Pick of the Best: handbags on sale
If you're looking for some new arm candy to wear in the new year, now is the time to get shopping, as we've seen some fantastic bargains on the high street, at designer outlets and from many of our favourite labels - with many deal appearing in the past 24 hours. You'll need to act fast to take home something special, but we've picked out some real gems so you can go straight to the front of the queue of the best deals...
We are always coveting Jaeger's bags and accessories, always made from great quality materials and in beautiful designs that become instant classics. There are some reductions well worth checking out online at the moment, including £100 off the original large-size Olympia bag and the fabulously versatile mini Olympia for just £125. There are also some generous reductions on party pieces, including the Nicole pouch bag for just £60.
2. Neiman MarcusFor the serious handbag afficionado, the Neiman Marcus sale is an event not to be missed. As ever. it's a great source of reduced items from the likes of Michael Kors, Lanvin, Diane Von Furstenberg and of course, Kate Spade - whose bags are still hard to come by in the UK. Thankfully NM handles shipping to the UK particularly well, so this is a great shopping opportunity if you don't mind a bit of excited anticipation after making your purchase! Best of all there is an extra 40% off (yes we had to double check that too) all sale purchases made online during Friday 28th!
3. Tory Burch at The Outnet
The Outnet, or 'fashion's bargain bin' as we like to call it is an all-year-round sale site, but at this time of year they reduce the items even further. This is one of your best chances to get designer items at their lowest price, so we had a quick browse as soon as the sale began to see what leaped out. First to hit our editor's radar was the Tory Burch contrast leather clutch which is half price and will look great with SS2013's key colours. From the same designer, this beautiful textured black leather 'Dorothy' clutch is just £190 - it's rare to find pieces in neutral colours here so this is a bargain not to miss.
4. Lulu Guinness
Every Lulu Guinness piece we've ever seen is a classic in its own right, so you can be sure to find something worthwhile in the label's sales. This year's is quite extensive, and we've already seen several pieces we'd love to snap up, many of them now under £100. For those after a practical accessory we think the small quilted lips Jamie shoulder bag is a great buy at £97, and for a real signature piece, many Lips clutches are down to £206.50. Don't miss the lovely brollies and cosmetic bags at the end of the page for some even more bargainous buys!