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Hepburn Backpack

by Catherine Aitken



This backpack is smart enough for work, casual enough for weekends.

A lovely mix of handwoven Harris Tweed and a wonderful dry waxed cotton produced in Dundee  – the Hepburn range is all about style and practicality. 

The closure is a foldover top, held securely in place with Sam Brownes and black leather straps. There’s a handy top handle for carrying, and the backpack straps are heavy cotton 1″ wide black webbing and fully adjustable. The backpack has a black dry waxed cotton reverse with a large zipped pocket to keep precious belongings like phone, tickets etc., safe but easy to reach.  Black leather straps on the front and the fittings are all antique brass. Carries A4 size documents.  Red drill cotton lining with double slot pocket. 

Handmade in Scotland.  All our Harris Tweed designs carry the Harris Tweed Authority authentication label.

Approximate Dimensions: 31cm wide, and 35cm high when closed, 4 cm deep.


Cotton, Harris Tweed, Wool


Hunting Macleod, Blue & Blue, Grey & Black, Red & Black

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Also by Catherine Aitken

Catherine Aitken

Handbag designer

Bespoke bag virtuoso Catherine Aitken has a background in producing feature films and TV drama. The seeds of her second career were sown when she designed handbags to promote a film she was financing at the Cannes Film Festival. Sadly the film didn't fly but (happily for bag fans) the new line of business did, and in 2012 she gave up producing to concentrate on her own label.

Since then business has boomed. Catherine's designs retail in stores throughout the UK, Europe and the US and each season brings new additions to the collection. She has shown her work in London, New York and Los Angeles, and produced a collection for the National Galleries of Scotland to celebrate their Titian exhibition.

Unsurprisingly, her inspiration springs from the cinema screen. Think of the tailored designs by Edith Head (Hitchcock's legendary costume designer) and the classic wardrobe of Doris Day. Or the tweedy loveliness of Lauren Bacall in films like To Have And Have Not and Margaret Rutherford’s eccentric tailored combinations in Murder at the Gallop!

Whilst she occasionally dips her toe back into the producing world, Catherine’s in her element generating new designs and working closely with clients to create bespoke handbags and manbags that showcase the best of Scottish materials.

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