M&S's Handbag Collection Is So Strong Right Now—Here's What Caught My Eye

By now, you may be aware that I have a particular infatuation with handbags. Micro or maxi, bedazzled or minimalist, bags are the first thing to catch my eye. But when it comes from moving from love-at-first-sight to actually taking the plunge to purchase, I'm a much harder judge. 

There are a few things that I look for when shopping for bags, whether facing a designer purchase or high-street steal. Especially at the moment, if I part with my money, it has to be for good reason. And as someone who spends a lot of time scrolling through new-in styles (all in the name of research, of course), one brand's handbag collection has really impressed me, and that's Marks and Spencer


(Image credit: @evody.onesi)

Evody wears the M&S Faux Leather Cross Body Bag (£35).

So what to I take into account when looking at handbags? First, a timeless appeal is a must. With purse strings tightening, any investment must stand the test of time and work within my wardrobe forever. And M&S has served up an array of styles that look incredibly expensive and will withstand the changing trends. Second, what occasion is the bag destined for? A crossbody bag will be a useful style when running errands to throw keys and wallet in. A larger tote might become my new work bag, or am I looking for a summer-ready style that will carry all my beach-side essentials? Or maybe I'm simply searching for a fun new bag to inject some life into my wardrobe. Whatever it may be, Marks and Spencer has covered all bases.

Keep scrolling for my edit of the best bags at M&S right now. 


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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.