Destination Shoreditch

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A city’s “design haven” according to Vogue, in the Hub of Creativity called Shoreditch, East London

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Great photo found on Airbnb‘s exhaustive article about Shoreditch

In search for new creative hubs in the English capital? Destination Shoreditch and more specifically, Redchurch Street.

To quote Vogue’s A Guide To Redchurch Street: “The next time you’re in London—whether you have an hour to kill or a leisurely afternoon—make your way east to Redchurch Street. This .2-mile stretch in Shoreditch is a design lover’s (and efficient traveler’s) dream come true, with some of the city’s coolest stores, restaurants, and cafés…” (do read the whole guide!)

We knew Shoreditch was a place to explore (fantastic street art!) and had ventured there a few times, looking for possible associations in Brick Lane or Boxpark.

Steven Harkin bag in Shoreditch

Vogue’s article brought us to Redchurch Street in November last year. We had lunch at Barber and Parlour, not  your usual barber but a warehouse background with old sofas, low tables and wifi connection for a bistro-café-homeware store on the first floor and a proper beauty parlour on the second floor.  We were then attracted inside a small purple shop where we noticed an interesting handbag and some unusual dresses. We met the designer, Dragana Perisic.

Dragana Perisic

We clicked immediately: timeless designs, handmade and independent, love for colour, cutting-edge style, off the fashion beaten track.

Judge for yourself, check her website

We love Dragana Perisic clothes and Dragana loves Steven Harkin bags even though she also designs handbags (with many twists)! She asked Steven to help her with the prototyping of one of her creations and a collaboration has started…

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We have just delivered some of our iconic bags like the Pepe backpack, the Barbara, the Mew in orange leather with black aluminium handles, the Heather bucket and the Kylie clutch.

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