What’s a gal to do if the usual diet of Topshop, River Island and Brown Thomas just ain’t cutting it when new bag time rolls around?
Look online, is what I do: for a couple of hundred quid you might be amazed at what you’ll find that’s beautifully made, gorgeously detailed, finished and most importantly, unique to you in your social circle. Hell, that’s got to be worth paying shipping for, eh?
Off-beat and conversation-starting, Leutton Postle's Bumbag Clutch is £302 on Bengt Fashion.
It's got a flavour of Sophie Hulme with the strong shape but it's nowhere near the price: this baby's an etsy purchase that'll cost you just €89.
M Hulot's leather pieces are characterised by strapping and simple shapes. Like this lovely shoulder bag, the Howe, in natural and navy, which can be used as a clutch too. £125 from Young British Designers.
Foley+Corinna's the brand, the Business Sleek is the style and Modcloth's the website where you'll snap up this sweet bag for $249.99.
Irish designer Natalie B Coleman's known for her kooky clothes but she does a nice line in accessories too. Like this cute orange bubble leather tote, for example. €300 of your cash monies, Frillseekers.
A comfy slouch shape in soft suede contrasts with that metal chain handle and patent accents. Bag your Vanessa Bruno Athe Velvet Suede Bag for £260 at Glassworks.
My Wardrobe's your destination for this Tila March Lee colourblock clutch, €303.82. Love it.
Candy-coloured leather patchwork, a long chain to sling cross-body and a cute shape: this Mata Hari X Love+Made bag from Nastygal is €107.11.
This satchel is an awesome pick for the price: by Bracher Emden, it's made from Italian Lamb and Calf leather and is big enough for a laptop and all sorts of work and play paraphernalia. €234.30, peeps.
Boticca.com's your destination for this Lacambra blue hobo, €169. The Spanish bag brand's one to know if you like off-the-beaten track totes.