Mapledurham and Forest Row here we come!

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We’ll be doubling up this weekend by taking our beautiful handmade leather bags to both Mapledurham Festive Gift Fair in Reading (Friday to Sunday) and Forest Row Mansion Market on Saturday. Mapledurham gift fair, held in Mapledurham House, sits on the banks of the River…

What is the best leather bag for a university student?

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Thinking about the criteria for a bag for university reminded me of previous bags I’ve bought that haven’t lasted the distance. Cheap bags just didn’t have the strength or quality to carry any weight without the straps breaking or coming away at the seams. So…

From legionnaires to luggage, a history of the messenger bag

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The messenger bag has been used by men throughout the ages, from Roman legionnaires to the modern day man-on-the-go. In its simplest form, with one strap over the shoulder, the style has evolved from functional work accessory to fashion accessory. Now called a satchel, courier bag,…