Although our primary interest lies with women’s bags, we’ve been keeping our eyes on the Spring 2016 men’s shows currently taking place in Europe, just in case anything particularly worthy of attention pops up. That’s how we came across the Helen Anthony Castle Bags, one of which you can see above. They are, if nothing else, attention-grabbing.

Anthony is a London-based menswear brand (it’s unclear from the brand’s website if the name refers to a particular designer or a team) that focuses on the lush side of the “London look,” with lots of velvet blazers and leather. It appears as though these bags are a first foray into the category for the brand, and they’re quite the debut.

Even though these bags feel like quite a lot of look to me at their size (and even though I’m over novelty for novelty’s sake in general), I could see the castle idea happening in a cute, still-luxurious way on a smaller bag, like a mini crossbody. This large size definitely does scream “England,” though. No word on if it comes with small leather goods shaped like the royal family.

Let us know what you think in the comments!


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