Introducing LPOL’s Arlington saddle bag - a timeless wardrobe essential that is made to last
Shopping behaviours have shifted in the past year. With our favourite stores closed due to the pandemic, we shopped our own wardrobes instead, rediscovering joy in what we already had. The drive that many of us had to start buying fewer clothes was made a lot easier when we had nothing to dress up for. Now as the fashion industry starts to recover, our ideals and values have changed, with a preference for longevity and wearability over trend-led pieces.
Enter the Arlington. A contemporary take on the classic saddle bag, the Arlington is minimally styled for maximum wear, making it the perfect companion for everyday luxury. Modelled on a vintage bag that was handed down to LPOL founder Katy by her mother, its design and construction has been interrogated and refined to meet the needs of the modern wearer. The Arlington is handmade in London from pebble grain vegetable tanned leather that is designed to get better and softer with age.
“Good design will always stand the test of time. Our mission is to create things that can be treas- ured and passed down to the next generation, like my mother did for me.” Katy Maskell Bell
Available in an array of earthy and vibrant colours and in two different sizes, you can choose from understated Black, rich Berry, zingy Lime Green, fresh Rose Pink, Forest Green and Mustard. And for the colour connoisseur, they have a limited run of Micro Arlington’s in complementary hues. With two compartments and a rear slip pocket for everyday convenience, the medium sized Arlington is perfectly proportioned to hold a refined edit of your daily essentials. And if you’re looking for something smaller, the Micro Arlington is great for the bare essentials, and you’ll barely notice it’s there!
LPOL’s signature loop and keeper leather fastening provides the necessary security without the hardware, and the shoulder strap is adjustable for comfort and versatility. Chuck it over one shoulder for ease or ex- tend the straps and wear it across your body to be totally hands free. And for further flexibility the Micro Arlington comes with a fully detachable strap so that it can be worn as a clutch.
So if you’re looking to invest in a well proportioned all rounder, the Arlington with it’s clean lines and structural form is a timeless wardrobe essential that will see you through summer, autumn, winter and beyond.