There are many designer handbag trends to get on board with this season, but if you're going to invest it just the one style, make it the 90s shoulder bag.
Then of course, there was the By Far Rachel bag, which has become so huge that the brand has difficulty keeping stock (you'll be lucky to get your hands on the silver glitter style).
For autumn/winter, the shoulder bag has become a permanent part of our wardrobe, and it's not the least bit surprising. It has just a hint of nostalgia (who didn't want to dress like Rachel, the Ralph Lauren years?) but is modern and sleek enough to be worn now.
Not to mention that it is damn practical too, a decent size, and casually flung over your shoulder to free up your hands? Who knew!
There are the party versions, animal print, glitter, which are best worn with a slink sequin dress for the festive season. Then there are the grown up ones, the moc crocs and the smooth leathers, best worn over a chic camel coat a la Rachel. Here are a few of my faves to shop now.
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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.
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