HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR BUY NOW, WEAR FOREVER HANDBAG

It sounds like something we ladies would tell the other half to cover up our latest guilty designer handbag purchase, but a recent report did in fact find that some handbags are a better investment than both gold and stocks.

Whilst we all love the way fast fashion can transform our wardrobes and take us into next season, there is something so satisfying about making a style-savvy investment purchase that we know will see us through the years. If you’re planning to purchase your buy now, wear forever handbag, these are the three things to bear in mind before you splash the cash.

Size matters

To get the most from the age-old cost-per-wear equation, opt for a handbag you can use everyday. Our handbags are tasked with carrying everything we need in our busy day-to-day lives, so make sure yours is up to the job and big enough to accommodate the essentials. That said, don’t feel like you have to opt for a tote if you generally tend to get much more wear from your cross-body or shoulder bags.  

Be colour conscious  

An investment handbag transcends the trends, so be careful not to fall in love with the colour of the season, only to find that it matches little in your wardrobe and falls out of favour before the year is out. Similarly, the cream handbag of your dreams is likely to lose its appeal when covered in spaghetti bolognese fingerprints caused by the kids. Subtle, timeless and classic and the buzzwords to bear in mind when choosing a wear-forever investment handbag. Think neutral and if in doubt opt for a black style with a subtle colour splash lining, like the brand new Mulberry Zipped Bayswater, available in store now at Robinsons.

Take care

Take good care of your investment handbag and it will last you a lifetime. The soft cow leather from which Mulberry creates the Zipped Bayswater is designed to wear incredibly well, but you can do your bit to make sure it looks as good in ten years as it does today. Protect leather with Collonil Waterstop Spray before its first use and store in the original dustbag. Our Mulberry specialists here at Robinsons can offer more tips and tricks to keep your big investment looking like new.

Are you ready to make your handbag investment? Visit Robinsons today. 

THE NEXT SEASON MICHAEL KORS STYLES TO SHOP NOW

New season Michael Kors accessories are in store now at Robinsons and SS17 is all about two key details: florals and embellishment. Some of our favourite styles for next season combine the two and they’re all ready and waiting to complete your New Year’s Eve outfit. So, what are you waiting for? Pick a favourite and visit us in store today to add a touch of next season’s style to your old faithful LBD come Saturday night.

FLORAL LEATHER CROSS-BODY BAG

Nature and floral influences are both big business for SS17 and the gorgeous Floral Leather Cross-Body Bag takes blooming appliques and brings them together with luxe gold hardware for a high-end take on the trend. There’s a Fifth Avenue edge to this Michael Kors bag and it might just be one of our favourites from the new season collection.

FLOWERS MEDIUM CROSS-BODY BAG

Thanks to the signature Michael Kors logo print which adorns this covetable cross-body bag, there is no mistaking the man behind the look. Feminine layered leather flowers in shades of cream and tan make this the prettiest everyday bag you’ll ever use.

DANIELA LARGE LEATHER CLUTCH

Orange is set to be the colour of the season for SS17 and the Daniela Large Leather Clutch is the flash of fun your New Year’s Eve outfit needs.

Left it to the last minute to find the perfect outfit and accessories for New Year’s Eve? There’s still time to shop Michael Kors and more here at Robinsons. Visit us today and let us take care of the last minute outfit panic. 

WE’RE ONE OF THE UK’S FIRST STOCKISTS OF ENNIGALDI!

Welcoming a brand new designer into our boutique is always exciting, but when we’re one of the very first places in the UK to do so, well that is even better.

Historically, Ennigaldi was a highly influential Babylonian princess, who educated the world on what it meant to ‘be creative, think for yourself and liberate your being’. Ennigaldi became one of the most iconic Babylonian figures in history, assuming the role of educator and taking on the role of curating the world’s first ever museum, in which she would collect and preserve artefacts from around the ancient world. Know as a high priestess of creativity, Ennigaldi educated the world on the importance of creativity and independence. Today, her name is the hottest name on everyone’s lips, not as the high priestess but as the high-end designer handbag brand that has caught the attention of those in the know.

Each handcrafted Ennigaldi handbag takes a particular artistic period and styles it with contemporary design and a finger on the fashion pulse. Leather is sourced in Europe’s finest tanneries, with Italian hardware and craftsmanship completing the work of art.

The debut collection from Ennigaldi, with our first piece available in store now, is one modelled on the art and architecture of Mesopotamian art. Babylonian motifs are laser-cut into the soft leather and each bag features premium gold finished hardware in the collection’s signature rod and ring symbol, which once represented the balance of power, honour and respect.

Ennigaldi’s handbags are designed in London, inspired by the creative team’s love of art, before being handcrafted and furnished by the finest artisans in Italy; the home of the world’s most skilled leather craftsmen. The brand sees each piece as a work of art in itself.

We are the first stockist of brand new designer brand Ennigaldi in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire and the surrounding area. The Sarpanit is in store now with limited availability. Visit Robinsons today and become one of the first to own the next big thing in designer accessories.  

IS OXBLOOD THE NEW BLACK?

Deep, dark, sexy and sophisticated; oxblood has taken the fashion world by storm in recent years but could we even go so far as to suggest that the oxblood hue is in fact the new black? It’s the shade that countless designers have incorporated into their newest collections season after season, and now it has arrived on our shelves in the form of Mulberry’s most classic shoulder bag style, the Medium Lily.

If you’re searching for a bag that will last you a lifetime, seeing you through any occasion from formal soirees to Saturday afternoon cocktails with the girls, the Mulberry Lily in Oxblood Natural Leather is undoubtedly the style to suit. Elegant, timeless, chic and large enough to accommodate all of those little essentials we couldn’t possibly make it through the day or night without, it is the shoulder bag that will never go out of style.

Oxblood makes a great alternative to black for those with fairer complexions and the shade has become fashion’s new neutral, meaning that it works well with almost any outfit. Pair your Mulberry Lily in Oxblood with dark denim, your little black dress, an all-white outfit; the options are every bit as endless as they are when you’re working with black accessories. The only difference is that the look created is sophisticated, sexy and oh-so-good at earning you your sartorial stripes.  

Visit Robinsons today to shop the Mulberry Medium Lily in Oxblood; you’ll wonder how your wardrobe ever managed without it.