap as well as grab handles for maximum versatility.

 
 
 
 
 
John Lewis Martina Satin Envelope Clutch Bag, Navy
 
 

Small enough for all your essentials but versatile enough to complement any outfit, clutch handbags are being widely used as a smart alternative to a purse for even the most casual of occasions. Pair this one from John Lewis with a smart casual outfit for lunch out and with something more sophisticated for a special occasion.

 
 
Brakeburn Ducks Hobo Bag, Grey
 
 

The unstructured, slouchy shape of the hobo handbag is very popular this season. Adding a casual elegance to your collection, this one from Brakeburn features an adjustable strap, zip top fastening and plenty of room for whatever you wish to carry in it – it’s ideal for weekends, trips away and days out.