The clutch trend is developing into a pouch trend -it’s all about the pared-down pouch. There’s a pleasantly contemporary feel about the clean shaped simple rectangle pouch, bordered by just a metallic zipper. Norwegian Ébeth is the brand to watch when looking for timeless luxury, but don’t want one of the big label bags that everyone else struts around with.
Modalu was founded in 2004 by Norwegian born Marion Muhonen Nilsen, a skilled designer with a passion for luxurious yet wearable leather handbags with a strong identity. Ms Muhonen Nilsen is originally from Ski, just North of the Norwegian capital Oslo, but currently resides in the UK. She’s an awarded designer, both in Norway and internationally.
The Modula brand really became Hot on the High Street when Pippa Middelton picked it up in Spring 2011. In fact the day after the Royal Wedding, Pippa Middleton made her debut carrying Modalu’s Bristol bag in shark gray, and the bag was swiftly renamed the Pippa bag.
The Pippa bag is a classic leather bag for work and weekends, it includes three compartments with two front zipper pockets for easy access to smaller items. It also comes with a removable shoulder strap which Pippa herself doesn’t seem to use. The bag will set you back £169, not bad compared to other bags hanging on celebrity wrists.
New bag this spring is the Pippa Satchel bag, a sleek and spacious leather satchel for everyday use. Inspired by the quintessential British equestrian sporting season. We like! Retails for £230.
Shop online at modula.com
Desirable leather bags in unusual shapes and colour combinations by Norwegian designer brand Cala and Jade are a distinct fashion statement when you want to stand out from the crowd.
Elaborate craftsmanship, innovative techniques and functionality is added bonus with a Cala and Jade bag.
The brand was established by the Norwegian design duo Nina Amble Sandaas and Tina C. Skaar, who met whilst studying at ESMOD in Oslo. After initially specializing in fur, they went on to create a stunning range of leather bags. Their fascination for all things leather and passion for new material and techniques eventually became an essential part of their philosophy and lead to the super trendy bags available at MyWardrobe.com See more styles at calajade.com