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….

K is for Kuala Lumpur and Key Clips

Luckily my designs have done a lot of travelling, so I’m not stuck on K! A Visit To Kuala Lumpur As part of his world tour, Trekker the manbag visited Kuala Lumpur a few years ago. Here’s Trekker at the Petronas Towers with his companion, the stone Patty shopper. And near the top, with his owner. Hi Dad 🙂…

Pencase Winners

The winners are announced for last week’s competition to win a luxury leather pen (or maybe not) case. Thank you to all who entered by posting a comment. I loved all your ideas on how you would put this design to good use. So, without further ado, here are the 5 winners 🙂 Sherry Bevan…

Competition: Win a Luxury Leather case

Some time ago I wrote about the many uses for various small leather items in my collection. A purse is not just a purse, as I say, it can have many uses. My simplest designs are the best for this and I’ve written about some of them here before. You might want to check out…

How to get in the News

Well, not the news exactly but feature on other people’s marketing and promotion material. All you need to do is to send them a fab photo of you with their product. Much like I ask of Shona Easton bag owners for my Bags on Tour photo album. Here’s one of me in Muscat, reading Nicky…

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…