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Top 6 British Accessories Brands

When you think of Britain, what first comes to mind? Afternoon tea, Big Ben’s chimes, a homemade roast dinner, fish and chips on a Friday night? Here at MyBag, we think of the iconic designers that make Britain one of the most renowned fashion hotspots in the world, year after year. To celebrate British fashion heritage we’ve decided to shine the spotlight on our our top British fashion brands that bring you the best accessories…

Here is the best of British designer handbags…

1. Vivienne Westwood

Dame Vivienne Westwood has become iconic in the world of British fashion and accessories, lusted after by bloggers, celebrities and stylists worldwide. Whether you’re daring and outgoing or more conservative and traditional, there is a Vivienne Westwood bag for every woman.

The bags and purses are crafted from a combination of real and faux leather and can be easily recognised by their bold prints, wacky tartans and colourful block colours, all finished off with Dame Viv’s signature orb logo.

Born in Britain but world renowned, our favourite pick of this season is the Alex bag, crafted in smooth leather and adroned in contrasting spah paint, perfect as an Autumn/Winter showstopper.

2. Ted Baker

Since its founding, Ted Baker has never swayed from their clear focus on quality, providing superiority through vivid attention to detail and original British wit. It’s this quirky combination that has contributed to the adoption of the title of ‘No Ordinary Designer Label’, and Ted have since become renowned as the brand that offers something a little more exuberant and a lot more unique.

It’s the attention to detail in the range of Ted Baker bags and accessories that differentiates them from the crowd. Every handbag is finished with exquisite detailing both on the exterior and interior, with products featuring unique pattern printed fabric lining, intricate 3D signature bows, crystallised detailing and rose gold finishings.

Our favourite Autumn/Winter pick is the Alliie Giant Knot Shopper in Maroon …

3. Cambridge Satchel Company

British accessories don’t get any more classic than those of Cambridge Satchel Company. Founded by a mother and daughter duo, Cambridge Satchel Company began around a kitchen table with a budget of just £600. The brand quickly cemented itself as a firm British favourite, and by 2010 their iconic satchels were branded ‘the Brit IT bag’ by the New York Times.

Meticulous care is taken throughout the entire production process of a Cambridge Satchel Company bag, with each stage carefully scrutinised and completed by hand from first cut to final emboss. The brand’s range has expanded with its following, and Cambridge Satchel Company now offer backpacks, cross body bags, satchels, shoulder bags and tote bags in a variety of bold, classic and pastel colours, meaning you can look effortlessly sophisticated no matter what the occasion.

To really stand out in the crowd we recommend the Honey Matte Leopard Tiny Satchel, complete with textured leopard print inserts and the signature Cambridge Satchel Company embossed logo on the reverse.

4. Aspinal of London

 

A firm favourite for royalty, Aspinal of London had to make our list. Regularly seen on the arms of Kate Middleton and Taylor Swift, Aspinal’s bags are timeless. Merging classic styles with trending textures and details, Aspinal bags are both regal and rebellious, bringing tradition into today through their fresh take on British style.

Carrying an Aspinal feels like carrying a small piece of heritage. The brand is distinctly British, being beloved by some of the most iconic women in the country from Princesses to pop queens. A real keep forever purchase, an Aspinal is one to pass down.

5. Radley

London born Radley have become a e household name thanks to their infinitely durable and quality orientated handbags and accessories. Radley infuses pops of bright colour with functional design to create a range of effortlessly wearable handbags known and loved by all.

The British Scottie dog mascot was born out of a simple sketch from a Radley designer and has now become synonymous with the British accessory brand, with each bag featuring the Scottie in the form of a print, charm or embossed logo.

For a fun twist on a classic clutch bag, we’d pick this Hatfield Medium Foldover Clutch in a mink beige. Crafted from smooth leather, the clutch has magnetic fastening and top zip closure.

6. Aspinal of London

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Quintessentially British, Aspinal of London is a firm favourite in the bag collection of royalty, regularly seen on the arm of Kate Middleton. Inspired by traditional British bag shapes, like the hatbox and saddlebag, and updating them with trending colours, textures and prints, Aspinal of London create timeless pieces that will be loved forever. Stylish but sure to never go out of fashion, this British brand create the kind of bags you’ll be passing down to your children.

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By Olivia Seed



Olivia Seed

Olivia Seed

Editor

A minimalist fashion fan with high interests in the odd print or check. Constantly trying to make my home look like a catalogue; you can find me shopping for cute bedding, candles and other Instagrammable interior accessories.


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