This first collection comprises five luxury handbags, all handmade in east London.
Beautifully designed and intricately constructed, each bag is of enduring quality and timeless appeal. The 12 carat gold-plated metal fittings add to the feel of luxury and refinement, contrasting beautifully with the 100% natural vegetable-tanned leather, together creating the unique character of these bags and the epitome of the Paradise Row style.
Branding is kept to a minimum throughout, with blank leather stamps on the inside flap and pocket, with a small gold designer motif at the back.
The thickness of the leather enables the bag to hold its shape and provides a contemporary stripped back look, showing the natural leather both inside and out.
The leather is dyed naturally with vegetable tanning, an old world artisanal method which is chromium-free and does not process any harmful chemicals.
This fair trade practice takes advantage of the tannic acids naturally found in barks, branches, leaves and some fruit, creating a more natural and organic look.
Due to the delicate nature of the cow shoulder leather, this leather will age beautifully over time and natural veining and marks will occur. The more wear it gets, the more unique and distinctive the bag will become.
The 12 carat gold-plated fittings provide a striking sense of luxury and refinement, contrasting beautifully against the natural vegetable-tanned leather.
The gold-plated charm is the focal point, firmly rooting each bag in the unique history of the area which inspired and made it. These individually designed charms adorn the front of each bag which, along with the accompanying story cards, tell the compelling story of east London.
The collection is envisaged for everyday use and is imagined for the woman who has an appreciation of distinctive accessories as well as quality British design and craftsmanship but who looks beyond established brands.
Paradise Row's collection brings versatility to any outfit and with its detachable strap and sleek hidden hooks can be used as a shoulder bag during the day or as a clutch in the evening.