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Sophie Hulme

The Cromwell Shopper

Sophie Hulme makes the modern woman’s ideal bags – smart, chic and playful. So much of fashion is ephemeral, but classics such as these have staying power. Whether you’re looking for a multi-tasking tote or an off-duty cross-body bag, you never feel you’re sacrificing style for practicality – which must be the accessories holy grail. If you’re looking to make an investment, you can’t go wrong with Sophie Hulme – reasonably priced and a bit different to the usual designer offerings, the Cromwell shopper is our new everyday bag.

By Phoebe Roche



Sophie Hulme, creative director and founder of her eponymous label, has brought a refreshing update to the traditional bag. Graduating with a fashion design BA from Kingston University in 2007, she launched her line a mere six months later and she continues to design bags with a sense of fun and timelessness. Drawing on childhood influences, each season brings a new bag charm to attach to old classics.

The days of lugging around an enormous tote are over. This shoulder bag is the perfect size for carrying all your daytime essentials, but is still small enough to be chic. It's an all-rounder – work-appropriate and evening-friendly