Accessories are the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. Whether you're off to work, out shopping or looking forward to a night on the town with the girls, the right bag, wallet or scarf can make the world of difference to your overall appearance and the look you are hoping to achieve.

An accessory is defined as a 'thing' that can be added to something else to make it more useful, versatile or attractive. In terms of women's accessories the 'thing' in this instance could be a bag, wallet or scarf and it is added to the outfit you are wearing to compliment it and make it look more attractive.

Of course purses and bags didn't start out as fashion accessories, their origins were based around a need to carry important items around with you. Believe it or not, the earliest known purse dates back more than 5000 years to a man known as Otzi the Iceman, when his mummified remains were unearthed he was found to be carrying a leather pouch which was filled with small tools, flint and even some dried food. The modern purse, clutch or handbag is said to have come about during the Industrial Revolution, when the entrepreneur Samuel Parkinson ordered a set of travelling cases and trunks to be made for himself, and at the same time insisted that bags of various sizes be made to house his wife's 'particulars'. H.J. Cave of London duly obliged and created the first modern set of luxury handbags as we would recognise them today. Over the years purses and bags have evolved to become stylish fashion accessories and 'must-have' accompaniments to any outfit, be it casual or formal.

At edora.co.uk we like to do things a little differently and when choosing our accessories we like to avoid the plain and uninteresting, instead opting for vivid colours, stand-out designs and items that are guaranteed to turn heads and get you noticed. If you like unusual and unique women's accessories and prefer to stand-out from the crowd, you've definitely come to the right place!