Radley Jonathan Saunders Medium Leather Across Body Bag, Multi

Radley Jonathan Saunders Medium Leather Across Body Bag

A sleekly modern across body bag in chic supple leather. Slouchy yet elegant, it’s perfect for any casual occasion. A drawstring fastening secures a spacious interior that includes a handy pouch, which beautifully complements the tone of the drawstring. Radley have collaborated with leading British fashion designer Jonathan Saunders. His unique skill for combining often-unusual colour combinations and innovative print design goes hand in hand with the Radley love affair with bold hues and vibrant prints.

 

Radley Jonathan Saunders Medium Leather Backpack, Monochrome

Radley Jonathan Saunders Medium Leather Backpack

This striking monochrome backpack will complete any casual look with effortless elegance. It’s as practical as it is chic. The top flap fastens with a magnetic button closure and boasts chic buckle detailing and a lovely branded patch. The generous interior is lined in a vibrant red, featuring a secure zip pocket, and includes a handy detachable zip pouch. Radley have collaborated with leading British fashion designer, Jonathan Saunders. His unique skill for combining often-unusual colour combinations and innovative print design goes hand in hand with the Radley love affair with bold hues and vibrant prints.

 

Radley Jonathan Saunders Medium Leather Backpack, Black

Radley Jonathan Saunders Medium Leather Backpack

An effortlessly elegant backpack from Radley’s Jonathan Saunders range. The top flap fastens with a magnetic button closure and boasts chic buckle detailing and a lovely branded patch. The generous interior is lined in a vibrant red, featuring a secure zip pocket, and includes a handy detachable zip pouch. At the rear is another zip pocket with a vertical fastening, and a top loop handle makes it easy to hang or carry your bag. Radley have collaborated with leading British fashion designer, Jonathan Saunders . His unique skill for combining often-unusual colour combinations and innovative print design goes hand in hand with the Radley love affair with bold hues and vibrant prints. Taking reference from our signature styles, the result is a striking capsule collection of graphic leather bags and wallets.

 

Radley Jonathan Saunders Small Leather Shoulder Bag, Multi

Radley Jonathan Saunders Small Leather Shoulder Bag

A stunning shoulder bag from Radley’s Jonathan Saunders range. The exterior features beautiful geometric patterning in elegant red, white, and black. The top flap fastens with a magnetic closure and boasts chic buckle detailing and a lovely branded patch. The shoulder strap is adjustable to allow an over the shoulder or across body look. At the front of the bag is a flapover pocket, and the bag is also provided with a handy detachable zip pouch. Radley have collaborated with leading British fashion designer, Jonathan Saunders . His unique skill for combining often-unusual colour combinations and innovative print design goes hand in hand with the Radley love affair with bold hues and vibrant prints. Taking reference from our signature styles, the result is a striking capsule collection of graphic leather bags and wallets.

 

Radley Jonathan Saunders Large Leather Tote, Multi

Radley Jonathan Saunders Large Leather Tote

This beautiful tote from Radley’s Jonathan Saunders range features chic geometric patterning in elegant red, white, and black. The long twin handles are versatile and elegant, allowing you to carry the bag over the shoulder, in the crook of the arm, or by hand. The interior is generous and unlined, perfect for days out or shopping trips. It secures with two top flaps with a magnetic fastening. There’s a zip pocket to help you secure your valuables, and the bag is also provided with a lovely detachable zip pouch. Radley have collaborated with leading British fashion designer, Jonathan Saunders . His unique skill for combining often-unusual colour combinations and innovative print design goes hand in hand with the Radley love affair with bold hues and vibrant prints. Taking reference from our signature styles, the result is a striking capsule collection of graphic leather bags and wallets.

 

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New Handbag Ranges

Didn’t get the bag you wanted at Christmas?

No problem.  Let us sort things out for you with our new ranges just added.

Check out the new Ted Baker Handbags range!  Cool or what!  Just what the doctor ordered to cheer us up with these miserable wet nights we’re having.  Get ready for Spring, we say!

You’ll find the latest funkiest fashion handbags when browsing the bags on offer right now.  Many are at sale prices so don’t miss out and order today.

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Handbag History

Have you ever wondered about the history of handbags? The handbag has been an essential item to the fashion industry ever since people have had something precious to carry around with them.

The first use of handbags drawn in history began in the 14th century, It was in the Egyptian hieroglyphs that shows pouches carried around the waist. Bags were attached to a belt around the waist which was called a girdles. Embroidery and jewels was added these belts and bags to show the wearers status – the richer the person, the more detailed and complicated the bag.

In the 16th century, handbags was more practical with the use of everyday materials such as leather, with a drawstring fastener on top. Woman wore their chaneries or hamondeys under their dresses. During this time cloth bags were used that were made larger and were used by travellers and carried across their body.

In 17th century handbags they became more of a choose, from round, oval, long to short bags. Fashionable men and women carried small purses with different shapes. Young girls were taught embroidery and then they would stitch unique artwork on to the handbags.

In the 18th century narrower slender dresses became popular, so wearing a bag under their clothing ruin the look so fashionable ladies started carrying their handbags which were called reticules. Women had a different bag for every occasion.

The name handbag was first use in the early 1900’s referred to hand-held bags carried by men. These were an inspiration for bags that became popular for women, including the use of fasteners, internal compartments, and locks. With this new fashion statement , jewellers got into the act with special compartments for opera glasses, cosmetics, and fans.

The 1920s saw the pouchettes which was clasp bag, in the 1930s the shoulder bag, satchel, clasp and clutch all became in to fashion.

With the war in the 1940s the handbag become more of a strict design, more big, more angular and more practical. Metal frames, zipper were hard to get so the makers used plastic, wood and synthetic material instead of leather.

The 1950s post war made the handbag in to a icon status. Well know designers emerged including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Hermes.

The 1960s saw more youthful styles such as the long narrow clutch, the shoulder bag,with long chains or straps, any thing went no rules!

The 1970 took in the large satchel, and fabric shoulder bags as more young people were travelling all over the place. Afgham bags, patch work and embroidery and flower power designs were becoming more available.

The 1980’s was seeing the fitness boom so more sport bags. Vera Bradley designed a classic quilted bag which became very popular. Miuccia prada designed the first unisex back bag.

The 20th century handbags are available in many styles and materials such as waterproof canvas, space age synthetics, and faux reptile skins. Handbags, which for so long had been associated with the feminine are now becoming more popular with men. Both the modern man and woman can strap on or sling over a hands-free bag and go.

Spotlight On….

Spotlight StarSpotlight on the latest handbag designers bring us the best quality, the best designs and the latest fashions.

Spotlight On… Ban.do

Ban.do is based in Los Angeles, and is a team of very talented girls.

It’s a lifestyle brand specializing in gifts and accessories.

Ban.do loves bright, funky, colour and irreverent patterns, quirky sayings and kittens.

They are serious about making you smile while using their bags and bringing FUN,FUN, FUN into your life!

 

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