Not only do I love finding new handbag designers to share with you all, but also I found a designer whose bags are so lovely I am certain many of you will add them to your wishlist. I know I am. I am talking about Sophie Hulme, a British designer who graduated from Kingston University in 2007 and followed graduation by launching her ready to wear brand immediately. Most importantly, Sophie Hulme knows what she is doing and this is evident in her designs, as you can see why this young designer is building true traction for her refined and sleek bags.
Her designs are a bit different and much of this she credits to growing up in a converted toy factory and taking inspiration from her unconventional surroundings. Her bags are entirely classic yet stand out much more than the typical bags we think of on a day to day basis as being classic. The hardware immediately grabs your attention, but is not distracting. The designs themselves have a bit of a masculine touch with a structured finish. All in all, this is a brand to watch and a designer I expect we will hear much more from in the coming years. There is always room for a break out handbag star, and Sophie Hulme is about to start her time in the US spotlight after making waves in Britain. Her bags are available via Net-A-Porter.
Sophie Hulme Tan Leather Tote | $870 via Net-A-Porter
Sophie Hulme Black Leather Tote | $895 via Net-A-Porter
Sophie Hulme Envelope Small Shoulder Bag | $415 via Net-A-Porter
Sophie Hulme Envelope Oversized Clutch | $645 via Net-A-Porter