Friday, 29 November 2013

Your Christmas Gifts All Wrapped Up With Fiorelli

No matter how well we may know our loved ones, choosing the right gift can be a struggle. From mums and sisters to best friends and colleagues, the right gift should be true to their style. 

With this in mind, this year we’ve got your Christmas gifts all wrapped up - with our Fiorelli Gift Guide, we’ve got ideas for presents for under £30, under £50 and under £80 to help you on the search for the perfect present. Want to know what Team Fiorelli’s picks of the bunch are? We’re giving all of our Style Notes fans a sneak peek...

Gifts Under £30
Sometimes the best presents are simple and elegant. Jewellery is always a winner and a classic statement piece is something that will last for Christmases to come. Our selection of elegant costume necklaces are the perfect addition to any look come party season, and with a variety of different styles and gems, the only problem will be giving them away! 

Gifts Under £50
We all know that nothing beats a Christmas party, apart from if you’re celebrating with your girlfriends. Give your them the gift of style with our timeless Juliet clutch bag - let your friends unwrap a rich jewel toned clutch to make a head-turning statement by the bar, or give them shimmering silver with our limited edition anniversary style to shine on the dance floor. The perfect match for any festive look, your friends will have a reason to celebrate with our Juliet clutch in hand. 

Gifts Under £80
Those closest to you deserve something special. For those who like to stand out from the crowd, our Harper mini grab in our new winter floral print is a bold way to brighten up any outfit, and the perfect size for day or night. For those multitasking mums and shopaholic sisters, our larger Harper shoulder bag in classic tan is a chic update to their everyday style, though with our signature mock-croc detailing there nothing ordinary about this gorgeous bag! 

Tell us what you’re getting your loved ones for Christmas, as well as what you’re hoping to unwrap by Tweeting to @Fiorelli_Bags - we’d love to know what is on your #FiorelliChristmas wish list!

Shopping in the City: Fashionable New Year Destinations

January means New Year’s resolutions, shiny new gym memberships and best of all, the beginning of the January sales- handbags at the ready, ladies! There’s few activities that can thrill a woman in the same way a 50% off price tag can, so, read on for Fiorelli’s guide to the most fashion forward New Year destinations.

The Big Apple

As Frank Sinatra once sang, “I want to be a part of it, in old New York’ this is perhaps the most desirable shopping location on the planet. Whether it’s a Brooklyn flea market for a rummage or Saks Fifth Avenue for a snoop at items we wish we could afford, New York is a retail paradise!

Cocktails in Manhattan are an essential for New Years Eve itself, sip a Cosmopolitan in the plush surroundings of Above 6, or venture to Bathtub Gin, an unassuming coffee shop with a glamorous wine bar in the back.

Off the beaten track:  Century 21 is home to major designer garments at a snip of their original price. Shoppers can expect up to 40% off on a regular day and the January sales are likely to mean further price hikes for the keen eyed bargain hunter. 

Pop into The Cheesecake Factory for a mighty slice of red velvet or key lime cheesecake, it’s a must for anyone with a sweet tooth.

The City of Lights

The Eiffel Tower, melt-in-the-mouth Ladurée macaroons, and steak au poivre, it’s easy to see why Paris is such a fashionable travel destination. The shopping capital of Europe is packed with glamorous boutiques, patisseries and shopping districts which are irresistible to us fashionistas.

Begin your shopping tour of Paris at Le Bon Marché – the world’s first department store. This upscale retail heaven is just a 20 minute stroll from the Eiffel Tower and even if you find yourself window shopping, it’s worth visiting just to admire the impressive design. The Marais quarter is also a must-visit for eclectic fashion, fine art and the place to find one off pieces from up and coming designers.

NYE: You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to New Year’s Eve party ideas. Witness the gorgeous Paris illuminations, hop aboard one of the many river cruises which run along the Seine river and boast free champagne, an irresistible 3 course dinner and dancing, or, find a prime spot at the Champs Elyssé where you can watch fireworks above the Eiffel Tower whilst sipping a chardonnay and observe well-dressed Parisians.  

The Big Smoke

For the serious sale seekers, there’s no better UK shopping destination than London and whether you choose the area of Covent Garden, Westfield, Oxford Circus or Regent Street for your sale splurge, you’ll find an array of gorgeous shops and boutiques around every corner... And be spoilt for choice with the amount of luxurious hotels to stay at.  

Accommodation: Stay close to the shops at San Domenico House – a beautifully furnished, Italian run boutique hotel or Dean Street Townhouse – decadent Soho accommodation bursting with cosmopolitan cool. 

For a fashion-forward night out, head to Mahiki, Mayfair’s finest cocktail bar where you can quest your thirst for an alcoholic beverage by drinking cocktails out of treasure chests and sea pearls. Don’t forget to indulge in a spot of celeb spotting, Mahiki is a regular hang out for A-listers.

Are you a sale queen? Tweet to tell us about the best sale purchase you’ve ever made at @Fiorelli_Bags, and don't forget you'll be able to snap up a bargain from the comfort of your own home with our own January sale at - more details to be revealed soon!

Friday, 22 November 2013

'Stella Loves' Fiorelli - The Leopard Bailey Grab is Here

This week we are sharing the latest styles for SS14 as part of the 'Stella Loves' Fiorelli collection, as seen in Stella Magazine. Each day you will be able to have a sneak peek inside the handbags of one of fashion's most fabulous editorial teams, seeing what their bag of choice is and what they carry inside it. 

Beauty Editor Sonia Juttla - Bailey grab, leopard print

What I'm Carrying in My Bailey Grab
Linda Mereditch hydrating mist
Louis Vuitton notebook
Customised Aspinal of London makeup bag
Liz Earle superskin hand serum
Samsung phone
Prada purse
Marni fragrance
Capulet business card holder
Tata Harper aromatic stress treatment

Why I Love the Bailey Grab
It's a classic black tote so great for work, but the leopard-print panels makes it that bit more interesting.  

How I'll Be Styling the Bailey Grab
It will look great with slim jeans and a silk blouse, my go-to office outfit. I can even fit in a pair of heels for the evening. 

My Day To Day Essentials
A lipstick, mascara and liner are my beauty essentials. A notepad and pen is a must. A leather oyster card holder. My iPad mini, kindle and mobile and a magazine of some sort!

Our SS14 leopard Bailey grab bag is now available online as part of our 'Stella Loves' Fiorelli collection

Thursday, 21 November 2013

'Stella Loves' Fiorelli - The Adele Purse

This week we are sharing the latest styles for SS14 as part of the 'Stella Loves' Fiorelli collection, as seen in Stella Magazine. Each day you will be able to have a sneak peek inside the handbags of one of fashion's most fabulous editorial teams, seeing what their bag of choice is and what they carry inside it. 

Style Director Kate Finnigan - Adele purse, tan

What I'm Carrying in My Adele Purse
Oliver Peoples sunglasses
Christian Dior crème de rose
Leather oyster card holder
Organic lip care with propolis beeswax and olive oil

Why I Love The Adele Purse
I love a big wallet and I'm a sucker for tan so this is me down to a T.

How I'll Be Styling The Adele Purse 
It's just going to get along with everything. It's one of those sociable kind of accessories.

My Day To Day Essentials
An organic lip balm has a place in any bag of mine, no matter big or small. Oliver’s Peoples sunglasses. Christian Dior Crème de Rose. Pen. Leather oyster card holder.

Our SS14 tan Adele purse is now available online at as part of our 'Stella Loves' Fiorelli collection.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

'Stella Loves' Fiorelli - Harper Has Arrived

This week we are sharing the latest styles for SS14 as part of the 'Stella Loves' Fiorelli collection, as seen in Stella Magazine. Each day you will be able to have a sneak peek inside the handbags of one of fashion's most fabulous editorial teams, seeing what their bag of choice is and what they carry inside it. 

Fashion Editor Charlie Harrington - Harper shoulder bag, cobalt mix

What I'm Carrying in My Harper
Lanvin make-up bag
Smythson diary
Ren tonic moisture mist
Louis Vuitton card holder/purse
St Laurent sunglasses
Iphone with Mophie case
Origins No Puffery roll on 
La prairie ultra protections stick lips nose
Chanel nail vernis in Rouge Noir
Chanel poudre universalle compact

Why I Love The Harper
Colour blocking allows me to feel safe with neutrals, but a bit more expressive with some bold colour.

How I'll Be Styling My Harper
It's so versatile. I like to tuck it neatly on my shoulder with tailored separates, and then do the fashion-show-bundle under the arm, with an oversized winter coat.

My Day To Day Essentials 
A variety of things to see me through the day. Ren's moisture mist and Origins cooling eye gel are great refreshers, and there always seem to be a Chanel product or two for those quick fix glamour moments.

Our SS14 cobalt mix Harper shoulder bag is available at now as part of the 'Stella Loves' Fiorelli collection

Monday, 18 November 2013

'Stella Loves' Fiorelli - Meet the Kenzie Tote

This week we are sharing the latest styles for SS14 as part of the 'Stella Loves' Fiorelli collection, as seen in Stella Magazine. Each day you will be able to have a sneak peek inside the handbags of one of fashion's most fabulous editorial teams, seeing what their bag of choice is and what they carry inside it. 

Stella Magazine Junior Fashion Editor, Frankie Graddon - Kenzie tote, tan/croc mix

What I'm Carrying in My Kenzie Tote
Truman Capote Breakfast at Tiffany’s penguin modern classics book
Rose and Rose cashmere scarf
Stella Mccartney  Sheer fragrance
Givenchy lipstick in ‘rouge ecstasy’
Liz Earle hand repair
Lipstick queen matte gloss in ‘honest politician’

Why I Love The Kenzie Tote
Try as I may I will never be a small bag girl so this upscale tan number is perfect for me and my many essentials.

How I'll Be Styling The Kenzie Tote 
I will be working a laid back look with this bag. A Breton paired with skinny jeans and ankle boots says weekend chic. 

My Day to Day Essentials 
A cashmere scarf for chilly evenings and a feminine fragrance are among my handbag essentials.

Our SS14 tan/croc mix Kenzie tote is available at now as party of the 'Stella Loves' Fiorelli collection

'Stella Loves' Fiorelli - Introducing the Dixie Clutch

This week we are sharing the latest styles for SS14 as part of the 'Stella Loves' Fiorelli collection, as seen in Stella Magazine. Each day you will be able to have a sneak peek inside the handbags of one of fashion's most fabulous editorial teams, seeing what their bag of choice is and what they carry inside it. 

Stella Magazine Editor, Anna Murphy - Dixie clutch, cobalt blue

What I'm Carrying in My Dixie Clutch
Smythson diary
Roger Vivier business card holder
Prada key holder
Ilia lip pencil in ‘Call Me’
RMS Beauty lip2cheek in ‘smile’
 Louis Vuitton black purse
Sisley phyto poudre compacte

Why I Love The Dixie Clutch
Such a fabulous blue - memories of summer skies - plus it's the perfect day-to-evening size, neither too big nor too small.

How I'll Be Styling The Dixie Clutch  
I have just bought a bright blue peacoat, so this bag is a match made in a heaven. I will keep the rest of the look low-key by day (Stella McCartney black peglegs and Grenson brogues) but amp it up for evening with a Miu Miu pencil skirt and diamante platforms.

My Day to Day Essentials
My Louis Vuitton wallet, Smythson diary, Roger Vivier business card holder (complete with cards obviously!), Prada key fob, plus Sisley Phyto-Poudre Compact, RMS Lip2Cheek in 'Smile' and Illa Lipstick Crayon in 'Call Me'

Our SS14 cobalt Dixie clutch is available at now, as part of the 'Stella Loves' Fiorelli collection.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Find Your Festive Style with Fiorelli and Charles Worthington

With the turning on of Oxford Street's Christmas lights, it's official - the festive season is well and truly upon us. Office do's and family affairs can only mean one thing (aside from plenty of mulled wine) and that's having to find your perfect party style.

With our latest collection about to arrive at, we've teamed up with the hair stylists extraordinaire Charles Worthington, to help you primp and perfect your party look with gorgeous and glamorous hairstyles that you can try at home. Follow their expert how-to guide to recreate their signature styles, before finishing with their Style Setter hairspray and accessorising with a fabulous Fiorelli clutch.

Try a flawlessly loose curl with and experiment with a fitted women's tuxedo and sky-high heels for a for a laid-back look that's still party ready. Accessorise with our Dixie clutch in neon yellow (coming soon) for an unexpected twist and a bold style that is bound to get you noticed on the dance floor.

STEP 1: Always prepare your hair well with the right shampoo and conditioner for the look you want to achieve. To achieve this look we recommend you use Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Shampoo and Conditioner

STEP 2: Use the Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Body Booster Mousse, brushing it through from roots to ends

STEP 3: Rough dry your hair upside down for a great voluminous base

STEP 4: Use a curling wand to curl your full head of hair, working from top to bottom

STEP 5: Ruffle through hair with your fingers to break the curls and crumple your hair

STEP 6: Curl the fringe back on itself and gently pin with a kirby grip. Finish the look with the Charles Worthington Style Setter Brush Out Strong Hold Hairspray

For a more sleek style, opt for Charles Worthington's classic up-do, worn with this season's embellished LBD. Finish with our limited edition silver Juliet clutch (coming soon) for a look that is certain to dazzle other party-goers. 

STEP 1: Set your hair with rollers using Charles Worthington Style Setter Brush Out Strong Hold Hairspray to keep the hair in place. Spray each section of hair and comb through before placing in the rollers.

TOP TIP: Use a quick blast of a cold hairdryer to speed up the process.

STEP 2: Remove the rollers and back comb the hair at the roots to add volume. Ensure the rollers are completely cold before you remove them from your hair.

STEP 3: Pin and dress the hair into place using kirby grips.

STEP 4: Use the Charles Worthington Style Setter Brush Out Strong Hold Hairspray to finish this look.

What's your go-to party look? Share your festive season style snaps with us on Instagram, tagging @Fiorelli_Bags to sit pretty in our gallery!

We're giving away a can of Charles Worthington's Style Setter hairspray with every handbag purchase on while stocks last - be sure to get yours before they go!

How To Style your Fiorelli Clutch Bag for Your Christmas Parties

The festive season is fast approaching and here at Fiorelli HQ, we’re already excitedly planning all of our Christmas party outfits. We’re guessing that we’re not alone either! And we also know that selecting the perfect party dress is only half of the process, as accessorizing with the right piece of arm candy is equally as important.

So, we thought that we’d extend a helping hand by providing you with a little party time outfit inspiration, and show you how to style three of our stylish clutches in time for your Christmas parties! 


Opting for a stylish LBD is always a winner but that doesn't mean that you can’t do classic with a twist. Choose a little black dress that’s subtly infused with a fashion forward trend. For instance, edge up your look with a leather look finish, or up the Christmas time glamour stakes by working ruffles or feathers into your look. 

Our quilted effect Chelsea shoulder is the perfect combination of sleek and edgy, which would fit in perfectly with this look. And it even comes with a detachable shoulder strap enabling you to take it from day through to the evening. 


You don’t have to be the world’s biggest vintage fan in order to enjoy injecting a splash of vintage style opulence into your look every now and then, and what better of an occasion to dress up than at Christmas?!

Our Gabby shoulder with detachable strap definitely has a vintage feel about it, and would work equally as well with a luxurious feeling Twenties inspired tassle dress as it would with a beautiful retro printed dress. 

On Trend 

Our luxurious Juliet clutch is the ultimate party piece, - it’s sleek, stylish, and the perfect size for all of your party essentials. Rest assured that you can easily fit your favourite lipstick, mirror, mobile, and make up must haves all inside! And it’s versatile enough to sit alongside an array of trend led dresses from winter florals through to our favourite lace numbers. 

Why not show us your Christmas party clutch style? Tag your stylish photos on Twitter @Fiorelli_Bags. 

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

How To Care for your Arm Candy

You spent weeks agonising over which handbag to choose, and now that it’s arrived you couldn't be happier with your shiny new purchase! You store it pride of place, take it absolutely everywhere and show it off to everyone within fifty feet.

Fast forward a couple of months and suddenly your beautiful leather handbag has become a dumping ground for tissues, receipts and general junk, - you've even taken it out in the rain! Sound familiar?

As much as we love handbags, we’re all guilty of neglecting our precious arm candy from time to time. However, fear not, with our new season handbag in transit, we’re vowing to change our ways this autumn. Read on for the Fiorelli guide to caring for your new season handbag. Your handbag honeymoon doesn’t have to end!

Protecting your handbag from dust, bacteria and stains
A dust bag is an absolute staple when it comes to keeping your handbag in pristine condition. Some handbags come with a complimentary dust bag, but if yours doesn't then it’s well worth investing in one to keep dust, bacteria, scratches and stains at bay. Leather or fabric handbags often become stained when they come into contact with metals and dark colours, so storing your handbag in a dust bag will prevent stains.

Fiorelli Top Tip: Stuff structured handbags with tissue paper to help maintain their shape and to prevent creasing.

Tillie Satchel

Protecting your handbag from the great British weather
Living in the UK, it’s difficult to avoid taking your handbag out into the occasional downpour or thunderstorm, however regularly using a protection spray will help to combat any damage. Depending on the material of your handbag, different methods can be applied.

Suede – Taken your suede grab bag out into a monsoon? Don’t panic, dab the handbag with a dry, clean cloth before allowing the rain spots to dry naturally.

Leather – Technically, a high quality leather bag should be able to stand up to weathering, however if you are worried about rain spot stains, indulge in a spot of leather handbag cleaning by wiping the handbag with a dry towel. 

Take care whilst using a leather cream as many contain harsh chemicals which could lead to discolouration, instead spray with waterproof leather spray which is available to purchase at all good cobblers.

Heat waves are lovely, but they’re not so lovely for your handbag and can lead to your handbag drying out or discolouring, keep your handbag out of direct sunlight whenever possible.

Fiorelli Top Tip: Invest in a suede and leather waterproof spray - spritz your bag before it's outing and it should withstand most of the elements. Top up this protective layer every month or so, and see just how long your bags lasts.

Do you have any trusty techniques for keeping your handbag free from harm? We’d love to hear your tips. Tweet us at @Fiorelli_Bags.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Discover What's In My Handbag: Lisa Wood, Senior Designer

Ever wanted a sneak peek inside the contents of a creative designer’s handbag?

As a company who specialises in fabulous handbags, we often have Fiorelli fans asking us what we carry in ours. This season, we managed to persuade our very own Senior Designer, Lisa Wood, to do the honours and give our followers an insight into the inside of her arm candy:

Lisa, Fiorelli's Senior Designer

Lisa reveals what’s in her bag:

* This season Lisa is carrying the Fiorelli Harper bag in cobalt blue; she also keeps her valuables in her Fiorelli Vera purse. Both are from our SS14 collection, designed by Lisa herself!

Between designing Fiorelli’s luxurious leather collection and globe-trotting for inspiration or work purposes, Lisa is one busy lady. Be it sketching potential designs on a plane journey, or touching up her make-up prior to a client meeting, this handbag is just the right size to store all of her daily essentials she needs in her day-to-day role at Fiorelli. Lisa lives and works in London.
Currently, Lisa’s Handbag is carrying:

- iPad
- iPhone
- Notebook with handbag design sketches
- Sketching  
- Berocca
- Tom Ford perfume, White Suede
- Tom Ford bronzer and Tom Ford blusher brush
- Chewing gum 
- Keys with holder

In addition to giving us a sneak peek into the contents of her handbag, we asked Lisa to name a few of her favourite haunts both locally and internationally:

Where is your favourite place to shop when travelling?
Hong Kong, I love the contrast between small quirky boutiques to the bustling night markets. 

How about when in London?
Liberty is full of inspiration and Portobello Road is great for browsing old and new finds. Shoreditch and Brick Lane are a must when shopping for vintage.

Where are your favourite places to eat?
I have a few... Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental, Hawksmoor in Shoreditch and Gilgamesh in Camden.

Thanks Lisa!
Tell us about the handbag essentials you can’t live without by tweeting us at @Fiorelli_bags or tag us in a snap of what’s in your Fiorelli via Instagram.

Friday, 1 November 2013

The Celebrations Continue: Fiorelli and House of Fraser

Our birthday celebrations just keep on going, and with good reason - we’re proud to celebrate 25 years of our fabulous Fiorelli style! As the next part of the party gets underway, we are thrilled to partner with official Fiorelli stockist House of Fraser, with plenty of styling secrets for AW13 and seasons yet to come. 

Already, we have been sharing our must-have autumn/winter style on our collaborative Pinterest board. From handbags to hats, and purses to bold patterns, you can follow our board and see what trends and styles we will be wearing this season, as well as showcasing gorgeous new pieces from our latest collection. 

With four exclusive to House of Fraser bags as part of our SS14 collection launching this month, next week we will be sharing with our fans and followers the style journeys of four Fiorelli Bloggers - Rachel of Lady M Presents, Laura of FabTips, Lorna of Style Isle and Sophia of Girl in Menswear. From Monday you will be able to see what they pair with their bag with, where they take them and what they carry inside them - simply follow #HOFexclusive on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ to find your new season style inspiration now. 

We will also once again be opening up the doors to Fiorelli’s design studio as Senior Designer, Lisa Wood, takes over House of Fraser’s Twitter feeds next Wednesday 6th November at Midday. Lisa will be on hand to answer all of your questions about her 15 years in the industry, as well as sharing her design inspiration behind our latest collection - including her trips to the world’s fashion capitals - and how she is styling this season’s latest trends. You can #AskFiorelli your question now - simply Tweet to @Fiorelli_Bags or @HouseOfFraser.

Of course, we want our Fiorelli fans to join in with our celebrations too! Share your party-ready #FiorelliStyle snaps with us on Twitter and Instagram at @Fiorelli_Bags, and be sure to get involved in our #AskFiorelliQ&A next week for the inside scoop!