International Woman’s Day 2017

Hello to all on this International Women’s Day. Today, I thought I’d post some photos of my International Women…some friends, handbag lover’s & travellers Bags in New York I love this photo of Elizabeth O’Shea and her daughter on Brooklyn Bridge, sent in from their trip to New York last year. Bags in The Middle…

Donna Updated

The Donna collection of purses in Donegal tweeds has been updated this season. They now come with a RFID signal blocking card holder (that’s for your contactless payment cards, to prevent them being scanned through your purse) and a clip on/clip off mini coin purse. The fabulous Donegal tweed is hand woven in the far…

Inside Knowledge

When I work on a new idea, I think about the inside of my design just as much as the outside, so I thought it’s about time I posted on the subject. A plain bag isn’t a boring bag, in my opinion it’s a beautiful, minimalist design, that’s been well thought through inside, as well…

Handbag Horror Story: Don’t let this happen to You!

Do you have a contactless payment card in your purse right now? And… more importantly, is it safe? I you’re not sure what I mean, then check and see if any of your cards has the little ))) symbol (a bit like a WiFi symbol you see on your phone, but it’s on it’s side)….

British Wool Week 2016

This week (10-16) October is Wool Week in the UK. It’s a time to celebrate the wonderful wool we make in the British Isles, so here are some of my woolly photos from 2016. Harris Tweed If you want a super #EthicalFashion handbag, my Harris Tweed collection combines authentic hand-woven Scottish tweed from the crofts…

Bags On Tour: New York

The turquoise Roanne tote has just been to New York on a fabulous holiday. It seems that quite a lot of shopping was involved 🙂 Thank you to Elizabeth O’Shea and daughters for sending in all these brilliant #BagsOnTour photos. You can see more of them on Instagram and Pinterest. Save Save Save

Why I’m a Fan of Contactless Cards

Angela Rippon was on the telly this morning, reporting on the rise of contactless payment cards and the fraud scares that are inevitably following them around. But you don’t need to worry at all as long as the wallet where you keep your cards has signal blocking technology, as in my Bertie and Annie purses….

Exposed: A Counterfeit Design

I’ve been in a bit of a daze for a week now; ever since I realised that a company that I actually know, has stolen two of my designs and is passing them off as their own. It’s bad practice, bad business and to say that I’m livid is an understatement. I make my living…

A New Life

Sometimes something happens and you just sit back and think about life. This is my 3 day old (step)grandson. Gorgeous 🙂 One day, he’ll inspire me for a new man bag design!

An Aerial View

If you live in London or another big city and you travel out of it by airplane, you might have been fortunate enough to get an aerial view of your home/work place as you take off. I used to have an office on a farm in the Gatwick flight path and I so enjoyed seeing…