One of my main fashion obsessions is handbags. I have a huge collection that is stored literally everywhere in my house – in cupboards, under my bed, at the bottom of my wardrobe, in my office, basically anywhere I can find a little space. When it comes to a payday treat I will always be drawn to the handbag department, and in terms of brands, it is Biba that I love the most.
Biba is a brand that was founded in the 1960s by the legendary Barbara Hulanicki. It was resurrected as a brand name by House of Fraser a few years ago, bringing the brand’s Art Deco style decadence and black and gold iconic colour scheme once again to the fore. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength, with fashion and accessories, luggage, jewellery and homewares making up a range that impresses every season.
What I love about Biba bags is that there is a Biba bag for every occasion, from work to holidays. There are roomy totes and slinky clutch styles, ladylike vintage dolly bags and handbags that could take you from work to after shift drinks. Many of the bags are in classic black, but animal print is also a popular Biba print, and there are some colour options in Autumnal shades of plum and bottle green.
Biba bags are timeless and you will find yourself using them time and time again. I seem to reach for them on a regular basis.
A Biba for all occasions
The work to bar clutch
For those who love Art Deco
For a weekend away
For dress down Friday