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Saturday, 18 August 2012

Victoria Beckham - The Harper Tote Bag

And so on Facebook this week, Victoria Beckham announces that her new textured-leather tote bag, The Harper Bag, named after her daughter, is now available to purchase on Net-a-Porter.

Well if you have a spare £1,650, then get shopping here.

At first glance you would, as I did, think this to be a very expensive bag, but actually as Designer totes go, and as you will see shortly, she is not the most expensive.  I think we forget at times that she is a premium designer and has never positioned herself as a celebrity linking with a high street brand to produce affordable collections.  With all designer labels, come designer prices, just like Chanel, Dior, Vivienne Westwood and so on.  (Let's hope though that there might be a designer outlet coming soon at Bicester Village!!)

Is this bag affordable?  Well by my calculations, maybe.  Using my formula, if you buy The Harper Bag and use it 300 days out of the year, for two years, then I calculate this bag to be approx. £2.75 per day. Would you get more enjoyment using this bag for two years than spend this on a two week luxury holiday?

I've been having a look at the other totes available on the Net-a-Porter site, and here are my top five, with No.1 being The Harper Bag.

No. 1
The Harper Bag - Victoria Beckham
£1,650





No. 2
Roma - Bottega Veneta
£2,295

No. 3
Heroine - Alexander McQueen
£1,525



No. 4
Muse - Yves Saint Laurent
£1,485

No. 5
Madras - Miu Miu
£1,050