• 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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  • BEST PRICE-PER-WEAR DESIGNER HANDBAGS

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    BEST PRICE-PER WEAR DESIGNER HANDBAGS AT SIOPAELLA

    I want you to do something for me. It's not a big ask. Think back to how many times you bought tights, undies, socks and little 'bits' from Penneys. You probably spent €60 in one go without even realizing it! And now count how many designer handbags you own! Not as many? Now imagine this. According to the Independent, the average cost of a night out in Dublin is €81; that's factoring in €41 on pints and the rest on chips, taxis, nightclub entry and babysitters! If you cut down on the nights out, (house parties are where it's at, don't you know?) in just 24 weeks, you can afford one of our most expensive bags, the Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Ascot tote. Not only is one hangover better than two, wouldn't you rather have one quality night out on Saturday with the girls and spend some quality time with bae on Fridays? Light the fire, turn on Fargo or Made in Chelsea (we don't judge) and veg for the winter months. It's only getting colder!

    1. THE LOUIS VUITTON DAMIER EBENE ASCOT TOTE

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    2. THE CHANEL 2.55

    Want to look better and feel better and bag yourself some designer arm-candy while you're at it? Forgo the daily Dart/Luas/Dublin bus journey which costs on average a hefty €122 per month and you can afford a Chanel bag in 16 months. It might seem like a long time but we all know how quickly time flies by and imagine how fit you would feel both mentally and physically if you cycled to work every day? Not to mention avoiding the rush-hour crush! This Chanel 2.55 classic bag could be yours.........

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     3. CELINE PHANTOM TOTE

    Most of us eat out once once a week, right? We have birthdays, weddings, date night, the list is endless. For a mid-range meal in Dublin, the average price is €60 and that's without starters or desserts! So, if you make like Nigella and start making your own dinners and lunches, in 23 weeks,  you can afford this Celine Pebbled Leather Phantom tote and probably be a lot healthier too!

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    4. PRADA SAFFIANO DOUBLE ZIP LUX TOTE

    Gigi Hadid has it, Miranda Kerr has it, have you GOT IT? No, we're not talking about a rocking' bod or your mojo or a hot ex bad a la Joe Jonas or Orlando Bloom. We're talking Prada. The hot pink Prada Saffiano lux double zip tote. If you give up your twice-daily latte which costs us on average €2.80, in 30 weeks, you could afford this bag, which if you wear every day for one year, costs only €3 per day! Not bad, eh?

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    5. HERMES HER BAG

    If you splash out on one takeaway a week, whether it's Chinese, Indian or Mexican, you're probably spending €15, factoring in your prawn crackers and can of coke. Well, eschew your weekly splurge and in 66 weeks, you could have your hands on the inimitable Hermes Her Bag. This iconic leather and canvas tote will be the envy of all your friends and we can sacrifice the local chipper for that, right?

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  • It's Bloody Freeeeeezing!!

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    It's Bloody Freeeeeezing!! The cold has well and truly set in. At Siopaella we've invested in boxes upon boxes of herbal tea for the shop to keep our little paws warm and have mastered the art of layering for indoors! Here are three looks to keep you warm and stylish this freezing festive season! All items available from our website or from our Cecilia Street store.

    Luxurious Lady:

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    Jacket: Chanel

    Bag: Prada

    Scarf: Hermes

    Ring: Loulerie

    Necklace: Siopaella

    Keep it All Black:

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    Jacket: Dr Denim

    Bag: Louis Vuitton

    Ring: Louis Vuitton

    Collar: Siopaella

    Sunglasses: Anna Karin Karlsson

    Keep it Under Wraps:

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    Coat: Aideen Bodkin

    Scarf: Temperley London

    Bag: Victoria Beckham

    Sunglasses: Tom Ford


    All items available from our website or from our Cecilia Street store. 01 555 0119

    Model: Seana Henry

    Stylist: Ciara McCaughey

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