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Must-Have Logomania Designer Handbags

Must-Have Logomania Designer Handbags

Do you remember the launch of the Anti-it bag movement in 2010, where high fashion was defined by clean cuts and quality fabrics alone? Well, obnoxious metal emblems and monogram prints are dominating the fashion week frows (and Instagram feeds) once again! Customers are embracing instantly recognisable symbols from designers such as Gucci, YSL, Louis Vuitton and Chanel.

And if you’re going to invest in any of these classic logomania styles, make sure it’s one of ones below…

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Featured Collection: Gitta of Blondwalk

Featured Collection: Gitta of Blondwalk

Just when I think I’ve obsessed over all of the seasonal Louis Vuitton styles, fashion blogger Gitta from Blondwalk always pops up on Instagram rocking a new bag. Where you find them, Gitta? How you co-ordinate them so well? Her previous experience in the fashion industry and modelling career accounts for that, as well as those killer poses.

LV X Christian Louboutin (OOS)LV Petite Malle (£3,500)LV Twist MM (similiar) | LV Capucines MM (£2,400)

But it’s not just LV – this blogger has a seriously enviable collection, which spans from Hermes to Gucci. I recommend you follow her on Instagram, unless you’re really trying to curb you’re spending, in which case you’re on the wrong website anyway…

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Kendall Jenner wears the teeniest Louis Vuitton bag to date

Kendall Jenner wears the teeniest Louis Vuitton bag to date

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Kendall Jenner continues to wear the teeniest tiniest Louis Vuitton bag (specifically the Louis Vuitton Murakami Mini Speedy). To put that in perspective it’s roughly the same size as the pom pom it’s attached to but hey, maybe she uses it for her spare change and… a lipstick?

It isn’t in stock online or in Louis Vuitton boutiques but keep an eye out on websites like Fashionphile and Vestiaire Collective for a pre-owned version. I won’t judge.

7 affordable designer handbags (under £500)

Given that we’re still a week away from payday, I thought it’d be nice to highlight some affordable designer handbags. Since the demise of Marc by Marc Jacobs, I assumed it’d be a lot harder to find a good handbag under £500. But I’ve been suprised to see the new brands and styles which have cropped up lately and it turns out, there’s options for every size, style and occasion.

Affordable designer handbags

Michael Kors Metallic Backpack (£220) | Chloe Mini Faye (£525) | Mansur Gavriel Tote (£475) | A.P.C. Demi Lune Shoulder Bag (£315) | Marc Jacobs Snapshot Shoulder Bag (£390) | Clare V Leopard Shoulder Bag (£275) | Sensi Studio Straw Tote (£200)

 

You’ll spot I may have slipped in a Chloe bag at £525. I couldn’t help it and lets face it, there’ll be a 10% off code around there somewhere…

Spotted at LFW: Gucci, YSL, Fendi…

Spotted at LFW: Gucci, YSL, Fendi…

LFW street style

Gucci GG Margont bag (from £795)  |  Saint Laurent Kate monogram bag (£1,495)

Sadly my LFW invite(s) were lost in the post yet again for the Autumn/Winter ’17 shows, but that didn’t stop me from lurking outside to photograph the ensembles sported by editors, bloggers and my fellow street style photographers.

Logomania continues it’s reign with an abundance of instantly recognisable cross-body bags from Gucci, YSL, Prada and J.W. Anderson.

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Designer bags of Instagram

Designer bags of Instagram

@somethingnavy with Celine tote (similar for $1,795)
@xeniaoverdose with Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Backpack (£1,350)

 

@kenzas with Gucci GG Marmont (similar from £1,050)
@ropesofholland with J.W. Anderson Mini Pierce Bag (£1,009)

 

@black_palms with Chloe Drew Shoulder Bag (£1,160)
@wha_else with Bash Paris tote (not available online)

Spotted at LFW: Chloe ‘Drew’ Shoulder Bag

Spotted at LFW: Chloe ‘Drew’ Shoulder Bag

Chloe Drew Reptile Bag

My favourite spot from LFW Day 3! Featuring the adorable Chloe ‘Drew’ bag in a patchwork of autumnal shades and python. The outfit as a whole comes off as super effortless despite the mix of high end brands – her tan a-line leather skirt is from Louis Vuitton A/W 14 – perfect for a day of shows, from Topshop Unique to Jonathan Saunders.

Although the patchwork style is long gone, you can still find the Chloe ‘Drew’ shoulder bag in a classic tan shade at Selfridges for £1,190.

Celebrities attend the opening of Louis Vuitton Santa Monica

Celebrities attend the opening of Louis Vuitton Santa Monica

The opening of Louis Vuitton Santa Monica to benefit Heal the Bay last week boasted an impressive guest list with attendees such as Dita Von Teese, Rachel Zoe and Kristen Bell. The event allowing them to support a good cause while showing off their gorgeous Louis Vuitton accessories and ready-to-wear pieces.

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Emmy Rossum carries the Coach New Hamptons Flap

Emmy Rossum carries the Coach New Hamptons Flap

Emmy Rossum was photographed at Target with an olive Coach New Hamptons leather flap handbag. It’s not really an exceptional design but with a price tag of $398 it’s a little more attainable than most celebrity choices. This particular model is out of stock online but available at Coach stores, full specs on the website.

Blake Lively carries the Mulberry Leah Hobo

Blake Lively carries the Mulberry Leah Hobo

Mulberry seems to be a Gossip Girl favourite next season as whilst filming we’ve already spotted the Neely, two Alexas and now the new Leah Hobo. Blake Lively aka Serena toted the bag and a Louis Vuitton iPad case to complete her summery ensemble.

Along with the Margarets and Neelys this new Leah handbag is part of of the Mulberry autumn/winter collection. With the eyelets giving the bag a drawstring-like effect and two exterior pockets it’s quite a casual choice that seems quite suited to the utility trend, if it wasn’t such a bright blue leather. I like how though it contains so much detail it doesn’t look too busy, the ‘Lucky Penny’ charm adding some traditional Mulberry style.

It retails at £650 and not available just yet – how do Gossip Girl get all these new season handbags so quickly? but you can find more colours and the full specs on the Mulberry website.