Cooper & Hill launch with ‘Design your own Bag’ competition

26th February 2015
26th February 2015 Annette Newman

With 25 years’ experience of manufacturing premium luxury bags for the high-end market, new fashion brand Cooper & Hill is set to launch a brand new and innovative direct to consumer website, making luxury handbags affordable for everybody.

Primed to launch on 7th March with a vast range of ready to wear, made to order bags and bespoke, mainly crafted from their signature Antique and Soft Napa leather, the brand is solely focused on offering a direct-to-consumer service that allows the customer to purchase products at the manufacturing cost price.

To celebrate the launch of Cooper & Hill, fashionistas are being invited to get involved in the design process of their perfect bag.  Out of the submissions received, Cooper & Hill will choose at random a design and make that dream bag free of charge.

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On top of the extensive ready to wear and made to order range, Cooper & Hill also offer exclusive bespoke bag design, whereby the customer can design and create their own bag to their exact requirements, which will then never be recreated; exclusivity doesn’t come more exclusive than that!
When a customer decides on a bespoke creation, a dedicated account manager will work in a one on one capacity with the customer to guide them through the whole process from start to finish, giving them the opportunity to add elements to the design that suit their individual lifestyle.

Co-Founder George Powell said: “We set out to create a line of luxury leathers to bridge the price gap in the market. We are designing and creating products that we want to last a lifetime, it’s about creating that one essential piece you’ll keep forever whether it’s brought to you from our inspirations or from your bespoke design. Personalising and customising, creating your own bag with what you wear, which doesn’t need to cost the earth. Seeing something you love, where taste exceeds budget, but why should this stop people getting what they want? There are no extra costs for one-offs, if you’re wondering how much it would cost, you can compare size and details to a product within our made to order collections to get an idea of the cost of your bespoke piece.”

One of the feature products that Cooper & Hill will be creating is the Fleet Street portfolio – a brand new design concept that was solely created to break away from the tired mould of the traditional portfolio. Made using antique leather, the Fleetstreet is the ideal compact portfolio with functional space to keep anything and everything that could possibly be needed during a business day – from pens to banking devices and laptops to traditional notebooks, the design even has a dedicated space especially reserved for an iPad. Check out Baker Briefcase, Oxford Brief and Holborn Messenger for more on the featured made to order ranges, providing high level functionality and suede leather linings, priced under £300 as each bag takes the experienced production staff over 36 hours to produce offering huge savings on comparing similar brand options.

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When buying a product from a retailer, the consumer pays a significantly higher mark-up from the factory price – with Cooper & Hill, the price paid is the core trade price that brands would pay, with no exceptions.

George added: “What we are doing at Cooper & Hill is changing the way consumers shop for their bags. By changing the dynamic of the shopping experience we are discovering first what consumers want their bags to do, then making it around those needs. To celebrate the launch of Cooper & Hill we are inviting the Public to get involved in the design process of their perfect bag. Out of the submissions we receive we will choose at random a design and make that dream bag for them free of charge.”.

Further details of the competition are on our website. Closing date 21th March.

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Annette Newman

Deputy Editor of TrendLife Magazine. Often daydreaming, always happy. If you only do one thing today, do it more stylish than you did before.