Bloggers handbag pics

ITALY: Fashion Editor Ildo Damiano

When choosing a bag, start by deciding which dimensions and shape are the best fit for the occasion. I believe accessories are really a distinctive sign of one’s style and personality; this is why I have many tailor-made items with my name sewed on. I would suggest choosing “bold”, monochromatic bags that can be easily adapted to any look. In addition, I would avoid matching the colour of the dress with the shoes - I’d rather go for the fresh and contemporary effect of opposites. The bag that has accompanied me in most adventures is my Louis Vuitton Keepall, which I have personalised with my initials. Fidenza Village is the perfect place to purchase bags because it offers the greatest selection of brands and provides guests with the ideal accessory with the right price.

Follow Ildo’s style:

Instagram: @dieciminutidiapplausi

Shop the latest handbags at Fidenza Village


SPAIN: Rebeca of

My favourite bags are those that can stand the test of time, those that don’t go out of fashion. I love finding authentic vintage pieces that look equally as chic today. Of course, occasionally I’ll indulge in a statement piece to channel the latest trend, but I still prefer a classic that can be passed from generation to generation. I collect a variety of different styles that can be worn for different occasions, from clutches and crossover bags to oversized totes. I love Loewe and Gucci for classics that never fail.


Follow Rebeca’s style:



Instagram: @atrendylife

Shop the latest handbags at La Roca Village and Las Rozas Village


FRANCE: Fadela of

Back at secondary school I really wanted a feminine bag instead of my rucksack, so I tried to persuade my parents, elder sister and anyone else who would listen that I needed to have a Longchamp tote. My shoulders can still remember it – it definitely wasn’t practical for carrying 10 kg of books on one side! Nowadays, I go for the mini versions of my favourite handbags; I love the practicality of them. When I visit La Vallée Village I always shop for bags in Céline, Gerard Darel and Lancel – and in terms of colour, I would say black or camel is my go-to, so I can wear it as often as possible.


Follow Fadela’s style:

Facebook: @fadelamecheri

Twitter: @fadelamecheri

Instagram: @fadelamecheri

Shop the latest handbags at La Vallée Village


GERMANY: Nina of

When it comes to handbags, I prefer classic styles that go with everything – Furla, Bally or Versace are my favourite boutiques at Wertheim Village and Ingolstadt Village. To me, the most important thing is to feel comfortable when carrying my bag. It needs to be practical, comfortable and have enough room for all my essentials! I travel all the time so I carry my Avène Aqua Spray, a moisturising lotion and lip balm in my handbag to keep my skin refreshed and hydrated. Even in the evenings, you’ll find me carrying the biggest tote. My girlfriends shake their heads, but I love them! My top tip would be to keep your handbag in a cotton sack when not in use to protect it from dust and scratches.


Follow Nina’s style:

Facebook: @_helloshopping

Twitter: @_helloshopping

Instagram: @_helloshopping

Shop the latest handbags at Wertheim Village and Ingolstadt Village


BELGIUM: Elien from

When I'm out working I usually carry my Balenciaga City bag: it's roomy but not too big or heavy to carry. I used to pack everything, but these days I’ll carry the bare minimum – my wallet, keys, chapstick, a notebook and, of course, my camera! My first-ever bag was actually bought at Maasmechelen Village when I was just 12 years old! It was this little Kipling purse that made me feel all grown-up – I totally rocked it on the playground. Although I love timeless pieces, I’m often seduced by bold, bright statement bags. I tend to invest in classics usually from Furla and then opt for more budget-friendly options for those special one-off finds – Scotch & Soda is a firm favourite!


Follow Elien’s style:

Facebook: @dogsanddresses

Twitter: @dogsanddresses

Instagram: @dogsanddresses

Shop the latest handbags at Maasmechelen Village


UK : Marika of

My personal style is quite feminine – I like spicing up classic looks with seasonal pieces but I don’t chase after trends constantly. For me the most important thing is to find a balance between being stylish and comfortable. My go-to day bag is a classic black Furla piece – its simple finish and practical pockets make it perfect for work. Then, for the weekend, I’ll mix it up with a small, cross-body shoulder bag, like the Tory Burch Robinson. I’ve also been favouring metallic clutches recently, they’re perfect teamed with statement earnings and bracelets for an evening out. My go-to brands when looking for handbags at Bicester Village would have to be Saint Laurent Paris and Salvatore Ferragamo!


Follow Marika’s style:

Facebook: @Bisounordic

Twitter: @Bisounordic

Instagram: @bisounordic

Shop the latest handbags at Bicester Village


IRELAND: Martina of

I'm a girl who’s constantly on the go, so my favourite has to be the bucket bag. I consider my bag an extension of my apartment as I carry a lot in it, from my Filofax to an umbrella! Needless to say I've been called Mary Poppins on a few occasions. I currently am using a blush-coloured leather bucket bag that goes surprisingly goes with everything. I also love leather handbags for their durability and longevity. I'm a massive fan of Longchamp bags as they allow me to carry a lot. Kildare Village is a must-visit for handbag lovers as it caters for all. From the likes of Furla and Mulberry to the more affordable ranges of Cath Kidston and Ted Baker. One brand that I'm obsessing over at the moment is kate spade new york – her bags are so durable and match my aesthetic perfectly.


Follow Martina’s style:

Facebook: @Martina’sMark

Twitter: @MartinaReynolds

Instagram: @martinasmark

Shop the latest handbags at Kildare Village 

Follow Andrew’s style:

Facebook: @AndrésjimFotografía

Instagram: @andrewjim

From skin-nourishing elixirs to health-boosting superfoods, four top bloggers share their health, fashion and beauty tips…

The lifestyle edit

BEAUTY by Holly of

Skincare investment

As I've got older, my list of skincare concerns has not only got longer but also more specific. Long gone are the days of renewing my skincare routine every month, I’m now focused on finding holy grail products that I can rely on year after year. A generic high-street chemists’ cleanser just doesn't cut it anymore, and if there's one thing you can justify investing in, it has got to be your skin. Think skin-loving elixirs, rejuvenating masks and miracle cleansers!

The triple effect