Spotlight on: silver screen-worthy accessories

To celebrate the opening of our shiny-new Cinema at Selfridges, we couldn’t help but get inspired by our just-as-cinematic Accessories Hall. So, for your consideration, scroll for the most dramatically brilliant, made-for-the-screen new-season bags that we’d love to find waiting in our trailer (or, failing that, under the tree this Christmas).

The romance

Time stands still and the music swells as we gaze longingly at this line-up of truly romantic accessories. With its dark rose-print and love-forever classic shape, Valentino had us at “hello”. Now, we must dash – we’ve got to stop our other true love from getting on that aeroplane…

We think you'll really hit it off:

The country & western

 There’s more than enough room in this town for the both of us, new-season Loewe – in fact, we’re embracing every Western-inspired accessory we can get our hands on this season. From Staud’s moon-shaped saddle cross-bodies to Isabel Marant’s studded belt bags, we’ve got a whole bounty of options. “It’s the perfect complement to the 70s bourgeois looks we’ve seen so often on the Autumn/Winter ’19 runways,” says Selfridges’ Lead Stylist, Molly Donovan. Just add your Stetson and neckerchief.

Howdy, new partner:

The indie arthouse

Seriously cool, innovative and forward-thinking; our collection of early-adopter accessories are the handbag equivalents of that fourth-wall-breaking arthouse film you caught in a gallery in Antwerp once. Scotria, Manu Atelier and Danse Lente lead the charge in this arena, with Scotria’s plexiglass Berg tote being a total breath of fresh air.

Gain serious cool points:

OSOI - Bracelet bag (coming soon)

The film noir

Mysterious (is it a bag, a bracelet, or something else entirely?), dark, and achingly cool – new-to-Selfridges brand OSOI’s bangle trio dangles seductively off the wrist, if you decide to wear it that way, of course. “I was drawn to its utilitarian aesthetic, combined with its sleek hardware,” says Accessories Buyer Raffaella Fulgoni. “Whether you wear it from your belt loop, or even as a low-hanging necklace, we expect to see this brand make big waves this season.” Just add a dark red lip, and some moody background music…

More dark and mysterious accessories:

The classic

With its top-handle shape and chic gold hardware, the Gucci Zumi feels like it was made to accompany you on a climactic departure from a smoke-filled train station platform... or, you know, your daily commute. ’Gone with the Wind’, ’Casablanca’, ’Singin’ in the Rain’… some things just never feel out of date, and a bag like this little icon is one of them.

These will stand the test of time: