Village England is a British handbag brand that emerged as a contender in the luxury accessories market. It offers an affordable alternative to more expensive brands like Mulberry. Founded by industry veterans with a deep understanding of fashion and retail, the brand quickly distinguished itself with its focus on quality, design, and accessibility.

Village England Branding was created and designed by Debbie Vayanos.

The founders leveraged their extensive experience and networks to create a brand that appeals to consumers looking for stylish, high-quality handbags without the steep price tag often associated with luxury items.

The brand’s philosophy centers on creating timeless pieces that blend traditional craftsmanship and modern design elements. Village England’s products are designed to cater to the practical needs of their customers while also making a fashion statement. This approach has allowed the brand to carve out a niche in the competitive fashion industry.

Village England’s growth strategy includes expanding its retail presence through physical stores and online platforms to reach a wider audience. The brand’s commitment to affordability without compromising quality has resonated well with consumers, leading to a positive reception and increasing sales.

Where we are from

Julia and Eddie met on opposite sides of the table – Eddie was head of accessories for one of the UK’s biggest department store chains, and Julia was the UK head of a major luxury fashion brand. It was a friendship, too, based on shared values in how to do business (doing the right thing) and a shared love of cake.

After spending years immersed in high fashion, Eddie and Julia decided to create something different – beautiful yet practical accessories inspired by a uniquely English style, all at a real-world price.

The Founders

Julia likes to start her day with lemon and hot water, swiftly followed by more than one industrial-strength coffee (it’s all about balance). She lives with Mr Dobson and her two sons, who keep her sane and muddy.

When not designing handbags, Eddie loves making ceramics. He is also the expert on craft fairs, art exhibitions, and any National Trust property within a two-hour drive of north London.

The founders of Village England are Eddie Knevett, who previously served as the head of accessories at House of Fraser, and Julia Dobson, the former UK boss for Céline.

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