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DESIGNER OF THE DAY

Keri Jamieson

KeriKit

KeriKit handbags are the epitome of Luxury on the outside, whilst inside functionality reigns! The unique Internal Removable Organiser (IRO) keeps all your treasured possessions in the right place helping you to find everything really easily. The IRO can also be removed to give you a great spacious bag perfect for an overnight stay. KeriKit bags are perfect for business women and new mothers alike with a compartment for everything! There is also a water resistant pocket for wet or dirty items, a water resistant food / shoe bag and a laptop sleeve that doubles up as a changing mat – genius! Finally a range of bags big enough to fit everything in!
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KeriKit handbags are the epitome of Luxury on the outside, whilst inside functionality reigns! The unique internal removable organiser (IRO) keeps all your treasured possessions in the right place helping you to find everything really easily. The IRO can also be removed to give you a great spacious bag perfect for an overnight stay. KeriKit bags are perfect for business women and new mothers alike with a pocket for everything! There is also a water resistant pocket for wet or dirty items, a water resistant food / shoe bag and a laptop sleeve that doubles up as a changing mat – genius! Keri Jamieson Really has thought of everything and finally here is a range of bags big enough to fit everything in!

When Keri was pregnant with her first child she went to search for a new changing bag but was left Frustrated by the lack of ‘quality’ big bags available. She gave up and bought a regular nylon organiser bag. Then the twin came along! With three under two again the hunt was on to find a bag big enough for her needs, however she did not want to lose her identity as a stylish lady. Sadly again Keri felt let down by the offer available. The bags were either too small, too basic or just not good enough quality for the money being asked! Noticing an obvious gap in the market, Keri set about designing her Début range of luxury leather bags with organisation, quality, fashion and style all top of her list

Having studied Fashion Design at University, Keri then went on to design Handbags for most of the high street during her 15 year career within the accessories industry. Living in Hong Kong for two years at the start of her career gave her a thorough understanding of how a bag is made and the journey from conception to completion. Keri then combined her wealth of knowledge as a Handbag Designer, a procurer of luxury Accessories for 7 years and a mum of three to create this range of gorgeous leather handbags.

Seeing a new mother or business woman struggling with 3 bags – one for the gym, one with her lunch and one with her treasured possessions inspires me every day to create beautiful big bags that help make busy people’s lives easier whilst not sacrificing their style! Hearing my customer’s testimonials thanking me for creating a bag they are thrilled and excited to carry humbles me daily and makes me feel incredibly proud of my range. In fact, knowing that my customers are investing in a bag they can use for years to come and knowing their KeriKit bag will change with their needs and just get better with age. Kerikit bags are even better when you see, feel and smell them.

The design process starts with a sketch and a visit to Lineapelle Italian leather fair. From there I create a paper pattern which can take a number of days to create based on the complexity of each KeriKit bag. Once I am happy with the scale I then create a workbook for each design. This includes every minute detail required from the leather design down to the stitch thickness and colour. Every pocket, stud, zip and piece of branding is listed to ensure the factory is clear on what is needed. I am then ready to send out the first sample request. I include the paper pattern along with my workbook and the process begins. With each sample I receive I then wear trial each design for 4 weeks to ensure every technical detail of every bag is exactly right. It takes around 6 months and 3 samples to get the bags to the point where I am happy to proceed to production due to the intricate components on every bag and the IRO that is included in each design. Once production has started I will be send regular email updates with images of the master craftsmen working on my designs by hand. I then get my lovely samples delivered to my warehouse in Pott Shrigley, Cheshire, UK where their next journey begins….

KeriKit has been shortlisted for 3 awards since launching on September the 1st 2015 and business is already blooming. The unique features of a KeriKit bag is not just the quality, gorgeous designs, luxury leathers and the IRO. It’s also the attention to detail that stands out. It is clear that these bags have been designed through experience. They are intelligent, functional and gorgeous in equal measures.

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