Well, that was fast. Two styles from Victoria Beckham’s new handbag line went up for sale on Net-a-Porter this morning, and one is already sold out.
Sharp shoppers snapped up all available leather and nubuck shoulder bags within an hour of the item appearing on the site.
There’s one style remaining – the hexagonal chain crocodile bag – but at £8,950, it’s not what we’d consider an impulse buy. Although the two-tone wonder won’t reappear, expect to find five more of Ms B’s bags online from February.
UPDATE: We received word from Net at 3:45 that the second bag, which we anticipated might stick around a bit longer, has also now sold out. What Christmas rush?
Victoria Beckham was reduced to tears tonight as her husband David was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year.
The former Spice Girl struggled to contain herself as she sat with the couple’s three sons Brooklyn, 11, Romeo, eight and four-year-old Cruz and Beckham’s mother Sandra. A clearly emotional Beckham also found it difficult not to cry as he thanked Victoria and their sons for their support over the years.
He said: ‘Of course, I want to thank my wife and my children. Not only has she given me three amazing boys but the support she’s given me and she is truly and inspiration for me every single day. So Victoria, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz – thank you.’
In the audience, a teary Victoria wiped her eyes as she watched her husband accept the prize along with her sons.
While Lineker gave Beckham, 35, a couple of seconds to recover, Sir Bobby said: ‘I would just like to say congratulations to David. He is a very very pleasant person and a good man and he deserves everything that has been said of him tonight.
‘He’s also never afraid to say his opinions on everything so I think I should pass it across to him now.’
Beckham then continued: ‘I’m obviously really humbled because to receive an award for something I love doing and have always loved doing is amazing. To receive it from Sir Bobby Charlton, I am truly honoured.
‘Football is a team game and without the teams and the players’ support I have had over the years, I wouldn’t be here today. I wouldn’t be here without the skill and support of those players.
‘I’ve been lucky enough to play with some of the great teams over the years. Playing for England has been one of the highlights and biggest things of my career.
‘I’ve been able to play under some of the best coaches in my career and obviously for me the best manager in football who I regard as a father figure still after so many years of knowing him – Sir Alex Ferguson.
‘I’m sorry that I’m going on, but I really have to thank my parents, who have sacrificed so much over the years.
‘My sisters, my grandparents, my family, my friends, other people who work with me and for me, and
And lastly, if I’ve forgotten anyone I apologise.
‘This year I went to Afghanistan and I saw the bravery of our troops out there. And what they do day in and day out, they risk their lives to save other people.
‘I dedicate my award to the men and the women who are serving our country in Afghanistan. Be safe and have a great Christmas.’
Previous winners of the Lifetime Achievement award include his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, George Best and Seve Ballesteros.
Leytonstone-born Beckham made his England debut in September 1996 against Moldova and has gone on to win 115 caps – captaining England 59 times.
He spent a decade at Manchester United, lifting nine major trophies with the club before moving to Real Madrid in 2003.
The father-of-three was also a key member of the England 2018 World Cup bid, which lost out to Russia in the vote earlier in December.
Beckham is England’s most capped outfield player and won six Premier League titles and the Champions League with Manchester United. In 2001 Beckham was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
He currently plays professional football for American team Los Angeles Galaxy.
Wow, what can i say? When i saw Victoria crying and David almost crying, i started crying myself, not to mention that huge standing ovation he got, something out of this world. It was so emotional and as a fan, i was so pround, i still am. David, even if you are still young, you truly deserve it, you are such a role model, a great ambassador, a huge professional… you are a fighter! Very well done! With love Lah and the whole Zigazig-Ha! team xx
David Beckham will be honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award this Sunday, 19 December at BBC Sports Personality of the Year (BBC One from 7pm). The award will recognise Beckham’s huge contribution to football, which has so far involved a playing career of over 18 years, since making his debut for Manchester United in 1992 at the age of 17.
During his time at United Beckham won six Premier League Titles, two FA Cups and the UEFA Champions League. He also won the La Liga Championship and Supercopa de España while at Real Madrid. In his senior career so far he has amassed over 450 appearances and scored almost 90 goals, during spells with Manchester United, Real Madrid, Los Angeles Galaxy as well as loan spells with Preston North End and AC Milan. He made his international debut in 1996 aged 21 and has gone on to win 115 caps (an all time record for an English outfield player and score 17 goals to date, captaining his country 58 times. Beckham is the only English player to score in three consecutive World Cup Finals.
David has also been FIFA World Player of the Year runner up twice, the PFA Young Player of the Year and Sports Personality of the Year (2001).
Married to Victoria and father to three boys, Beckham’s fame extends far beyond the pitch. Noted as a keen advocate of charitable work, he has supported UNICEF since his days at Manchester United, becoming a Goodwill Ambassador in 2005 with a special focus on UNICEF’s Sports for Development program. Born in the East End of London, Beckham has been a passionate supporter of London 2012, playing a key part in securing the Olympic Games for his home city. He was also a Vice President of England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup.
Previous winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award, include Seve Ballesteros (2009), Sir Bobby Charlton (2008), Sir Bobby Robson (2007), Bjorn Borg (2006), Pele (2005), Sir Ian Botham (2004), Martina Navratilova (2003), George Best (2002) and Sir Alex Ferguson (2001).
The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates those who have made a significant contribution to sport and demonstrable success in their relevant sport throughout their careers. The award is the gift of the BBC.
Victoria and David Beckham are treating each other to a glittering array of pimped-up Christmas prezzies.
The loved-up pair splashed out on the goodies during a shopping spree at Harrods.
Their luxury gifts include customised crystal-studded and gold-plated gadgets.
Victoria, 36, is in for a sparkling Christmas after picking out a white crystal iPad cover for £800 from the CrystalRoc range.
Becks, 35, pushed the boat out, too, by asking for a £1,500 pair of gold-plated headphones to be made in time for December 25.
And they ensured they had a spare stocking-filler for their boys by choosing a set of Dr Dre headphones, studded with black hematite crystals.
Designers are now working round the clock to make sure they get the personalised bling ready in time.
A source said: “David and Victoria like to do things in style so these presents are perfect for them. They already have everything money can buy so wanted to indulge in something a bit different this Christmas.”
CrystalRoc owner Jonathan Bullas has told how sales have doubled this Christmas as celebrities go crazy for crystals.
He said: “We’ve been going for five years and this has been our busiest Christmas yet. We have a lot of interest from footballers. The Beckhams are typical of the kind of clients who go for our high-end stock.”
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The Spice Girls were a British pop girl group formed in 1994. The group consisted of Victoria Beckham (née Adams), Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, and Geri Halliwell. They released their debut single, "Wannabe" in 1996, which hit number-one in more than 30 countries and helped establish the group as a "global phenomenon". Credited for being the pioneers that paved the way for the commercial breakthrough of teen pop in the late 1990s, their debut album, Spice, sold more than 23 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling album by a female group in music history. They have sold over 75 million records worldwide, making them the best-selling female group of all time. Measures of their success include international record sales, a 2007 & 2008 reunion tour, merchandising, record-breaking achievements, iconic symbolism such as Geri Halliwell's Union Jack dress, representing "Girl Power", a box-office film, Spice World, and their internationally recognised nicknames. Read More
About David Beckham
David Robert Joseph Beckham, OBE (born 2 May 1975) is an English association footballer who plays midfield for Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer, having previously played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, and A.C. Milan, as well as the England national team, for which he holds the all-time appearance record for an outfield player.
Beckham's career began when he signed a professional contract with Manchester United, making his first-team debut in 1992 aged 17. During his time there, United won the Premier League title six times, the FA Cup twice, and the UEFA Champions League in 1999. He left Manchester United to sign for Real Madrid in 2003, where he remained for four seasons, clinching the La Liga championship in his final season with the club. In January 2007, it was announced that Beckham would leave Real Madrid for the Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy, signing a five-year contract with them on 1 July 2007. While a Galaxy player, he spent two loan spells in Italy with Milan in 2009 and 2010. On 20 November 2011, he joined an elite group of players to have won three league titles in three different countries, when Los Angeles won their third MLS Cup. In international football, Beckham made his England debut on 1 September 1996, at the age of 21. He was made captain from 15 November 2000 until the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals, during which he played 58 times. He earned a much-publicised hundredth cap against France on 26 March 2008, and became the all-time outfield player appearance record holder on 28 March 2009 when he surpassed Bobby Moore's total of 108 caps. With 115 career appearances to date he has stated that he does not intend to retire from international football, having missed the 2010 World Cup through injury and not featuring in England manager Fabio Capello's post-World Cup plans. He is married to Victoria Beckham (previously Victoria Caroline Adams) and they have four children, Brooklyn Joseph, Romeo James, Cruz David, and Harper Seven. Read More