Every girl loves a handbag

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"][fusion_text] [/fusion_text][fusion_text]Every girl loves a handbag but what happens when you take an expensive designer bag on your beach holiday or to your yoga class? A few summers ago I learned to wakeboard with Adventure Sports St Tropez and did I kill a few designer bags with all the salt water, which I can personally tell you, destroys leather bags. I was ruining endless bags, but I just couldn't find a structured alternative that was practical and looked great. Then I had this idea...I have always loved neoprene as it is such a tactile material, but given its thickness is quite hard to sew together. Having studied fashion design and management at London College of Fashion, I started to explore with neoprene and other similar materials. At first I was designing quite complicated designs, using metal hardware, to add a sexiness to the bags, but I quickly learned I had to simplify the design and not fight with the fabric. Most of the edges are kept raw and exposed to give that industrial edge and look. The designs are now as clean as possible working in harmony with the fabric and its tactile and aesthetic appeal.Another important factor was the bags were completely washable...in the machine. Neoprene is the perfect fabric.I now use a wetsuit factory in the north of England to have my designs made, as I started to sell in pop ups around the country and found they were more popular than I first thought. They are machine stitched but hand finished, so each bag can be very slightly different. Every bag is personally checked before it is dispatched.It's great to have a bag you can adorn yet not have to worry about being too precious with it. NQ London Bags are a truly unique concept in bag design. Now selling in in The UK and South of France in select stockists, and globally through online sales.Every girl loves a handbagShabana Carlton Designer & FounderNQ London [/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]