City Chic: Let Us Introduce You To The Classic Torula Bag

City chic: let us introduce you to the classic Torula bag

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From Portobello market to a full-time business, self-taught designer Emeline Coates has perfected the craft of the classic handbag, through her simple and chic Torula Bags collection. With an Anglo-French background, each of Emeline’s designs fuses the understated elegance of Paris with the cutting-edge vibrancy of London to represent a definitive mix of each culture. Every season sees the production of carefully edited designs in classic colours and on-trend textures, to ensure not only the intricate attention to detail but also the assurance that each design won’t go out of style next season.

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“I always look at colour combinations that can be found everywhere, I spend time browsing fashion shows on the internet, and finally I travel a lot and get inspiration from the places I visit,” Emeline told YCB. Her international insight proves evident through the sophisticated minimalism of her designs, introducing the Parisian chic within inner-city London. While dining on rooftop restaurants, and indulging in afternoon tea with the ladies on Park Lane, a Torula Bag serves as the essential accessory for the ultra-feminine woman, much like Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester.

Emeline Coates - Torula bagsHaving started with selling her own designs from a market stall on the weekend, to building up a network of buyers and establishing her self-made brand, Emeline understands the difficulties and perseverance that goes into creating a successful business. She explained: “You need a lot of self-belief, determination and hard work. Spend time writing a business plan, set yourself realistic goals and enjoy the journey.”

Torula Bags prides itself upon the ethos of simplicity and city-chic, with uncomplicated designs which are ideal for every working woman. From Big Ben to Chinatown, Torula Bag’s collections are named after a distinct area of London, adhering to the quirky distinction that every corner of our capital city has to offer. With an extraordinary collection of unique clutches and totes in a variety of sizes, whether you are venturing into Chelsea for cocktails with your girlfriends, or treating yourself to a shopping spree on Bond Street, there is a Torula Bag to suit your needs. Stand-out pieces which we at YCB love are The Bond Street and Hyde Park; petite and sophisticated clutches that are perfectly suited for an evening on the town. For those busy days in the city, be chic while still carrying everything you need with the Shoreditch satchel. Or for something more polished that can be worn at any occasion, the Chinatown offers an unusual Art Deco twist that is fun, and blends seamlessly from day into night.

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To embrace your inner Parisian chic and discover more about this innovative brand, visit the Torula Bags website here:


Natasha Matthewman

Natasha Matthewman is the Lifestyle Editor for Your Coffee Break. Self-confessed tea addict, lover of literature, the seaside, sunshine and blogging, she aspires to put her English Literature and Creative Writing degree towards a career in publishing. When she isn’t writing, she is visiting the theatre, reading a good novel and planning to travel the world.