They’re known as A+A. That is Alison Booth and Alison Lovell of Toronto’s brunswick+co. Best friends and next door neighbours, the two Alisons’ shared love of fashion and accessories has led them down the only logical path: to create a line of handbags together. With complementary talents and diverse experience, the two friends make a formidable business team– proving that a good partnership is truly greater than the sum of its parts.
Alison Booth brings to brunswick+co. formal industry training with an impressive resume including Céline, Coach and Pink Tartan. Coupled with Lovell’s flair for clean aesthetics and appreciation for precision and function (informed, of course, by Lovell’s Swiss roots), it’s us shoppers who benefit. brunswick+co.’s line of clutches and handbags are a marriage of practicality and high design – working women everywhere, rejoice.
Every offering presents a modern twist on classic silhouettes. Crafted in luxe leathers and fabrics and finished with solid brass details, it’s the twists that we love. Witness the practical but luxurious Roxborough in decadent black pony hair ($590).
If you’re looking to pack a little holiday party sparkle, we nominate the Avenue clutch ($398) in silver bubble shrunken lamb leather and lined in mood-lifting hot pink. This clutch has the perfect dimensions – big enough to hold an iPad yet when folded over, transforms into an elegant evening statement.
This may well be the perfect gift for those hard-to-please fashion types on your holiday gift list. We especially love the white shearling version with purple lining.
Leather with a twist indeed.
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