Two weeks ago I wrote a report on the John Beerens bloggersevent I'd visited. I told you that we'd also visited the Burkely showroom. Because I like the brand identity a lot I decided to tell you a bit more about Burkely, accompanied by some of the photos I took.
Burkely is a Dutch company and is part of Van Horsten Leatherfashion. They design and produce leather goods, mostly bags, for men and women. They've always had a women's collection and recently started designing a mens collection as well. The bags are designed in many different shapes, in various types of leather and available in a wide variety of colors. The coming collection consists of leather bags which almost all had light golden hardware (those who have been following me for a while probably know that I'm not the biggest fan of gold toned hardware). But we're being told that they are producing new designs with rosé colored hardware and that they frequently use silver toned hardware as well!
As you can see in the photos they use many different textures of leather, all genuine though. I like that they play with the material and come up with various types of bags. For instance with dyed leather, they use both leather that has been bleached first before being pigmented with color (this provides very smooth colors, like this one) and leather that has been died without using a bleaching process (results in natural looking leather where the natural surface is still visible, like this one). In general all the leather, nubuck and suede they use is durable and has a beautiful appearance.
You can shop the bags at the John Beerens webshop. Below a few of my favorites: 1. Alice Hobo papaya €99,95 | 2. Hobo Pearl sand €89,95 | 3. Bridget Handbag cloud €139,95 | 4. Matilda Hobo black €149,95 | 5. Big Zippy Wallet peppermint €34,95 | 6. Flora Small Hobo cameltan €139,95