Haston & Lily

As today is National Tweed day I thought there was no better time to introduce you to Haston and Lily!

I was lucky enough to be sent an amazing gift from Grays Country Gifts.

I opened the box like a kid on Christmas morning and the first thing that hit me was the amazing, luxurious smell of leather!

I don’t know if it comes from being around horses for so long, but I literally cannot get enough of the smell of leather. We have a traditional saddlers in Oxfords covered market and the smell takes me right back to being 8 years old again!

So, I excitedly took the dust bag out of the box and opened it, inside was the beautiful Haston Bag!

What struck me first was the craftsmanship and the level of detail, each item handmade in Staffordshire, it features a horse bit on the front and one on each side of the lovely thick strap, plus a strong buckle to keep it on your shoulder. The tweed on the underside when you open it is to die for! The leather (from a buffalo which is rugged and hardwearing) is thick yet soft to touch, I just keep stroking it!

It comes in a range of colours, I've shown you it in Hunter!

It has plenty of room for your essentials and a zip compartment where I put my phone and keys.

They also sent me the ‘Lily’ purse which matches perfectly, it has lots of card slots which is perfect as I have quite a few loyalty cards and there is nothing worse than not being able to find them!

It also has couple of slots for notes then a big zipped pocket for your coins on the back.

The style of the bag is so versatile, It has a really designer look and feel and it goes with pretty much everything, it’s also a long time since I had a bag that I don’t carry and this means both hands are free for more shopping bags!

Who are Grays Country Gifts?

Founded by Frank Ralph Gray in 1922 at the age of just 17, F.R.Gray’s was born, now known as Gray’s Country Gifts. Frank began by selling domestic hardware, light agricultural equipment and china at markets in and around the Staffordshire area. Nearly 100 years later Gray's expanded further into leather goods and accessories, all of which have elegant equestrian influence perfect for anyone with an interest in the British countryside or with a countryside background.

All their leather goods are designed in-house in the UK and made with the best natural Indian leather.

Grays say “The 'Haston' bag is beautifully crafted from natural leather and draws its inspiration from equestrian heritage."

Details - Leather - Snaffle bit detailing on front and on the strap - Magnetic Catch Front - Zipped Internal Pocket - Adjustable Strap Maximum Length 60cm

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If you are looking for a new bag or a gift for someone, then check out Grays Country Gifts. Not only do they have a fabulous range of bags and leatherware, they also have stunning homeware too.