The Year in London

London through the eyes of an MA student new to the city

Beautiful textile coats and bags in Southbank design shop

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Ambling along the Southbank yesterday I came across the most beautiful hand-made textile coats and bags. They were so colourful, with unusual shapes and intricate designs. The woman who makes them was in the shop working on her latest design; she was friendly and we chatted about textiles for a bit.

Her website is here –

Below is an image of one of the gorgeous bags on display in Lauren Shanley shop:

Lauren Shanley handbag

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