“ Manufacturer: Billy Bag / Type: Luggage Tag „
This year I went to the London Fashion Weekend and really had to hold on to my purse as everything was calling at me to buy it. But I resisted temptation and only bought a couple of bits and I really want to try and get a bargain as London fashion Weekend is all about getting a brand name bargain! Billy bag is a relatively new company that deals in leather bags and leather accessories. Branding themselves as a luxury name they offer bags and accessories to match every new season. The two founders (husband and wife) named the brand after their King Charles Spaniel! I didn't really know much about Billy Bag to be honest. I had seen a couple of their items in fashion magazines but I am not a leather sort of person so they tend not to catch my eye but this changed when I went to London Fashion Weekend. Over the past year I have been going away for weekends and over-night stays a lot more then usually and my friend out of the kindness of her heart gave me a stunning over night bag. However it didn't have a name/address tag and I always like to put something identifiable on my luggage bags. This key ring / luggage tag from Billy Bag caught my eye the moment I saw it! Advertised as a key ring in the shape of a heart, it is a gorgeous raspberry pink leather piece with delicate white stitching. It also has a thick silver keychain with Billy Bag engraved into the keychain and also on the back of the heart. It really does feel like great quality as well as looking pretty and matching my overnight bag. The heart opens up and on the inside is 2 little clear spaces to either put a picture if you want to use it as key-ring or as in my case it is a great luggage tag. There is enough space to put your name and address or contact number. The fact that the heart shuts means that whatever is inside is protected from the rain etc as well as the leather being strong wearing. I have had mine on my bag now for a couple of months and it has travelled about 4 or 5 times being pushed and shoved into train and coach shelves and it is still in perfect condition. Available in pink, black and brown you can get it to match your bags and I think they are perfect for a special little gift. They come packaged in a Billy Bag white gift box presented really attractively and it even has its own little dust bag which really makes the key ring seem something a little special. I have to admit, even thought I now know that Billy Bag is a fashion brand name (not that I am really bothered) but when I first saw the price I almost laughed! £20! Ok, I know its pretty but it's not THAT pretty! But luckily enough at London Fashion Weekend they were on offer for £7. So obviously I got one and I wish I had got a couple more for gifts as they really are pretty little things. They are now available on the Billy Bag website (www.billybag.com) for £10 but postage and packaging on the website is shocking at £6 so I would definitely look around for Billy Bag stuff rather then buying direct as you can get their items on other websites if you look around. The keychain is a perfect little accompaniment to any travel bag and puts up a fight against all the rough treatment is has to endure. A great travel necessity and a cute little gift.