A touch of Westwood from OD’s Designer Clothing

OD’s Designer Clothing is a one stop shop for all those with a love of designer labels. Stocking a range of clothing, fashion and accessories for men, women and children, OD’s is a place to look if you love Vivienne Westwood, Hugo Boss, Olivia Burton, Moschino, Raymond Weill, Thomas Sabo…the list is, quite literally, endless, and is just full of quality items, whether you are treating yourself, or looking for a gift for a loved one. (Father’s Day anyone?)

OD’s has a great range of bags from my favourite designer, Vivienne Westwood, and the WV Westwood Bag may well be the perfect versatile bag for any event this summer. A sleek black leather design in the classic Messanger style, this cross body bag would be so useful and practical whether you need your hands free on the school run, want to party away at a summer festival, need something classic and elegant for a summer wedding, or just want to be able to hold more carrier bags on a shopping trip.

The bag is surprisingly roomy, with an internal security pocket with a zip, all lined in gorgeous Westwood orb print fabric. I found I could easily get a small purse, keys, phone, lipstick, tissues and an eye liner in the bag and still have a little room. The zip fastening on the top is another security plus, and it also looks great with the orb engraved for that extra luxurious look.

The bag is such a classic design. It is plain except for the enamel orb on the front, which makes it a bag that can be matched with so many outfits. The long strap could be worn over the shoulder, or cross body style which not only looks cool, but means your belongings are always in front of you.

This bag is so versatile

For Sunday Lunch

For a shopping event at Topshop

A shopping Trip teamed with a Vintage Skirt

A trip to Wales

I love that when you place an order with OD’s Designer Clothing, you get a beautifully gift wrapped package in a stylish gift style bag. Vivienne Westwood bags also have the dust bag that makes them extra special, and wonderful to give or receive as a gift.

The WV Westwood Bag costs £105 and you can find it here.

Cutting the Cost of Designer Handbags

Designer handbags are an important accessory for the fashionable woman.  They are a symbol of status and social mobility. Several high end handbags tip the pricing scales at just over £20,000. Those, of course, are extreme examples, but there are a great number of designer handbags that can set a person back anywhere from £2,000 to £4,000. Even the lower end stock of reputable handbag designers price out at the £300 to £500 range.  Needless to say, many designer handbags are so expensive that they remain but a dream for a large portion of the population. A Payday Loan could help make your dream a reality by providing the funds needed to purchase the bag of your choice.

If you have had your heart set on the more expensive handbags, you might be feeling a bit hopeless at this time. Fortunately, there are ways for you to style yourself beautiful with these types of handbags even if you are not part of the social elite.

Rent Them

Did you know that film and fashion companies regularly hire out designer handbags? Since they only need the bags on a short term basis it does not make sense for them to buy the bags outright. This is something you can do as well. Many companies that once only rented designer handbags to companies are now renting them out to individuals as well. If the idea of hiring out a handbag appeals to you, here are a few places to check out:

Elite Couture

Elite Couture was one of the companies that started out by renting designer handbags to the film and fashion industry.  You can join Elite Couture for free or take a paid option and get additional benefits, such as discounts on bag hires, complimentary gifts, and providing insurance for the handbags. You can see Elite Couture’s membership options here.

Classic Chanel 2.55

Classic Chanel 2.55

Designer Handbag Hire

Designer Handbag Hire’s membership plan is listed at £9.99/month but frequently reduces the price to £4.95/month. Membership provides you with significant discounts on bag hires. You can take a look at some of the member versus non-member prices here.



Swap Them

If you are fortunate enough to already have one or more designer handbags, but are on a quest for a different style, there are places where you can swap your handbag with other handbag owners. You can either swap your bags with other people or list your bags for sale, and buy designer bags from others at lower prices than you would if you were to buy them new. Here are a couple places where you can swap designer handbags:

Big Wardrobe

BigWardrobe.com is a site that allows you to swap designer items from people all over the world. You can sign up for free and buy, swell, or swap designer items. The site has over 100,000 members, so the chances are quite good that you will be able to find a swap that suits your needs.


Myhandbagswap.com is free to join and allows you to list your bags for just £1.00. The site also has a forum in which you can discuss various aspects of the designer handbag industry.

Slightly Damaged Designer Handbags

If you want to get substantial discounts on designer handbags, consider buying slightly damaged one. If you don’t mind a broken zipper, damaged handle, or a ripped lining, this could be a great option for you to consider. Of course, you don’t want to do this if the damage is obvious and you will be at a social event where you will be under close scrutiny. But if you are buying the bag more for a stylish look for casual occasions, this option could suit you well. You can find slightly damaged designer bags on eBay.

Friday shopping fix featuring Laura Ashley, Boohoo, Selfridges and LK Bennett

With the 1st of May,  we have seen some beautiful weather that has been more Summer than Spring, so it feels like we can finally start to dress in some wonderful Spring/Summer collections without the threat of chilblains. I don’t know about you, but retrieving the maxi skirts, cotton tops and sundresses from the wardrobe has been a rather lovely feeling. one long overdue.

With that in mind, Friday Fashion Fix is bringing some gorgeous summery prints from Boohoo, the most luxurious bags from Selfridges in mouth-watering bright shades, the picks of the sale and new-in from Laura Ashley, and some elegant choices from LK Bennett.

Enjoy the long weekend – hopefully in the sunshine.



Laura Ashley


Lace Front Micro Pleat Sleeveless Dress Now £77.00 click to visit Laura Ashley

Floral Print Sheer Layer Micro Pleat Skirt £65.00 click to visit Laura Ashley

Pale Grey Hummingbird Silhouette Cowl Neck Top Now £21.00 Was £30.00 click to visit Laura Ashley

Offer: 30% off Everything* Free UK Delivery on Furniture & Upholstery* Free delivery when you spend £50 or more on fashion*
Dates: Wednesday 1st May – Monday 6th May

Click here to visit Laura Ashley


LK Bennett

Britani Broderie Anglaise Dress £146.25 click to visit LK Bennett

June Linen Dress £168.75 click to visit LK Bennett

Beata Jersey Snake Print Maxi Dress £146.25 click to visit LK Bennett


Selected dresses 25% off.

Click here to visit LK Bennett


May Aztec Mixi Maxi Dress £25.00 click to visit Boohoo

Harriet Aztec Maxi Dress £15.00 click to visit Boohoo

Sabine Aztec Sideband Trousers £20.00 click to visit Boohoo


MARC BY MARC JACOBS: Chicret cross-body bag £260 click to visit Selfridges

SOPHIE HULME: Box plate clutch £270 click to visit Selfridges

MARNI: Flap shoulder bag £755 click to visit Selfridges