Radley bags may not be as well known as other designer bag makers such as Gucci, Fendi, Coach, Louis Vuitton, etc… but since the company was created in 1998, it has grown in popularity every year since then, and Radley bags are now the UK’s best-selling designer bag brand. They are also famous for their Scottish Hound logo.
They are based in London, UK, but their bags are also available in the US at stores like Bloomingdales and Lord and Taylor. They also have websites in both the UK and the US where they are quickly becoming well known to women who like quality and slightly unusual designer handbags at a reasonable price.
Their motto is that they are dedicated to “making beautiful things that women can fall in love with.” Her bags are known for reflecting the exceptional creativity of Radley’s designers, who strive to ensure “original design, exceptional craftsmanship, distinctive patterning, extraordinary color schemes and unusual textures.”
Creativity is a very subjective concept, of course, so what does Radley mean by ‘creativity’? Well, in his own words, creativity means “lighting fires of inspiration and doing our work with passion and… being stimulated by the world outside the window as well as the world inside our heads.” In his opinion, their bags should be “works of art” and they see themselves primarily as artists, seeing vision as their greatest asset.
Radley bags are also known for being colorful. In their words, color is “the essence of Radley” and they use color to “capture mood or show emotion. To convey attitude or make a statement. To add character and enrichment. To bring fun into our lives already.” our products.”
Their bags are always designed to highlight originality and surprise, as they prefer to “fail at originality rather than succeed at imitation”.
They also aim to make their bags affordable and in this respect are very much like Coach in the US They refuse to cut corners but are not extravagant, striving for “Creativity without Extravagance”. Therefore, their bags are high-quality products that won’t break the bank and tend to be bright and colorful and incorporate distinctive details and shapes. They are made from fine colored leathers and a variety of other materials. Their craftsmen pay extreme attention to detail throughout the manufacturing process.
This year, its spring collection is a selection of soft leather bags with creative handcrafted details that emphasize light summer shades of yellow, pale pink and ivory, with “vibrant highlights of apple green.”
The spring collection was a huge hit with the fashion press and has been featured in major fashion magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Elle Accessories and Marie Claire.
How to Spot a Fake Radley Bag
Unfortunately, the growing popularity of Radley bags has led to the creation of fakes and replicas.
Radley takes the issue of fake bags very seriously and has taken steps to combat counterfeiting.
In fall/winter 2008, they introduced a new authentication label in the form of an LCD printed label containing a form of Mirage technology. The Radley Dog logo changes color from light to dark when you hold it up to the light.
Radley Bags are the makers of designer bags to introduce this form of advanced security.
All Radley bags have a foil dog logo on the inside, on which the RADLEY name is embossed. Radley is also embossed on the leather square below.
The Radley Bags Scottie name tag is affixed to the bag in such a way that it can be easily removed. With fake Radley bags it is often difficult or impossible to remove this label.
Radley bags have a glossy cardboard tag on the outside, there is no dog on this tag.
The word ‘Radley’ is only engraved on the dog suspended on the tag on the outside of the bag.
Radley bags are sold with a set of leather care products. Also supplied in a drawstring dust bag.
Radley bag prices in the US range from $150 to $400