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“Handbags and Gladrags” is the name of a song written in 1967
by Mike d’Abo, who was then the lead singer of Manfred Mann.
D’Abo describes the song as “saying to a teenage girl that the
way to happiness is not through being trendy. There are deeper values.”

Rod Stewart‘s version I remember the most. This clip includes the Sterophonics, to add some icing to the cake. Click below to view.


The lyrics describe a teenage girl obsessed with fashion that her grandfather sweat to provide for her.

Is it true that we are obsessed with fashion and accessories no matter at what cost?

If money is no object, here are some must have “Arm Candy”.

Inspired by Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox,Mulberry references the forest critter for the British brand’s latest line of handbags

Mulberry Fox Lock Oversized Bag $1800

Chloe Paraty Medium Leather Bag $1895

The one and only 'Chanel'

Chanel Classic

YSL Oversized Muse in Ivory Classic Leather $1650

MK Skorpios Ring Tote $995

MK Tonne Hobo in Ecru $895

For the rest of us, who can dream of having a classic piece. Ever thought of renting? www.bagborroworsteal.com

I recommend this site from personal experience. The purses and handbags are authentic, in pristine and mint condition. I have also sent one of my handbags for cleaning, it was restored perfectly.

ASOS is a site I highly recommend and have tested out a few times! plus the bonus here the prices are realsitic.

A recent addition to my collection is the clutch below. Its is so beautiful and on trend, a steal for the dollar!

ASOS feather clutch bag in black or neutral $43.98

More fabulous handbags and purses.

ASOS Leather Metal Buckle Bag $125.79

ASOS Premium Luna Cross Body Bag $107.82

ASOS Suede And Metallic Mix Portfolio Clutch $107.82

The Cambridge Satchel Company reminds me of my school days! This is one for the shopping bag! Smart, stylish, sassy and practical all in one.

The designer Cambridge Satchel Company from £113

You can achieve your own style and on a budget, so shop around for your piece of ‘Arm Candy’

Other sites to visit www.Net-a-porter, www.Bluefly.