Microtrend Monday: This Detail Makes Any Handbag Look 10x More Expensive

Here at Who What Wear UK, we always strive to tell you about the next big trends ahead of time. That’s why we created Microtrend Monday, your weekly alert to let you know the items and styling tricks that are suddenly taking off.

Over the past few years there has been a rise in affordable designer handbags, and most of the it bags that you see all over your Instagram feeds all fall in the £200 - £500 bracket. And the bags that are selling the fastest all have one thing in common — a croc-effect finish. Lisa Aiken, Net-a-Porter's fashion director, said at her autumn/ winter 2018 trends presentation that this is only going to get bigger, and that the key is that it photographs well. "Lots of contemporary brands are working this into their collections but it still feels super premium," says Aiken. "It's something you'd have and treasure for a long time." Staud's croc-effect Bissett bag sold out almost instantly on Matches an Net-a-Porter, and Rejina Pyo's bags are all in a luxurious soft brown croc-effect leather.