I have a long way to go in terms of changing my habits when it comes to shopping sustainably, the vast majority of us do. But one thing I’ve started doing within the last year is making more considered choices about the items I have in my wardrobe. Quality is an extremely important factor. Whether that’s items I’ve bought myself or I’ve been kindly gifted by brands (which I’m always extremely grateful for) I want to ensure that those items are high quality, will last a long time and I’ll be able to re-wear over and over again. I no longer work with online fast fashion brands who produce poor quality items, instead choosing to promote and endorse brands I truly believe you should support and spend your hard earned money on. That’s why for me the quality of a clothing item or any accessories has increasingly become really important to me.
So without further ado, I want to introduce you to a brand that I’ve discovered recently called Nappa Dori…
Nappa Dori was born in 2010 and as described online ‘is a tribute to quintessential Indian sensibilities, blended perfectly with contemporary interpretations in design, material and craftsmanship.’ The name Nappa Dori translates to ‘leather and thread’ and is best known for their leather bags which are made to the highest standard of craftsmanship. They definitely score 10/10 for quality points.
I visited their store in Seven Dials, an area in central London, for the first time recently. I instantly fell in love with the décor inside the store and the large range of beautiful bags on display, from small purses to holdall bags they had such an amazing collection to browse. All the bags were in great wearable colours, predominantly black and tan, with the injection of some lighter spring colours coming through in pale blue and salmon as well. They also had a small coffee shop area inside, which I thought was a great idea as it gives customers a chance to really absorb the stores atmosphere, relax and also take time before they make their purchase (because if you’re anything like me you’re always stuck between two colours!). All the staff were lovely and really helpful, without being too overwhelming, overall making for a great in store shopping experience.
The brand kindly gifted me with the Capsule Belt Bag (just look how beautiful it is), which was inspired by the art deco movement in 1930’s. The leather belt bag has a spacious main compartment, whilst also having a zipper pocket at the back which is perfect for any cards or receipts! It’s really versatile to style and can be worn across the body, over the shoulder or you can remove the strap to use it as a clutch bag. I’ve styled it here with an oversized blazer under a beige mac, leather shorts, patterned tights and chunky boots.
One of my favourite things about the brand is that their distintive designs still feel classic and sophisticated, making them easy to style. They’re fashionable whilst also being timeless, making them the perfect investment pieces. With the craftsmanship and quality being to the highest level, you’ll have them for plenty of years to come!
Overall I was extremely impressed with the quality and craftmanship of the Nappa Dori bags, as well as the versatility of them. They’re definitely a brand that I believe you should check out if you haven’t heard of them already! I’ll link to their website and socials below so you can have a browse.
Until next time,
Photo credit- Elena Impieri @elenaimpi_photography
*Full Disclaimer- This post has been written as part of a paid partnership with Nappa Dori and Seven Dials London. However as usual, all opinions are 100% honest and views are my own.