Radley’s Artistic Victoria & Albert Museum Handbags | Art Inspired Handpainted Leather Purses

Posted on: Oct 26

Radley V&A Museum Bags

British handbag brand Radley has teamed up with the Victoria and Albert Museum for an artistic inspired handbag collection.

The purses see Radley reworking some of the museum's most famous prints. You'll find handbags decorated with William Morris' floral "Wey" wallpaper and "Dancing Ladies" and "Champagne Bubbles," two prints from the gallery's archives. Radley has also re-appropriated a symmetrical floral print it found in the archives for its "Fab India" pattern, and turned an old 1930s dress fabric into the playful design now known as "Circus Dog."

The prints are intricate, but they're balanced by Radley's classic accessory styles. The round cross-body bags, traditional totes, classic satchels, wallets, and travel bags have clean designs and smooth lines so things don't get too fussy.

The hand-painted artistic patterns are the collection's biggest selling point, but Radley's soft leathers should also please fashion fans. Each bag also features Radley's new gold-toned signature Scottie dog, a more discreet and elegant alternative to the large Scotch Terrier hang tags of old.

The prices are reasonable considering the quality and unique artistic influence of the collection. They start at $56 for the small cosmetics purses and top $398.40 for the large grab bag with the "Wey" design. They're all available from Radley boutiques, including the label's online store.

[Source: The Bag Lady]

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