Spotted: Delicious vintage Hermes ‘shooting bag’ on Atelier-Mayer.com. £1700 and a one-off. Any takers?
I shouldn’t really be lusting after bags, having just taken delivery of a naughty little Celine tote, but what to do when PRs keep bombarding my inbox with treats like this? Margaret Howell‘s stealth satchels are beautifully made in England by Whitehouse Cox, a Midlands factory specialising in saddlery. The bags are made from vegetable tanned bridle leather which will soften and age with wear. Mmmm… *inhales dramatically*… you can just smell it, can’t you?
These bags are a limited edition, available in all stores in two sizes: £455 for the medium and £255 for the small.
When Harvey Nichols announced its rejigging of the fourth floor in January, I was full of hope. Its press blurb promised a ‘concept store feel’ with exhibitions, installations and constantly evolving product lines. Well so far it’s nice enough but I wouldn’t call it constantly evolving. (more…)