Style: J.W. Hulme Bag & Passport Wallet

I decided early this year that I wanted a forever purse/handbag. I wanted a bag that maybe sometime in the future my kid would use it. The hard part about researching it is that I’m new to the country, so I wasn’t sure where to look. I had a vision for what I wanted, but it was hard to put into words! I didn’t want a ‘designer’ type one, like a LV or Michael Kors or anything, partly because I am trying to source my “big” pieces a little more ethically (this is only a personal choice and absolutely not something I would judge anyone else for choosing not to do, not everyone is able to make that choice) and also because I wanted something with a more unique, “rough” feel. I honestly can’t describe what I wanted. But when I found it (thanks to my wonderful friend Danielle), I knew it was love. I decided on the Elliott Satchel from J.W. Hulme in Saddle Leather.

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You can see it’s taken a bit of battering already – just how I like my leather!

It took me a long time of trawling through the J. W. Hulme website to decide which one I wanted. My friend had bought the Washburn tote. I decided on the Elliot satchel (after a lot of opinion-asking, even of the JWH team themselves, poor things). One of my reviews of the website elicited a popup of the “join up to receive a discount” reminder so I did that too. 15% off $595 aint nothing to sniff at! Because that took like $90+ off the total price, I also grabbed myself a gorgeous green leather passport holder. I’ve wanted a passport wallet for a long time but couldn’t find anything perfect.

Anyway, here’s some pics of the Elliot satchel:

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Zip for security

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Plenty of room and no annoying dividers! Is that just me?

And here’s the passport wallet:

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ALSO MONOGRAMMED!

Anyway, a lot of my favorite people came together to help me fund this investment (my mum, dad, husband and parents-in-law) and I couldn’t be more grateful.

Shipping was fast, communication was great. I can’t say enough good things about this company!

Sidenote: just yesterday I got a little thank you card, hand-addressed, in the mail from JWH for making a purchase! How great is that! This whole experience makes me so happy.

And don’t get me started on the smell of leather…

Stay tuned for winter favorites.

Love+++
F&V

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