In the Bag

In the Bag

Be prepared for anything this London Fashion Week with our ultimate handbag survival kit.

Ever wondered how London Fashion Week’s glamorous front row always manages to look camera ready and elegant under pressure despite their hectic schedules? The answer, of course, is a first rate PA, chauffeur and immaculate designer wardrobe but as this isn’t something us mere mortals can put into practice we’ve pulled together a useful LFW survival kit – a shortcut to instant fash’ pack glam at a fraction of the cost. So when you’re filling your Birkin keep these three rules in mind and you’ll be ready for anything.

Rule 1:

Don’t be at the mercy of the British weather. Come prepared for every eventuality with an umbrella, shades and a chic fedora – the wind will wreak havoc on your blow dry.

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Prada Sunglasses £292
Valentino Gold-Tone Studded Hairclip £140
Karl Lagerfeld Salmon Pink Fedora £145
Charlotte Olympia 'Incy Bisoux' Flats £195
label.m Mini Blow Out Spray 50ml £3.75

Rule 2:

In the battle for front row supremacy heels are de rigueur, but tackling The Tube and cobbles at Somerset House in a brand new pair of Sophia Webster’s will unstick even the most experienced wearer. Keep a cute pair of pumps to hand to dash between shows in style.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Umbrella £50
Alexander Wang BackPack £915
label.m Shine Spray 50ml£3.75 
CARAN d'ACHE of Switzerland Fluro Ballpoint Pen, set of three £45
Symthson of Bond Street 'Runway Notes' Notebook £65
RMSRaw Coconut Cream £13

Rule 3:

The finishing touches make all the difference. Make sure your manicure is flawless, your blow dry bouncy and your stationery Smythson. That’ll show ’em.