How to buy classic handbags in the sales

Shopping in St Tropez summer 2015



How to buy classic handbags in the sales. I am currently in France enjoying the sunshine or should I say heatwave, so have not been doing a lot of sale shopping this season. However when I was in St. Tropez the other morning I noticed that many of the shops were already “on sale”.  This is unusual in France. As far as I am aware the sales do not officially start till mid-July.  In order not to transgress this law many of the shops call their sales “promotions”.


If I do any sale shopping I stick to my rule classic, classic, classic. No one season wonders. Always buy something that you love, that fits well in your wardrobe and that you might not be able to afford at full price.


Classic accessories that will last for many years definitely come into this category. My special weakness is handbags. I love good leather and this usually comes at a price. If you buy a neutral colour like black, navy, tan or brown in a classic style you can not really go very far wrong. If you are thinking of replacing an old worn out black handbag ready for the autumn this might just be the time.


I have had a search and come up with a few that you might like to consider.



  1. Paperesse
    3rd July 2015 / 12:43

    I noticed the sales seemed to start earlier this year. Lovely selection of handbags. Enjoy the heat, I sure am.

  2. Wendy in York
    3rd July 2015 / 15:07

    My niece has just chosen the Michael Kors tote as her graduation present from us & I’m really pleased that she has been wise enough to choose such a classic bag . You are not the only one having a heatwave – over 30 degrees here in Yorkshire .

  3. une femme
    3rd July 2015 / 16:41

    Smart choices! When you can find classic styles on sale it’s worth the splurge.

  4. Rita
    5th July 2015 / 15:36

    I always make sure a handbag has enough pockets!

  5. Rita
    5th July 2015 / 15:38

    Also, whether classic or not, a handbag should not have too much weight while it’s empty. I avoid bags that weigh a ton even before I load them up with my stuff.

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