Katie Biltoft Handbag
Katie Biltoft Handbag
Katie Biltoft Handbag

Katie had a clear vision of how her collection would look. Pure gold plated hardware, bold blocks of brightly coloured python juxtaposed with natural bridle leather.

“ I started working with Denise and her team some time ago to develop my first collection of handbags and honestly I couldn't be happier. I really do believe that customer service is just as important as delivering an excellent product and Denise excels in both. Starting a business is daunting and having a manufacturer who is so reliable, personable and knowledgeable is truly a godsend. Denise interacts so closely with me throughout the whole process of making a handbag which makes it all such an easy and enjoyable procedure. Finally she delivers a beautifully crafted product which easily rivals and in most cases outshines the major luxury brands. I genuinely couldn't recommend Deni-Deni highly enough, her company really is a rose amongst the thorns! ”

Katie Biltoft

The Brief

Katie had a clear vision of how her collection would look. Pure gold plated hardware, bold blocks of brightly coloured python juxtaposed with natural bridle leather. She had already done a lot of legwork before we started the development, trips to Italian tanneries meant she could hand choose the skins and be knowledgeable of their provenance. Her hardware was already with a UK plating company being re-coated in pure gold, and her sketches were clear and informative.

What We Did

Our relationship with Katie has been a long one. Like many new brands starting from scratch, it takes time and money. Katie’s designs evolved and became more confident after each sample. This is quite typical; once a product is in your hand, you can understand it far better than when it is a concept. The size, weight, proportion are real, and quite often after consideration, there may be some changes. The first design was a large slouchy day bag made in metallic pink python. The shapes then became more classic, an open tote and a zipped over-night bag. Neither of which however were classic in colour or material.

Katie is now developing shoes to accompany her handbags.

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Katie Biltoft Handbag
Katie Biltoft Handbag
Katie Biltoft Handbag