The Urban Guide to the Countryside

Wouldn’t You Though?

20 Jul 2015

As someone who tends to plump for navy or black just by default, Julie Slater and Son‘s brilliantly coloured bags are a gorgeous way to get out of that particular rut.

Julie Slater & Son

Satchel Bag, £36

They’re all beautifully made, too, and the company is based right here in Herts, in St Albans.  Lovely and local?  Great combination.  Oh, and not too extravagant.


Recycled Leather Shopper, £66

The recycled leather shopper comes in all kinds of colours — except black — and definitely looks more like a tote than a shopper to me.  Depends on what you’re shopping for, though, I suppose.  Can’t imagine filling it up with fruit and veg, but lovely treats? Quite possibly.

Sandstripe_Overnight Bag_outside

Overnight Bag, £45

I do rather like the overnight bag, too — although I’m going to have to wait for my current black one (boo…) to fall apart first.  (Sounds like I need more nights away, Mr C.)


Oyster Card Holder, £14.75

It’s not just bags, though.  There’s a whole range of purses, card holders, make-up bags, the lot.  And all in brilliant, vibrant colours.  I also really like the selection of gifts (a gift to yourself is still a gift, right?) and can’t help thinking that choosing presents for my two lovely nieces has suddenly got a whole lot easier.  (Don’t tell them though — I want it to be a surprise…)


Heart-shaped Leather Purse, £21.50; Double Leather Photo Frame, £13; Leather Make Up Case, £14.50; A5 Notebook, £15.75

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