You know (and this is not intended in a SATC-fashionista way) you can never really have too many bags. There’s a good reason the majority of luxury companies make their bucks on accessories and fragrances/cosmetics. They’re practical, wear-with-whatever (provided you make a sensible choice i.e. no bedecked-in-multi-coloured-jewels mlutches) and not quite as expensive as that suit you’ve been perving on for that past while.
Thus, it’s bags again for wishlist post the second. But these are bags I’d actually sacrifice a sister for. Ally Capellino is a brand that prides itself on its pragmatic, but nevertheless aesthetically-pleasing, approach to accessories. Founded by Alison Loyd (she spent some of her formative years in this here city of Dublin) and her then partner Jono Platt in 1980, the brand has dipped its finger in everything from womenswear to design consultancy, but it’s its bags that have come up trumps and have seen them enrapture the Japanese market to boot.
But enough of the background and onto the bags…
‘Richard’ polished leather satchel – £392 (personal fave right here, it comes in navy, i mean, ’nuff said)
‘Blackfriars’ leather travel bag – £336
‘Wayne’ high glossy leather weekender – £336
‘Timothy’ waxed cotton rucksack – £196
She’s also collaborated with Apple to fashion a range of v. covetable casings for your MacBook. Sleek, no-fuss fashion just doesn’t come any chic-er than this.
Note: If you’re reading this, Ursula, I’ll refrain from sacrificial activities provided I find one of the above underneath that tree next week…
Images from Ally Capellino