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Valentines day designer handbags to show your love

Valentines day is just a few days away, and getting your loved one this really nice handbag, or gift she lusted for is just one of the ways to really make her day.

Check out our top 10 Valentines Day Designer Handbags:

Creazioni Mazzini Vintage Italian Leather Frame Handbag
Creazioni Mazzini Vintage Italian Leather Frame Handbag
Vintage Creazioni Mizzini Leather Frame Handbag  The Bag Medicine bag style handbag with a metal frame closure with link lock fastening really is one of a kind. It features a slot pin and button lock lining with internal zipped pocket and external slip pouch. A great collections piece for an unusual look. Leather and suede mix Sliding metal lock closure Zip pocket inside with additional open pocket Branding inside Fastening hooks at each side with gold buckles on handle Dimensions: W 35cm x H 20cm x D 2cm Condition: Used condition – may show some signs of wear and faded leather. Please note our range of vintage bags have been used before so may show signs of wearGBP195.00

Bric’S Life Pelle Large Shoulder/Tote Handbag – Tan
Bric'S Life Pelle Large Shoulder/Tote Handbag - Tan
The Bric’s objective is to create collections expressing cosmopolitan style and taste through a practical and functional design combining trendy colours and state-of-the-art materials at a cost-effective price. A great everyday bag for all your daily essentials. Walk proud with the luxurious leather and contrasting detail this lovely tote bag by Bric’s Milano has to offer. Twin grab handles for portability Adjustable and detachable should strap Zipped fastening to main compartment Interior zipped pocket Mobile phone pouch Metal studs to the bottom of the bag Branded logo to front Material: Calfskin leather Weight: 1kg Dimensions: W42 x H30 x D12 cm  GBP640.00

Black Hamilton 18K Tote by Michael Michael Kors
Black Hamilton 18K Tote by Michael Michael Kors
Black leather ‘Hamilton’ tote featuring gold-tone hardware two top handles a leather key fob a chain and leather shoulder strap a leather strap around opening with gold-tone designer embossed padlock to fasten and a concealed magnetic snap closure. Michael Michael Kors handbag has four interior slip pockets a zipped pocket and a long leather key fob. Bag measures 37cm x 33cm x 15cm.£295.00

Pale Khaki Slim Zip Supersonic Snake Print Purse by Marc By
Pale Khaki Slim Zip Supersonic Snake Print Purse by Marc By
Pale khaki snake print purse featuring a zip fastening to three sides signature gold-tone luggage tag plaque to side two interior compartments a zipped coin compartment space for 8 cards and two larger slip pockets for notes. Marc By Marc Jacobs purse measures 20cm x 9cm x 2.5cm.£140.00

Red Studded Heart Joss Purse by Anya Hindmarch
Red Studded Heart Joss Purse by Anya Hindmarch
Red smooth calf skin leather purse featuring a zip around fastening to three sides with a tassel detail to zip pull. Anya Hindmarch purse features a gold-tone signature bow to side and heart shaped stud detailing. Purse has a leather interior with two compartments a zipped coin compartment two slip pockets and space for eight cards. Anya purse measres 19cm x 10cm x 2.5cm.£265.00

Olivia Animal Print Tote by Sara Berman
Olivia Animal Print Tote by Sara Berman
Leopard print shaved calf skin tote with two leather top handles gold-tone hardware D-ring detail at either end with detachable leather cross body strap stud detail on base and a zip top fastening. Sara Berman tote has an internal zip pocket two internal slip pockets and an internal large designer plaque.£155.00

Jungle Too Hot to Handle Ultimate Tote by Marc By Marc Jacob
Jungle Too Hot to Handle Ultimate Tote by Marc By Marc Jacob
Jungle green grained leather tote bag featuring gold-tone hardware two leather top handles a detachable adjustable buckled cross-body strap zip top fastening and a gold-tone embossed leather designer plaque to side. Marc By Marc Jacobs bag is lined in signature lettering fabric has two slip pockets and a single zipped pocket. Bag measures 39cm x 28cm x 15cm.£470.00

Chelsea Long Shoulder Bag by Michael Michael Kors
Chelsea Long Shoulder Bag by Michael Michael Kors
Black leather shoulder bag featuring silver-tone hardware a chain trim to sides and chain shoulder straps with leather shoulder rests and a leather tassel fob. Michael Michael Kors handbag has a zip top fastening a zipped interior pocket four interior slip pockets and a key fob. Bag measures 38cm x 32cm x 11cm.£295.00

Black/Fumo/Nude Bruton Tote by Anya Hindmarch
Black/Fumo/Nude Bruton Tote by Anya Hindmarch
Black leather ‘Bruton’ tote bag featuring gold tone hardware two coordinating leather top handles a zip top fastening with tassle detail to zip pull studs on the base an embossed designer logo to the side and contrasting brown leather trim and nude leather panels at the ends. Anya Hindmarch tote is lined in signature bow fabric has a zipped interior pocket gold embossed “Bits & Bobs” a leather pen pocket a leather detachable key fob black leather pocket gold embossed “Lipstick” and two leather trimmed slip pockets gold-embossed “Music” and “Phone”. Bag measures 36cm x 21cm x 20cm.£895.00

Chalk Harper Anna Suede Combo Tote by Diane Von Furstenberg
Chalk Harper Anna Suede Combo Tote by Diane Von Furstenberg
Chalk coloured suede tote featuring silver-tone hardware black leather trim to opening and base a press-stud tab to close and a pocket to side with a metallic twist lock fastening. Diane Von Furstenberg bag has two gold and silver-tone chain and leather shoulder straps with patent orange leather shoulder rests and a detachable leather tassle detail. Diane Von Furstenberg bag has an interior zipped pocket two slip pockets and measures 34cm x 37cm x 19cm.£625.00

 

 

Anya Hindmarch cooper calf leather in cream handbag

The Anya Hindmarch cooper calf leather in cream handbag is pure indulgence, and will definitely get you on her good side. This elegant shoulder bag from Anya Hindmarch is the ideal St Valentines gift featuring a subtle mirror, and leather detailing. Get the Anya Hindmarch handbag and more here.

Watches make for timeless gifts, and you can find the best designer watches for St Valentines here. Some great ideas include the Longines Presence ladies’ gold-plated bracelet watch and the Burberry ladies’ stainless steel coin medal charm watch .

Looking for some designer jewellery for St Valentines Day? Astley Clarke’s popular Japanese hand printed gift-wrap paper turns red for February making each gift synonymous with February’s romantic mood. In addition, two luxury Belgium chocolates will be included in all deliveries from 1st February through 14th February. Check out Astley Clarke’s range of designer jewellery here.


Ladies Handbag Christmas Gift Guide

Time has come again that you need to browse the Internet to search for the most practical designer handbag or purse for your woman. By giving a designer handbag or purse to her will be a perfect Christmas gift, which will definitely speak for your taste and style. You need to be careful to not fall prey to all those upcoming websites that have just been setup for Christmas and are charging a lot of money for the products they offer.

The best choice would be to buy from reputable sites that has been in business for years, our favourites are Mybag.comBagsDirect,  and John Lewis.

Need inspiration? Check out our top picks by budget:

Designer Handbag Gifts for budgets up to £50

Kylie Minogue Sweet Darling – Clutch Bag UK memorabilia CLUTCH BAG
Kylie Minogue Sweet Darling - Clutch Bag UK memorabilia CLUTCH BAG
Sweet Darling – Clutch BagKYLIE MINOGUE Sweet Darling (UK limited edition evening clutch bag used to promote her Sweet Darling perfume. This stylish 10″ x 6″ lilac bag has a mauve wraparound strap fastening and features an indented K logo in the bottom left of the front flap. Available only in the UK!)£28.00

Black Worthington medium shoulder bag
Black Worthington medium shoulder bag
Fiorelli Black Worthington medium shoulder bagThe black Worthington medium shoulder bag from Fiorelli features an etched metal branded plaque to front.GBP39.00

Aqua Nicola framed shoulder bag
Aqua Nicola framed shoulder bag
Star by Julien Macdonald Aqua Nicola framed shoulder bagThis gorgeous aqua Nicola framed shoulder bag from Star by Julien Macdonald showcases timeless snake print, stylishly clashed with the zebra print lining. This feminine design is completed with cute charms and ruffle detailing, as well as a branded tab showing off designer style.GBP45.00

Limited Edition Jacquard Clutch Make Up Bag by Paul & Joe
Limited Edition Jacquard Clutch Make Up Bag  by Paul & Joe
Tools. Paul and Joe Limited Edition Jacquard Clutch Make Up Bag epitomises all the glamour of Paul and Joe Cosmetics.Part of the Paul and Joe 2011 Christmas Collection, this eye-catching pouch is a fun and festive offering that mingles the elegance of a traditional Christmas with the playful spirit of holiday whimsy.This limited edition Jacquard clutch make-up bag simply oozes sexy sophistication. As with all the best things it’s a limited edition product – hurry or they might be gone!Enjoy the spirit of the festive season with the Ornamental Collection – Deck yourself with Paul and Joe.£32.00

Red enamel buckle shoulder bag
Red enamel buckle shoulder bag
Collection Red enamel buckle shoulder bagRed enamel buckle shoulder bagGBP22.00

 

Designer Handbag Gifts for budgets up to £200

Brown Rossiter large zip top tote bag
Brown Rossiter large zip top tote bag
Radley Brown Rossiter large zip top tote bagBring a sophisticated and contemporary style to your outfit with this sleek and funky brown Rossiter large zip top tote bag from Radley.GBP132.30

Black patent Antrim medium tote bag
Black patent Antrim medium tote bag
Radley Black patent Antrim medium tote bagWith its vintage inspired detail, this flapover tote bag from Radley will keep you on trend all year long, with chunky topstitching around raised leather sections and a small twist lock fastening, engraved with a tiny Scottie dog. This chic Antrim leather handbag is finished in eye-catching patent.GBP111.30

Furla Vintage Leather Croc Effect Frame Shoulder Bag
Furla Vintage Leather Croc Effect Frame Shoulder Bag
Classic Italian vintage leather croc effect frame shoulder bag from Furla. The Bag Classic croc effect shoulder bag structured frame adjustable buckle shoulder strap press stud fasten main compartment Furla stamped gold hardware inside zipped pocket and leather lining. Dimensions: H 21 x W 26 x D 9 cms Please note our range of vintage bags have been used before so may show signs of wearGBP169.00

Purple Canning Town medium grab bag
Purple Canning Town medium grab bag
Radley Purple Canning Town medium grab bagThis purple Canning Town medium grab bag from Radley features a flap over front and zip top fastening for ensured security, one grab handle and a gorgeous flower and Radley dog tag accessory to the front.GBP118.30

Women’s Michael Michael Kors Jet Set large item tote bag
Women's Michael Michael Kors Jet Set large item tote bag
Michael Michael Kors Jet Set large item tote bag, Tote bags, Large, Leather, Plain, Tote handles, Zip fastening, Colour  Black, Depth  10 cm, Height  40 cm, Width  37 cmGBP170.00

 

Designer Handbag Gifts if love doesn’t have a budget!

Diesel Punk Rider / Power Rider Rope Handle Lg Tote Bag
Diesel Punk Rider / Power Rider Rope Handle Lg Tote Bag
A sleek black tote black by Diesel with unique rope handles.  Twin rope handles Detachable rope shoulder strap Zip fastening to main compartment Paneled design to front with zip fastened pocket Interior pockets with mirror Branded key chain to front Envelope detail to the front with branded Diesel logo  Approx H29 x W39 x D18cm  GBP56.99

Aquascutum Vintage Classic Check Front Leather Shoulder Bag
Aquascutum Vintage Classic Check Front Leather Shoulder Bag
Desirable vintage leather shoulder bag with a classic check from Aquascutum. The Bag Timeless vintage leather shoulder bag classic Aquascutum check adjustable buckle shoulder strap Aquascutum stamped gold hardware leather flap over with press stud fasten small zip pocket to front 3 slip pocket compartments with inside zip pocket and leather lining. Dimensions: H 24 x W 28 x D 8 cms Please note our range of vintage bags have been used before so may show signs of wearGBP229.00

Pollini Vintage Double Sided Leather Satchel
Pollini Vintage Double Sided Leather Satchel
Unique vintage double sided leather satchel from Pollini. The Bag Beautiful double sided satchel from Pollini with an all over classic print and leather trims gold hardware and buckle fastens large shoulder strap with adjustable buckles two large pockets press stud fastening and lining. Dimensions: H 29 x W 31 x D 20 cms Please note our range of vintage bags have been used before so may show signs of wearGBP249.00

Chocolate Leather Weekend Bag by Barbour
Chocolate Leather Weekend Bag by Barbour
Chocolate leather weekend bag that fastens with a gold padlock zip. Barbour bag has two leather handles as well as a detachable canvas strap and is slouchy to allow maximum storage. Inside is lined in the signature Barbour green check and features a zip pocket. Bag measures 38cm x 65cm x 26cm.£249.00

Saffron Harper Bonbon Ostrich Chain Handle Bag by DVF
Saffron Harper Bonbon Ostrich Chain Handle Bag by DVF
Saffron ostrich small leather shoulder bag with brushed metal postman’s lock fastening leather and chain strap and detachable tassel charm. Diane Von Furstenberg bag features a gold ‘DVF’ badge to back short leather carry strap flap front fastening one internal zip pocket and is lined in light fabric. 17cm x 17cm x 4 cm.£367.00

Chilli Red Stephanie Woven Leather Slouch Bag by Diane Von Furstenberg
Chilli Red Stephanie Woven Leather Slouch Bag by Diane Von Furstenberg
Chilli red woven leather shoulder bag. Diane Von Furstenberg bag features a detachable carry handle a detachable cross body handle gold metal fixtures and a zip top closure with leather zip pull. Interior is lined in signature fabric with three slip pockets and a zip pocket. Bag measures 50cm x 36cm x 8cm.£655.00

Eliz-A-Baby Animal Print Bag by Marc By Marc Jacobs
Eliz-A-Baby Animal Print Bag by Marc By Marc Jacobs
Pink animal print baby changing bag with 4 exterior bottle pockets carry handles signature plaque and a cross body strap. Marc By Marc Jacobs bag features a zip fastening several internal pockets a folding changing mat and is lined in contrasting signature print fabric. 45cm x 35cm x 14cm.£235.00

Brown Patent Corsage Mini Shoulder Bag by Moschino Cheap & C
Brown Patent Corsage Mini Shoulder Bag by Moschino Cheap & C
Mink brown patent mini bag with suede floral corsage and signature gold plaque. Moschino Cheap & Chic bag features a removable buckled strap has two main compartments and one slip pocket and is lined in fabric. 23 cm x 16 cm x 11 cm.£437.00

Final notes:

By looking at the current market, you will find a lot of designers who are creating the most incredible designs, which are really practical and worth buying for. This dynamism from designers has led to the introduction of new styles with dazzling colours, new patterns, variable sizes and prices. Buying a handbag or a purse totally depends on the need and requirements. There are handbags that come as either handheld, with a shoulder strap or in a backup style.

For the handbag to be truly practical, it needs to be seen whether it has the inside pocket for a cell phone, pockets to place your stationary, hairbrush, lipsticks, note book, etc. While buying a good designer handbag, you can also look for other characteristics that you want in the perfect handbag to present your woman as the best Christmas gift.

Some women prefer to have a leather bag, which is slouchy, while others want a handbag that is well structured. So these are all the questions that need to be sought well before the purchase. Once you will start surfing, you will find a lot of handbags, which can leave you totally confused. But if are you making a targeted search, then you will be able to get to the right designer handbag that your woman will own with pride.

It should be kept in mind that the designer handbags are an expensive choice and she will love your choice when it matches her image of the handbag she has always dreamed of. So while you are surfing the Internet to select the right designer handbag for your woman, you must imagine her in her day to day attire. You will come to know whether she wears formal dressing more than casual or vise versa.

If you are not sure about this, you can see her closet to have a look at her clothes. You will be able to know the style she wears, what her current handbag and purse looks like, the colours she prefers to wear, the current bag is either a shoulder bag, backpack, tote or sachel. This is going to be a very valuable information, which will keep you focused and on the right track.

Keeping all this information in mind, you can visualize your woman holding that handbag or purse and imagine how she will look, if you have any funny feelings then you must know that you need to keep looking for the right one. On the other hand, if you truly believe that everything is just matching perfectly, then do not wait but buy it there and then because the online merchants do not stockpile and the products are sold on a very rapid basis because millions of people are browsing from all corners of the world. So don’t wait and buy the perfect gift for your woman!


Which handbag to bring to a job interview?

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When you are going to a job interview it is important to carefully consider all aspects of your outfit and your appearance, and your handbag is no exception to that rule. You should put as much thought into the type of handbag you carry at a job interview as you do into the rest of your interview outfit; in other words, it is important to remember when you are picking out an outfit to wear to a job interview that you need to carry an appropriate handbag as part of your outfit.

The most important part of choosing the handbag that you will carry at your job interview is considering the needs of the job. If you are interviewing for a non-office position such as working as a waitress or behind a counter, then you will want to select a handbag that is simple and professional looking. You should carry a purse that appears grown up and professional while still looking sleek and stylish. Your handbag should never draw overt attention at a job interview; instead, your interviewers should be dazzled by your charm and work experience. The handbag that you bring to these types of interviews should be classy but understated–your handbag should send the message that you are well put together but not too flashy.

However, there are some job interviews where you way want to avoid carrying a handbag at all. In some cases you will probably want to substitute a briefcase for a handbag. For instance, if you are interviewing for a job in the law or finance sectors you may want to carry a professional looking leather briefcase at your job interviews. Because these are high powered office jobs, you will want to project an air of professionalism at all times, and a suitcase will go further in promoting this image than even the most carefully selected handbag would.

However, while selecting the right handbag for your job interview is important, the way you carry your handbag may prove to be the most important factor in landing the job. Remember to carry yourself with pride and confidence, and your handbag may never be a concern at all.


How to Make a Leather Handbag Look Like New Again

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Images used as illustration purposes only - Results may vary!

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How to tell whether your new handbag is counterfeit

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You really want the latest designer handbag. You have seen it in ads and in the high-end department stores. You wait and wait for it to go on sale. Then one day you spot it at your local flea market …

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Anya Hindmarch Cooper in Black

Anya Hindmarch Cooper in Black

Anya Hindmarch Cooper in Black
This stylish and curvaceous goatskin shoulder bag by Anya Hindmarch is a favourite of fashion editors. And it’s easy to tell why. The bag looks simply fabulous and is total luxury in a bag. Great …

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Anya Hindmarch Charlie in Tan

Anya Hindmarch Charlie in Tan

Anya Hindmarch Charlie in Tan
Beautifully aged calf leather makes this spacious day bag incredibly soft to touch. The quality of the product can easily be seen with one look at this purse. Its beautifully shaped in a classic style …

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Anya Hindmarch Cecile in Anthracite

Anya Hindmarch Cecile in Anthracite

Anya Hindmarch Cecile in Anthracite
Sleek and elegant are two words that come to mind at first glance at this mirror leather zipped travel wallet by Anya Hindmarch. The glossiness of the leather makes it an easy wallet to dress …

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