Uber-Chic Bags from the UK: Introducing Golden Lane
Posted: Sep 18 2014
Harper's Bazaar. Vogue UK. Business of Fashion. These are just some of the outlets that have buzzed about British accessories label Golden Lane. And for good reason: The brand's bags are as stylish as they are functional. Chris Liu and Tibor Matyas founded the label just two years ago in 2012. Originally men's accessories designers, the duo branched out to form Golden Lane. Liu and Matyas both have impressive fashion credentials, having first met at Burberry Prorsum, where they were design consultants. We're jumping on their uber-chic bandwagon, and are thrilled to introduce Collective Habit shoppers to Golden Lane bags this season.
If there's one style the brand is known for, it's the amazingly versatile Duo Satchel. According to Golden Lane's website, "The concept behind Golden Lane's signature centrepiece - The Duo Satchel bag - originates from the designers’ quest for the utilitarian in women’s bags; a feminine, unique and versatile bag that fits your lifestyle." The bag has certainly made fans out of us here at CH—really, who has time for cumbersome or just-for-show bags, anyway? (Hint: Not us.) We always appreciate styles that are made for the busy working girl in mind, and love that the ethos of The Duo Satchel applies to the entire line of exceptionally well-made bags.
Aside from The Duo Satchel, we have our eye on an especially fitting piece for next season: the brand's leather backpack. When the leaves start to fall, we always get a bit nostalgic for that back-to-school feeling, and that's where this incredible backpack comes in. Whether you're actually headed back to campus or not, an on-trend knapsack is the chicest way to go. This season, subtly play up the schoolgirl vibe of Golden Lane's backpack with a button up shirt and a pair of oxfords.
The next piece from the line that caught our attention is the Mini Shoulder Bag. Sleek enough to carry as a clutch, the bag also comes with an adjustable shoulder strap --and get this, belt loops-- for ultimate versatility. While the shape of the bag is streamlined and sophisticated, the textured elephant skin effect leather and gold hardware add a healthy dose of personality. The bag is roomy enough to fit the essentials (cell phone, lipstick, and wallet) but won't weigh you down like a cumbersome tote would, making it the ideal everyday purse.
Last but certainly not least, allow us to introduce you to the Britannia Small Duo Clutch. Every inch of this clutch just oozes cool. The silver geometric mirrored plating has a futuristic, almost sci-fi-esque quality that we're head-over-heels for. (If Judy Jetson had an affinity for clutches, she would probably pick this one.) We suggest pairing this statement accessory with pared-down pieces, like a slouchy sweater or basic LBD, to allow it to take center stage. Et voila — watch as the compliments come rolling in for your rad, out-of-this-world Golden Lane bag.
Be sure to check out all of Golden Lane's offerings at CH here. Don't be surprised if you're tempted to swipe up all of the pieces—they're just that good.
By: Erin Fitzpatrick