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Battle of the Brands: Affordable VS Luxury

7th March 2016 | Posted in Womens & Handbags by H. Simpson

At, we stock a wide variety of brands that are at opposite ends of the spectrum from Michael Kors, Vivienne Westwood & Belstaff to Ted Baker & Barbour and then a dose of Superdry & Converse. With this in mind, we have compiled a mini summary on the opposing brands to show the similarities as well as the differences...


The Aviator

Our range of sunglasses consist of brands such as Michael Kors, Vivienne Westwood, Tom Ford and RayBan, with each pair presented in their own branded case. The collection of Chloe sunglasses at Masdings, range from various aviator styles, cat eye shapes and oversized frames. Chloe are famed for their feminine designs formed in an alternative, bohemian way. Eash design creates an iconic look and this is shown within the sunglasses range. The delicate-look added to the styles chosen offers a look of elegance and sophistication, with each finished with Chloe branding stamped to the arm.

Michael Kors continue to be at the top of their game with their clothing, bag and accessory range. The bag assortment are now available in a collection of new season pastel colours including dusky pinks and ruby reds. Prices range from £95.00 to £345.00 depending on the size and style whether it be a Bedford, Jet Set or Selma. See also some fresh bright whites incorporated within the clothing line this season.
These Michael Kors sunglasses are hot to trot with their rose gold frames and pink gradient lens. Michael Kors branding is displayed to each arm, front lens and top metal frame.

Coming soon: Jimmy Choo and Gucci eyewear.



Chloe CE121S Isidora Sunglasses - £235.00

Michael Kors MK5004 Chelsea Sunglasses - £109.00


The Backpack

Focusing on the new 'it' bag of the season, the backpack leads the way which is great as, due to it's versatility, it can be used fgor many occasion and with many alternative outfit choices. 

An alternative take on the standard backpack as we know it, Ted Baker have put a twist on their Monise bag, offering a little bit of extravagance to a normally casual-looking bag. Formed from a crosshatch textured leather in a rich navy colourway and complete with gold metal detailing to contrast, the Ted Baker backpack features a drawstring fastener and flap opener branded with Ted Baker lettering. 

Superdry continue to produce clothing and accessories at the most reasonable prices in designs that are fashionable and on trend. The brand's most popular items are the hoodies and simple tees, however Superdry have now designed a sportswear range - perfect for wearing to the gym! Kylie Jenner and Taylor Swift have both been seen wearing the range so get in fast! Shop women's gymwear here.
This Superdry backpack features a tropical palm tree print design that offers a fun, summer-inspired look and displays a large pocket to the front and two smaller pockets to each side. Perfect for storing all your essentials whether you're using this bag for school, to a festival or to take on holiday.



Ted Baker Monise Backpack - £229.00

Superdry Mono Palm Montana Backpack - £39.00


The Beachbag

When it comes to holidaying abroad, a beachbag is necessary for storing a towel, sunscreen and your personal belongings. 
This Barbour beachbag is perfect for taking on holiday and has been designed with an orange and cream stripe pattern and Barbour beacon print to the front. A wooden toggle fastener is thread through the metal eyelet to add to the rustic look of the bag. Their British heritage has contributed to their cult status they have today, with a reputation of successfully producing good quality garments that provide a nod to their original origins.

Another stripey design, yet this time from Superdry. The Kendall Beach Tote uses the same thick cut straps as the Barbour with clear front branding and large enough to store those beach essentials. Priced at just £19.00, the affordable beach bag is a great alternative to the Barbour.

For something a lot more feminine, check out Ted Baker's patent Gardcon Large Icon Bag.


Barbour Lifestyle Beacon Beachbag - £59.00

Superdry Kendall Beach Tote - £19.00


The Flip Flop

Vivienne Westwood still leads the way with her signature orb logo and British brand ethics. The quirky designer has released ranges such as Anglomania, a collaboration with Melissa Shoes and a jewellery line, all of which Masdings stock. Vivienne Westwood's collaboration with Brazilian brand Melissa Shoes offer eco-friendly plastic footwear that combine both brand's signature looks perfectly. This season's release includes a plastic flip flop design using the Vivienne Westwood orb logo as the main feature. The black flip flop is also lightly scented and formed from a very soft plastic to ensure comfort is key.

When it comes to summer footwear, Ted Baker are the go-to brand with their 3D bow detail and jellied plastic compostition. The bow flip flops are recognisable as Ted Baker and are a head-turning design. Each season, the bow detail alternates slightly, yet remains the brand's signature look. Also available in black, cream, orange and pale pink. 



Vivienne Westwood Harmonic Orb Flip Flop - £79.00

Ted Baker Ettiea Bow Flip Flop - £39.00



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