Friday, 29 August 2014

Red Alert


I can hardly believe that since my high end arm candy obsession started with my first Gucci handbag in my mid twenties, I have never actually owned a red handbag and with a wardrobe full of neutral colours like black, grey, navy and ecru, if there is one way to add a pop of colour both summer and winter to a neutral colour palette, I can't think of a better way than with a red bag.

I am already visualising accessorising my autumn (and spring) uniform of Breton top and jeans, camel and trench coats, so it looks as though it could well be one of those birthdays and Christmases where I ask purely for money to fund such a wishlist item in the January sales maybe. A lottery win would come in really handy right now.

I have to admit I am finding the large totes I have carted around for years now, becoming a bit of a pain in the ar...m (see what I did there?) if I'm honest and I am finally beginning to understand why old ladies actually carry fairly small over shoulder or across body bags!



1. Aspinal Mayfair Satchel £395. 2. Mulberry Bayswater £1,100. 3. Tory Burch Robinson Tote £415. 4. Michael Kors Reese Cross Body Bag £235. 5. Kate Spade Mandy Cross Body Bag £185. 6. Marks and Spencer Greta Leather Across Body Bag £59.

Do you already own and love a red handbag?

21 comments:

  1. I love the Mulberry Bayswater of course, just a classic and fantastic in red. Lynne x

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  2. You have reminded me that I have a very, very old red Gucci bag, so thanks for the inspiration I'm going to dig it out. Great post as always
    Sue x
    Bestfriendstyle

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  3. I brought a great little cross body red bag from Zara early summer & love it for brightening up an outfit, but I could easily be tempted by any of the gorgeous beauties you've include here Sharron.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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  4. Nope I don't, it would actually work quite well in my wardrobe too. I am very tempted Sharron x

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  5. I've got a few red handbags (my favourite colour!) but I adore the M&S one. I wonder if I can hint about the Mulberry to my husband for my 40th next year?! X

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  6. Love them all Sharron! Hope the hols are going well:)
    Anne xx

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  7. Love, love, love the Kate Spade! I shall be joining you in asking for donations for birthday and Christmas to fund one of these lovelies!! xx

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  8. I have three - a small evening bag, a little satchel and a smaller version the same shape as the one Olivia is wearing - don't get them out very often! Will have to dust them off! xx

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  9. I have! and a bright pink one!

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  10. I saw that Kate Spade one in Chicago last week - it is truly divine!

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  11. I must confess to not owning anything red even though I always admire it on others. Lately I've been drawn to this colour and was considering a bag and who knows where that might lead. A top, dress even ?

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  12. LOVE a red bag! I have one but it's not bright red, more burgundy red

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  13. I have one from Karen Millen that I haven't used for years, will dig it out, but I'd love a smaller one - some lovely picks here!
    Abbi x

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  14. I would love a red Coach bag as I will never be able to afford or justify a Mulberry one!

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  15. I love red handbags so much I have three! I'm always drawn to them in store, like a moth to a flame and have to remind myself I don't need another one. I'm fact I will be left with two as one is on the charity donation pile - it's a bit frilly for my taste now & has no crossbody strap which I find essential these days.

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  16. Great post, I love bags, I tend to wear dark colours and I carry a red bag for that pop of colour, I have two red bags,a pillar box red and a darker red,they brighten up any look. I love Lulu Guiness and she has some beautiful red patent bags in her collection that I wish I could afford.

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  17. I really like the M&S one, followed by the petite Kate Spade. I do have a red bag....not used in an age....will have to dig it out now! Xx

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  18. Such great choices! Yes I have one I loved using this Summer after thinking how the colour would never work for me. xx

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  19. I found a very lovely red leather bowling bag by Paul Costello which was £60 in TKMaxx. Happy days...

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  20. Love a red handbag with a neutral or monochrome outfit. No. 3 is my favourite!

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