Positive fashion: L/Uniform bags

L/Uniform bag of Daphne Hezard by Elise Toide

Who doesn’t love an Instagram rabbit hole? After Monocle magazine’s Daphne Hezard posted one of the pictures from my book (of Hezard’s cute deskscape – above), the co-founder of her lush red L/Uniform satchel commented, which led me to her own very fetching Instagram account.

One thing led to another, as these things do and I wound up on the L/Uniform website. What’s so great about this brand is that as well as being beautifully designed (think utilitarian canvas totes and pochettes with contrast leather edging and initial monogramming should you desire), everything is made by hand with love and care.

The L/Uniform website is wonderfully detailed, which I think is so important for smaller brands. To invest in buying from a small brand, you want the least friction, you want trust, provenance and great service. You want excellence! I love all the explanations of how things are made, where they’re made (they have workshops in France and Portugal), plus lots of pics of the masters and mistresses in action.

L/Uniform bags







L/Uniform prides itself on its meaningful, sustainable practices which these days is just as important as a sexy looking product. Its current UK stockist is Dover Street Market, but I imagine it’s only a matter of time before it’s in Liberty, The Shop at Bluebird and The Conran Shop…

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Elise Toide; L/Uniform
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Prada ecommerce aw16

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