We all know the names of the fashion designer heavyweights: Mulberry, Burberry, Calvin Klein or Gucci. The list goes on.
These are brands that have become household names. But what about the up and coming brands? Here we take a look at some of the best British brands that are far less well known but are all brands that you should know about!
In keeping with the brand’s name, Lost Property salvage unwanted fabrics and make bags out of them. From coffee sacks to boat sails, the designs are understated, slouchy and incredibly stylish.
Milli Millu are based in London and produce super luxe, super chic bags. Named after cities of the world, each is made with buttery soft leather. They also do their bit for charity. Their 'A Bag, A Life' project provides a vaccines pack for a child in Africa for every bag sold.
Minimal hardware and neutral block shades feature with Alfie Douglass designs. Each bag is 100% handmade and totally unique. They look expensive but prices start at just £100.
After launching the brand at Paris Fashion Week in 2012, Golden Lane have commanded attention with their use of soft pastel shades, bold primary colours and shiny metallic hardware. They are definitely worthy of investigation!
With a reputation for making shoes worn by celebs, Blonde Castana design bags that are pretty special too. Slouchy bags in clashing colours and chunky hardware is their style. This is another brand worth taking a serious look at.
This up and coming brand has small collection of uber-practical and uber-luxe products. In some circles, the 'Isabella' is seen as the ultimate traveller’s cross body bag.
Upbeat and fun combine with classic and timeless with Aspinal collections. Check out the Marylebone and the Brook Street - both are incredibly chic tote bags that are the perfect accessory for any outfit.