Let me introduce you to Cloth Magpie; the brand that was originally conceived as a way of breathing new life into the treasured collection of vintage fabrics of designer Sam Cross. The brand was launched in 2009 and has since heralded nothing but beautiful designs and classic prints. What stands out about Cloth Magpie is that even two years down the line, Sam Cross has remained true to her roots and every piece continues to be proudly designed and made in England.
For A/W11, the classic Cloth Magpie shapes of the ‘Bobble Kiss’, ‘Canteeni’ and ‘Demi Day Case’ has been joined by some shopper bags and smartphone cases which are sure to be popular. For me, however, Cloth Magpie is all about the prints. The vintage collection is really stunning and made from truly one-off fabrics, the ‘Vintage Dahlia’ Bobble Kiss and the ‘Psychedelic Iris’ Demi Day Case being two of my favourites. From the A/W11 collection the ‘‘Trumpington Dawn’‘ and ‘Conker Orange’ are the two prints that stand out most for me. I just love how the fabrics are available on all shapes of Cloth Magpie bag, there’s nothing more frustrating that loving the print but wanting a different type of bag.
I am pleased to say that I actually own one of these my bags myself; the Trumpington Dawn Bobble Kiss to be precise – so I can speak completely honestly about it. To me, everything about my bag screams quality. The pink satin lining, the brown suede trim and the chrome clasp, I just couldn’t fault it; it’s gorgeous. I’ve got my eye on the conker print too when I’m paid again, and one of the divine vintage ones! Which is your favourite style and print? There’s a link to the Cloth Magpie shop in my sidebar, so be sure to go and have a look!