My Exquisite Summertime

“Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves.” Friedrich Nietzsche

“Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.” Moshe Dayan

The long-awaited, so-called freedom day may have stalled a little but it’s still great to get out and about. Another few weeks and we’ll have some much-needed spontaneity back in our lives. The sun is out; the sky is blue; there’s not a cloud to spoil the view. Well. Sometimes, anyway. But, even when there ARE clouds in the sky, it’s easy enough to make light of any dark, dark days.

Light Up Your Life; Start With Your Wardrobe

Just have a little browse and treat yourself to a new bag – fait accompli! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: a new handbag will NEVER make your bum look big, and it will NEVER rub blisters on your heels. Even better, a bag is handy; it serves a purpose; it’s practical. So really, it’s not even a treat. It’s an ESSENTIAL.

Summer’s looks and trends are as eclectic as ever, but rest assured, we have the accessories to go. The same if you’re more into quirky individuality or timeless and dateless classics. Whether you’re loving the ditsy print midi dresses (SO cute with leather trainers) or rocking the colour-block suit look, as ever, we have the bag to go PERFECTLY. So send us your style pics – we LOVE to see you wearing our bags your way and will often share your inspiration on Insta.

Your Go-To for Beautiful Bags

As discerning followers of MyExquisite, you already know precisely where to get your hands on THE most stylish and exquisitely crafted, high-quality Italian leather handbags. And you also know we never rest on our laurels. We always aim to deliver a seamless, five-star experience that befits our beautiful bags. We are always looking for new styles, new suppliers, new accessories.

Watch this space. We’re getting to know new suppliers over in Italy, so more gorgeousness is already well on the way. And, what do you think about us expanding our offering? Maybe home fragrances? Lots of little luxuries? Probably a rhetorical question, but do let us know what you’d like to see.

Lots of Lovely Newness

  • Recent additions to the MyExquisite family include the ultra-chic Ortona. In a range of suitably exquisite, rich colours to show off the Italian leather to its best advantage, Ortona is also an indispensable multi-tasker. Clutch or shoulder bag, day or night, smart or casual – she’s got it all. She’s also flying out, so don’t dilly dally. The green is SUBLIME.
  • Also, meet Zara, a classic tote designed to cart everything you need in THE most stylish way possible. Butter soft Italian leather comes in a range of timeless colours – OH! The navy and the burgundy – as well as cool contemporary shades and must-have, go-with-everything metallics. Zara will take you to work, out shopping with the girls or even to the beach. The epitome of elegance. Zara is in an illustrious company at My Exquisite , joined as she is by several equally beautiful tote bags, from structured to so-soft-it-sighs.
  • Our regulars are loving the sisters, Alexis and Anaya – similar in shape and style, yet delightfully different bags. Compact yet roomy, with the versatility you’ve come to expect – both can be handbags with a comfy handle, or there’s a detachable strap. Alexis is strokably-soft suede with Italian leather side panels, while Anaya is luxurious Italian leather. There’s also big sister, Aurora – all the style but a slightly bigger bag.

Firm Favourites and Best Friends

Our eternal favourites, such as Camila, are still holding the spotlight. Seriously, I LOVE Camila. Never has the saying ‘the best things come in small packages’ been more apt. Camila is neat and goes with everything. She has space for keys, phone, purse, lippy and eyeliner. Maybe even a notebook. She fits perfectly cross body and NEVER gets in the way. We all need at least three colours of Camila. I may have more than three. Shhhhh…

Classic saddlebag with a contemporary, crossbody twist, the Windsor (also available in a veritable sweetie shop of colourways) is similarly sought-after.

Style and Substance

We’d also like to respectfully mention our splendid and effortlessly classy Cartmel collab. The Cartmel collection is everything you would expect from a heritage leather brand and everything you’d hope for from a high-end designer brand. However, in an almost too-good-to-be-true touch, without the price tag to match. We knew you’d love this collection every bit as much as we do, but you’ve surpassed our expectations.

Happy Summer; Here’s to High Days and (Hopefully) Holidays

We know that bags can’t make the world better. But treating yourself and knowing you look good can help YOU feel better, and that’s a jolly good start.

Enjoy your Summer, wherever you spend it and don’t forget to keep in touch. Your messages and photos kept us positive through lockdowns – so touch base with friends and rellies, too. I’ll leave you with a real feel-good song which I suggest you listen to and sing along. Speak soon!

I see trees of green

Red roses too

I see them bloom

For me and for you

And I think to myself

What a wonderful world

I see skies of blue

And clouds of white

The bright blessed day

The dark sacred night

And I think to myself

What a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow

So pretty in the sky

Are also on the faces

Of people going by

I see friends shaking hands

Saying, "How do you do?"

They're really saying

"I love you…

(What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong)