Zandra Rhodes launches designer handbag collection for QVC
Want to own a designer handbag without having to re-mortgage your house to afford it? Check out the latest collection by style guru Zandra Rhodes for QVC, beautiful affordable bags starting from just £40. Her celebrity fans include Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, so youll be joining an exclusive client list the designer and fashionista has also designed for Princess Diana and Elizabeth Taylor. Tune into QVC to find out more.
We caught up with Zandra at the launch to get her top accessory tips for the coming season.
What are the current trends in handbags?
Contemporary bags look very expensive, with lots of extra bits and pieces like chains, threads and signature knick knacks.
What are the qualities of an investment bag one that wont easily date?
It should look well made and be nice and soft to touch. It has to have a nice texture with a classic look. Ideally it should be leather or give the impression of being leather an investment bag should look and feel great!
What were your key concerns when designing your this range for QVC?
The bags had to look enough like Zandra Rhodes, like I would wear them. If you wouldnt wear your own designs then youre not being true to yourself or proud of the product youre creating.
What are the key selling points of this range?
The quality and the details such as the internal pockets for your phone and lipstick. The jacquard lining and metal signature detailing are great too.
Whats your current favourite piece from the collection?
The Felicity Cross Body Bag (pictured centre, £54) as I think its really versatile you can wear it as an evening bag, or on your shoulder during the day. I also love the Amelia Tote (pictured top left, £128), which I think is fabulous for travel and the Ellie shoulder bag (pictured bottom left, £90) because its so classic.
How have handbags changed over the decades?
People have become very aware of handbags, youve got to carry your things around so it might as well be fabulous!
What are your handbag essentials?
Keys, glasses, wallet, make up, mobile phone and camera
The Zandra Rhodes collection is available to buy at qvcuk.com
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