Handbags and Shoes Super Stars – the accessories that you simply cannot live without when it comes to a day at the races.
Choose understated to complement an eye-catching dress or hat. Choose show-stopping to dress up a plain outfit or to reveal a wild side to a seemingly subtle personality. Or got for all out adventure and mix together exciting designs, textures and patterns on all fronts. The choice is yours!
Here are six super star designers to follow:
Attavanti is an exciting and rapidly growing online business supplying beautifully crafted Italian handbags at a reasonable price from brands including Terrida, Ghibli and Anna Cecere.
All of their Italian suppliers have been carefully sourced for their craftsmanship and authenticity. In fact all of their leather products have been made totally in Italy by artisans using the finest quality Italian leathers.
Their range encompasses not only handbags but also business and travel goods, wallet and purses and more recently technology accessories
WE SAY: The founder of Attavanti is a passionate collector of beautiful and stylish handbags and tirelessly sources the best Italy has to offer in either contemporary or classic styles. The constantly evolving collection has a bag for any occasion making it a great ‘go-to’ brand when you need a stylish handbag to suit a new outfit.
Evesome is a boho chic brand made in France, designed in Paris and produced by craftsmen. Each Evesome product incorporates the fundamentals of luxury – but at a fair price.
Eve de Rothiacob launched Evesome in 2013 to share: happiness, vitality, empathy, colors, comfort, style and bohemian style, well-being… A part of herself.
Eve’s brand is the result of her tastes and her vision of life. Natural fabrics, leathers and luxury fibers are combined with a genuine touch of originality.
From accessories to wear at work or for the weekend to unusual pieces for racedays, there are also items for interior design to enjoy in your home: Evesome fits you at all levels of your daily life.
WE SAY: We love this slightly quirky brand which specialises in haute couture tweeds for bags, ranging from large totes to delicate clutches in many styles and colours – perfect for the Garden Party style at Glorious Goodwood. Bringing colour and joy with textures and patterns, if you don’t like your bag to blend in, this is the brand for you!
LUCY CHOI LONDON
Lucy Choi London offers an affordable luxury lifestyle to fashionable women, of all ages, and for every occasion, without compromising Comfort, Craftmanship, and Character – their three C’s.
Their signature is epitomised by a ‘Rock ‘N’ Royal’ Theme, inspired by the two Kates: the edgy and iconic Kate Moss and the elegant and classic Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.
Lucy Choi’s personality and own style is reflected in her brand, which champions creativity and character rather than being specifically trend-led. Some shoes express a sense of ‘Rock’, some ‘Royal’, and others a striking combination of the two.
In just five years Lucy Choi London has opened a flaship store in London, and has now sold in over 80 stockists in the UK and internationally including Middle East, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, and New York.
WE SAY: Inject personality into your raceday outfit with this range of show-stopping shoes. With heels ranging from flats to high stilettos and patterns from subtle to sensational, there is something for everyone here!
Zaccys was founded by Meg Cope, a former consultant eye surgeon for the NHS. In 2012, Meg took a career break to look after her youngest child, Zac, when he was diagnosed with leukaemia. Happily he successfully completed his treatment in 2015 when Meg chose to name her new venture after him.
Zaccys are designed by Meg in London and handmade by master craftsmen in Spain. Zaccys are beautiful yet exceptionally comfortable, thanks to their signature, high specification, deep-cushioned insole, ultra-lightweight, shock-absorbing, cork wedge interiors and full leather linings. They are designed specifically to lengthen and flatter the leg and come in three different wedge heel heights.
Zaccys seeks to repay the tremendous support that Meg and her family received during her son’s illness. Therefore for every pair of Zaccys sold £5 is donated to Children With Cancer, CLIC Sargent and Karkinaki charities.
WE SAY: The ultimate feel-good shoes! Not only are they super comfy and full of summery style, they also raise funds for charitable causes. Meg’s attention to detail as an eye surgeon has carried over into the designs of her shoes and you can be sure that they are of the highest quality with designs that are classic yet contemporary.
FREYA ROSE Multi-award winning shoe brand Freya Rose brings a new level of luxury to the shoe world with pieces designed in London and made by highly skilled artisans in Spain.
Freya’s background in fine jewellery influences her creations, and she has been named ‘The Shoeller’ in view of her focus on using precious and luxurious materials including mother of pearl and sterling silver.
A multitude of industry awards from the most reputable publications are representative of the calibre of Freya Rose’s timeless designs and her ever-growing popularity amongst press, celebrities and influencers. Fans of Freya Rose include Kate Moss, Olivia Palermo, and Pixie Lott.
WE SAY: Renowned for her intricate detailing and innovative approach to couture shoe design, Freya Rose’s bejeweled and opulent embroidered designs are works of art. Chic and modern, simple and eye-catching, elegant and show-stopping: Freya Rose has it all.
It’s often said that necessity is the mother of invention and this is indeed true for Cocorose London. Janan Leo had the personal need and inspiration to improve and make easier the hectic lives of metropolitan women through portable fashion considerately designed for today’s modern world.
In early 2007 she invented her foldable footwear concept, to help women feel great, look great and just get stuff done.
Initially designed as a foldable ballerina style shoe that would fit neatly in a handbag for when high heels would start to pinch, the concept has evolved over the years and Cocorose has become known for incredibly comfortable and flexible, everyday wear flats and novel designs.
These include foldable loafers, espadrilles, sandals, trainers and even boots. Today, Cocorose London continues to pioneer this space with a unique product and a real focus on quality, comfort, design and customer service.
WE SAY: Janan Leo is a star who continues to rise and rise. Her beautiful and incredibly comfortable flats are a perfect accessory for racegoers – pop them on when the high heels are becoming a bit too much, without compromising on style. But these foldable shoes are also fabulous in their own right: wear them as raceday back-ups – or just wear them all the time!