While we are big fans of truly vintage-look bags and accessories from new designers and the high street, there's always room in our hearts for a more quirky retro option. This Patent Leather Carry Case by French & English Confectioner's has an irresistible charm that's unique.
The rich cream shade of patent leather is the ideal backdrop for a briefcase style illustration, printed directly on to the bag front. With carry handles and a sizeable inner, it's ideal for both weekends away and work days with your laptop.
It's available online from Not On The High Street for £155.
Earlier this year there were several reports that the historic Abbey Road Studios were up for sale. EMI quickly denied this but they are using the commercial potential of the studios in another way: in a new range of product inspired by their reputation and heritage.
At the moment the range includes t-shirts, laptop cases and notebooks with plans to expand this through 2010. While you can get t-shirts and cases with 'Abbey Road Studios' emblazoned across them, some of the other products have a less immediately obvious link to the studios. For example, the notebook pictured, is inspired by the red boxes used by EMI to store professional recording tape.
The notebooks cost £10, the laptop cases cost £20 while the t-shirts cost £25 each.
See the range online