The Arlington, Clay
The most iconic design from Lost Property of London, this bag embodies a contemporary take on traditonal English saddlery. Made from the finest vegetable tanned leather, featuring minimal hardware and adjustable shoulder strap.
LPOL - EST. 2009
As textile and product designers, founders Katy and John Maskell, have always been fascinated by the relationship between form and function. Together with their love for salvaging vintage items and surplus fabrics, they set about designing and making bags that were antidotes to the throwaway, fast-fashion culture. For those who prefer to buy less, but choose well. For those who seek luxury in the sustainable, long-lasting and handmade. So from the first ever tote bags and holdalls we crafted from salvaged jute coffee sacks and sailcloth, our core values continue to guide us as we vision, design and craft from our North London studio and workshop. Today, their style has evolved to blend the robustness and timelessness of traditional English saddlery with a modern minimalist Scandinavian aesthetic. When it comes to brand detailing, they favor the understated and are devoted to natural materials for their character and non-polluting effects; from surplus organic cottons, linens and wools to vegetable tanned leather. Sourcing the best material from local artisans and suppliers around the UK and Europe.
"When you get up close to a Lost Property of London bag, it is our hope that you see and feel the maker in its craft. Because every bag is cut, skived, riveted, sewn, edge-dyed, buffed, checked and finished by the skilled hands of the craftsmen and women who make it." -Katy Bell & John Maskell | The Founders of Lost Property of London
Katy and John are former students of Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, graduating in Textile Design and Graphic Design & Advertising respectively in 2006. Today, as husband and wife team they employ a small yet perfectly formed team to help put their vision and ambitions into action.