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Natural Mesh Raffia Cowdray Hobo in black/natural by Kempton & Co

Natural Mesh Raffia Cowdray Hobo in black/natural by Kempton & Co

Regular price $575.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $575.00 USD
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Take a break from structure with this lightweight Hobo option. A deconstructed loose style that's back in a big way. The honey tan natural raffia crochet panels are beautifully offset by buttery black leather sides and accent black and white embroidered handles. You can easily carry the Cowdray Hobo and its effusion of upscale, uptown charm, Monday to Friday to the work place and weekends further afield, exploring nearby breweries and museums. With its sumptuous mesh lining and semi-transparent mystique, this bag has everlasting, investment value. There's low-light glamour in the bones of this medium-sized carryall making it a durable neutral that will go the distance with you for years to come.

It's All In The Details

• Natural raffia honey tan exterior panels
• Black leather sides and trim
• Cream and black leather embroidered handles
• Black mesh lining
• Black and white embroidered handles
• Tethered leather snap pouch
• Magnetic open close flap
• Solid brass clips and hardware
• Double, zebra and giraffe, reclaimed bone and horn toggles

Care & Composition

Measurements: 13"W x 16"H x 6"D

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We collaborate on the zipper toggles with Kenyan artisans. Entirely handmade with simple tools and machinery, using locally sourced materials. These reclaimed materials are used to generate income for small artisan groups working mostly in Kibera, one of Nairobi's largest slums.

About the Brand

Fiona Kempton, designer and owner of Kempton & Co., was born in 1977 and raised in a house by the sea in the countryside of southwest England, setting the stage for a unique childhood and a lifetime connected to the ocean--and horse riding.

Her father, John Kempton, was an eminent racehorse trainer and jockey, winner of England's famous Grand National in 1967. Growing up around the distressed leather of her old riding boots and the heavy waxed canvas of the horses' rain rugs, leather straps and buckles inspired Fiona's lifelong love for equestrian sports, design and culture, as well as active life on the ocean.

Fiona studied fashion design in London's Kingston University and moved to New York after graduation, spending the next ten years designing for major fashion companies. In 2009, she started to design on her own, creating a tech-friendly bag with a built-in protective sleeve for a laptop. Well-received, she launched her own business. Kempton & Co. was born in Brooklyn in 2010.

Fiona’s heritage is an inspiration. She designs bags with gorgeous soft leathers and textiles, combining the utility of equestrian hardware. She prides herself in always maintaining an artistic approach to function; it is a philosophy that the company strives to maintain with every bag.

After 18 years living in NYC after her move from the UK, Fiona now lives on the north shore of long island with her husband and daughter. Her designs reflect her surf and turf lifestyle; an avid polo player, kiteboarder and sailor she spends summer weekends afloat her sailboat in the Hamptons or on the polo field, which naturally led to the creation of her urban beach bag collection - styles that work just as well, on the beach or the street.

Shipping & Returns

Online Return Policy:
Regular price, unworn merchandise with tags attached will be accepted for a refund. Items must be received back in store within 14 days of the customer’s purchase date. All returned items must be properly packaged and insured.

Click here to request a return & fill in the appropriate information. You will receive an email once your request is approved/rejected. 

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