New season, new DeMellier bags. These bags have struck a chord with DRG readers and I think I know why. It’s because they hit an accessible sweet spot of fashion-forward colours and shapes but with an innate practicality. (more…)
I’ve witnessed some really bad examples of monogrammed fashion items lately; it’s actually quite a skill knowing how to add a name or initials to a garment or accessory. I like the way Sophie Hulme is doing it, with her new personalisation service. These appliqued leather letter placements (above) are part of her signature service that’s been unveiled at the equally new Burlington Arcade boutique. Made from stacked and compacted saddle leather, the raised letters sit on the surface of the bag making a visual statement. (more…)
Milli Millu has rebranded. I met founder Mireia Llusia-Lindh a few years ago by chance at a networking event by – how else? – admiring her bag and asking where it was from. We got chatting and I was happy to champion her growing brand of handbag workhorses.
The brand has evolved tremendously and last year won Walpole’s Brand of Tomorrow award. (more…)
I wrote about the Mulberry Small Maple tote last year and since then have added one to my small collection of everyday bags. Mine is the oak colourway (buy it here), a beautiful deep tan that works year-round but is especially good in summer to elevate white or blue denim. (more…)