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Backstory Behind the Bags: Radley

Backstory Behind the Bags: Radley

When I think about the things that sum up Britain in a nutshell, popular British label, Radley comes out almost on top. Of course, there's the iconic fish and chips, an entire back catalogue of James Bond's, but once you've cast aside the glaringly obvious British symbols, the fashion brand Radley is quintessentially English. Founded by Australian designer Lowell Harder, Radley, just like so many of the big name’s brands, came from humble beginnings. For the multimillion British label, it's story began in Camden market in 1984, where Harder, a hardworking business woman, began selling men's accessories under the name...

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Backstory Behind the Bags: Michael Kors

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Backstory Behind the Bags: Michael Kors

This week our 'Backstory Behind the Bags' feature brings you an American designer, who has grown from strength to strength since founding his label in the 1980's. Offering sophisticated and casual designs to fashion fans across the globe, the label has seen its fair share of international success. With handbags that are not only stylish but affordable, it's no surprise why this designer is so covetable and is seen as the accessory of choice for so many women. The label? It's Michael Kors of course. Born Karl Anderson Jr, (9th August 1959), the New York based designer arguably grew up...

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Backstory Behind the Bags: Alexander McQueen

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Backstory Behind the Bags: Alexander McQueen

"I came to terms with not fitting in a long time ago. I never really fitted in. I don't want to fit in. And now people are buying into that". Those were the words of Alexander McQueen, and as far as I can tell, this was also the mantra he lived by for his collections. The infamous British designer and couturier, who threw curve ball after curve ball to fashion, arguably found the art of celebrating distinctiveness and unique style whilst maintain a sophistication that would make women proud to wear his lines. Through his collections he championed women, he...

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How much 'junk' is in your bag?

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How much 'junk' is in your bag?

When I think about what I cart around in my handbag I would be inclined to agree that my packing is a tad excessive, but when I really consider what I throw in my bag every day, I'm almost too embarrassed to come up with a reason for why I carry it all. It's fairly safe to say that Mary Poppins has nothing on my handbag. There's the obligatory purse, phone, and keys, but then there's also the entire make-up bag, perfume, hairbrush, umbrella, tissues, notebook, paperback, and no less than 10 pens. Admittedly I use the excuse of being...

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WAG's give handbags away for charity

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WAG's give handbags away for charity

When it comes to labels and high-end accessories it's fairly safe to say that WAG's know their stuff. From Michael Kors to Alexander McQueen there's seemingly no fashion brand that passes these women by. Perhaps that's why they're often found dipping their toes in the fashion world, featured in glossy magazines for their co-ordinated outfit triumphs and above all showcasing every known label known under the sun. Yet it's also fairly safe to say that these women are known more for purchasing handbags rather than giving them away. They have enviable wardrobes most women would give their right arms for,...

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