Taking inspiration from the catwalks, where a harlequin theme has been apparent in accessories (Miu Miu and Dolce & Gabbana), River Island are leaping into the fray with this faux snake bag with chain handle.

The trend is set to explode in the upcoming autumn/winter high street collections - Topshop are getting into it big time, just you wait and see! You can get in on it now though, with this design for £39.99.

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