HOW to bag a Wag bag on the cheap
FANCY the Wag look without the need for a footballer's wage packet to fund it? There may be solution at hand, at least when it comes to the handbag department.
Fledgling online retailer, Bagnificent.co.uk, is offering young fashionistas the opportunity to, ahem, bag a handbag just like those sported by some of the world's most famous footballers' wives including the likes of Victoria Beckham, Cheryl Cole, right, and Coleen Rooney.
The Glasgow-based business sells designer sacks by the likes of Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton. Only, lacking the overheads associated with the average high street fashion emporium, it flogs them "for a fraction of the recommended retail price".
Housewife-turned-entrepreuneur Gerry Campbell, who launched the site last year, proclaims: "Most girls probably think such wonderful items are out of their reach but that's exactly why I started Bagnificent."
Ordinary women can now afford to purchase the most exclusive fashion accessories even if their partner does lack a Premiership-sized pay packet." We now await the launch of websites selling matching cut-price footballing husbands and budget fake tans.
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FACT OF THE DAY
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