At first glance, the cross-bodies and top handles from Hill & Friends bring to mind Mulberry classics, and it's no wonder why seeing that the label is the brainchild of Emma Hill who commanded a tight ship in her time at the heritage brand. Remember the Alexa satchel you hankered over in 2010? Chalk it up to Hill's brilliance as creative director then. 

Fast forward six years and she has partnered up with the former brand director of Mulberry, Georgia Fendley, to launch their very own accessories line Hill & Friends. Expect fine, English craftsmanship — each bag is handmade — in classic silhouettes, given a twist with the label's fun-loving logo. 

Happy satchel leopard calf hair bag | @hillandfriends

The twist lock forms a winking smiley face when latched, bringing a little sunshine to the wearer's day and an unconventional lightness to English tradition. The best part however, is the sumptious suede lining that stands out against the textured leather exterior when you reach in for your essentials — don't underestimate the power of little details that can elevate an ensemble. 

Browse the Hill & Friends debut collection here: 

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