Category Archives: Top Tips

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….

6 Uses for a Leather Holdall

When I designed my leather holdalls I had various uses in mind. A bag has to be practical and size is important, depending on what you want to use it for, so today I’m going to list 6 ways to use my Overnight Bag, which is the smaller of the 2 sizes of holdall. 1)…

Become a VIP, don’t be an April Fool

Hello! I don’t normally put out a sales offer here on my blog but I’m making an exception for this very exciting deal. I launched my VIP Designer Club earlier this month on March 17th.  Here’s some more about it, in case you don’t get my emails. My VIP Designer Club is for anyone who…

One of my favourite ‘Old Bags’

I was having a clear out recently and I came across an old handbag that I designed around 10 years ago. I used to use this bag all the time but then it got put away and it was a lovely surprise to find it again. Although I’d kept it in it’s dust bag, the top…

Style and the Fashion Business

Here’s a great fashion quote from the long time editor of American Vogue. Click to go to Vogue.com and Vogue on Facebook.

How to Find Your Suitcase

If you have a black suitcase then a stylish and easy way to find your case is to attach a bright coloured luggage tag to it. Some people tie an old scarf to the handle or use a brightly coloured strap around the bag or case but neither of these are particularly useful (well maybe…

How to repair a loose stitch on your Handbag

If, like me, you have a favourite bag that you use daily, you would probably be lost without it, so you need to look after it. Very occasionally a simple repair may be required. My Favourite Bag. After more than a year of heavy use, the stitching on the zip puller of my large sporty…

How to Care for your Tweed bag in Wet Weather

Help, my bag is made of Tweed! All the new collection tweed designs in my range, have prompted quite a few customers to ask me about care for their bags in wet, wintery condidtions. Don’t be worried – just take a few precautions and your bag will stay looking as good as new! If your…

Facebook: Has your business page got the new Timeline?

I took the plunge recently and changed both my personal Facebook profile and my business page over to the ‘new timeline’. The new look allows you to upload a huge photo as the main one and a little insert ‘profile’ picture. This is my current look. I plan to change it from time to time…

How to get a Biro mark off a coloured leather

Oh no, there’s biro on my wallet! I’ve been a bit careless with my Apple Green Travel Wallet lately. I must have shoved it into my bag in a rush and I got a big black biro mark right on the front of it. It was so unsightly and the wallet no longer looked very…