Handbags and gladrags

It may be a cliche, but women love handbags. Don’t tell me it’s not true. How many do you have? Probably plenty, but room for one or two more for autumn winter, am I right?

We love a handbag here at Ocean Terminal. Clutch bags, cross-body bags, shoppers, casual bags, satchels – handbags, handbags we love them all! So, we have decided to share a few of our favourites for the new season here on the blog. Some might not be in stores just yet – but that just gives you more time to save for them.

And we’ve broken our favourites down into four categories, just to make it a little easier for you to decide. One from each perhaps?


A HUGE favourite for the last few years, a cross-body bag is practical and stylish. First seen in the 1970s, and retro styles from that era are massively popular. Great for evening and daytime, the most versatile of handbags!

Handbags cross bodyWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Holly cross-body bag, £55, White Stuff, three-colour cross-body bag, £24.99, H&M, burgundy cross-body, £68, Crew Clothing, red satchel, £14.99, H&M, tan satchel, £24, BHS


Who doesn’t love a shopper? Stylish, practical and BIG! What’s in your handbag? Wouldn’t you like to know. If you carry a shopper most likely everything and anything you can get in it! Shoppers can be stylish, or more casual. Up to you. Just make sure they are roomy!

Handbags fashion shoppersWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Burgundy shopper, £19.99, H&M, leopard detail shopper, £28, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS, tan shopper, £28, BHS, Tiger print shopper, £110, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, snake print detail shopper, £26, BHS, orange Umpire shopper, £44.99, Superdry


Really not the most practical of bags, but there is something uber-stylish about a clutch. The flatter and bigger the better for fashion points, but tiny-teeny clutches for an evening out are perennially popular. Big enough for a bank card, a lipstick and a mirror – oh and your keys. Maybe some cigarettes (of course not!). Cash for a taxi? Brush?See, this is when the problems start. But if you can leave it all behind on a night out, then a super stylish evening clutch is for you!

Hanbags fashion clutchesWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): tortoiseshell flat clutch, £14.99, gold evening clutch with chain, £14.95, both H&M, deco panel style clutch, £22, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS, pink beaded clutch, £tbc, Debenhams, snake jewelled clutch, £14.99, H&M


Sometimes you just need to sling a load of stuff in a bag, for the whole day, and go. Sometimes you want to dress down a bit. Sometimes a bright blue satchel seems like a good idea! Big casual handbags are perfect for when you have to just fit that little bit more in, when you still want to look stylish, but smart isn’t really a part of it.

Handbags casual bags

WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): two tone bag, £14.99, H&M, black faux leather backpack style, £29, blue Super Satchel, £44.99, Superdry, giraffe print slouch bag, £40, Red Herring @ Debenhams, black fur slouch, £tbc, Floozie by Frost French @ Debenhams

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reductions