Monday 9 April 2012

DKNY – The Summer Bag Collection

It's time to think about summer bags, and DKNY fits the bill perfectly.  I'm talking about the sort of bag you swap for your winter favourites the minute the sun comes out, and that will take you up to London, over to Paris and down to the South of France.  DKNY is an all time favourite for this.

To my mind that means a handbag that has a decent amount of space, is a summer colour that will go with everything, won’t mark and scuff easily, has a shoulder strap, and has the words elegant, classic/modern and ‘buy me right now’ written all over it.  And it cannot be too heavy.


I decided that just looking online wouldn’t do in this case, so I browsed House of Fraser in London, Selfridges (where I nearly fainted at most of the prices) and HoF again out here near me. And online, of course. As I’ve said so many times, you can spend such a fortune on a designer bag it’s almost heartbreaking walking past designers such as Bottega Veneta, Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu but frankly I can do it easily, because the guilt would get me long before my bank manager did.

The collection that immediately got my attention was the DKNY spring/summer collection, with a very good choice of totes, smart shoulder bags and clutches in red, orange, ivory and logo print and all retailing at prices around a third or less of their designer sisters. The quality is very good and if you want to plaster yourself with logos you can, or if you prefer not to, as I do, you don’t need to. It’s a great collection and needless to say, it tempted me from the get-go.

I’m off to Covent Garden this week and all my plans for what to wear are in ruins as it’s forecast to be cold and wet, so the first outing of my lovely Desigual coat that I blogged about a while back is not likely to happen (yes I know it was a while ago and no I haven’t worn it yet and it is so much prettier than the picture and and) and maybe even it’ll be on with the shearling coat again. How boring will that be?