While we love supporting British born and bred talent, we’re also lucky enough to be home to some amazing collections from all over the world. We’d like to introduce you to two of our favourite US brands which perfectly reflect the cities that they call home; New York and LA. Explore our gorgeous lifestyle collections from Kate Spade and ban.do and decide if your style is more New York chic or laidback Los Angeles!
One of our more well-known brands, Kate Spade, debuted their first range of handbags back in 1993 in New York City. Since then, they’ve come a long way! No longer just home to designer handbags, Kate Spade also designs stunning lifestyle and homewares collections, including everything from watches to jewellery and glassware. We’re really excited to be stocking Kate Spade and have fallen in love with their lifestyle accessories which perfectly encapsulate staying organised yet fashionable in The City That Never Sleeps.
Have you seen our initialised Kate Spade notebooks and travel tumblers in store? Their vibrant colours and metallic gold letters are typical of the brand’s trademark ‘playful sophistication’ and are perfect for busy people who want to stay looking chic and stylish on the go, just like a New Yorker. Plus, you’ll always be able to tell which tumbler and notebook are yours due to the handy initial!
Kate Spade Notebook
Kate Spade Travel Tumbler
Life on the West Coast is a little different to that of bustling New York. Los Angeles is a city of creative early risers and yogis with a much more laidback attitude than those in the Big Apple. If this sounds more like you, then you’ll love ban.do! This Los Angeles based brand designs fun-loving lifestyle accessories based on the principles of friendship, fun and reminiscing about the good old days. What could be better?
You may have spotted their quirky poolside accessories in our Outdoor Living collection this summer, but we also adore their stationery. Perfect for gifting, we love their compliment pencils and cards. Although, our favourite (and yours, judging by last year!) is their unique 17-month agendas. Coming in different sizes and cover designs, these are not your average diaries. Jam-packed full of stickers, quotes, artwork, compliments and weekend inspiration, a ban.do agenda will soon become your new best friend and personal cheerleader!
ban.do Compliment Pencils
ban.do Compliment Cards
The brand has even made some great videos to explain just how much work goes into these creative planners and gives you sneak peek inside. Spoiler: there’s a lot of confetti involved!
Decision time! After reading our stateside style guide, do you see yourself as more New York chic or laidback Los Angeles? Whatever you decide, you know you’re treating yourself to something gorgeous and that little bit different when it comes to brands like Kate Spade and ban.do.
We hope you enjoy discovering the entire collections from these fantastic brands online and keep an eye out for them in store. But don’t forget that our ban.do agendas are always very popular, so don’t miss out on the chance to grab one!