THE SELFRIDGES GUIDE TO: THIS SEASON’S SPECTACULAR SHOES AND BAGS

Forget brown-paper packages tied up with string: these unbelievably good shoes and bags are our current favourite things. So, settle in and start scrolling - if you’re as obsessed with accessories as we are, you’re in for a right treat.

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Cartoon capers

For bags loaded with kooky, nostalgic charm that are as impactful as a 100-ton anvil, cartoon prints are the way to go. We’re doe-eyed for Givenchy’s Bambi backpack (in this season’s most sought-after shade of scarlet), as well as Coach’s line-up of Donald Duck-doodled bags and purses.

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All that glitters

It’s that time of year, folks: scene-stealing glitter and lashings of sequins that will see you through party season with aplomb. Undoubtedly the most photogenic trend of the lot, these babies will look incredible twinkling in a GIF on your Instagram feed.

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Miss American Pie

From checkerboard prints to bold red, white, and blue colour-blocking, the all-American diner has been a sweet source of style inspiration this season. Team your bag of choice with Wonder Woman-worthy gold boots and head-to-toe denim for all-out Americana. Anyone for a shake?

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Dark romance

If it’s super-chic sophistication you’re after, Louboutin leads the way. We’re all pining over this velvety pair of knock-'em-dead heels with luxe gold embroidery; wear with your sharpest LBD for A-grade after-dark dressing.

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Build a bag

Anya Hindmarch’s genius build-a-bag customisation service has made it achingly simple to add a bit of self-expression to your everyday accessories. We’re opting for contrasting handles and as many personality-packed key chains as the bag will carry. It’s like Pick’n’Mix, but better.

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Pumped-up flats

Party shoes you can actually walk home in after five hours on the dancefloor? Sign us up, pronto. We’re head over heels (pun intended) for Alberta Ferretti’s embellished mules; wear with your party dress and a boyfriend-style blazer to up the laissez-faire, cool-girl ante.

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Classic redux

We love a twist on a classic here at Selfridges, and Loewe’s polka-dot collection is a fun new riff on a much-loved staple. The Puzzle shape remains as timeless as ever (and deceptively spacious inside), yet the bold spotty print is a welcome breath of fresh air.

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City cowboy

The Wild, Wild West is proving to be something of a fashion goldmine this season, as these ankle boots by Alexander Wang prove. Tough, pointed, and festooned with silver studding, strutting into the pub (or should we say, saloon?) with these on your feet will bring a real cowboy swagger to your step.

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Hot fuzz

As autumn looms, we’re upping the cosy factor with the help of a bevy of furry accessories. With shearling-lined sandals (that, amazingly, really do keep your feet toasty) and roomy faux-fur totes (practical and snuggly in one neat package), we’re so ready for the chill to set in.

Balenciaga - Triangle bag and Knife boots

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Get to the point

Listen, we have to talk about brand of the moment, Balenciaga. A master of the unexpected, creative director Demna Gvasalia has treated us to a standout selection of directional accessories of late. His sporty-yet-sexy skin-tight Knife boots and the quirky-cool Triangle duffle bag (inspired by retro ski boot bags, no less) are the current must-have power couple. Get them while you can…

 

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