Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Welcome to a new Fashion Season for beautiful Leather Handbags

As a buyer of handbags for The Real Handbag Shop, it sometimes feels as though trying to navigate my way through endless new product launches each season is like trying to climb Mount Everest. Yet every time I unearth one of those hidden gems, whether it’s a cross-body bag that leaves your hands totally free for other duties or a large bag for work into which you can put absolutely everything, I remember why the best products are worth searching for.

 Catwalk Collection Handbags - Georgia Saddle Bag £59.95 (RRP £75)

With this in mind, the new arrivals are now available on our website which is dedicated to taking the stress out of leather bag and handbag shopping. Amongst the products on sale are the very best newcomers along with our favourite classic ones, too. 

 Gigi - Sicily Shoulder Bag £54.95 (RRP £70)

Our online shop is Never Knowingly Undersold so you can be sure of outstanding value. This means we set very competitive prices, checking them constantly against other online stores. If you find the same item selling for less, we’ll refund the difference.

 Catwalk Collection Handbags - Helena Over-Sized Laptop Bag £89.95 (RRP £130)

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Ageless Fashion Style & Accessories for Women

It’s unlikely that the style of clothes you once wore in your 20s will be the style clothes you wear in your 40s or even 60s. Not just because styles change but because we don’t want to end up looking like ‘mutton dressed as lamb’.  Equally, we don’t want to morph into our mothers as we age gracefully and thus begins a constant struggle with the fashions of the day. Whenever I pick up a shoe in a shop and ask my teenage daughter if she likes it, her first response is to ask, ‘for me or for you?’ There’s a big difference. 
 Gigi Handbag - Othello £59.95 (RRP £75)

Bondage shoes and maxis certainly fall into dangerous ground where age is concerned. The world isn’t going to fall apart if we get it wrong but most of us like to stir admiration from others, even ‘though we tend to care less about what other people think as we get older. The general rule is to avoid miniskirts after the age of 35, long hair after 40, halternecks after 50 and dark hair after 60. Revealing too much flesh is also an absolute no-no. 
 Catwalk Collection Carnaby Street Handbag £49.95 (RRP £65)

The trick is not to look as though you’re trying to look younger, you just want to look great. Pear shapes should aim for flared skirts and slim tops, or long top over slim skirt. Straight trousers can go fabulously well with tunics and tailored trousers. Boyish shapes look best in skinny trousers combined with voluminous tops or jackets. If your waist is no longer wasp shaped, avoid belts and go for pieces that draw the eye down.

 Gianni Conti Maremma Work Bag Classic Black £139.95 (RRP £212)

Use good accessories to your advantage. A tip to remember is that a classic handbag is ageless, meaning that it will look as good on a 60 year old as on a 20 year old.



We're talking leather, of course...

Harry by Ashwood Man - Weekend Holdall £129.95 - Dark Brown or Chestnut 

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Friday, 17 August 2012

Hunter Messenger Bags in Oiled Leather – The Original Man Bag

Men know that image is the key to personal achievement. They want to create a good impression both in the workplace and at home. Men want to look and feel good in the clothes they wear so it’s therefore essential that the accessories they choose compliment that persona. Visconti are experts in the field of accessories for men with their extensive range of fashionable Hunter Messenger Bags in Oiled Leather.

Visconti bag designs not only look cool but are functional, too as the bags are great for carrying a wide range of belongings, with multiple pockets to organise contents efficiently. Market research tells us that the most common items that men carry in their bags are:

Business Cards
Chewing Gum
Credit/Debit Cards
Mobile Phone or i-Phone
Note Pad
Water Bottle

To find a Hunter Messenger Bag in Oiled Leather that is suitable for you, check out the collection at

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Buy Handbags and Shoes to accessorize Neutral Fashion!

The latest fashion craze is to mix and match neural colours then add a little bit of metallic and we love the results. Insipid greys, creams, off-whites and tans make the perfect background against which to place a metallic highlight or two. Make use of accessories such as handbags and shoes to create this look; subtlety is key. The idea is to polish up a pared-down palette with a sexy flash of metallic.

The Neutral and metallic leather handbags shown here are available from

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

A Must-See Website! Handbags! Luggage! Wallets! Purses!

Welcome to our new, bigger-than-ever website. At The Real Handbag Shop we're passionate about designing and sourcing unusual, hard-to-find items which are irresistable. Our latest collection is full of stylish must-haves; you'll easily find that perfect treat for yourself, a gorgeous leather handbag or the ideal gift for that person who has everything. There really is no need to tackle the high street as it's all here! To start shopping visit us online at, where you can also view all our exclusive special offers.

From super-stylish luggage to stunning leather handbags, find the perfect accessories to suit your lifestyle, every day.

The most lust-worthy, chic leather purses and handsome wallets for the special people in your life.