This season's luxury handbags are a million miles away from the shiny, minimalist, Prada-inspired creations of last year. The Nineties version of the Victorian evening purse glitters with glass beads and intricate embroidery. If your budget won't stretch that far, you could always search your local flea market for an original
Glass bead bag, by Samantha Heskia, pounds 185, at Browns, 23-27 South Molton St, W1; Tokio, 309 Brompton Rd, SW3

Pink beaded mesh bag with gold strap, pounds 1,250, at Chanel, 31 Sloane St, SW1; 26 Old Bond St, London W1

Pearly pink beaded bag, by Samantha Heskia, pounds 200, at A La Mode, 36 Hans Crescent, SW1, and as before

Glass beaded bag, pounds 99.50, at Russell & Bromley, 24-25 New Bond St, W1; St Ann's Place, Manchester

Grey satin bag with beaded embroidery, from pounds 490, at Dolce & Gabbana, 175 Sloane St, SW1