Maximalist tattoos, minimalist bag. All photos courtesy of Imaxtree.com

The first day of London Fashion Week dawned grey and misty, but the rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the assembled editors, photographers and scenesters who gathered at Somerset House—LFW’s official HQ—to loiter, snap pics, oh, and attend a few fashion shows. (My favourite of the day was Jasper Conran—more on that later today.)
London street style is always more eccentric and outrageous than
its fashion capital counterparts, and the array of bags showcased in this post—from clutches to backpacks—illustrate the city’s sartorial creativity.
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