“It’s a Satchel; Indiana Jones Wears One…”

History tells us that women have been carrying handbags since the early 18th century. Since then the concept of handbags typically being ‘feminine’ has taken a huge turning point, and become a leading fashion accessory as well as a common necessity for Men. The demand for this has particularly blossomed within the last few years – and it’s about time! Aside from the mainstream ‘back-pack’ Men from all over the world have been rocking totes, duffel, barrel and bowling bags.

With a little help from innovative designers, the look has quickly flourished from the ‘Cat-walk’ to the ‘Side-walk’. Here are brands such as Hugo Boss and Hackett showcasing their fabulous designs, with their diverse yet striking looks:

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Technology also plays a huge part in influence of trends, as street styles are captured and admired all over the web. I believe individuals – as a representation of the general public should also be credited.

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Thackerays Showcase at Fire & Ice

On Wednesday evening, Thackerays joined premium lounge bar Fire and Ice in West Bridgford, Nottingham for a stylish Ladies Night. During the sold-out event, guests enjoyed a three course meal, cocktails and the opportunity to see key looks from our new autumn collections from brands such as McQ by Alexander McQueen, Maison Scotch and Darling. A Thackerays pop-up shop showcasing a key selection of accessories and jewellery caused much excitement among our guests.

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Models’ outfits were presented in three sections; denim based casual looks, transitional looks to take you from day to night and evening looks for those special occasions. And not forgetting our amazing ladieswear buyer, Laura, who talked through each look, sharing her styling tips and trend knowledge.

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Nottingham-based makeup artist Hadrian Munro gave the models a fresh face accompanied by this seasons’ trend for a matte lip which is ideal for the winter weather. Whilst hair was tonged and teased into desirable looks by the team from Saks in West Bridgford.

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Many thanks to everyone involved and to all of the guests. And be sure to visit our Facebook page to view all the photos from the night.