Back in the day we all took our style inspiration from celebrity faces and high profile Fashion Models, namely Kate Moss and Alexa Chung, but with the still-changing platforms of how we consume content and find that inspiration, shoppers are more increasingly turning to influencers and bloggers to find their next purchase.
STYLEetc. looks at the It bags the bloggers are donning to evaluate the worth of purchase and longevity each style may bring. Our round up ranges from the £700 region to the £4,000 mark to give full scale of the luxury on offer.
Loewe Puzzle Bag £1395.00
An increasingly, regular style on many Instagram feeds, the Loewe Puzzle Bag takes an original structure, breaking the mould from identikit pieces offered by some other designers and offering a statement piece sure to turn heads. Crafted for utility in an array of bright colours, this style ticks boxes for both practicality and aesthetic value. But is it worth the price tag? Big name bloggers seem to think so and the Loewe site outlines what the price is dictated by. Hand-painted edges and classic Calf Leather construction sets this piece in the high end market, as does it’s designer Jonathan Anderson.
Chloe Faye Shoulder Bag £1280.00
A designer classic not just favoured in the blogger world, the Faye bag has been seen on the arms on basically every notable Fashion blogger out there. Textures of Suede and Leather Calfskin are mixed to give depth in the texture of this bag, with the signature Loop metal hardware adding additional edge and trademark design to complete this bag. A great purpose of this bag is it’s usable size, ideal for throwing your daily essentials in and not compromising on necessaries. Style-wise, this piece channels effortless 70’s cool to give your look a retro feel which is unlikely to date. The charm of this piece is the longevity it can offer to your collection.
Gucci Soho Disco Bag £715.00
Any Style Blogger worth their salt is donning this beauty recently and it’s easy to understand why. Watching ‘What’s in my Bag’ videos featuring this piece, the rhetoric is repeated, bloggers love the simplicity of design and simple shape of the the Soho bag. The general consensus is that this style offers plenty or room, deceiving from it’s small size appearance. Crafted from full grain leather, the Soho promises more durable wear, less prone to scratches. The price tag is another aspect appealing to bloggers wanting a piece of designer luxury, as it is clearly a cheaper alternative to many other styles which may be unobtainable on the average twentysomething salary.
Chanel Classic 17 Quilted Bag £3,990.00
Chanel shall forever be a brand coveted by luxury appreciators worldwide. The elegance and reputation speaks for itself better than any marketing campaign ever can, making it an obvious choice for bigger budget bloggers to show-off on their Insta feeds. This style is crafted from lambskin in a black quilted leather, signature design of Chanel. Gold tonal hardware compliments the design and adds to the expensive, luxury appeal. The closure features the iconic C cross logo, embellished on a fold-over curved flap for secure wear, whilst the interior offers beautifully designed burgundy compartments.
Mulberry New Zipped Bayswater £1350.00
A newcomer to the blogger wardrobe, the Mulberry new style Bayswater has been snapped up by fashion’s most influential, particularly around capital city Fashion Weeks. The new style veers away from the classic fold over closure, for a more modern top zip and front buckle design. The newest range available is easily spotted by the seasonal hue-striped patterning which has taken the brand in a new direction, becoming more playful and contemporary to keep up with influencers and designer hoarders changing desires. Crafted from leather, the medium size offers an ideal piece for work-related use, fitting documents, tablets and stationery items amply in.