Wednesday, 29 August 2012
great british bags
when i really, genuinely love a brand, i come over like a nine year old wanting their parents to watch them cartwheel. i get so head-over-heels with whomever it is that i'll happily borrow samples, and take them off to far-flung locations (okay, about 20 miles over) just to show you how special they are. really, that's what my blog is for. to find brilliant new brands, labels and locations and share them with you, in a kind on online game of chinese whispers, spreading the word about things you're going to want to check out. enter capulet; i've blogged about them before, but their newest bag was so special i had to get my hands on one of the press samples so i could show its full glory. the lynda bag is my favourite shade of blue, ever, and made from beautiful cobalt calf leather. it's the most stylish iPad accessory i've ever seen - with a detachable gold chain and leather strap, it looks more like a sleek day bag than some of the clunky cases on the market. the bag really is so beautiful; even the lining is a lovely, buttery suede. the bags are made to order, so you do get something special and that little bit bespoke for your buck. a true investment in timeless style, plus there's something very london about the brand. capulet remind me of the savile row approach to tailoring; while it's leather goods and not suits here, there's that british atelier attention to detail that results in simple, but perfectly created and engineered designs. while we're on the subject of great british classics, atterley road is a new site to bookmark - founded by katie starme-smith (previously at jigsaw) has launched the site and it houses a really eclectic mix of everything from whistles and maison scotch to independent boutique designers.