There is beauty in simplicity and doesn’t House of Fraser’s handbag section know it. The eye-catching trends (think: fringing, cowboy boots and sequins) that have recently stormed the runway are the definition of maximalist. Sure, magpies among us gravitate towards the bright and glittery, but when these emotional purchases are taken out of their shopping bags and prized from their tissue wrap they rarely work in real life. Microscopic mini bags just aren’t going to cut it on the commute to the office.
Step in House of Fraser. The British department store has some 3,494 bags for sale online right now and many of those that can be delivered right to your door are stylishly simple. Capacious, clean-lined and clearly designed with a modern woman and her busy, busy life in mind. There are appealing structured totes, like that of Instagram-famous Cali label Staud, and slouchy shoulder bags by Mulberry. Less known labels, like Therapy and Linea, are matched by offerings from Michael Kors, Ted Baker and Aspinal of London.
Will you fall for top handle bags, like Simone Rocha put on the catwalk? Or will you plump for a bucket bag? Meghan Markle has shown her penchant for circle bags, which is more than enough seal of approval for this silhouette to have long-standing appeal. Here are 13 handbags that we’re adding to our House of Fraser wishlist: