Next – Statement bags that will make you drool

The sign of a celebrity is a statement bag. Everyone who is anyone totes the latest it bags from the likes of Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, Mulberry and Victoria Beckham. The true sign that you have made it is when you have a bag named after you. Birkin’s, Kelly’s, Stam’s, Alexa’s and now the Del Rey have all been named after style icons, and have become much lusted after items with price tags to match.

But you can get supremely stylish bags, in all manner of designs, from the High Street. And one of the most fantastic collections this season is from Next. These are bags that offer style, space and serviceability, with a price tag that will leave you change from £50.

People will believe you have spent a fortune on your arm candy…it’s up to you whether you put them right…

This gorgeous vertical bag from Next with the quilted effect gives you the image of Chanel toting, without the £700+ price tag.

Next Vertical Quilt Bag £30 click to visit Next

Chanel vertical quilted satchel bag

This is a classic nude tote bag that is a wardrobe essential. It would look amazing with everything, and owes more than a bit of style to that classic amongst handbags, The Birkin.

Next Nude patent tote £30 click to visit Next

Classic nude Birkin

Tan and biscuit shades are always useful when the weather gets warmer because they just look so fantastic when teamed with white. I love that this bag gives the impression of leather, and also that it resembles the Balenciaga City bag.

Next Soft Zips Tote £26 click to visit Next


This bag is wonderful! The teal colour is fresh and unusual, the satchel shape is very now, whilst the quilting is a nod to Chanel, and also to Marc Jacobs, who also employed the teal colour to memorable effect.

Next Teal Quilted Round Zip Bag £25 click to visit Next

Marc Jacobs

Animal print is always a style staple, and is again a hot trend for the spring. This crossbody bag is perfect for shopping, leaving your hands free to pick up those bargains.Luxury brand Osprey has also featured this trend in its collections.

Next Leopard Print Leather Across Body Bag £40