London Fashion Week may be over for another season, but the sartorial inspiration will go in for months to come.
As per usual, the street style set is our first port of call when it comes to the trends we can wear now, and they're especially great for showing us which accessories - namely designer handbags - are worth investing in.
Having been at the shows for four consecutive days, I can tell you there are five handbags you'll no doubt be seeing a lot more of this season...
Though not new, Le Chiquito by Jacquemus is still a strong fashion week essential - see the main picture of this article. The long leather tote is a much more wearable version then its iconic micro predecessor, and looks great in pap shots. It's a win win.
There will always be room for Loewe's iconic Flamenco and Puzzle bags, however this season, it's all about the Cubi. Declined in an array of colours, the navy version below seems to have caught everyone's attention, including this well heeled guest outside the Preen by Thornton Bregazzi show at Heaven.
When Mulberry brings out a new style, it's kind of a big deal. Case in point, the new softie collection. Launched only this month, it's already taken the influencer and editor world by storm, and I couldn't stop seeing it on the London cobbles. It's available in different sizes and colours, but I have a particular soft spot for the big red softie tote.
Big Softie Coral Orange Pillow Nappa - £1,350 at Mulberry
Referencing some of Mulberry’s most recognisable and loved codes, the Big Softie tote incorporates signature design touchpoints including the iconic Postman’s Lock enclosure. The bag’s statement quilting design directly replicates the beloved braid pattern on the cult Mulberry Alexa bag handle, marking this new collection as a playful celebration of Mulberry’s heritage.
Once you get over the eye-watering price tag, you can't help but fall in love with the rhinestone iteration of Prada's now cult Cleo bag. It's gorgeously decadent, and naturally very Instagram-friendly.
Again, by no means a new style, yet you can't argue with the Jodie mini's popularity. I spotted at least five attendees carrying this eye-catching line green version.
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Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.
Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).
Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.
However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.
Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.