Summer may not yet be over but that doesn't stop us from getting all excited over the new autumn/winter 2011 pieces appearing on racks and shelves. Here's our guide to finding the perfect bag to finish off your look.
Look 1: 70s Chic
Gucci a/w 2011 backstage (Vogue.com)
The 70s trend was all over the autumn/winter 2011 catwalks in New York, London, Paris and Milan in February. With flared jeans, floral-print blouses, floppy-brimmed hats and fur coats central to collections from the likes of Gucci, Chloe, Matthew Williamson and Marc Jacobs, the 70s trend definitely one to follow this autumn. But what to wear with your retro chic outfit? We recommend this smooth Italian leather bag from Kenneth Brownne. With it's classic 70s shape and shiny brown leather, this Kenneth Browwne bag is the perfect acompaniment to any retro chic combo.
Thick Italian Hide Leather Shaped Cross Body Bag Made in Italy (£62.99)
Look 2: 60s Mod
a/w 2011 collections from Celine, Prada and Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti (Vogue.com)
Step back one decade further for another of next season's top fashion looks, the 60s mod look. This trend was seen amongst others at House of Holland, Celine, Alberta Ferretti, Valentino, Prada, and Bottega Veneta. Pair your tunic dress, boxy cropped jacket and knee-high boots with a sleek cross body bag such as this shiny red leather one from Kenneth Brownne. The minimalist design will perfectly compliment your 60s-inspired outfit and leave your hands free so you're ready to hop on to your scooter.
Small Italian Leather Cross Body Bag Purse Red Made in Italy (£31.99)
Look 3: New Heritage
a/w 2011 collections from Burberry Prorsum, Mulberry and Jaeger London (Vogue.com)
British heritage designs and fabrics are having a major fashion moment this autumn and it comes as no surprise that British fashion favourites Burberry, Mulberry and Jaeger London are leading the way. Look out for tweed suits, classic trench coats and tartan dresses. Why not pair your heritage-inspired outfit with a classic gladstone bag, itself a important autmn/winter 2011 trend? This dark brown one from Natural Leather is ideal.
Very Soft Hide Leather Gladstone Bag from Natural Leather Dark Brown (£115.99)
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