Now’s the time to snap up a designer bag in the sale. Just about all the sales have started already (they seem to get earlier and earlier) and there are some fab bargains to be found, from soft hobo bags by Mulberry to DKNY’s python print satchel and Michael Kors delectable buckled shoulder bag.
A word of advice about sale shopping. Overall the prices will go down, but if you find something you like it may not hit rock bottom when the other items do, it will probably have flown by then. Snap it up.
Buy the best you can afford, as ‘designer’ as you can – it will make you far happier and last you far longer than anything cheap and cheerful.
Buy something that you can use this season and next, eschew summer’s ‘must-have’ colours and prints and go for luxe neutrals. You’re probably going away sometime soon and unless you really need that new beach bag you’ll love to find your Mulberry hobo waiting for you on your return to take you into autumn.
And finally………Don’t buy it unless you love it. It’s all too easy to get seduced by the prices.
There will of course be more designer bags going on sale as the summer goes on, but I’m severely tempted by Mulberry’s ox blood tote and Armani Collezioni’s tan hold-everything bag. It’s all very difficult………