What to Consider Before Buying a Handbag

It is very common for women to have multiple Handbags of many different styles and sizes, which they enjoy switching up to co-ordinate with outfits and purpose. Despite this, when making a designer bag purchase a lot of thought goes into that decision. The user thinks hard about whether the quality of the luxury bag is high enough, whether the cost per wear will be satisfactory and whether the designer bag is worth the price tag. Here at Radley, we understand the importance of ensuring you really want / need that designer handbag and have put together a list of seven different things to take into consideration when deciding on your next Handbag. Whether it be a backpack, clutch bag, crossbody bag, grab bag, hobo bag, pocket bag, shoulder bag, gym bag or tote bag you are after, hopefully this list will help you to decide.

What size Handbags are you after?

When choosing a bag, it is very important that you think about the size. Ensuring your handbag fits all your items for that particular purpose and then is able to close without items overflowing should be at the top of the check list. At the same time, you don’t want to be carrying an oversized bag if you only need a few essential items with you.

Why go for a Large Handbags?

A large handbag is usually best when you need to carry a lot of items with you, hence why it’s a popular choice as a work bag or school bag. An oversized bag enables the user to fit everything, from their books and papers to a laptop or tablet and often has internal pocket that you could put your smaller valuables such as chargers or card wallets.

Large handbags are perfect for the modern woman with a busy lifestyle. Choosing a material such as leather means your oversized bag will be durable and stylish.

Our collection of large handbags includes backpacks, tote bags and slouchy hobo bags that have plenty of space inside for all your essentials and more. If you’re looking for practical as well as stylish accessories, our large cross body bags and backpacks both features incredibly wearable hands-free designs. Or if you’re looking for a shoulder bag, our large hobo bags can give your outfit an instant style update. All our big handbags are crafted from the finest leather, with a variety of styles, shapes and colours available. You can pick from this season’s range of block colours and playful prints – all featuring Radley’s instantly-recognisable iconic style.

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Cable Street- Large Zip-Top Tote Bag

Meet your new go-to bag for gym, weekend or everyday essentials. Crafted from soft nylon fabric, the zip top tote offers multiple ways to carry it, thanks to the detachable, branded Radley shoulder straps and grab handles. With a spacious interior and multiple compartments to keep your belongings in check, you won’t remember life before it.

Arlington Court- Large Zip-Top Backpack

Meet the must-have bag of the season. Take our Arlington Court medium backpack through the working week with ease, featuring multiple pockets and a soft leather finish this design will keep you organised without compromising on style. Carry this silhouette with its go-to grab handles or effortlessly on your back when you feel like going hands-free.

London Shopper- Large Zip-Top Tote Bag

In need of a new large tote? Invest in this style for the season ahead. Featuring a sketch of Tower Bridge with a floating red heart for a chic touch and contrast shoulder straps. Stylish yet practical, it has plenty of room to fit in gym kit, work essentials, food shopping and more. This tote is set to become your new favourite accessory now and in seasons to come.

Johanna Konta Tote- Large Zip-Top Tote Gym Bag

As part of our exclusive edit featuring our new brand ambassador, we’re excited to bring you the Johanna Konta bag. Crafted with a sleek athleisure touch, this tote bag is perfect for popping over the shoulder and beginning your day, the stylish way! With a spacious interior to keep essentials in check, this design will become your new favourite style essential – whether you’re heading to centre court, the gym, or to midday meetings. This silhouette is complete with a tactile nylon fabric and a practical hands-free design that will elevate capsule wardrobes in an instant.

Why go for a Medium Handbags?

When choosing a bag for your everyday life, size is very important. The most popular size for an everyday bag is a medium handbag. This is because when going out during the day, you aren’t likely to be carrying much, for example, it is usually just the essentials- your phone, purse, keys and maybe a couple of extras such as an umbrella and a pair of glasses. However, it is also likely that you may grab a bottle of water or something throughout your day and need to put it in your bag. Therefore, carrying a medium bag ensures that you have space for all your essentials with a little room to pack an extra jumper or some essential shopping.

Whether you’re looking for classic or modern handbag, or even a plain or patterned animal print bag design, we have a range of non-leather and leather medium-sized handbags that are ideal for carrying your day-to-day essentials with ease. Our medium cross body bags, effortlessly cool backpacks and timeless tote bags are all made from the finest leather and other long-lasting materials, so you know that you’re investing in a quality piece that you’ll treasure for years to come. The perfect size to take to work every day, as well as complementing any evening outfits, our medium tote bags and leather shoulder bags are a wardrobe staple. With our iconic styling, recognisable brand and distinctive Scottie dog logo, there’s no mistaking a Radley bag, so you can establish your style credentials by adding one of our functional yet stylish medium handbags to your outfits.

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Stargazing- Medium Multiway Grab Bag

Cherish winter’s cosiness with the exclusive Stargazing scene from our picture bag collection. Our designers have carefully crafted the appliqué story of our iconic Radley dog and friend watching the stars together close to a roaring fireside, fastening them by hand to each and every one of our leather multi-way bags. Once you’ve finished taking it all in, you’ll be delighted further by the abundance of pocket storage space inside and then the option to wear it either as a cross-body or grab bag.

Baylis Road- Medium Multiway Grab Bag

Invest in a handbag that you can take from morning meetings to midday lunch dates from our Baylis Road Suede collection. Crafted from a mix of leather and suede panels for a sleek finishing touch, this multiway grab back will pair well with both work and weekend looks. You can choose how you want to wear this design when on the go, with its handy cross body strap or grab handle to pick from.

A silhouette that blends effortlessly with all your favourite outfits. Baylis Road, AKA your new go-to bag will be the style you choose every time. Whether you’re off to work or planning casual weekend outings, this range will be here to accompany you.

Indigo Place- Medium Flapover Shoulder Bag

A trend-led update of the Burnham Beeches range, this medium flapover shoulder bag from our Indigo Place collection is the perfect work accessory. Organisation is key when commuting to and from work, so this design has made keeping your essentials in check with its multi-compartment design. Crafted from luxe leather, this styleis finished with easy to wear shoulder straps and an oversized hand stitched branded patch for a statement finish.

Sleek and sophisticated, just like you! Pair an Indigo Place design with your favourite work ensembles for a streamlined feel. With versatile colour ways to browse, it’ll be your easiest buy to date.

Liverpool Street- Medium Zip-Top Multiway Bag

Add a sophisticated touch to office ensembles with our Liverpool Street leather multiway bag. Featuring beautifully crafted faux croc texture that’ll give simple looks a statement finish, this silhouette is made to get you through a busy working week. Finished with a spacious compartment, you’ll be able to keep everything from your mobile to makeup and work notes in order.

Made to take you through day and night plans effortlessly, Liverpool Street’s beautifully crafted design and new faux croc texture will give capsule wardrobes the stylish finish we all crave.

Why go for a Small Handbags?

Small handbags are popular choices for evening bags. This is because when you go out in the evening, it’s not likely that you will need to carry much. Most women prefer to take as little as possible with them on a night out by taking for example, their phone and a credit card. Therefore, the smaller the bag the better, this is also why clutches are popular evening bags.

They say good things come in small packages and that’s certainly true of our collection of small handbags. Perfect for the evening or if you like to keep your daytime bag streamlined, our small leather handbags are perfectly compact and lightweight. Here at Radley, we have a style to suit you when it comes to our little handbags range. Our collection includes small cross body bags, small backpacks and small tote bags that are conveniently compact but can also carry any essential items easily. They’re ideal if you’re constantly on the move as they’re fuss-free and easy-to-carry, making them perfect for travelling.

It is also important to note that if you suffer with back or shoulder pain, then you should consider downsizing to a smaller bag. This is so that you cannot fit enough into it so that it will be heavier. A lighter bag will cause less damage to your body.

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Selby Street- Small Zip-Top Cross Body Bag

The ultimate piece of arm candy for all your festive soirees, this cross bag will make a striking statement with ease. Crafted in luxurious velvet, the front is accented with beaded embellishment, with an understated plain reverse. It’s hands-free and fuss-free thanks to the detachable shoulder strap, which means you can focus on looking stylish on the dance floor.

Sports Luxe – Small Zip-Top Cross Body Bag

Opt for a silhouette that keeps functionality and fashion to the forefront from our Sports Luxe range. Beautifully crafted from luxury Italian leather that will last for years to come, its compact interior will keep your most needed essentials secure and in check. This cross body bag featured a super soft shape and is finished with a webbing strap, so you can stay hands-free while on the move.

Bell Court- Small Zip Around Clutch Bag

There are clutch bags that are guaranteed to steal the spotlight with ease. The Bell Court, rounded clutch is just that. A modern take on an essential style, it’s crafted in satin and accented by beaded embellishment detailing for an opulent feel. Carry it as the finishing touch to every ensemble this festive season.

Alba Place- Small Zip Around Cross Body Bag

Take your look from simple to statement with an update on the Alba Place bag in faux leopard print. Crafted from smooth leather with a leopard print design in pony skin texture, it features multi-compartment with zip features, and a detachable wide shoulder strap. The on-trend animal print will add visual interest to any outfit.

What material Handbag are you after?

Choosing the material of your future bag is very important when deciding on which bag to choose. leather bags are known for their strength and resilience, however, weigh more than other materials, so if you have a heavy bag, it is sometimes better to go for a non-leather material such as nylon, to make you bag lighter. The material of a bag can also determine how smart the bag looks, for example, if you are looking for a casual style bag, then it may be better to choose a non-leather material bag.

We use only the finest leathers to bring our iconic handbag designs to life. Expect lasting quality, vibrant colours and beautiful textures across totes, shoulder bags, clutches and more. Leather is a natural product, renowned for its quality and durability. Leather has also been a popular choice for many because it never goes out of style. Another reason why it is favoured by consumers is because all leather is unique. Due to its natural qualities no genuine leather bag will ever be identical, due to the difference in the grain and the wrinkles.

Leather is known for its strength and resilience. Having a strong bag is always favoured as it can carry all your things without you having to worry about it breaking, making it extremely practical. This also makes it long-lasting, which is why leather will have a slightly larger price tag than non-leather bags. You pay for what you get! It is also extremely versatile, as seen by it being used for items other than handbags, such as shoes and sofas. Leather can come in all shapes and sizes which is why it is perfect for a bag. From an evening clutch to a gym holdall and everything in between. Leather is the perfect material.

Due to leather deriving animal skin, it makes it a porous material meaning that it can never be 100% waterproof, unless coated with something. However, leather is naturally water resistant to a certain extent. This means that your leather bag will not get ruined in the rain, perfect if you are looking for an all year-round bag.

If you’re looking for a casual alternative to your everyday leather bag, we have a collection of stylish non-leather handbags and canvas bags that are perfect for adding to your daytime wardrobe. Combining durable, lightweight materials with functional pockets and playful details, our large collection of fabric handbags includes waterproof totes, cotton bags and oilskin backpacks.

Here at Radley, we combine style, quality and functionality in our accessories, helping you find the ideal bag to match any outfit. Whether you’re looking for a large weekend bag or a practical laptop bag, you can discover non-leather bags that will be sure to become faithful wardrobe staples. We take pride in quality craftsmanship and use only the finest materials for our iconic designs, so you know that when you invest in one of our cloth or nylon bags, they will not only be long-lasting but will also stay in style, season after season.

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Border- Medium Flapover Tote Bag

Invest in a sleek design from our Border collection that’ll pair perfectly with workwear ensembles. Beautifully crafted from smooth leather, this flapover tote bag opens to a roomy internal compartment fitted with slip and zip pockets where you’ll be able to organise your essentials easily. Finished with elongated shoulder handles, you’ll be able to effortlessly swing this style over your shoulder.

Penhurst Zip- Medium Zip-Top Shoulder Bag

Fusing fashion with functionality, this shoulder bag from our Penhurst Zip collection will pair perfectly with everything in your wardrobe. Perfect for work and weekend wear, this design is fitted with a zip-top fastening to keep all your essentials safe. Swing this design over your shoulder for hands-free travelling.

Bell Street- Medium Zip-Top Multiway Bag

For a silhouette that works as hard as you do, opt for a bag from this colour block design from our Bell Street collection. Featuring a Scottie dog charm, this multiway bag will add a stylish touch to your capsule wardrobe. Crafted from smooth nylon fabric and finished with a multi-compartment design, you’ll be able to keep all your essentials in check. The colour block design is made to get you through a busy working week.

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The Pearl Bag- Small Zip-Top Multiway Bag

The Arlington Court bag but with subtle sparkle. A Radley style staple, this style is designed to ensure you dazzle at every festive soiree. It has been crafted in a beautiful velvet fabric and elevated with a hint of glitter for a Christmas update. We love the hoop grab handles and removable shoulder strap, as well as the handy internal slip and zip pockets to store away all your essentials.

Penton Mews- Medium Zip-Top Backpack

You’ll be able to travel to and from work in style with silhouettes from our quilted Penton Mews collection. An update on our Charleston range, this backpack features dash dot lining for a fun finish and versatile colour ways that’ll make pairing with work or casual ensembles simple. Complete with spacious compartments, you’ll be able to keep your most needed essentials secure while on the go.

Work it! Give the accessories you’ll use everyday a chic feel with contemporary quilted designs and hands-free heroes that’ll make commuting to and from work a breeze.

Pocket Essentials- Large Zip-Top Tote Bag

Inspired by our much loved Pocket Bag, this lightweight and spacious nylon tote is perfect as a laid-back everyday bag. A great size for all your essentials, plus a little more, you can rest this design on your shoulder and be on your way.

What Occasion do you want your Handbag for?

There is a bag for every occasion that you can think of, so it can sometimes be tough to know which style bag is best for which occasion. If you are looking for an everyday bag, then its usually a lighter material which a bit of colour, an evening bag is usually small and glamourous, a work bag is large and in a more neutral colour, and holiday bags are lightweight and full of colour.

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A good evening bag can either make or break your outfit, so finding the right one can sometimes be a difficult choice. The perfect evening bag will hold all your essentials, go beautifully with your outfit and look extremely stylish. There are many different styles of evening bag that are great for all different occasions, for example, clutch bags, cross body bags, wristlets and grab bags, however, it’s hard to pick which one will be best suited for you and the occasion.

Our luxurious leather handbag and clutch designs come equipped with removable cross body straps, handy wristlets and stylish gold chain straps options, that make them the ideal accessories to add to your evening wardrobe. Prepare for special occasions with easy to pair colour palettes, embellished designs or choose a metallic silhouette to give your look a shimmery finishing touch.

Alma Drawstring- Mini Drawstring Bucket Bag

There are some occasions when only a small bag will do, those nights when you want to be hands-free, but you also want your bag to stand out. That’s when a mini bucket bag is a great choice, one that is stylish and functional in equal measures. Small but perfectly formed, Alma is just that. Crafted from smooth leather with a faux lizard-embossed finish, with a contrast suede drawstring-top pouch and a statement-making gold shoulder strap, it will instantly elevate your look.

The Daisy Bag- Medium Zip Around Cross Body Bag

This season we’ve been influenced by vintage trends with a contemporary twist! This cross body bag from our Magpie Lane collection is inspired by vanity cases, updated with a woven leather hoop handle and double tassel zip pulls to make the perfect evening companion. A silhouette beautifully crafted from sleek faux croc textured leather, it’ll stay with you for years to come.

Get carried away with one of our exclusive Magpie Lane designs. Inspired by traditional vanity cases, these handbags will see you through all the events you have this season.

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A work bag is a bag which is able to hold everything you need to carry to work with you. There is no set shape or size for a work bag, however, they are likely to contain multiple compartments and pockets for laptops, tablets, phones, power banks, papers, etc, so that everything inside is easily accessed. The most popular types of work bags are tote bags, shoulder bags, grab bags and backpacks. Within the past 5 years backpacks have become the most popular choice of work bag. This is because they are easy to carry, distribute the weight of your bag evenly to reduce back pain, and you can be hands-free when wearing them.

Designed for women on the go, our range of must-have work bags and accessories are crafted with carefully considered pockets, compartments and more to help keep all your essentials organised for the working week. With versatile shades to pick from, luxe leather and lightweight fabrics, you’ll find a handbag that will fit in effortlessly to your busy work lifestyle!

Arlington Court- Medium Zip-Top Multiway Bag

Meet the must-have handbag of the season. Take our Arlington Court multiway from work to the weekend with ease, featuring multi-compartments and a soft leather finish this design will keep you organised without compromising on style. Wear across your body or use the grab handles and be on your way!

Every exceptional woman needs a handbag they can rely on – whether you’re headed to a meeting or a casual dinner date, these silhouettes are the perfect fit.

Liverpool Street- Medium Zip-Top Shoulder Bag

Add a sophisticated touch to office ensembles with our Liverpool Street leather tote. Made to get you through a busy working week, this handbag will make it easy to locate your essentials while on the go.

Made for your everyday activities, Liverpool Street’s beautifully crafted designs are made for when you have work meetings, lunch dates and more packed in their diaries.

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Planning a holiday or a weekend away? If you love to travel as much as we do, you’ll love our lightweight travel collection featuring casual totes, cross body bags and pouches that double up as nifty hand luggage. So, whether its city sightseeing or poolside pampering on your agenda, be sure to pick up one of these adventure ready accessories.

Prepare for adventures abroad with our collection of handbags and accessories that are perfect for the holiday season. Featuring a range of leather and non-leather designs that’ll see you through relaxing beach days or long city walks while site seeing, you’ll be able to keep all of your essentials secure and organised.

Market Street- Small Grab Tote bag

Invest in a style that offers a modern touch to work and weekend looks with our Market Street collection. Crafted from sleek smooth leather, this small tote bag is made with a delicate stitch trim and leather hoop grab handles for a trend-led feel. Opening up to a spacious internal compartment, you’re you’ll be able to keep your daily essentials in check.

Hello Summer- Medium Zip-Top Cross Body Bag

Say hello to summer with this delightful Radley cross body bag, featuring handy zip-top compartments that’ll make packing away essentials for the day simple! Crafted from soft grainy leather, its boxy silhouette and adjustable strap make it the best option for women who are on the go.

What Style Handbag are you after?

Picking which style of bag that you want is possibly the most important decision to make when choosing a bag. Here at Radley, we offer a whole range of different styles to help you choose the best design for you. Whether you are looking for a large handbag or a small handbag, one strap or two straps, or smart or casual, we will have the bag for you.

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Both functional and stylish, our designer leather backpacks are the perfect accompaniment to any outfit, whether you’re seeking casual or smart style. With enough room to hold your laptops, chargers, notebooks and diaries, our leather backpacks are designed especially for the woman on the go - so you don’t have to compromise. The ideal accessory to add to your work wardrobe, our real leather backpacks mean that you can carry all your important personal items with ease, while also keeping them safe. Take a closer look at our exciting range of on-trend women’s leather backpacks.

Arlington Court- Large Zip-Top Backpack

Meet the must-have bag of the season. Take our Arlington Court medium backpack through the working week with ease, featuring multiple pockets and a soft leather finish this design will keep you organised without compromising on style. Carry this silhouette with its go-to grab handles or effortlessly on your back when you feel like going hands-free.

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Any style-conscious woman will know that you can make or break a carefully put-together outfit with your accessories. So, don’t leave it as an afterthought – explore our collection of designer clutch bags that can add the perfect finishing touch to your evening look. Crafted from the finest leather, our ladies clutch bags have timeless appeal. From boxy shapes to pretty pouches, elegant wristlets and detachable shoulder straps, our designer clutches are incredibly versatile. Available in a range of wearable colours and designs, you can find the ideal accompaniment to your outfit, whether that’s a classic envelope clutch in crackled bronze, or a sophisticated flapover clutch with a leopard print accent. If your diary is filled with weddings, birthdays or other special occasions, a leather clutch bag will be likely to become your evening wardrobe staple, so explore our beautiful collection of stylish clutch bags here at Radley.

Christmas Quilt- Large Tech Pouch

Step away from your black leather clutch this festive season and opt for a quilted one in a merlot hue instead. This design is crafted in sumptuous velvet – the perfect fabric for elevating your party look. It has a zip fastening with a gold star keyring, and it has enough space to fit in all those all-important essentials and more without looking bulky. Tuck it under your arm and dance the night away.

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Perfect for a woman on the move, cross body bags are a hands-free, fuss-free accessory, ideal for a day out or when travelling. Plus, they have the added benefit of never going out of style – what more could you ask for? The perfect size to carry all of your essentials and keep them safe, our designer cross body bags have a wearable asymmetric strap and they’re versatile enough to take you from day to night. From structured and boxy shapes, to relaxed and slouchy designs, you can accessorise for any occasion with our collection of cross body handbags. When you shop from our collection of across the body bags here at Radley, you’ll find beautifully crafted pieces made from the finest soft leather.

Fountain Road- Small Zip-Top Cross Body Bag

An update on one of our favourite collections, Postman’s Park, these soft grainy leather styles are ideal for the everyday. This cross body adds an on-trend touch to your day-to-day wardrobe, while offering spacious internal compartments for all your essentials.

Turn your out of office on and prepare for weekend trips away with a new accessory. These designs are the perfect go-to for everyday wear, plus the double zip feature offers a trend-led lift to casual looks.

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You can’t go wrong when you shop from our large collection of Radley grab bags, which are available in both classic and contemporary styles. Whether it’s a fabric or leather grab bag you're after, your new buy will feature unique handcrafted details and pattern work. The classic design of our top handle bags means that they are easy to grab and go, with the option for a long shoulder strap if you need to keep your hands free. From small boxy handbags to large slouchy grab handbags, you can find the perfect top handle bags to accessorise off-duty casual and complement your smart work outfits.

Liverpool Street- Medium Zip-Top Multiway Grab Bag

Bring some texture to your Radley collection with our Liverpool Street bag. This classic design has been updated in an on-trend mock croc texture for the new season. We love the press stud closure & multiple compartments, cross body strap and grab handles - perfect for tackling the daily commute.

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Designed to sit stylishly on your shoulder, our slouchy hobo bags are an everyday essential for a woman with a busy lifestyle and perfect if you like to be prepared in all situations. Our soft shaped leather hobo bags are not only on-trend but also incredibly practical – they are designed to be spacious enough to carry everything you might need, or to give you some extra storage on a shopping trip. Crafted from the finest leather, we don’t compromise on luxury with our hobo handbags, so you can showcase your laidback style with a wardrobe staple that you’ll return to season after season.

Oxleas- Large Zip-Top Hobo Bag

This large zip-top hobo bag from our Oxleas collection will make a stylish addition to your Radley collection. It’s perfect for either casual or work occasions, making it completely versatile. Beautifully crafted from smooth leather with tonal colour block and snake skin panels this silhouette is complete with plenty of space to store essentials.

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A Radley icon, our leather pocket bags were born in 1999 and are still our No.1 bestseller today. Featuring a wearable cross body design and a sleek slim silhouette, our pocket bag is instantly recognisable and will help you keep your style credentials intact. The slim, hip-hugging style of our pouch bags make them an effortlessly elegant addition to your outfits and the hands-free design is perfect for any woman who is always on the move. Another iconic feature is the Radley slip pocket that keeps all your essentials organised and easy to find. Available in a number of versatile colours, such as black, tan, midnight blue and burgundy, our pocket bags are designed to be the perfect everyday accompaniment for the modern woman.

Pockets- Large Ziptop Cross Body

Our iconic Pocket bag is back with a timeless gold feature zip. Effortlessly easy to wear, our iconic hands-free style has been designed with busy commutes in mind. First introduced in 1999 and still our no. 1 bestseller, its timeless appeal will ensure you arrive in style every time you use it.

A Radley staple that you can’t say no to! Easy to wear whether you’re on your way to work or on casual shopping trips, you’ll be fully prepared with a classic design like this one to hand.

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Stay on top form when it comes to accessorising and go seamlessly from work to weekend with one of our stylish shoulder bags for women. Our practical women’s shoulder bags are large enough to carry all of your essentials and more, whilst never compromising on elegant style. Available in a variety of wearable colours, our designer shoulder bags are versatile and functional – perfect for any modern woman. Not just this, they also bring a touch of luxury to your outfits, with our iconic designs and premium materials, all lovingly crafted to create our Radley collection.

Eaton Hall- Medium Zip-Top Multiway Bag

This soft leather medium zip-top multiway bag is an ideal everyday handbag. Featuring a fun stitched stripe design, this style will add a playful yet chic feel to your look, while making transitioning from day to night plans effortless.

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If you like to be prepared for any situation, then you need a spacious and practical handbag on your arm – which is why you should add one of our beautifully-crafted leather tote bags to your wardrobe. Tote bags have become a staple for women around the world due to their versatility and timeless style, and with so many different shapes, styles, colours and designs available, you can’t go wrong when you invest in a quality leather tote handbag. With a large collection of nylon, oilskin and leather totes for sale here at Radley, you can add the finishing touch to any outfit, whatever the occasion. Whether you’re looking for smart tote handbags, or something more suited to your off-duty style, you can find it in our shop.

Strand Hill- Medium Open Top Tote Bag

Invest in this design from our Strand Hill collection that’ll effortlessly see you through season to season. Beautifully crafted from smooth leather, it’s fitted with a zip-top fastening, multiple compartments, and a flapover front compartment to organise and store your essentials when on the go.

How many compartments do you want your Handbag to have?

Having compartments within your handbag, is extremely important to many women. Being able to separate your things so they are easy to find, is a feature that a lot of women want when buying a bag. There are many different types of compartments that could feature in a bag, for example, interior zip pockets, interior slip pockets, exterior zip pockets, exterior slip pockets and dividers.

If you are looking for a bag that has extra security measures, then having interior and exterior zip pockets is definitely a bonus, as you can keep your most precious belongings extra safe within your bag. Exterior slip pockets are great to put things that you need to grab all the time easily, such as a train ticket or mobile phone.

If you are wanting to buy a bag to be used for work, then a bag with multiple compartments and dividers is always good. This is because you can separate all of your things and be able to find everything you need quickly and with ease. There is nothing worse that rooting through your whole bag trying to find a pen, when you know it could be in a side pocket.

What type of fastening do you want your Handbag to have?

There are many different types of fastening that a handbag can have and choosing the right one for you can be a very important decision. Depending on the style of the bag, it could have one of a variety of different fastenings. Some of the different fastenings include; a zip-top, a magnetic clasp, a flapover, and so many more.

If you are looking for a bag that has extra security measures, then having zip-top fastening is definitely a bonus, as you can keep belongings extra safe within your bag, without the worry of anyone being able to get into the bag. This is very beneficial if you are commuter or going to a city where there are lots of people. Sadly, we live in a world with pickpockets, however, having a zip across you back will decrease the chance for someone else to get in. For extra security, you can buy a bag that has both a zip-top and then has a flap over the top, for double protection.

How expensive do you want your Handbag to be?

When women buy designer handbags, they expect them to last a long time, therefore, the price you pay should reflect, how well the bag lasts. The more you pay, the longer you expect the bag to last in a great condition. Everyone will have different standards on this, but if they bag you love is in your price range, and you believe that you will be able to carry it for as long as you hope to, then you should go for it.

How much do you love the Handbag?

You can go through all of these steps and find a handbag that ticks all of your boxes, and should seem perfect for you, but there is one problem… You don’t actually love it that much! When you purchase a new handbag, you don’t want to be paying for it when you don’t feel 100% about it, as it is a lot of money to pay for something you aren’t sure on. You should LOVE your new handbag that you are buying, so much so, that you feel like you can’t physically move on in your life without it! Something your going to carry buy your side for years to come, should be something you know you really wanted. So, once you know… You go for it!