A red handbag to add to the collection

red handbag from desigual

The second I spotted this red handbag in Desigual on my Lisbon trip last week, I knew I had to have it! (Here’s the same bag on their UK site in black or white, non affiliate). The main thing that sold it to me was the fabulous striped, wide strap. I’ve got a thing about wide straps on handbags, because I want total comfort. I can’t be doing with thin straps that dig into your shoulders. Drives me mad. This particular bag actually comes with three different straps which impressed me too. A thin strap (which I obviously won’t be using), the wide strap and a third, chain strap. You can also remove all straps and just use it as a clutch, which I will also do, because I love a clutch bag for an evening out.

The other cool thing about the red handbag, is that I bought it at the Freeport Outlet Centre near Lisbon, so it was reduced in price. Bonus! I used it this weekend to go out for my dad’s birthday lunch. I’m wearing my favourite pair of trousers: the wide-legged tweed ones that I wear so much throughout the cooler months. I love them with my Skechers trainers (of which I have three pairs—white, black and red!). I added two other new items to the outfit as well, this long dark grey cardigan from H&M, and this white tee from Mango (also of which I have three lol—red, black and white—there seems to be a theme here, right? lol).

The look was finished off with a red stone necklace and beautiful ring (inherited), red and gold earrings (bought from my local supermarket last year!), and my black Citizen Eco Drive watch that Michael bought me the last time we were in New York. All in all, it’s a look I really like. I feel that it’s a look that is so me. I don’t know what style it comes under? What do you reckon? I really have no idea lol! Street style with a mix of Parisian?

10 comments so far.

10 responses to “A red handbag to add to the collection”

  1. Lovely says:

    It’s a beautiful bag and it’s a brilliant color.

  2. mireilleftm says:

    I love this look! I am looking updating some of my white tees, and will have to check the mango website. I have donated my last colorful bag but ordered something to replace it, in a rust orange color.

    • Suzy says:

      Thanks Mireille! I also just bought a lovely plain white tee from Massimo Dutti, the quality is gorgeous. I don’t know if you have that in the States though.
      Big hugs
      Suzy xx

  3. Gail Is This Mutton says:

    That is so you, preppy French chic? Nice bag! Now you mention it, I’ve never actually looked at straps before but the thin ones do drive me crazy. Thanks for linking xx

  4. thestylesplash says:

    What a gorgeous bag! I love the colour and the wide strap. The whole look is fab! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  5. I love this outfit, Suzy! And I think Parisian street style describes it perfectly. What a fabulous red bag, too! The strap is really cool. I am with you on shoulder comfort being key!


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