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Wedding supplier spotlight: Irish chef and event caterer Orla McAndrew

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Social Pictures: The premiere of ‘Into The Dark Woods’ at the Black Box Theatre Galway

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This incredible Georgian manor in Co Cork is on the market for €6.35 million 
This incredible Georgian manor in Co Cork is on the market for €6.35 million 

Sarah Finnan

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Books by Irish women that everyone should read

Sarah Finnan

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The Best Handbags In the AW Sales


By Marie Kelly
07th Jan 2017
The Best Handbags In the AW Sales

Now is the time to think ahead and be strategic about your sales shopping. Handbags are always a good investment buy, especially practical shoppers and totes, so what’s?on offer in the AW16 sales?that’s classic enough to see you through season after season? Scroll on for some ideas …

This tote can be handheld or worn crossbody (there’s a concealed longer-length strap). I love the thick blush pink stripe down the centre (pink is the colour for spring) as it adds a contemporary graphic touch. Reduced by 60 per cent, this is a great buy and a classic that will?take you anywhere.

Striped leather tote, Clare V, €230 (reduced from €575) at net-a-porter.com

I love this inky blue colour and the velvety finish of the leather. This colour will add punctuation to an outfit at any time of year – a lot of street style stars have been spotted pairing military blue with maize (mustard but nicer!) for the new season.

Navy blue leather tote, €29.99 (reduced from €49.95) at Zara

Texture is so important to an outfit because it adds depth and personality. This braided bucket bag has plenty of it and a very chic French Riviera feel. This is a style that will never look out of date.

Braided leather bucket bag, €78 (reduced from €150) at & Other Stories

When choosing a classic accessory, it’s always a good idea to pick a piece that has a slight point of difference – an interesting detail that elevates it above those it sits alongside. The scalloped edge of this burgundy leather tote does just that. The bag is classic without being samey.

Wavy tote, €169 (reduced from €225) at uterque.com

The Premium Quality pieces at H&M are worth the spend, but if you can get them in the sale even better. This textured leather bag looks really smart with it’s gold hardware and structured shape. It also doubles as crossbody for convenience.

Nubuck handbag, €76.99 (reduced from €129) at H&M