Friday, January 25, 2008

Bown Bag

Founded by Judy bown, this British luxury bags and accessories company have amazed me with their simple and well made bags.
visit their site for more information here

Available in 2 kinds :
Tumblegrain
Tumblegrain is a full vegetable-tanned cowhide, soft and tactile yet reassuringly hardwearing. A deep tannage enhances the unique qualities of the hide and encourages the development of a rich patina over time.
Surface scuffs and scratches can be easily rubbed away with a finger.
The hides have been drummed (turned in drums while they are still wet) to develop a textured appearance.
Some parts of the hide will react to drumming more than others, with some areas becoming very textured and others remaining flatter. This is a characteristic we embrace, and that is lost in imitation printing or embossed leathers.

Capri

Capri is a fine goat skin, selected for its lightweight strength, subtle texture and butter-soft handle.Because we like to enhance the natural character and depth of colour, we don’t ‘cover up’ the surface with disguising finishes.
Small marks and softer areas may be present on the largest bags where a whole goat skin is needed for each panel.
After a little time, these will blend in to the general patina of the bag as it develops its own character.


Bown bags details :


Villa Tote
The largest of their totes, there is something decadent yet totally relaxed about this super-sized bag… just throw-and-go for understated chic.Big enough for everything you could possibly need in a day, it also makes a great weekender. 3 internal brass loops keep any of Bown's clip-in accessories handy and secure, designed to be hand-held, it also just fits on the shoulder over light clothing
size: 40 × 40 × 20cm
currently retails for £795 approx $1558


tumblegrain/conker
A rich, dark chestnut brown. Because this is fully vegetable tanned, and each hide is different, colours may vary slightly. The overall colour will soon ‘blend’ as the product develops it’s own patina with use.



tumblegrain/dark tan
a good, deep, mid-brown tan. Because this is fully vegetable tanned, colours may vary slightly.


capri/rhubarb
Specially dyed for us, our Rhubarb colour has a ‘grounding’ undertone, making it a very versatile and grown up ‘pink’ indeed.Looks as fantastic with the season’s grey chunky knits as it does over a white kaftan on that winter island break. Brilliant.


capri/ginger
Think “crystalised” ginger. Fresh, clean yet pleasantly warm.Looks amazing worn with this season’s taupes, dark greys and browns.



City Tote
Our medium sized tote is actually amazingly capacious.Simply put, it does the business, beautifully.
Equally stylish empty for a shopping trip or loaded to the brim for that all important presentation.Takes all the usual gubbins, plus a laptop, cosmetic bag, magazine… you could probably pop in a pair of heels as well. Just throw and go. internal brass loops keep any of our clip-in accessories handy and secure longer handles for carrying on the shoulder
size: 30 × 30 × 15cm
currently retails for £650 approx $1274

tumblegrain/conker


tumblegrain/dark tan


capri/ginger




Mini Tote
Our smallest tote for those who don’t want to look like they are carrying much but have a Boy Scout’s instinct to always Be Prepared.Whether dressing up or dressing down, it’s neat enough to wear in the crook of your arm and go all Holly Golightly. 3 internal brass loops keep any of our clip-in accessories handy and secure. designed to be hand-held, it also just fits on the shoulder over light clothing
size: 37.5 × 36 × 13cm
currently retails for
£495 approx $970

tumblegrain/conker


tumblegrain/dark tan


capri/ginger



Keep-It-Brief Case
A super-stylish, super-slim bag, designed as an antidote to ubiquitous and burdensome laptop cases.
Serves equally well as a trim briefcase. Fits a laptop (up to 15”), a newspaper and a little paperwork.
A clip-on bundle bag and a clip-on flat pouch, handy for popping-out-for-lunch or travel paraphernalia, are available to buy separately.
Size:40 × 35 × 10cm
currently retails for £465 approx $911

tumblegrain/conker





tumblegrain/dark tan



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