Amelia Powers Handbags Take You Back in Time
Prohibition, the ’80s, high school: the past looks a lot better through the rose-tinted glasses of the present.
Except when history exceeds modern expectations — as with Amelia Powers’s purses.
The Portobello Market dealer collected vintage bags for years and regretted that the local craftsmanship and luxury materials she cherished were lacking in many current brands. So she set up her own label made from the finest materials and constructed by the most talented English artisans. (The accessories aren’t cheap, but they will last a lifetime.)
Inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood, her first collection comprises structured and framed bags like The Avenger (croc-print exterior with shocking pink goat-suede interior) and The Berkeley (black gloss python frame bag with gold clasp). Each one is a custom order and can take up to six weeks.
After all, history takes time.
Available online at ameliapowers.com, from £850.
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