All aboard, your city break awaits
City break season is on the horizon - be it a romantic mini vacay with your beau or a couple of stolen nights with girlfriends, the perfect city break needs the perfect small handbag. We’ve picked our top 5 destinations and a small, yet hardworking handbag to match each trip.
Paris is always a good idea.
1 | Paris
From the ever inspiring lips of Audrey Hepburn came the words ‘Paris is always a good idea’ and we wholeheartedly concur. A short hop from the UK, yet you’ll feel a world away as you soak up the ambience of this iconic city.
See | The Notre Dame - a masterclass in gothic architecture and much-loved heart of the city. Bolt from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the serenity of the Palais-Royal Gardens, formal gardens and to-die-for shops nestled behind the walls of a 17th-century palace.
Take | The Marlow Straw Clutch Bag is a lightweight city break bag, with enough room for your lipstick, iPhone and hotel key. The optional brass chain makes it easy to slip onto your shoulder leaving you free to hold hands as you walk along the Sienne or take cocktails on a tree-lined boulevard.
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When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.
2 | London
Take in the fast past of our vibrant capital with so much to do you, can even be a tourist if you live in the city itself.
See | Get off the beaten tourist track and blaze your own trail around this much-loved city. In the day head to the former home of artist Dennis Severs and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the 18th century - recreated as if the family have just left. Or head to the Chelsea Physic Garden - a lush and tranquil green space, established in 1673 and the city's oldest botanic garden. As the evening arrives head to one of London’s emerging Secret Bars such as the Luggage Room in Mayfair or Evans and Peel Detective Agency in Earl’s Court.
Take | The Hoxton Box Clutch reflects London’s vibrant nightlife, the hard structured case brings an edge to your outfit and the multi-texture of snakeskin and glitter elevates your LBD to another level.
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I still keep a suitcase in Berlin.
3 | Berlin
An uber-cool destination with an enticing mix of heritage and history jostling with a vibrant nightlife.
See | The sharp contrast between east and west is still visible in the cities architecture.; head to the Eastside Gallery to see a huge slice of the Berlin Wall - still standing and now adorned with paintings and don’t miss the symbol of enduring unity, The Brandenburg Gate.
Take | The Ely leather crossbody is just the right size for touring essentials - sunglasses, lip balm, travel cards and hotel keys and the cross body strap is just the ticket for exploring a city. The double all-around zip makes it secure and a zipped pocket at the back is the perfect spot for your emergency cash stash.
SHOP→ The Ely Crossbody Bag 9 colourways
I'm in love with cities I've never been to and people I've never met.
4 | Stockholm
Picturesque and tranquil meets vibrant and trendsetting - welcome to the unique juxtapose that is Stockholm.
See | Seek out the new wave of maverick Scandi forager-chefs celebrating hyper-local sourced produce with what’s been quipped as New Nordic cuisine - head to Nook or Rutabaga to taste for yourself. Spend an afternoon at the Vasa Museum where you can see an entire shipwreck, preserved and The Haga Park is a wonderful stroll.
Take | The Henley Cross Body Bag in butter-soft Italian leather. An edgy design which will match your daytime-exploring thanks to a handy cross-body strap; can also double as a clutch with optional wrist strap to carry you through to the evening.
SHOP→ The Henley Leather Crossbody 5 colourways
Rome was a poem pressed into service as a city.
5 | Rome
No city break to-do-list would be complete without ticking off Rome.
See | Get to grips with your smartphone camera beforehand to take those all important snaps - you won’t want to miss out on the Pantheon or Colosseum. The best way to explore is on foot stopping at the many bars and cafes for refreshment as you go.
Take | The Mini Newbury is a small bag which marries design and function - petite enough for an evening jaunt or team with the cross body strap when sightseeing. The smooth Italian leather will ensure sure you feel glam too.
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