08 March 2014

I Need... A New Purse | Fashion

I feel a new series coming on... There are many items I feel that I now need to build up a versatile wardrobe full of staple items. Currently, I am on the lookout for a new purse. My current purse is this striped monochrome one from River Island:
I purchased this last Spring to go along with a striped monochrome bag that I bought from Next. Said bag was sold on eBay quite some time ago now - I have a high handbag turnover! I would like to build up a small handbag collection where I can alternate them regularly and not buy and sell them so often, but that's a whole other blog post!
Before my current purse, I had a black leather River Island one which went with everything - why did I sell it?! It was a good few years old and at the time I wanted a new one.
Now I'd like to buy one (or two!) neutral, go-with-everything purse and one statement purse.

I think I've already found the statement purse:
Red Snake Curved Panel Purse, £17 @ River Island
I love the red with the snakeskin print and the clip top fastening is cute. Although not as versatile as a neutral-coloured one, this will still go well with lots of bags. River Island seem to do purses so well!

I've also got my eye on this gorgeous leopard print one:
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Leopard Bar Top Purse, £8.50 @ Dorothy Perkins

Here are some options I've been looking at for the go-with-everything purse:
1. Brown Reptile Effect Purse, RRP £85 £24.99 by Osprey @ TK Maxx
I featured this purse in my recent TK Maxx wishlist. I love the shade and I love the glossy finish with the croc pattern.
2. Pippa Leather Tab Long Wallet, £25 @ Accessorize
This black purse is a really classic, simple design which will never become outdated. I like the silver hardware with the black leather.
3. Tan Cut Out Flapover Purse, £29 £23.20 by Nica @ Debenhams
I love the cut-out detail on this tan-coloured purse. This one has a little more detailing than the others and looks really pretty. This is a main contender.
4. Black Zip Trim Purse, £9.99 @ New Look
I love the sleek design of this purse and the zip detail adds interest. It also features subtle reptile textured panels.
5. Bronze Medium Flapover Purse, £25 £20 by Fiorelli @ Debenhams
This is a really simple design but the more I look at it, the more I love it! The shade is a bronze chocolate-brown which is a great in between alternative to a black or tan purse. It's a really sleek, classic and stylish design and I love the metal plaque on the front. I wish I could see an image of the inside to see how the compartments are laid out! This is a main contender.

What do you think of my choices? Which statement and staple purse would you choose?
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  1. Love the River Island snake purse. It really does make a statement xxx

  2. thejollyfashionista9 March 2014 at 12:50

    I think it will be especially good for Spring and Summer. xxx


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