The stirrup: an English classic

With us from the start, the Cranleigh remains as polished, restrained and sophisticated as ever.

The Cranleigh in red. Village England's iconic stirrup bag.

The stirrup bag. That timeless English classic. It smacks of tradition, conjures up feelings of days spent in the countryside. And so, of course, our stirrup bags are the cornerstone of the Village England collection.

And perhaps the best know stirrup bag in our collection is the Cranleigh. With us from the start, it remains as polished, restrained and sophisticated as ever. 

The Mini Cranleigh in camel. Village England's iconic stirrup bag.
The Cranleigh in camel. Village England's iconic stirrup bag.

This cross-body bag is stylish and classic, but as versatile as they come. It looks as cool strutting around the streets of Chelsea as it does the lanes of – well – the village of Cranleigh. As effortlessly wearable with your weekend wardrobe as it is an accessory to your outfit on a night out. 

Made from full grain natural leather the Cranleigh is tactile and hard-wearing. No attention to detail spared. Understated, there’s not too much hardware, it’s not over the top equestrian. Just a discreet stirrup that gives the game away. 

Wear it over the shoulder, or across the body. Three colours – classic black, cool camel, or a pop of colour in red. It’s sleek, but spacious enough to fit all your bits. What better partner in crime?

And because sometimes you don’t need a bag to cart your life around in, it comes in the Mini Cranleigh too – black, camel and red just like its older sister. Small but perfectly formed, this little beauty fits all the essentials – keys, purse, phone, lipstick.

For a small pop of colour and a subtle nod to that equestrian style, there’s the Dinder, our stirrup bag charm. Available in yellow, tan, turquoise, blue, red or, grey, it’s sure to charm you, too. Simply loop the brass or silver stirrup through the ring-shaped hardware on your Village England bag. 

Shop our collection of stirrup bags here. Don’t spare the horses. 

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