When you’re looking for classic English style with impeccable tailoring, expert cut and fine Harris Tweeds, you might go where the Duchess of Cambridge, her sister Pippa Middleton, Countess of Wessex, Jerry Hall, Yoko Ono, Meryl Streep, Blythe Danner, Zoe Saldana and Jemma Kidd head to: Katherine Hooker in London.
She may be best known for her updated traditional looks in jackets, coats, vests and ready-to-wear, but Hooker has added a handbag to her collection. Known as the Harvey Bag, it’s a softly shaped tote style made from lavender herringbone tweed and trimmed in supple chocolate brown leather. An adjustable strap makes it easy to carry on your shoulder or across your body.
Not planning to be London anytime soon? No worries, Hooker is opening a pop-up shop in New York’s SoHo neighborhood Oct. 5 to 14. (436 West Broadway to be exact). There Hooker will be on hand to lend advice and show you first hand her new Harvey Bag and all its features.
Suggested retail: 500 pounds (or a little over $800 at current exchange rates).