FASH: Snap up this cool bag brand
I stumbled across this really cool indie accessories brand a few months ago. I’m still in love with it coming into AW15 so I’ve come to the conclusion that I’d better tell you about them too!
It’s called Hoxley, and as the name conjurs, is about as wholly, beautifully British. There’s a British designer, plus all the leather, brass and tweed is all sourced in the UK which is pretty unusual these days.
BUT that would be nothing if the bags weren’t really special. But look, they’re gorgeous. I have the black version of the oversized brass detailed Clovelly clutch above and I can’t tell you how many people ask me about it. It has a tweed detail inside, an on/off strap, and supersoft leather. Here it is, pouting away in Gee’s in Oxford back in June.
Gorgeous packaging too, so perfect as pressies to mums, friends or self. Yes, why not your flippin self?!
I like the brassy, chunky nature of Hoxley bags, particularly this ‘Godstow’ bag below (er, essential for gardening as you can see). It’s on my hitlist as a new laptop bag.
Also loving the Hepworth and (pictured below) the Little Hepworth.
There’s also a modern take on the bowling bag that in the black could work really well as an airline carry-on or a gent’s overnighter.
The bags all come in three colour ways – tan, chestnut or black – and being entirely British made by a small indie firm, you know what I’m going to say. They’re not cheap. But neither do they cost the astronomical, frankly bonkers amounts that the big guns like Mulberry, Prada and the like now charge for their totes. And they’re beautifully, locally made.
Prices range between £345 – £465 which is definitely ‘investment bag’ territory but by no means bonkers, when you consider how long you’ll have it (like, for ever) and the price that even high street stores charge for premium bags these days.
Check out the range here – there are several bags not mentioned in this post purely because I’m half-cut and running out of energy (well it is 10pm as I write this *yawn*) that are worth a sneaky peaky. I think you’ll like what you see.