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Wanderlust 4-Way Classic

by Catherine Aitken



A must-have bag from ever-inventive designer Catherine Aitken.

The Wanderlust is such a versatile bag and so good for travelling. This one is a classic grey herringbone, Harris Tweed.    (Harris Tweed is a luxury cloth handwoven in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland) The base of the bag is a black wax canvas teaming perfectly with the tweed.  

You have four choices on how to wear your Wanderlust:  Backpack; Crossbody Messenger; Shoulder Bag; Briefcase

The Wanderlust comes as a backpack, but the interchangeable heavy cotton straps with trigger hooks attached, make it easy to chop and change how you wear it. There’s an accessible very secure and roomy zipped pocket on the reverse of the bag, where you can stash any spare straps as well as your valuables, mobile etc. The bag can fit A4 size documents.  You can wear it with the flap down or really fill it up, giving extra room for overnights or weekends away.  

Two inside slot pockets, zip closure across the top; leather pullers on the zips; sturdy antique brass fittings.  Beautiful red drill cotton lining.

Harris Tweed is a natural oily cloth and perfect for the Scottish climate – you know you’re good to go in all weathers.  

Handmade in Scotland.  Carries the Harris Tweed Authority authentication label. 

Approximate Dimensions: 35cm high when closed; 35cm wide and 7cm deep


Brass, Cotton, Harris Tweed, Wool

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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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