About H&ZZ

Handbags & ZigZags is a fashion blog dedicated to the fabulous world of designer handbags.

Welcome to H&ZZ 🙂 My name is Sophie.

In a nutshell – I love designer bags, good coffee, acoustic music and writing! I’m 28 years young, born and bread in the North East of England but I feel most at home in Santa Monica, CA. I studied Journalism at Northumbria University and left with a BA (Hons) degree.

I started Handbags & ZigZags in March 2017 as a way to channel my passion for designer handbags into something I could share with others.

Growing up, I remember my mother always wore two things no matter where she went; heels and a killer handbag. Whether she was going shopping in casual jeans and a jumper, or she was going out to lunch in a summer dress, you can guarantee her handbag would be on point. She is still like this now. Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever seen my mother carry a cheap handbag.

Anyway, I guess the bag obsession rubbed off on me over the years.

I wouldn’t class myself as a fashionista as such, in fact as a kid I was anything but trendy. So, I might not be able to tell you what colours are going to be hot next season or what fabrics will be in, but I can spot someone carrying an Hermes Birkin bag from 3 miles away and I could tell you the full history and specifications of a Louis Vuitton Speedy 25, 30, 35 or 40.

After discovering the fabulous community over at PurseForum earlier this year, I realised I am not alone in my bag obsession. I love reading about the latest trends and hearing other peoples’ thoughts on their favourite designers and pieces. This inspired me to start this blog. I wanted it to be a one stop shop for all things handbag related, not only for myself as place to write about things I love, but also for fellow bag lovers to stop by and enjoy.

And so, Handbags & Zig Zags was born. I hope you enjoy H&ZZ as much as I love creating content for it. Thank you for reading this far! 😉

As my mother would say, “Life is short darling, buy the damn bag!”


Sophie xoxo