The Top Five Best of British Brands at My Bag

With London Fashion Week kicking off today, we’re getting patriotic with a roundup of the best of British brands. Britain has been the birth place of numerous prestigious designers, with the Scottish sporran claiming to be one of the first ever prototypes of what we call a handbag today.

So, pop that teapot and scone down for a moment, and take a look at the finest selection of British handbag brands on offer here at My Bag.

Aspinal of London

Our first best of British brand is Aspinal of London, offering a selection of quintessentially British leather goods, including not only beautifully hand-crafted bags but also passport covers, travel tags, notebooks, wallets and purses. The quality of each product is synonymous with the stylish design, with a variety of embossed leather textures to choose from.  

Cambridge Satchel Company

Flying the flag for the south of England is the Cambridge Satchel Company. The brand started its journey into the handbag world in 2008 when its founder needed to find a way to accumulate some extra cash to pay for her children’s private tuition fees.

With a Hogwarts-esque influence, the premise of the original collection was to design something that Harry and Hermione would take to Hogwarts, and we think they hit the nail on the head. Available in various sizes, colours and shapes, the range is perfect for both business and pleasure.

Ted Baker

A brand that certainly conforms to the quirky British stereotype is Ted Baker. Firmly cemented as a member of the best British brands at My Bag, Ted celebrated his 30th birthday last year.

The brand originates from Glasgow and is formally known for being a shirt specialist. Ted Baker has evolved with its unique campaigns, designs and ever popular handbag collection and is self-proclaimed as “No Ordinary Designer Label.” My Bag’s collection of Ted Baker bags will satisfy all you needs, whether you need a holdall for a weekend trip away, a shopping bag, handbag or purse.


Fashion royalty by name, fashion royalty by nature; Alexander McQueen takes president in our best of British roundup. The McQ collection illustrates the brands perfect mixture of luxury in materials and originality of design meaning you can wear each bag in a variety of occasions.

Anya Hindmarch

Demonstrating the British kooky charm on the regular, Anya Hindmarch is our final brand in the best of British roundup. With the brands eccentric personality running throughout the collection, Anya Hindmarch was the first accessories designer to ever hold an on-schedule London Fashion Week show.

Not only is her creativity present in her designs, but she has on various occasions demonstrated this through exhibitions such as the Chubby Cloud and this years Weave Project; an immersive installation whereby guests can climb into essentially a giant spiders web.

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Written by Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Writer and expert