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August Newsletter Archive : Cherchbi & Quarterre collaborate | New collection launch | Free UK Shipping | Margate & Morecambe


Welcome to a slightly delayed August Newsletter. We compensate for our lateness with sparkling content, and if that doesn’t work we have not one but two invitations for you. Firstly, we’re exhibiting at the London Design Festival, a five day show. No excuses, please visit us if you’re in London. Secondly, we’re five years old this year, help us celebrate. Less jelly and ice cream, more ale and hearty fare. Also, we draw your attention to the fact we ship all orders for free to UK addresses, a few press highlights and finally our notes from Margate and Morecambe. Read on.

CHERCHBI  |  Quarterre collaboration at London Design Festival

This is your invitation to see and buy the latest Cherchbi pieces at the London Design Festival, 19 – 23 September, click here to register for free entry. The show – at designjunction on New Oxford St – is the result of a collaborative project with Furniture for Bikes designers Quarterre. Alongside beautiful bicycle storage solutions and new cycling bags will be the fruits of our collaborative endeavours – special edition Quarterre designs which innovatively incorporate our unique materials. Read the full story in this Journal post.

New Cherchbi bag collection launch

The new bag collection is now available to view and buy here in the Shop. Our most comprehensive range to date includes favourites, the Squires Holdall and Black Sail Rucksack, alongside new designs and materials. Some highlights;

New Tweed Colourways – All Herdwyck tweed bags are available in two colourways, Brown tweed with Brown leather trim or Grey tweed with Black leather trim.

Printed Tweed – A selection of bags are available in two colourways of printed tweed, the result of our recent collaboration with print designer Tamasyn Gambell. These Printed Herdwyck bags were made in small quantities and are already proving popular. Please do get in touch if anything appeals, the Red/Blue Black Sail Rucksack sold out yesterday.

Oiled Leather – We have interpreted a small group of bags in full leather. These heavily oiled ‘hot drum stuffed’ hides, tanned by our friends at Joseph Clayton in Chesterfield, have produced some stunning bags.

Five year anniversary

Cherchbi is five. To celebrate this, and the launch of the new website and the bag collection we’ll host a small event on the evening of Thursday 27th September at a location in Bloomsbury, London. If you would like to join us please send a quick email to info@cherchbi.com to confirm your attendance and mark your diaries. Further details will follow.

Some recent press

David Fischer at Highsnobiety, Peter at Send A Raven, Rob at Lineage of Influence have all taken the time to critique our bags and for this we are grateful.

Free UK Shipping

Please note that we now offer permanently free shipping to UK addresses on all orders. Our courier shipping rates to European and International addresses are very competitive, a maximum charge of £17 to Europe or £35 to all other addresses.

Beaches and Bank Holidays

Our latest Journal post documents a recent day trip to Margate. We explore the prosperity, slow decline and recent, tentative revival of the English coastal resort.