For a while there, there seemed to be a slight backlash against the 'It' bag. And perhaps rightly so midst a global recession. But brands this season seem to be taking a more nostalgic look back to the classics in order to provide us with 'It' bags which will last us year-in, year-out.
Still not got £2000 to throw away? Enter Tula, a British handbag company who make the most beautifully crafted handbags in classic styles and at affordable high street prices. With a heritage of over 35 years, their AW11 collection looks back in time and relives the classic functionality and lady like glamour of the 50’s and early 60’s. Think in-the-style-of icons (who are having a bit of a revival at the moment) such as Jackie Onassis and Grace Kelly.
Here's my pick of my favourites from their AW11 collection, which are all about quality and structured shapes in a gorgeous Autumnal colour palette:
Metallics have long been a favourite of mine given that I'm still a bit of a rock fan at heart so to see the glam 70s back in trend warms my heart. This'll go nicely with my leather leggings thank you!
Small cross body bags have had a huge resurgence recently on the arms of everyone from Alexa to la Moss. This one's a gorgeous colour and finished off in ostrich skin, another key trend for handbags in Autumn/Winter along with snake skin.AW11 Lady Dior anyone? Loving the Alexander McQueen/Jimmy Choo/Mui Mui leopard print pony hair going around at the moment.
The pouch bag - So very glad it's back for AW11 as I have a couple that have been stored away in my wardrobe for some time.
Very classic Hermes. I'm in love with this lady-like look in edgy patent black!