These statement handbags have a waitlist of over 800 people

When more than 800 people and counting are all eagerly awaiting a new launch, we know it must be something worth getting excited about.

And this one is certainly worth the excitement. It’s the new limited edition Red Carpet Collection from Lulu Guinness, the accessories brand famed for that iconic lips motif.

black velvet present clutch
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Black Velvet Present Clutch, £195, Lulu Guinness

Set to launch on 12 October, the collection has already been making waves with the fashion set: Monikh Dale (@monikh), Ellie of @slipintostyle, Jessie Bush (@wethepeoplestyle) and Spanish stylist Blanca Miró Scrimieri (of @blancamiro) have all been spotted on Instagram sporting the new bags.

Ivory shell clutch
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Ivory Shell Clutch, £195, Lulu Guinness

And it’s not hard to see why they’re so highly anticipated. Designed with the belief that bags belong on the table, not on the floor, each bag is beautifully crafted with that quintessential Lulu Guinness tongue in cheek humour, balanced with an extra helping of chic-ness and class.

black satin shell clutch
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Black Shell Satin Clutch, £225, Lulu Guinness

The Lulu Guinness Red Carpet Collection consists of four unique styles: one a pearlescent oyster shell with gold hardware, another shell in black satin (reimagined from the S/S 09 collection), a gorgeous black velvet present-shaped box bag, which will be perfect for the festive season, and the ‘mini Ruby’, a pearl-encrusted black satin handbag.

mini Ruby bag
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Black Jewelled Satin Ruby, £275, Lulu Guinness

It seems even in times of a pandemic and the looming possibility of further lockdowns, the most stylish among us aren’t going to be deterred from buying red carpet-worthy bags. After all, we all know accessories can make or break an outfit, even if it is just for the ‘gram. And thanks to Lulu Guinness’s timeless designs, exceptional quality and attention to beautiful details, these bags will last a lifetime.

To be one of the first in line to shop the bags when they launch on 12 October, join the online waitlist here.