With over 40 years of design experience, Ally Capellino founder Alison Lloyd has secured her company as one of the world’s most recognisable bag brands. In that time, Ally Capellino accessories have taken their place on the global stage, reliant not on trends, but on timelessness and quality of design. Making use of consciously sourced and long-lasting bridle leather, canvas and waxed cotton, each bag adheres to Lloyd’s design values of durability, sustainability and understated style. Function is at the heart of the brand: with clever compartments and fuss-free zips, buckles and straps, its bags are constructed for everyday use, discretely representative of a discerning type of modern consumer who is constantly on the go. Read our Ally Capellino review to get the low-down on the brand's key styles.
Ally Capellino’s Frank Large Waxed Cotton Rucksack is the brand's original and bestselling backpack, beloved for decades thanks to its hard-wearing durability and timeless boxy style. The traditionally manufactured water resistant British waxed cotton that makes up the majority of the bag is showerproof and sturdy, ready to take on whatever adventures you have in store. Italian Bridle leather fastenings for the signature double pockets are crafted to last a lifetime and bring a touch of luxury to the backpack. The cotton-lined interior is roomy and spacious, with a zipped pocket for valuables and a padded laptop sleeve. This is the ultimate go-anywhere backpack, ideal for work or play.
Imbued with functionality, Ally Capellino's utilitarian-inspired Freddie Waxed Cotton Holdall is the ultimate weekender bag. Its multiple internal and external pockets will keep all your travel essentials safe, secure and easily accessible, while the sturdy waxed cotton construction and a soft leather base promise extra protection. Its versatility is a key selling point: wear it over the shoulder, carry it by its straps or clip on the long adjustable strap. We love this easy-to-wear putty colour, but the Freddie Holdall also comes in green or black.
Part of Ally’s Calvert Leather group, the Marcus Leather Folio Bag is made from a special vegetable tanned Italian leather that results in a unique grainy surface. With its sleek and simple design, it's a fail-safe staple that will take you effortlessly from boardroom to bar, all the while protecting any documents, laptops or tablets. An adjustable and removable cross body webbing strap lends itself to easy carrying and commuting – simply sling it across your body when you're cycling.
The Jonny Waxed Cotton Satchel is small but mighty. Boasting hard-wearing waxed cotton construction and features like an adjustable strap and easily accessible bridle leather buckled flap opening, it's ideal for carrying all your everyday essentials – from your lunch to a laptop. Plus, its pared-back design lends it ultimate versatility, so you'll look the part no matter where you go. This is a bag that you'll come to rely on time and again for years to come.
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