For my 30th birthday a few years back my mum said she wanted to buy me a handbag so with that I went on the hunt for the ‘one’ to mark such an occasion! As you would expect the usual came to mind- Burberry, Kate spade, Todd’s etc but none of them them seemed quite unique enough, so I started looking closer to home! I am lucky enough to live smack bang in the middle of the Cotswolds where I am surrounded by talented individuals making beautiful handcrafted items and with a closer search I found Regmeg. Meg has a beautiful workshop in the heart of Burford high street and after having a chat with her she invited me to come and hand choose the materials for my handbag from the colour and type of leather to the lining and accessorise! When I arrived I was greeted with champagne and a huge smile, Meg is just lovely! I got to browse through a rainbow of different colour leathers and stunning Harris tweed linings! I was in bag heaven! The leathers are the finest Italian and as I mentioned above, different Harris Tweed linings hand made in Scotland are available for linings. To add to the basics of the handbag you can personalise and add tassels too! I went for a classic black nubuck leather with brass zip and feet and a beautiful grey lining. My lovely friend ordered me a tan and black tassel and got my name stamped inside the bag- such beautiful touches!
It took about 2 weeks for the bag to be handmade by meg and her small team in London but in the meantime I got to leave with a sample of the swatches I chose which was a lovely touch!
2 years later this bag just gets better and better!! Meg offers free conditioning whenever it is needed and a lifetime guarantee, all for £295!!