I’m an Editor Who Loves Handbags—This Is the Brand I Always Recommend

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Timeless, elegant and beautifully made, Aspinal of London's handbags are in a league of their own. As a self-proclaimed handbag expert with over 30 bags in my collection, it takes a lot to turn my head, but Aspinal's bags make the cut every time. With each new collection, the thoughtful nature of each design is clear and present, with exquisite craftspersonship a key and defining feature. And unsurprisingly, the new collection for autumn 2023 is a real standout. 


(Image credit: Courtesy Aspinal of London)

For the new season, Aspinal has once again offered up a sleek collection that is perfectly placed for the transitional period. Each year, autumn calls for a shift in textures and fabrics, as leather and knitwear re-enter our daily outfit rotations, making the new woven-leather styles particularly fitting. Aspinal has reimagined iconic designs with three weave patterns; square, diagonal and houndstooth, alongside the sleek pebble leather. Each are handwoven by skilled artisans, adding a distinct and elevated feel to the much-loved silhouettes. 


(Image credit: Courtesy Aspinal of London)

In the collection there are carry-all London Totes that will become your new work companions for their space and sleek design, set to carry all your work essentials and complement your elevated office looks. For those looking for a more compact silhouette, there's a smaller size that retains the same sleek nature in a more refined shape for everyday use.

For relaxed weekends, running errands or dashing out for coffee, the Hobo Bag offers a softer shape and relaxed feel with the high-end look of all of Aspinal's pieces. For on the go, a hands-free crossbody in the form of The Camera Bag is always my go-to, and for autumn the addition of woven fabrics will add a point of contrast to all your outfits. Finally, we look to evening, as clutch bags have returned to prominence, and as ever, Aspinal has its finger on the pulse. The Evening Clutch features diagonal weaving and comes in two sizes, allowing you to find the perfect one for you.

Ready to explore Aspinal's autumn collection? Me too, so let's dive in. 






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Florrie Alexander
Acting Affiliates Editor

Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Whilst studying in Aix-en-Provence, she began to write her dissertation on the history of fashion and the influence of Haute Couture, and landed her first role at Harper’s Bazaar. Following this, she interned for various publications including Elle, Grazia and Marie Claire before joining the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller. There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content.

During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications including Vogue Italy and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping. Florrie actively pursues an in-depth understanding of fashion and jewellery, and after styling a jewellery cover shoot at Conde Nast Traveller chose to complete the De Beers Diamond Foundation course. Florrie first joined Who What Wear UK as a freelancer before becoming the Commerce Writer, blending both editorial and commercial content. Now, as the Acting Affiliates Editor, she monitors current trends, new-in styles, wardrobe heroes and how best to style them. In her downtime, Florrie can be found in her hometown of London, usually with a coffee in hand.