Troubadour goes into the red (in a good way)

Get ready to paint the town burgundy with a new collection from the British bag makers

London is a red city: just look at the telephone kiosks, post boxes and double decker buses or our oh-so-close northern football team Arsenal. Hell, we’ve even got a Labour mayor right now. Now expert bag-maker Troubadour has brought a hint of our capital’s signature colour to its new ‘Generation’ line.

The collection includes a backpack, briefcase and a weekend bag, all designed with the clean and understated silhouettes that founders Samuel Bail and Abel Samet have made their trademark since the brand was founded nearly a decade ago. The rich, deep colour is achieved through a natural vegetable tanning technique that, while looking superb off-the-shelf, will only get better with age as it softens and patinates with use. And for those who are worried that one exposure to the notoriously rainy British summer will leave their bag spattered with permanent dots, Troubadour is one step ahead: these models are shower resistant thanks to a special wax added to the solution during the tanning process.

While we would be proud to tote around any of the pieces in the selection, out favourite has to be the exquisite weekender. With a generous capacity of 42 litres it’s got plenty of space for the two requisite outfit changes any self-respecting city break requires, as well as a few impulse souvenirs from duty free, plus zipped compartments for your passport and travel documents. Perfect for taking that London vibe with you wherever you’re headed. 

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