Anya Hindmarch Etta Tote Bag

Anya Hindmarch Etta Tote Bag

Anya Hindmarch Etta Tote Bag in Nude

The Anya Hindmarch Etta Tote Bag  in dark nude is a structured, classic handbag with gunmetal coloured metal hardware throughout.  The bag has two rolled leather top handles and a stud fastening tab closure.

On the front of the bag, there is a flap over pocket which has an inlaid leather clasp fastening with signature Anya Hindmarch bow. The bag also has a zip fastening compartment which has a tassel zip pull.

Both sides of the bag have a panel of black leather, and there are external press stud fastenings at the top which allow the bag to be increased or decreases inside.

Inside, the bag is lined in signature bow brown satin fabric. There is a large, leather trimmed zip pocket and further pockets labelled “Phone”, “Music” and “Lipstick”, together with a detachable key holder and a further leather pouch pocket.

Measurements: 36cm / 14″ x 15cm / 5.9″ x 27cm / 10.5″; (all measurements are approximate)

Material: calfskin leather

Style note: Anya Hindmarch tote bags are known for their chic and classic styling, and the Etta is a welcome addition for the new SS2012 season. It is made from beautifully soft calfskin leather and had loads of space – and pockets – to keep your bits and pieces in order. This is a handbag for the girl who wants a handbag that will last, and who prefers more of a classic, timeless, investment piece.

UK based, worldwide delivery is available

D&G Allyson Clutch

D&G Allyson Clutch

D&G Allyson Clutch in Nude

A smaller version of the D&G Allyson bag, the Allyson clutch in nude leather is a more diminutive bag that its bigger sister, but is nevertheless roomy and spacious for a clutch.

Made from the same buttersoft leather and featuring similar gold coloured metal hardware, the bag has a top zip fastening and a flap over pocket at the front with a central push lock clasp which locks – the key is contained in the attached leather hangtag – and there is buckle and stud embellished straps to each side.

The bag has an attached wristlet strap for alternate carry options.

Inside, the bag is fully lined and there is a single zip pocket.

Measurements: 36cm / 14.1″ x 20cm / 7.8″; all measurements are approximate.

Material: 100% leather

Style note: This is a really useable as well as attractive clutch. It really is quite a good size, and it would complement both on and off duty looks with aplomb. It also goes really well with the current trend towards bright primary and neon colours, and if you have a brightly coloured dress you need to accessorise, then this is the clutch for you.

UK based, worldwide delivery

D&G Allyson Bag

D&G Allyson Bag

D&G Allyson Bag in Nude

The D&G Allyson Bag in nude leather is a bowling style bag which features gold coloured metal hardware throughout. The bag has a zip top fastening, two top handles and a detachable , adjustable shoulder strap.

There is a flap overpocket on the front of the bag with a branded push lock clasp and two buckle embellishment. The key to the padlock is concealed in the leather tag which hangs from the bag.

There are studs on the base of the bag to protect it from scratches.

Inside, the bag is lined in grey fabric and there is a leather trimmed D&G branded zip pocket.

D&G Allyson BagMeasurements: 30cm / 11.7 x 25cm / 9.8″ x 20cm / 7.8″; all measurements are approximate.

Material: 100% leather

Style note: The Allyson is made of beautifully soft leather and is bang on trend for the SS2012 Sports Luxe fashion. Nevertheless, this bag remains an investment piece which will outlast seasonal trends, and it’s oh so wearable being the neutral nude / taupe colour which teams so well with everything from a black business suit to summer florals. It’s also very spacious which makes this bag truly covetable.

UK based, worldwide delivery

See by Chloe April Drawstring Bag

See by Chloe April Drawstring Bag

See by Chloe April Drawstring Bag in Nude

The See by Chloe April Drawstring Bag is a nude leather tote bag which is trimmed in black leahter, featuring two rolled leather top handles and a black leather drawstring fastening.

The bag has a subtle “See by Chloe” embellishment on the front.

Inside, the bag has a black cotton canvas lining, with an interior zip pocket and a tan leather Chloe brand label.

Measurements: 28cm / 11″ x 30cm /11.8″x 17cm /6.6″  (all measurements are approximate)

Material: leather with a cotton lining

Style note: This is a great new season bag, and the nude colour will team well with all the bright and primary colours that are around this season. The leather from which the bag is made is really soft, and this bag is what the SS2012 sports luxe trend is all about. But you don’t have to worry about trends – as this bag will go with anything, any season, just buy it, love it and enjoy it.

UK based, worldwide delivery available.

Chloe Paraty Tote in nude

Chloe Paraty Tote (small) in Nude from Harrods

Chloe Medium Paraty Tote in Tan

Chloe Medium Paraty Tote in Tan from Selfridges

Chloe Paraty Tote Bags for 2012 in Black, Grey, Nude, Taupe or Brown Calfskin Leather

This Chloe Paraty Bag in a beautiful and iconic design by Chloe; one that is reintroduced each season, sometimes in different colours or textures of leather, but always with the same iconic, trapezoid shape.

Chloe Medium Paraty Tote in Black

Chloe Medium Paraty Tote in Black from Harrods

Key features of the bag include the goldtone eyelet detail  and chunky tubular piping on both the front and the back of the bag.

The bag is available in different sizes  – small, medium and large – and this season’s colours are a mouthwatering black, grey, taupe, nude and brown.

Made from soft calfskin leather, the Paraty features

chunky gold-tone hardware throughout and has a fabric lining. The bag has a top zip fastening, two grab handles for carrying it in your hand and a

Chloe Paraty Tote in Taupe

Chloe Paraty Tote (Small) in Taupe, available from Harrods

shoulder strap for popping it over your shoulder instead.

Small Paraty: 22cm x 30cm x 13cm
Medium Paraty: 37cm x 25cm x 20cm
Large Paraty: 39cm x 50cm x 20cm
All measurements are approximate.

Material: 100% calfskin leather

This Chloé bag is the definition of “investment purchase” when it comes to handbag that you’re going to love, which will never go out of style. It is a bag to be loved, treasured and enjoyed for a lot longer than a single season, or even ten seasons, and will garner envious glances from your friends. All of this year’s colours are neutral, so the bag will team well with anything in your wardrobe.

UK based, Selfridges deliver to the UK only, Harrods and FlannelsFashion deliver worldwide.

Chloe Large Paraty Tote in Grey

Chloe Large Paraty Tote in Grey, available from Selfridges

Givenchy Pandora Mini Fur Bag

Givenchy Pandora Mini Fur Bag in Nude or Black

The Givenchy Pandora Mini Fur Bag is exclusive to Harrods. This version of the iconic Pandora (so named because it is box shaped) bag is a mini, cross body style and has the addition of luscious rabbit fur to the sides. The top of the bag is made from leather and features the signature double zip fastening, with the Givenchy brand name in the centre. The cross body strap is adjustable. Inside, the bag is fully lined and there is a zip fastening pocket. It is delivered with a Givenchy dust bag.

Measurements: 18cm / 7.1″ x 30cm / 11.6″ x 14cm / 5.4″ (all measurements are approximate)

Material: leather and fur

Style note: Stylish and chic, this bag is perfect for keeping your belongings close to hand. Both colours will team well with your winter wardrobe and the bag is small enough to make the transition from day to evening wear.

UK based.

Michael by Michael Kors Tilda Tote

Michael by Michael Kors Tilda Tote

The Michael by Michael Kors Tilda Tote is a large rectangular nude leather tote bag, with chunky silver coloured hardware. It has two grab handles, branded metal trim to the top of the bag and studs on the base for protection. The bag has an  internal tab with a stud fastening closure.

Inside, the bag is fully lined in signature fabric and there are three internal compartments, the centre one having a zip fastening. There is a further zip fastening pocket, four open pockets and a key fob.

Measurements: 35cm /13.8″ x  24cm / 9.6″ x 11cm / 4.4″ (all measurements are approximate)

Material: leather

Style note: This is a sleek and chic bag; it’s spacious, well organised and it’s smooth lines will look good with any winter, or for that matter, summer look. The nude colour is on trend and will team well with everything in your wardrobe, although the boxy styling has a retro vibe, so team it with 1960s mini dresses for a cute look.

UK based, worldwide delivery

Paul's Boutique Maisy Bag black

Paul’s Boutique Maisy Bag

The Maisy Bag from Paul’s Boutique is a range of shiny patent bags in vivid colours, including black, nude, pink, neon pink and gold animal print, silver and nude animal print and pink and orange combo. All these colours are currently available to be bought online at Pauls Boutique Maisy Bag pinkSelfridges. The bags are complete with a poptastically glam leopard print lining.

They have two top carry handles and a detachable shoulder strap for multiple carry options – so you can carry the bag over your shoulder, or you can carry it in your hands if you prefer.

Pauls Boutique Maisy Bag pink gold animal printThe bags have a zip top fastening, and feature the fab Paul’s Boutique handbag charm together the the goldtone Paul’s Boutique brand plaque on the front. They also have a matching tag which hangs down the front from one of the top handles.

There is a zip fastening pocket inside the bag.

Pauls Boutique Maisy Bag silver nude animal printNote that the bags are individually customised so the accessories will vary.

Measurements: height: 27cm / 10.6″; width 38cm /14.9″; all measurements are approximate.

Material: PU

Pauls Boutique Maisy Bag pink orangeStyle note: These bags are such fun and perfect for on or off duty occasions and the transition between the two. Plus the styles won’t break the bank, so if you can’t decide which colour you like the best, you can always buy more than one. The structured shape of these bags is  a classic one, but they have been updated with bold and sassy colours so they really stand out from the crowd. They make a fun and functional addition to any handbag collection.

UK based, UK delivery.

Sophie Hulme Double Plate Tote BagSophie Hulme Tote Bags Exclusive to Selfridges

Sophie Hulme is a young fashion designer who has been doing really well since she graduated from Kingston University in 2007. The Daily Telegraph has described her as one of London’s brightest talents.

Sophie Hulme’s designs include a range of boxy leather tote bags, some of which are being sold exclusively at Selfridges.

The bags include:

Sophie Hulme Double Plate Tote Bag

This bag is available in nude (pictured) or tan. Key features include the brass plates which surround the handles, and the very rectangular boxy shape combined with a hollow interior.

Sophie Hulme Single Plate Tote bagThe bag has two rolled leather top handles and a separate detachable shoulder strap. There is no fastening at the top of the bag. All the metal hardware is brass, and the bag is embellished with a signature padlock with two keys.

This bag is the largest of the three.

The measurements of the bag are height: 42.5cm / 16.5″, width: 36cm / 14.1″, depth: 13cm / 5.1″ (approx)

Sophie Hulme Single Plate Tote Bag

This bag is available in black (pictured) or tan. It is similar in style to the bag above, except it has a single brass plate surroundin the base of the handles. It is also a little smaller than the bag above (the pictures are not to scale – check the measurements).

This bag also has a detachable leather shoulder strap and two leather top handles, and the bag does not fasten and the interior is hollow, with a slip pocket.

The measurements of the bag are height: 37cm / 14.6″, width: 32.5cm / 12.8″, depth: 11.5cm / 4.5″  (approx)

Sophie Hulme Double Zips Tote BagSophie Hulme Double Zips Tote Bag

This bag is available in red only and is almost perfectly square in shape.

It features brass plate embellishment around the bases of the handles, but unlike the other two bags described above, this bag has two zip fastening compartments. It also has an open compartment which is useful for just slipping bits and pieces into. I particularly like the bright red colour of this bag. This bag is the smallest of the three.

This bag also as a removable shoulder strap and two rolled leather top handles. It also has a padlock.

The measurements of the bag are height: 33cm / 13″, width: 32.5cm / 12.8″, depth: 11.5cm / 4.5″  (approx)

Style Note

Embrace a little boxiness with these angular, armoured totes and add a little uptown chic to your city girl look. All the bags are made of 100% leather and should be cleaned with a purpose designed cleaner.

Selfridges is UK based.


All Saints Freya Bag

All Saints Freya Bag in Stone, Nude or Black

The All Saints Freya bag is roomy, washed leather shopper which is available in three colourways. It is spacious with a sloucy, scoop shape and embellished with signature All Saints equestrian inspired rustic hardware and leather. The handle is made from washed bridle leather.

This shopper has a concealed top magnetic fastening. Inside, the bag is fully lined in cotton and there is a deep internal pocket.

Measurements: 37cm / 14.6″ (height) x 47cm / 18.5″ (width) x 13cm / 5.1″ (depth); strap length 47cm / 18.5″; (all measurements are approximate).

Material: leather with a cotton lining

Style note: The Freya Shopper is roomy, spacious and slouchy. It’s a lovely shaped bag that looks great just hanging over your shoulder and you can just throw everything you need for the day into it. Available in black and two neutral colours, it will go with any daywear outfit, but you could try teaming it with the matching Freya belt to cinch your waist for a coordinated look.

UK based, worldwide delivery is available.