Carpet Bags – classic handmade British accessories

Lucy, Carpet Bags

Treat yourself to a beautiful bag, produced in the historic British county of Norfolk, using luxurious fabrics.

Starting life in 1972 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, this manufacturer of unique handmade bags (now based in Norfolk) uses a range of fine real carpet and tapestry fabrics to create gorgeous accessories.

Carpet Bags produces handbags, soft luggage, overnight bags, totes and purses, which it ships across the world. As each bag is individually made the pattern placement does vary but all bags are finished to a high standard. Here are some of our favourites…

The Classic, Carpet Bags

Price: £159/$240
Size: 30cm (12in) length at base x 14cm (6in) depth at base x 23cm (9in) height
This elegant framed handbag/small Gladstone-style bag comes with a detachable, adjustable shoulder strap, with black cotton twill lining with faced zip pocket and phone pocket.

A soft laminated lightweight layer beneath the carpet gives the bag its structured style, meaning it will look fabulous whether it’s empty or filled to capacity and you can also carry it using the short comfy carry handle.

You can choose from a variety of colours, including Red Geo (pictured), Blackberry, Verda, Sultan, Green Geo, Royal Herat and Red Herat.

Lucy, Carpet Bags

Price: £99/$150
Size: 25cm (10in) length at base x 13cm (5in) depth at base x 23cm (9in) height
The Lucy handbag has proved the most popular bag over the years, with the company’s characteristic framing –  both the frame and rings have an antique brass finish. The Lucy comes with a short shoulder/hand strap and is lined with black cotton twill with two inner open pockets.

It too is available in Red Geo, Blackberry, Verda (pictured), Sultan, Green Geo, Royal Herat and Red Herat.

Cosmic, carpet bags

Price: £127/$190
Size: 43cm (17in) length at base x 12cm (5in) depth x 30cm (12in) height
Sporty style bag using a single rawhide leather strap running through brass sail eyelets with one zip pocket set in the black cotton twill lining. It is a good everyday bag, perfect for stashing those all important shopping purchases in.

Available in Blackberry, Red Geo, Verda and Sultan (pictured).

For details on all of these bags, plus lots more British-made accessories, visit Carpet Bags.

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