I swooned when I clocked this Highline Micro Mini PVC shoulder bag from Diane Von Furstenberg on Net-a-Porter. Fitting right into the season’s micro-bag trend (get edumacated on that here), it’s got a smoky PVC construction embellished with NEEEOOONN and chains. Love it, and for €130 I wouldn’t feel one bit guilty buying it either. 

Charles Jourdan bag at Weirs

Now, this is interesting: Weir’s, the upscale jewellers sitting like an expensive behemoth at the end of Dublin’s Grafton street, recently made a very interesting discovery in the dusty reaches of its stockroom. A tranche of pristine, forgotten-about designer bags from the 1980s and early 90s, to be precise. They’re on sale now from prices ranging from €50 to €200 and you can nab yourself an original Charles Jourdan (above) for €120 (he worked extensively with Nars muse Guy Bourdin, fact fans), YSL, Gucci, Louis Feraud and Glomesh – that gorgeous slippy connected metal stuff Studio 54 dreams are made of. Well worth a look, I should think. My pick is the Jourdan piece: it still works well now while some of the others do look dated, particularly the YSL pieces, unfortunately.

Rebecca Minkoff bag at Arnotts

Pop to Arnotts for this’un. It breaks the upper limit by a fiver, coming in at €205, but hey, what’s the price of an expensive coffee between friends, eh? Rebecca Minkoff’s Mini M.A.C. Shoulder Bag in black is a really nice bag for both day and night and if you’re making a first foray into a spendier bag, I’d say this is a great one to go for.

Which is your fave?