Paradise Row is being increasingly recognised and appreciated by many of the world's leading fashion magazines and newspapers. Features include Vogue'sContemporary Allure of a Classic Saddle Bag,The Times'Best Bags under £500, Bergdorf Goodman's Statement Makers, Bazaar'sFavourite Sustainable Bag Brands and ES Magazine's What We Love Now.
Paradise Row brings an exciting, new dynamic to the marketplace, which continues to attract media attention from across the world, generating widespread interest, as can be seen below.
'Handmade in East London, Paradise Row's low carbon footprint designs pay homage to local culture featuring subtle embellishments including pearls - for the pearly kings and queens - and intricately carved boxing gloves in a nod to Repton Boxing Club. Their current Empathy collection, constructed with gold plated fittings and hardware, channels the philosophical views of Love, Sorrow, Awe, Hope and Joy.'
One classic saddlebag style in five colours, each tweaked by way of the fastening, which - be it a metalllic silkweaver's bobbin, boxer's glove or ship's wheel - references the history of the brand's East End home.'
'Made by hand in East London and in tribute to the area's long history with boxing, Paradise Row's saddle bag - with its gold plated boxing glove closure - is as chic as they come.'
'Fast becoming a favourite with the London street-style set are Paradise Row's sweet and kooky 'Empathy' bags, which feature facial expressions embellished across them. The area was once renowned for its thriving textile industry, but now has only a handful of leather workshops left. This inspired the founders to revive the spirit of the area with their new company, which is already making waves across the capital.'
THE TELEGRAPH LUXURY
'Can a bag reflect how you really feel? That's what Designer Nika Diamond-Krendel's second collection of bags for her label Paradise Row, titled Empathy, is asking. Each bag carries an expression of hope, love and sorrow - the perfect way to emote, sartorially.'
THE FINANCIAL TIMES
'Living in east London and having seen the decline of the leather and textile industry, I wanted to create a brand with a social purpose that would celebrate British craftsmanship in order to preserve it. All our leather goods, and in particular our once-a-year handbag collection, make the ideal sustainable gift. Our handbags are a piece forever, they are timeless. And each purchase makes a social impact by supporting a creative community working just a few miles from our studios.'
SUNDAY TIMES STYLE
'Every timeless bag is handcrafted and made to last. We love the Contrapposto bag. Very 1990s chic.'
FT HOW TO SPEND IT MAGAZINE
'The cross-body Love bag is crafted in east London from vegetable-tanned leather with gold-plated details.'
'Bring some cheer to a dreary, cold day with this Hope crossbody bag, designed and handmade in East London.'
'Paradise Row has East London's fashion heritage in it's DNA. Not only is every design made in East London, but their Core collection of classic cross body bags celebrate the iconic institutions that have given the East End its unique character.'
'East London bag brand Paradise Row is selling factory seconds of its core collection and giving 100 per cent of the proceeds to the local institutions which inspired them, from community arts social enterprise Stitches in Time to The Pearly Kings and Queens Society.'
Paradise Row's Empathy Collection was inspired by psychology and human emotions. Photographed here are Sorrow, Love and Joy featured in an editorial for Elle Vietnam.
ES Magazine is an iconic brand designed for sophisticated, culturally-aware Londoners. Paradise Row was featured in the prestigious magazine earlier this year. Photographed here is the Sorrow bag, which is part of the Empathy Collection.
TOWN AND COUNTRY
'The British artist Venetia Berry has collaborated with the East London-based leather studio Paradise Row to launch a limited-edition range of handbags embossed with Berry's striking female shapes.'
PHOENIX is a lifestyle brand for free-thinking modern women. Paradise Row's Hope bag, as part of the Empathy Collection, is seen here featured in one of their editorial photo shoots.
'Let these bags express your inner truth. East London based and sustainably sourced, Paradise Row is the luxury handbag brand to have on your radar. Founded and created by Nika Diamond, the designs focus on emotional and mental health awareness.'