Forget oversized bags, it’s all about the coin purse at Mulberry

It might just fit your phone too.

Gone are the days where the Alexa, the Cara, and the good old Bayswater were king. No, this season, Mulberry has ditched the ‘look at me’ bags in favour of something a little more subtle, and a LOT smaller: the humble coin purse.

That’s right, the Marie Claire fashion team were at the London Fashion Week 2017 show and we can tell you it’s all about downsizing for Autumn/Winter (well in part, anyway, more about that later).

Designer Johnny Coca accessorised his models with teeny, tiny coin purses, in delicate shades of yellows, blues and purples, with a minimalist leather or croc finish.

But what the purse lacked in size, it more than made up for in style, it was the finishing touch the 20s floral dresses and heritage tweed suits needed.

Other big news of the show: there’s a new way to carry your bags. Holding the handles is SO last season darling. For Autumn/Winter, it’s all about clasping the bag itself in your hand.

Now we promised non-downsizing bag news earlier, and by golly we’re going to give it to you. For those of you who feel like a coin purse doesn’t quite cut it, we have some excellent news.

If you want to go bigger, may we introduce the hat box bag? It’s bigger in size so it can fit all your essentials, but it’s still clean in design.

And for those of you who want to go big and bold, then the bejewelled bags have your name written all over it.

Sorry Alexa and Cara bags, there’s some new arm candy in town…

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