• WHAT YOUR HANDBAG SAYS ABOUT YOU

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    DREAM HANDBAGS FOR DREAM INTERVIEWS

    How important are first impressions? VERY. You wouldn't show up to a dinner date with a plastic bag now, would you? Unless you're a Rubber Bandit, you're going to want to have a selection of handbags that suit the occasion. And here at Siopaella, we know how important it is to match your handbag to your mood! But sometimes, you don't want to have to do the work so let us do it for you! The new year is a great time to move jobs and now that the jobs market is really opening up, we say 'go nab your dream job, girl!' These five bags say very different things about your personality - so we're matching the job to the handbag - so you can go and fulfill your ambitions with a little sartorial help from us.

    The perfect handbag for a graphic designer job interview

    What better to convey an artistic streak with a sense of playful humour than this Love Moschino tote? Your interview is bound to go your way with this handbag in tow!

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    The perfect handbag for a corporate CEO/COO/Managing Director job interview

    Whether you're heading up a major multi-national corporation or looking forward to doing so in the future, this Gucci Jackie O handbag oozes class, sophistication and professionalism. Exactly what you want to exude at a corporate interview.

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    The perfect handbag for a costume designer interview

    You're a costume designer, fresh off the set of Vikings and now you're going for the new play at the Abbey Theatre - how retro/hipster can it get? Very - with this massive Burberry holdall, not only will you be able to store a plethora of costumes, you'll make a major statement!

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    The perfect handbag for a doctor interview

    The detail and stitching on this Bottega Veneta bag is second to none. You will convey exquisite taste with a penchant for the best in life - what more could you want from your physician? Nab that interview girlfriend!

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    The perfect handbag for an art/music/drama teacher interview

    You like your bags weathered and this vintage rucksack will gain the utmost respect from all the cool kids in your class. Imagine showing up to an interview with this in tow - you'd be a class act!

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  • FOUR DESIGNER HANDBAGS AT FOUR DIFFERENT PRICE POINTS

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    FOUR DESIGNER BAGS - FOUR DIFFERENT BUDGETS

    The new year is all about resolutions - whether you stick to them or not! Here at Siopaella, we think that designer handbags are a great investment. Not only do they have potential for re-sale, they are also designed to be hard-wearing and long-lasting. Whether you're an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink kind of girl or a clutch arm-candy kind of chick, we've rounded up the top four designer handbags at four different price points so you can add those investment pieces to your wardrobe and maybe even bequeath them to a grand-daughter.

    BEST VALUE DESIGNER HANDBAG UNDER €700

    This teal Prada handbag is the perfect sized carry-all with oodles of compartments and zips so you can store your lippie away from your sausage rolls. Not that we're saying you eat sausage rolls. Maybe you're more of a goji berry/protein ball snack kind of girl? Prada screams class and sophistication and we wouldn't be surprised if you got invited to a rooftop soiree or two off the back of this little minx! Looks amazing when contrasted with a light colour like this Rick Owens Leather jacket or this Balenciaga cream biker.

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    BEST VALUE DESIGNER HANDBAG UNDER €500

    Are you a girl that likes your bag to show as much personality as you do? Then this Balenciaga cross-body does just that. It's effortlessly cool and works best when worn alongside a laid-back Californian cool type aesthetic; Rag and Bone jeans, a grey marl tee with a Rick Owens leather jacket, this Lily and Lionel scarf and these studded Carvela boots.  

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    BEST VALUE DESIGNER HANDBAG UNDER €250

    Love Moschino is for the fearless fashionista who loves a pop of colour and a quirky touch to her accessories. This bag will turn heads and have jaws dropping at the cool details like this little owl key chain. Jeremy Scott, eat your heart out. Wear it with a scarf like this Dior beaut and some colourful accessories like these vintage Rayban Wayfarers.

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    BEST VALUE DESIGNER HANDBAG UNDER €150

    This Michael Kors bag has chic magnifique written all over it for the bonafide trend setter! The tan leather complements this classic Burberry dress and these nude Louboutin heels to sheer perfection so you can channel your inner style siren and look the part!

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    Fancy nabbing any of these pre-loved beauties? Call us on 01 677 9106 for our Temple Lane South store or 01 555 0119 for our Cecilia Street store and we'll be happy to chinwag about these designer goodies. As always, check our website for the newest designer additions! You won't be disappointed.

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  • SIOPAELLA'S TOP FOUR DESIGNER BAGS UNDER €200

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    FOUR DESIGNER BAGS UNDER €200

    Holi-yays are coming and the Goose is getting fat.It's time to start thinking about your loved ones and get Christmas shopping so we've rounded up five absolute bargains for your with our 'Four Designer Bags Under €200 Post.'

    1. Everybody loves a classic Michael Kors bag and this one is an absolute steal at €169. The two hues will match almost every outfit and the size is perfect for the business woman to store her stationary back-up (because we all have a stationary fetish, no?),diary and makeup bag so she can refresh at the end of the day for cocktails after work, making it the number one bag in our 'Top Designer Bags Under €200' list. We know you love a good bargain so we added these other Michael Kors bags under €200 just for your viewing pleasure!
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    2. Versace is the magpie-lovers best friend. Lady Gaga, J-Lo and Selena Gomez are all fans. In true Versace style, this white patent handbag, retailing for €149 will be perfect for dancing around in Krystal or Vintage Cocktail Club with the girls, making it number two on our Top Designer Bags Under €200.

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    3. Marc by Marc Jacobs sadly is now a defunct label so this Classic Q Hillier Hobo bag is your last chance to bag a piece of history. Literally. This gorgeous tan leather bag has a cross-body strap as well as a handle and carries the length of a bottle of coke for when you're doing your Christmas shopping and there's no time to stop! Warning: Also can fit several multi-packs of Cadbury's. Retailing at €179, this comes in at number three on our Top Designer Bags Under €200 list.

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    4. Kate Spade only recently hit our shores and we love the designer's ethos, with her muses as the coder-dojo expert/model/Taylor Swift's BFF Karlie Kloss and the nonagenarian style maven Iris Apfel. The Kate Spade bag is super versatile and works for all ages, looks chic and is a great size for daywear which makes it number four on our Top Designer Bags Under €200.

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    MORE KATE SPADE BAGS UNDER €200

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