Rydale is an English Heritage brand that offers clothing for those with a love of the great outdoors and the English Countryside. Originally founded in 1954, and now into its third generation, in recent years Rydale has chosen to stretch its brand beyond its original country audience in order to appeal to both town and country, whilst still staying true to the country roots that grew in the heart of Yorkshire.
Rydale’s clothes and accessories are both hardwearing and practical, but they also have a stylish edge to them. The Allerton Suede Mini Cross Body Bag is a case in point. It is a practical, cross body bag that allows you to keep your hands free when you are out and about, but it is also a really fashion forward, stylish look, with a nod to the 1970’s trends that are one of the key fashion trends in 2020. Rydale has managed to combine the practical sensibility with a sense of fashion and style, the Allerton bag is beautifully made and is one of those items that will only look better when it ages, and is versatile enough to look as good with a floral summer dress as it would with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt.
The Allerton Suede Mini Cross Body Bag is described as cross body, but could be worn as a shoulder bag as the strap is adjustable. It is a stunning mixture of leather and suede which gives it that 1970’s look. The bag is very secure, as well as the magnetic press stud fastening on the front, the main compartment is also secured with a zip fastening, and there is another internal security pocket inside the bag.
The style is very reminiscent of Gucci shoulder bags with it’s hanging brass buckle and tassle, and the beautiful navy blue and white lining adorned with pheasants is another glorious touch that lifts the bag above the average High Street fare and makes it a touch of luxury.
The Allerton Suede Mini Cross Body Bag is currently available at the sale price of £50 and is an investment piece that you will be able to use for years. Add into this the Rydale commitment to saving the countryside by replanting trees to offset their small carbon footprint, the company commitment to zero waste and you have a beautiful item that you enhance your wardrobe by not hurting the planet in the meantime.
Using my Allerton Bag