Ramadan fever and The Handbag Narratives at Harrods


Just in time for Ramadan, Harrods has installed its summer accessory campaign, The Handbag Narratives, featuring a host of unique collabs with some of its biggest selling handbag brands.

Specially created bags from the likes of Burberry (a clever squashy number called the Crush), Fendi, Mulberry and Victoria Beckham have been commissioned in miniscule numbers (there are only four of Beckham’s duck-egg blue python Tote Minis), perfect for those with deep pockets and a love for super-luxury and exclusivity…

Victoria Beckham Tote Mini, £2,750

Unsurprisingly, a fair few of these bags are made from exotic skins (Stella McCartney excepted of course). Although it’s not shouted about for obvious reasons, Harrods does good business selling exotics to its wealthy Middle Eastern customers, especially because python and alligator skins take colour so well. Example; this vibrant cerise ‘Marigay’ bag (hmm wonder who that was named after) by Hong Kong designer Ethan K, whose family has its own tannery business…


As well as a one-month pop-up exhibition space selling the bags on the ground floor, the front windows have been hijacked by jumbo versions of the most heroic bags. When I got a sneak preview last week, they were already being mobbed by snap happy tourists. This monster Craig & Karl for MCM bag was particularly popular…


The windows are in place until the end of August and you can also shop a selection online at Harrods.com.