Cambridge, United Kingdom (PressExposure) March 31, 2012 -- With the average woman facing a squeeze on her budget and trying to juggle her finances with her desire to remain fashionable...mother of three Amanda MacNutt has come up with an exciting and novel way to turn the recession 'blues' into an opportunity where women can actually up their fashion stakes. And furthermore they don't have to feel financially overstretched, leaving women free to take advantage of the new opportunities the recession is creating for them.
Recession for so many women has meant re-thinking their fashion choices and considering alternatives that offer better value whilst not wanting to 'downgrade' on style. Where previously women were prepared to pay considerable amounts of money for branded handbags like Gucci and Radley, their budgets simply won't stretch that far any more.
Amanda MacNutt set up Amanda's Bags http://www.amandasbags.com in February 2011 to tackle this female fashion dilemma by going direct to Florence in Italy to source high quality Italian leather and suede handbags and making them available at 'recession-busting' prices. The prices are generally well over 50% cheaper than normal high street prices but often much more. But perhaps what is really groundbreaking is that the quality and style of the workmanship of Italian leather often outstrips designer label bags.
The success of Amanda's Bags over the last year means that Amanda is looking to create her own branded handbags this year. But refreshingly Amanda maintains that "the prices won't change a bit. Amanda's Bags was always meant to make the most fashionable and stylish handbags available to all women at affordable prices and that will never change".
Amanda maintains that " I set up Amanda's Bags because I didn't want women to miss the experience of a real style and fashion buying experience; many of the top high-street fashion outlets were selling imitation handbags from China and charging exorbitant prices"; now thanks to Amanda's Bags fashion conscious women can buy the genuine article at realistic prices.