Firstly let me reassure you to say that almost all of these – bar two I believe – richly red handbags are available in black…. of course they are.
But as if we all haven’t enough black bags in our accessories collection consider this season’s on trend colour….red. In every shade from ox blood and burgundy to ruby and bright red. They’re all featured, and in pretty much every designer’s collection.
I’m not, usually, a red handbag person, preferring to go for the neutrals that go with everything, but I have to say that this season I am sorely tempted, particularly by Liberty’s Iphis print coated canvas tote, LK Bennett’s multi functional lightweight nylon tote and Michael Michael Kors large red leather tote.
Ox blood, or deep burgundy, are the two colours to go for if you want to stay almost neutral and yet go with this season’s colour. Sometimes it’s hard to determine between this rich deep dark shade and brown, but then again is it not worth going the whole way and adding something to your bag collection that a) says you know what you’re doing and b) is a colour that you may already not own.
It may be that you look at these, decide that red is not really for you (although it does make such a great statement) and go with another black bag to add to the five already in your (my) cupboard. But if ever you’re going to invest in a red bag this has to be the season….go for it.