Britain: Did You Know it’s THE Fashion Hub of the World?

Handbag Clinic January 08, 2021

British Fashion:

Britain hosts many of the most iconic brands in contemporary fashion. Our innovative and original ethos continues to trigger designers to not only be creative, but also commercial. 

Over the years, Britain has cultivated a unique spirit that ignites the imagination of the fashion world. From birthing trailblazers, such as McQueen, to promoting refined craftsmanship (through the likes of Burberry & Mulberry); the continued originality of British designers subsequently maintains Britain’s status as THE fashion hub of the world! 

A major strength of the British fashion industry is the unrivalled reputation of our fashion colleges. We remain renowned for our innovative courses that allow designers to flourish and cascade their collections from the catwalk to the British high street.  

The Handbag Clinic reflects this contemporary attitude, as we too have invested in constructing an environment that nurtures Artisan’s to not only refine their craftsmanship, but to be bold with creative opportunities. 

We are the longest standing luxe restoration company in the U.K and have always appreciated fashion and the fluidity that it provides for expression and identity. Which is why we continue to restore preloved items back to their former splendour. 

Furthermore, we recognise the extendable life that items have and how we can preserve the past, whilst mindfully reinventing the future.

Discover our favourite British brands below and join us on our circular journey of investing in British fashion, at a fraction of the original RRP. 

British Brands & their Cult Bags:

McQueen, need we say more? A brand distinctive for its uncompromising expression of creativity and modern couture. 

As a brand, McQueen continues to explore textures and colours in order to break the rules of conformity and tradition; often creating distinctive and alternative designs. 

A bag synonymous with McQueen is the Skull Box Clutch, could this Britannia design be anymore British? 

This piece, like many of their collections, summarises the late Alexander McQueen’s culture. He wanted to demonstrate the ‘juxtaposition between the feminine and the masculine, fragility and strength and romance and rebellion’.

His unapologetic nature and original designs have undoubtedly contributed to Britain being THE fashion hub of the world! 

Anya Hindmarch:

Not only does Anya Hindmarch promote the power of British fashion, but also the power of women; as she obtained a CBE in recognition for her contribution to the British Fashion Industry… anyone else channel their inner Spice Girls when they hear ‘Girl Power’, or just us? 

Creativity, modernity and personalisation define every Hindmarch collection, which further epitomises the unique spirit that British fashion hosts. 

We host a variety of eccentric Hindmarch designs that emulate her passion for distinct designs. Her Pillow Handbag teases formality within the realms of a casual cross body bag… and we are utterly obsessed with its unique silhouette.

Rather than following trends, Hindmarch transformed the individuality of handbags by producing leather ‘stickers’ to reconnect the craft with the customer… and provides one way of avoiding imitation from that one friend of yours who loves to copy everything! 

Mulberry:

What designer first comes to mind when you think of British handbags? Of course, it’s Mulberry!

Mulberry’s heritage and subsequently their identity, is quintessentially British in design and inspiration. Originally their styles were synonymous with rural pursuits but before long these understood the growing cosmopolitan nature of women’s lifestyles and adapted to tease ‘between town and country, between Somerset serenity and London pace’.

Their age-old Bayswater remains a firm favourite of fashion-conscious individuals wanting to tease character in a growing community of structure. 

Importantly, Mulberry (along with another iconic British designer, McCartney) have reinforced the importance of British fashion by figure-heading the introduction of ethical textiles and conscious consumption. Through the re-creation of their cult Alexa bag, they are forging the way for sustainable high-end fashion.

Burberry:

The Nova Check, does it get any more distinctive? 

Burberry epitomises British heritage due to its distinct history as a pivotal brand for infamous explorers and expeditioner’s who would take trips to undiscovered areas to battle the elements.  

They are the forerunners for innovative, technological designs (due to discovering the first waterproof material); thus, will forever contribute to the world of fashion. If this doesn’t confirm Britain as THE fashion hub of the world then we don’t know what will! 

In regard to their handbags, their iconic Belt Bag was inspired by their infamous Trench and was created with a range of interchangeable belts in often clashing colours. Combining their famous heritage-inspired details with seasonal colours (beige is always a winner for those of you who are building a minimalist capsule closet) confirms Burberry’s position as a fashion favourite!

Handbag Clinic is conscious of preserving the integrity and unique nature of British fashion so encourage you to discover our extensive range of handbags, produced by the British designers mentioned, but also many more. We curate collections belonging to Victoria Beckham, Aspinal of London, Stella McCartney and many more… 

We look forward to assisting you further on your handbag journey & don’t forget to tag us in your social posts once you’ve made your purchases.

(we obsess over your pictures and love to see that the handbags have gone to good homes)! 







Handbag Clinic is conscious of preserving the integrity and unique nature of British fashion so encourage you to discover our extensive range of handbags, produced by the British designers mentioned, but also many more. We curate collections belonging to Victoria Beckham, Aspinal of London, Stella McCartney and many more… 



We look forward to assisting you further on your handbag journey & don’t forget to tag us in your social posts once you’ve made your purchases.



(we obsess over your pictures and love to see that the handbags have gone to good homes)! 


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