Top Tips for designing your perfect bag
with Founder, Lana Hopkins.

The thought of designing a bag can be a little daunting. But no matter what, I usually follow these steps to help make the process fun and stress free. Even after years of experience, I still get that nervous excitement when my beautiful leather bags arrive from Europe. Knowing it’s one of a kind is the icing on the cake.

Top Tips for designing your perfect bag with Founder, Lana Hopkins.

The thought of designing a bag can be a little daunting. But no matter what, I usually follow these steps to help make the process fun and stress free. Even after years of experience, I still get that nervous excitement when my beautiful leather bags arrive from Europe. Knowing it’s one of a kind is the icing on the cake.

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Inspiration

I travel often for work, and this is when I feel I am most inspired by the latest trends around the world. When I’m thinking of designing a bag, I’m usually reading one of my favourite fashion magazines or scrolling through Instagram for inspiration. I’m also inspired by fashion muses like @fullerton_fash.

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Inspiration

I travel often for work, and this is when I feel I am most inspired by the latest trends around the world. When I’m thinking of designing a bag, I’m usually reading one of my favourite fashion magazines or scrolling through Instagram for inspiration. I’m also inspired by fashion muses like @fullerton_fash.

START DESIGNING

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Colours

When designing a bag, first think of what kind of colour you prefer. Which colour are you missing in your wardrobe? Choose a tone or palette that you feel comfortable wearing.  Handy hint: Look in your closet and pick out the items you gravitate to most, usually these will all be in a similar colour palette. Or maybe you have just purchased a glamorous new dress and pair of heels and need the perfect handbag to compliment.

START DESIGNING

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Colours

When designing a bag, first think of what kind of colour you prefer. Which colour are you missing in your wardrobe? Choose a tone or palette that you feel comfortable wearing.  Handy hint: Look in your closet and pick out the items you gravitate to most, usually these will all be in a similar colour palette. Or maybe you have just purchased a glamorous new dress and pair of heels and need the perfect handbag to compliment.

START DESIGNING

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Silhouette

Next choose your silhouette. We have a large range of design-your-own silhouettes to start you off. If you are still figuring out what kind of bag you want, think about how you are intending to use it. Is it for work? You may want something on the larger scale to fit your laptop, wallet and meeting notes etc.

START DESIGNING

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Silhouette

Next choose your silhouette. We have a large range of design-your-own silhouettes to start you off. If you are still figuring out what kind of bag you want, think about how you are intending to use it. Is it for work? You may want something on the larger scale to fit your laptop, wallet and meeting notes etc.

START DESIGNING

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Texture

Texture can help add that subtle contrast when designing your perfect bag. I love experimenting with smooth leather and a touch of suede. At the moment, I’m wearing a cross body bag with a smooth leather base and suede flap. It’s the perfect work to date night accessory.

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Tips for Designing your Perfect Handbag

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Texture

Texture can help add that subtle contrast when designing your perfect bag. I love experimenting with smooth leather and a touch of suede. At the moment, I’m wearing a cross body bag with a smooth leather base and suede flap. It’s the perfect work to date night accessory.

Start designing

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Care

My wardrobe is full of Mon Purse gems! I usually rotate according to the season, what’s trending or how I’m feeling when I get dressed in the morning. So, when I’m not wearing a certain bag, it’s usually placed in its dust bag and kept in a dry place. If your bag is soft rather than structured, grab some newspaper and fill it up so to avoid any unwanted creases when in storage. Read more about our leather care tips here.

Start Designing

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Care

My wardrobe is full of Mon Purse gems! I usually rotate according to the season, what’s trending or how I’m feeling when I get dressed in the morning. So, when I’m not wearing a certain bag, it’s usually placed in its dust bag and kept in a dry place. If your bag is soft rather than structured, grab some newspaper and fill it up so to avoid any unwanted creases when in storage. Read more about our leather care tips here.

Start Designing

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Have Fun

Be creative and don’t hold back! We are all individuals, so there is no right or wrong. Mon Purse is all about embracing your style so only you will know what will work. Have fun!

Start Designing

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Have Fun

Be creative and don’t hold back! We are all individuals, so there is no right or wrong. Mon Purse is all about embracing your style so only you will know what will work. Have fun!

Start Designing

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