Everyday uniform

From desk to drinks and everything in between, our bags work overtime to meet our demands.

Barlings tote bag and Brinkhall shoulder bag.

We ask an awful lot of our bags. They need to be durable enough to take the knocks of everyday life, polished enough to carry you to cocktails. We all dread the perils of swapping bags. Chances are we forget something essential in the process.

But it’s a tricky business finding a bag that fits into whatever shape your day might take. One that toes the line between form and function. At Village England, our wonderfully versatile bags are crafted with that need in mind.

Ecclesfield tote bag. Everyday uniform
Balthorn breifcase-style bag. Everyday uniform

Our Belthorn is a briefcase-style beauty with bags of character. Trimmed with hand-hammered brass studs and a detachable snake print strap, it lets you go hands-free when you’re on the run. But take off the strap and its top handle can carry you into the evening. 

The Brinkhill transitions seamlessly from busy days to dinner dates. A luxurious leather shoulder bag with expanding concertina sides to accommodate daytime dross, it easily transforms to a stylish evening clutch. In brilliant cobalt blue or soft white, we dare you to find an outfit it doesn’t go with.  

Then there’s the tote bag. The old friend you always want by your side. Reliable, comfortable and dependable. The humble tote understands your need to carry a laptop, papers, makeup, a snack for the kids –  anything you ask of it really. Made in England (Newmarket to be precise) with buttery soft Italian leathers, our softly structured Barlings is roomy enough to fit daytime needs and polished enough to make an appearance after dark.

Totes might be reliable, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Our simple, slimline Ecclesfield cuts a fine figure.  Made from tumbled full grain leather, it’ll protect everything you throw at it. Not a dog-eared paper in sight. And a detachable crossbody strap gives you a hands-free option, too. 

Finally, there’s the Ashling, a hard worker that’s effortlessly cool. Adorned with hand-hammered brass studs, it’ll amp up your nine-to-five, serving some serious edge. It’s got plenty of space to hold everything you need to get through the day. And a detachable shoulder strap gives it a fresh look when you want to mix it up.

So, there you have it. The everyday uniform. Maybe not such a tricky business after all.

Village England was born out of a passion for beautiful design and the desire to capture a sense of English style.