Handbags

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Not just any old bag: as handbags have shrunk, the tote has taken over | Jess Cartner-Morley
Be it a supermarket, the latest Sally Rooney novel or a posh butcher’s, the tote bag is a declaration of values for an age when principles come with merch

Jess Cartner-Morley

26, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Lulu Guinness: ‘I am basically a recluse who likes people’
Designer Lulu Guinness moved to a gothic folly in the sticks in lockdown to restart her life. Now she tells Serena Fokschaner about her brother’s death – and how she has learned to live with her own depression

Serena Fokschaner

21, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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A guide to the best … back-to-work bags
A new column offering alternative ways to shop. This week, return to the office in style

Melanie Wilkinson

09, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Bask in it: why raffia works with everything in the summer | Jess Cartner-Morley
Woven bags and sandals bring a happy sense of being off the clock, a Saturday morning vibe

Jess Cartner-Morley

06, Aug, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Tiny bags: perfectly formed – and completely useless | Priya Elan
Wearing the mini-bag, I feel odd. Like a slightly dafter version of myself

Priya Elan

30, Jul, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Guess accused of stealing handbag design from black-owned label
Design is strikingly similar to that of Telfar’s award-winning vegan leather, gender-neutral bag

Priya Elan Deputy fashion editor

29, Mar, 2021 @2:40 PM

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Forget fast fashion – here are the six key trends you need for 2021
Join the slow lane in these relaxed looks that will see you through spring, summer and beyond

Jess Cartner-Morley

27, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Bags: Inside Out review – totes fabulous
This sumptuous new show proves that a handbag is much more than a place to put a phone, lippy and Polo mints

Rachel Cooke

13, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Fendi’s magic touch: the woman behind the world’s most famous handbag
Artisans from every corner of Italy are putting their spin on Fendi’s iconic Baguette bag. Its designer, Silvia Venturini Fendi, explains why

Scarlett Conlon

28, Nov, 2020 @3:00 PM

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£450k for trainers: why vintage fashion is the new smart investment
In a booming market for Birkins, Baguettes and ‘Lux Anaconda’ shoes, the traditional auction houses are getting in on the act

Alice Fisher

28, Jun, 2020 @6:30 AM

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How to find the perfect handbag | Jess Cartner-Morley
Forget the clutch: a strappy bag is my weakness. But whatever you choose, it needs to be a good fit for your lifestyle

Jess Cartner-Morley

22, May, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Bag firm adds ‘unique’ appeal by stitching in historical figures’ letters
Antiquarians voice growing anger at the breaking up of original letters by famous names from Queen Victoria to Charles Dickens and even Napoleon

Alison Flood

14, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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