Did you know National Handbag Day falls on the 10th of October? Some people may question why handbags deserve their own day, but we know the truth: our handbags are perhaps the most important bit of kit we own. More than just a fashion accessory, a good handbag is home to our absolute essentials – keys, mobile phone, purse, identification and credit cards, makeup… the list goes on. If you’ve ever heard someone say, “My whole life is in this bag!” it’s with good reason. It’s nothing less than your daily survival kit!
Besides keeping all our most important items safe and close to hand, let’s admit it: handbags are gorgeous, and their infinite variety of colours, shapes, sizes and textures makes them incredibly appealing. And with the fabulous range on offer at Littlewoods, you’ll feel absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the ideal handbag.
Our top tips for deciding on a staple handbag? Look for one with enough room to carry your most essential items – ideally with plenty of pockets and compartments so that everything is within easy reach. The construction and materials should be of a good quality, and sturdy enough to withstand lots of wear and tear. And finally, opt for neutral colours to maximise the number of coats, shoes and outfits you can match it to.
With those thoughts in mind, we’re spotlighting three of our favourites, across a range of prices, so that no matter your personal style or budget, you can find your perfect handbag.
The Lipsy Crossbody Bag (£45) The crossbody style is a perennial favourite, thanks to its long and easy-to-wear strap that frees up both hands. This elegant option from Lipsy features two-tone black and nude colour blocking, set off by chic gold detailing that makes it a perfect choice to pair with everything from smart office wear to weekend jeans.
The Guess Cate Tote Bag (£150) The handbag equivalent of a little black dress, the classic styling of this gorgeous croc-embossed tote will make it a go-to favourite for years to come. At 32x26x17cm, it’s the optimal size to hold all your essentials, while the understated zip fasteners keep them all secure. And the optional shoulder strap gives you loads of versatile functionality.
The Ted Baker Caviar Leather Tote (£320) Refined and oh-so-luxurious, it’s little wonder this one is called the Caviar. A sleek, structured silhouette is presented in textured gunmetal-grey leather, the modern neutral shade of choice for the most fashion-forward. Complete with warm rose gold accents and a gorgeous print fabric lining, this is truly a statement bag full of high-end end touches and aspirational appeal.
For our entire range of gorgeous, new season updates, be sure to check out the Littlewoods handbag store online and find your perfect handbag!