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Poole based handbag designer/maker Rosemary Ringrose specialises in bespoke handbags for weddings, special occasions and evening wear. Each handbag is individually made to customer requirements in a variety of materials from silks and satins to fine leather. You can choose a design from the Handbag Collection on the website which offers a range of clutch bags and short handled bags ideal for weddings, or you may wish to have a completely bespoke design made to your own specifications. If you are looking for a bag to match an outfit, shoes or hat, you will find the colour matching service especially helpful. Just email a photo of the item you want to match and details of your material preferences and Rosemary will send you swatches free of charge. There is a wide range of material options and colours to view in the Materials Gallery or you can provide your own material if you wish.
Since training at the prestigious Cordwainers College in London, Rosemary has worked with several high profile designers, including Jimmy Choo, and currently makes handbags for the By Storm label of Scottish wedding designer Joyce Young as well as occasionally for London milliner Rachel Trevor Morgan. She also makes bags for customers of Upper Street shoe company to match their shoes. You can therefore be sure of a high standard of craftsmanship and attention to detail when ordering a handbag.
Most orders can be completed within 2 to 3 weeks and will be sent out by Royal Mail special delivery. Customers are welcome to visit the workshop by appointment although this is not usually necessary. For further information please visit the website or email your requirements.
Year Business Was Established
Press & Awards
Press and Awards (2)
Dorset Society Magazine April 2012
Arkadia Magazine September 2013
Location & Contact Details
6 Loch Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 9EX, England
Nearest Motorway & Junction
M27 westbound then A31 and A338
Nearest Train Station
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What is your most memorable wedding?
My son and his wife held their wedding at the Hilton Hotel in Sarigerme, Turkey with a group of 40 friends and family members. It was beautiful, and every need was catered for.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Elegant, classic, pretty, chic, stylish
What about your business are you most proud of?
Going the extra mile to produce exactly what my customers want
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
It's your day so make sure it is what you want it to be
Describe your typical process with a couple.
My main customers tend to be mother of the bride or groom who generally have their outfits sorted but are struggling to find a suitable handbag to match. I tell them not to worry I can help and will guide them through the styles and prices. I email the customer at each stage of the process or telephone them to discuss their requirements. If they wish to visit my workshop to see the range of bags, discuss design options or bring a pair of shoes they want to match then I will make an appointment. Once everything is agreed the order will be confirmed by email together with an invoice for a deposit where applicable. When the order is completed I will email a photo of the bag together with an invoice for the balance due. Following payment the handbag will be sent out for next day delivery or collected from the workshop.
What do you love most about your job?
The whole creative process of making something which starts with an idea an ends with the finished handbag, and of course the feedback I get from my delighted customers.