Sir Hardy Amies’ launching its first line of women’s handbags

Debonair Sir Hardy who was something of a real-life James Bond, serving as an officer in the British secret service during World War II. Amies has designed clothes for everyone from Stanley Kubrick to the Queen of England. Now his Savile Row shop opened back in 1946, is launching its first line of women’s handbags this month. The new line comprises four key styles “inspired by traditional English luggage and the secret lives of female spies in the second world war.

Among his many stylish epigrams, he once declared that “Luxury lies not in riches, but in the absence of vulgarity.” Though he didn’t live to see them, we think he probably would have approved of these bags bearing his name.