Editor's Picks: The Ultimate SS18 Handbags To Indulge In


Even if the weather’s not feeling particularly spring-like, our stores are filling up with new season fashion and accessories we can’t wait to get our hands on – and what better place to start than a brand new handbag? To help you find the perfect bag, we've scoured the Fenwick Handbag Departments and chosen this season's top arm candy to covet. 

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The spring summer '18 catwalks proved that classic bag shapes never go out of style, with designers favouring soft leathers, neutral shades and minimalists shapes; mixed in with statement embellishments and pastel minature styles. 

We've picked some of our favourites from the SS18 collections - whether you want to play it safe with a versatile shoulder bag from the likes of Mulberry and Kate Spade New York, or opt for something a little more eye-catching, like these gorgeous styles from Marni and Vivienne Westwood. Or, embrace the mini-bag trend with petite cross-body bags from Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren.

Mulberry Small Zipped Bayswater in Oak, £995

Meet the Small Zipped Bayswater: a slick, more compact sister to Mulberry's iconic structured bag. This versatile style is crafted from premium grained leather with a luxurious textured finish, and comes with a handy zip closure, which makes it perfect for everyday use. This fab warm oak shade makes a refreshing change from classic black and will look great with your lighter, spring wardrobe. 

Available at Fenwick Colchester, Kingston, Newcastle, York; Available in Black & Dune at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells



Vivienne Westwood Medium Alex Handbag, £280

This quirky structured bag features Vivienne Westwood's signature Alex Belt as handles, giving it a grungy modern edge that's perfect for ramping up simple outfits. This chic yet playful bag in smooth matte leather comes with a detachable shoulder strap which makes it as practical as it is stylish.  

Available at Fenwick Colchester, Newcastle, York



Kate Spade New York Daniels Drive Abigail in Black, £405

A classic black shoulder bag is a wardrobe staple. This Kate Spade New York bag is made from a luxurious velvety-feel pebbled leather and finished with unique knotted wrap detail on the straps.  Smart and stylish enough for lavish lunches, business meetings and evening soirees, yet casual enough for the weekend - it's a great all-rounder. 

Available at Fenwick of Bond Street, Brent Cross, ColchesterNewcastle



MICHAEL Michael Kors Mercer Large Leather Tote Bag in Pink, £315

This sleek Michael Kors tote bag is crafted from a classic nude leather with metallic detailing, which makes it the perfect addition to your lighter spring wardrobe. The streamlined bag can be worn over your arm or shoulder thanks to a detachable strap, and the roomy interior has multiple compartments for holding all your handbag essentials. 

Available at Fenwick Bracknell,  Brent Cross, ColchesterKingstonNewcastle, Tunbridge Wells, York


Marni Pannier Bag in Black Leather, £1,430

This luxe black bucket bag by Marni is set to be one of the it-bags of the season, and is most definitely on our wishlist. Crafted in Italy from soft calfskin with gold hardware, it oozes sophistication. The pièce de résistance? The architectural curved hoop handle in orange, burgundy and mint outlined in gold metal.

Available at Fenwick of Bond Street



Marc Jacobs Shutter Camera Bag, £300

Tap into the micro-bag trend with this Marc Jacobs mini structured camera bag. The geometric bag in supple calf leather features an embossed logo and comes in a range of colours - we're partial to this fresh baby blue. Although on the smaller side, this cross-body bag can comfortably fit the essentials.

Available at Fenwick of Bond Street, ColchesterKingstonNewcastle, York

Lauren Ralph Lauren Saffiano Small Camera Cross Body Bag in Rose Smoke, £165

Tapping into the pastel trend, this rose pink camera bag from Ralph Lauren combines a compact structured silhouette with a rich, buttery Saffiano leather. Modern and chic, this mini bag complete with chunky gold strap and ring embellishment will look just as good paired with jeans on the weekend as it will with dresses during the workday. 

Available at Fenwick Brent Cross, ColchesterNewcastle, Tunbridge Wells, York.

By Ellie Hamilton