Lets be honest here; with four days to go until Christmas, any hope of buying a well-thought out ensemble present, each item lovingly wrapped and nestled together in a gift box, can go firmly out of the window. These last days before Christmas are the time for statement gift-buying - and what could be more of a statement than a fabulous ba, right? From £12.99 upwards, we have a selection for all budgets...
Ah, ASOS. How do we love thee? Let us count the ways... This leather, bucket shaped bag meets all our criteria for S/S '12 with its two-tone design and chunky D ring clasp. And it is a bargain. A. Bar. Gain, we tell you...
Unsurprisingly, the brilliant Charlotte Olympia shows as much innovation with her handbag line as with her shoe collections, and this is a perfect example. A perspex case with a clasp fastening, this clutch can be used by itself or with one of three two-tone satin linings which it comes with (green pictured above). LOVE.
Charlotte Olympia, £405 at net-a-porter.com
Chic, stylish, nautical and fabulously boxy. AND a snip at £36; we heart this Topshop doctor's bag.
Doctor's bag, £36, Topshop
A cute clutch crafted from vintage Japanese Obi fabric, this gorgeous clutch is one of an exclusive run of only five bags. By Kiki London, this number is available from one of London's hottest new designer boutiques - Wolf & Badger - which prides itself on stocking up and coming and lesser known designer names.
Kiki London, £550 at Wolf & Badger
If next year's Margaret Thatcher biopic, The Iron Lady, encourages you to invest in only one bag for ever more (Thatcher famously owned one black Asprey bag for the whole of her political career) then this could well be it. the Hepburn, by Aspinal of London is a perfect option for long-term style. We favour it in show-stopping scarlet.
£495, Aspinal of London
We love a satchel, and New Look’s two-tone number is ticking all our boxes, not least because it is a fantastically well-priced £12.99. Yes! Listen to our advice; grab this now before they all sell out.
£12.99, New Look
Ok, we know this is the ultimate splurge - but where Anna Dello Russo leads, we are destined to follow - and she's led us right to this fabulous Corto Moltedo bag. ADR favours this design in neon but we love it in gold python. Inevitably. Available from one of London's coolest new independent boutiques, The Box Boutique, this little beauty comes in at a mortgage busting £1135. And no, there shouldn't be a decimal point there. Well, we can dream...
Corto Moltedo, £1135 from The Box Boutique