Irish Design Gift Guide – Bags

Irish Design Gift Guide - Bags There is nothing I like more than shopping for handbags, backpacks and all in between. I am certainly that person who loves adding to her handbag collection and if I can buy a beautiful Irish Designed bag then I certainly will add one of them to my wishlist for Christmas or my Birthday. And today I am sharing my gift guide for Irish Designed bags!

The Atlantic Equipment Project

The Atlantic Equipment Project is my go to brand for high-quality backpacks that will also be functional. I am also drawn to a beautiful aesthetic and this brand also ticks that box. What I find so inspiring about Ashleigh’s work is the brand ethic and the core values behind the brand. I own the green roll down backpack in the image below and over a year later it is still going strong and still looks as good as the day I was given it. Ashleigh has created so many beautiful bags that these are certainly worth looking into for gifts, especially if you have someone in your life who loves the outdoors.

You can shop online here.

Irish Design Gift Guide - Bags

Emma Manley

Manley is known for it’s well made, elegant clothing – well earlier this year she launched an amazing bag collection. She has bought the same drive and passion for her clothing into her bag designs and I love how unique they are. They are made from the finest Italian textured leather in a structured silhouette. The front panel is encrusted with hand crafted leather bows held in place by silver dome shaped studs. These would be the perfect gift for the fashion lover in your life and I can only imagine their face when they unwrap one of her bags!

You can shop online here.

Irish Design Gift Guide - Bags

Lisa Ryder Designs

Lisa Ryder is an amazing designer whose printed creations are both intricate and breathtaking and in my opinion each is a work of art. The detail in each piece is just beautiful. The award-winning designer makes both handbags and scarves and they are of the highest quality and they would make the most perfect Christmas gift (or a treat for yourself!).

You can shop check out her website here.

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Orla Kiely

Orla Kiely is probably one of the most well-recognised handbag brands and I know that the pieces that I have purchased for my mum she has loved. When I have thought of Orla Kiely before I would always think of the pretty floral patterns in wallet and over the shoulder bags. Well, they have certainly come along since then. The bag below is just one example of one of their more modern styles and I for one LOVE this bag!! It is a classic shape with a contemporary twist. Within the Orla Kiely brand there is a style that would suit almost anyone so this is certainly one to take a look into for Christmas gifts.

You can shop online here.

Irish Design Gift Guide - Bags

Una Burke

Una creates some of the most beautiful pieces using leather and they are so intricate and complex in their construction. She uses traditional leather working techniques in their construction and I love the modern look of them. Many of her pieces are sculptural in their aesthetic but her handbags really do just win me over. She is hands down one of my favourite Irish Designers and I love how well she is doing. No doubt a bag from her would be on the tippey top of my wishlist this Christmas!! I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t love one of her pieces.

You can shop online here.

Irish Design Gift Guide - Bags Floralesque

I hope that you have found some inspiration for Christmas presents for either those you love or even as a treat for yourself. There are some amazing Irish Designers and the above are certainly some of my favourite for handbags. And if anyone would like to treat me to a Una Burke bag I won’t say no 🙂  Happy Shopping!

Here is a link to all of my gift guides for 2016;

  • Irish Design Gift Guide – Jewellery Part One – Link
  • Irish Design Gift Guide – Jewellery Part Two – Link
  • Irish Design Gift Guide – Bags – Link
  • Irish Design Gift Guide – Art & Design – Link
  • Irish Design Gift Guide – Craft & Homewear – Coming soon!
  • Irish Design Gift Guide – Accessories – Coming soon!
  • Irish Design Gift Guide – Vouchers – Coming soon!
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