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Welcome in Autumn with a New Bag for the New Season

By October 3, 2016 Style Tips No Comments

A big hello from the whole Gillisons team, and welcome to our brand new blog – where we’ll be bringing you all the latest news about new products alongside fashion tips and lifestyle posts. With a strong Autumn wind blowing outside we’re definitely settling in for the season of warm coats, pumpkin spiced coffees and baked apple pie! And, since for many of us a new season also means the chance to update our wardrobe, we thought we’d kick things off with some inspiration for anybody who wants a new bag that will fit one of the most colourful seasons…

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Rich Reds and Browns

Falling leaves and roaring fireplaces set the tone for autumn’s biggest colour trends: the reds, oranges and browns of the natural world at this time of year. Choosing the right colour for your handbag, messenger bag, purse or wallet really depends on your personal style, as you’ll want something that complements your wardrobe well.

If you tend to go for bright clothes with loud prints, a simple brown or tan shade will offer some autumnal flavour without overpowering your overall look. On the other hand, the oranges and reds of more eye-catching bags will add a vital splash of colour to those with a more monochromatic look: it’s really down to you!

Plenty of Space

Here at Gillisons we think of autumn as the time for coffee dates, family adventures through the crunchy leaves and – if you’re organised enough – a little bit of early Christmas shopping. This means the best kind of bag for the season is one with plenty of room to store everything you might need.

While it’s never a bad time to treat yourself (or a loved one) to a glitzy new clutch or professional looking wallet, a stylish bag that gives you some breathing room is going to come in handy any time you want to make sure you have a drink, some supplies for an autumn cold or even a notebook on hand.

We Recommend: A Capacious Grab Bag

With all this in mind, our top recommendation for October has to be the grab bag, a versatile design which will provide space for collecting conkers with the kids or loading up on make-up and perfume ready for an important meeting or first date.

At the same time, they’re small enough to avoid becoming a pain – the perfect medium! Step inside out store and you’ll see a beautiful selection full of autumnal hues; at the moment there are also some great grab bags available here on our online store, so grab them while you can.

Options for the Whole Family?

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We’re also now well and truly in back to school time, and if your children’s school bags are starting to look a little ragged from all that tree-climbing and football-playing, we have you covered! With colourful character bags for the youngsters, and more sophisticated styles for anybody heading into high school, there’ll be something sturdy to help see your kids through the year.

So what makes a great school bag? Well, once again space is everything – especially as kids start to get older – from textbooks and pencil cases to lunches and sports kits, there’s a lot to squeeze in. That’s why it can sometimes be great to wait until the term has already started to buy a brand new bag, as by that time they’ll have a clearer idea of their schedule and how much space they need.


While it’s always sad to see summer leave Lancaster, we’re starting to look forward to Autumn more and more; with plenty of cultural events taking place in the local area and the trees already starting to look stunning there’s certainly a lot to look forward to.

If you’ve decided to make a stylish new bag one more reason to get excited about the new season, then please feel free to get in touch today. You can visit us at our shop on New Street, Lancaster or alternatively give us a call on 01524 840 777 or send an email to info@gillisons.co.uk. Whatever you need, we’ll be more than happy to lend a hand.