Handbags and Gladrags

Handbags and Gladrags

Manolo Blahnik first fell onto our radar circa Sex And The City (he was the most-mentioned fashion brand throughout the entire six series) and he’s been creating envy-inducing, covet-worthy shoes ever since. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, there are whispers of a bag line launch at the end of July...


The 22-strong collection of compact clutch bags designed for the evening is jewel encrusted and rainbow-hued - like his shoes.

"I am always inspired by beautiful women from the past and present, so when I thought about doing a collection of bags, I was sure they were going to be evening bags for the women of today," he told Vogue. "I love ornaments in my shoes so why not add these to the bags too? These bags are an extension of some of the shoe styles I really like as I wanted to keep the connection between the shoes and bags."

The line is priced from £1,320 to £1,480 and for those of us flush enough to afford one, are available to buy the the flagship store on Old Church Street, in Liberty and also Harrods.

  • Words: Catriona Taylor