Feeling Nostalgic

by Grace Gordon November 01, 2015

This week Alice Newbold, journalist at The Telegraph, included us in her top picks of Secret Handbag Brands. 

Alice's opening:

Disgruntled with the lack of sleek-yet-practical handbags with minimal branding and affordable price tags, this handful of creatives found a gap in the market...

couldn't have made me happier. 

As a small business owner, trying to convey exactly what I want the brand to represent is half of the job. The above explained my intention perfectly.

I left my corporate role two years ago to the day, 1st November 2013. Since then I've experienced the most amazing and challenging moments of my life so far. The most exciting thing? This is only the beginning. 

I'm probably guilty of looking ahead so much that I forget to look back and celebrate our successes. So here we go. After just two short years we've sold to customers from all over the world, have a combined online following of around a quarter of a million people and have appeared in a number of the worlds top media titles. Here are just a few:  

 Of course this makes me smile, the brand's going from strength to strength and it gives me the opportunity to grow the team and also the collection. But above all else, and the real reason I left my job, I enjoy my life designing beautiful products made by skilful craftspeople for customers who love and appreciate the end result. 

Thank you to everyone, past and present, who've been involved. And here's to another year.

Grace x



Grace Gordon
Grace Gordon


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