Bentley plans to unveil more than just luxury cars on Tuesday 12, September at IAA 2017 in Frankfurt. They are bringing in a new range of apparel and accessories named The Bentley Iconic Classics Collection. However, the highlight is ladies’ handbag collection with sleek lines inspired the Continental GT. The elegant collection features leather cross-stitching pattern borrowed from Bentley interiors as well as the unmistakable matrix grille pattern.
The collection from start to finish is handcrafted by skilled Italian Tuscan artisans in their “pelletterie” workshops. Each bag takes 15 and 20 hours and 1.5 to 2 square meters of finest leather to create.
The classics collection consist of two lines. The Mary P Group inspired by the adventurous and intrepid spirit of Mary Petre Bruce, a record-breaking motorist, speedboat racer and aviator in the 1920s and 1930s and Diana B Group is named after the pioneering aviator and daughter of Bentley Chairman Woolf Barnato.
Mary P Bag – £2,550
The luxurious calf’s leather bag, with a plush lamb’s leather interior, combines a generous, natural shape with practical features such as three compartments, slip pockets, a detachable shoulder strap, and a detachable wrist pouch. Bentley hallmarks include a removable wings emblem charm with polished metal mirror, diamond quilted lamb Nappa leather on the central zipped compartment, Bentley wing-inspired front panels, and cross-stitched handles.
Mini Mary P Bag – £1,550
The mini version of the Mary P bag embraces many of the same exquisite features in a neat, bijou format. The leather-lined interior conceals a slip pocket for mobiles and a side zip pocket. Bespoke metal embellishments include a detachable charm featuring the Bentley wings emblem, polished metal mirror and bespoke palladium plated metal ware. Cross-stitched handles and a detachable shoulder strap complete the look.
Mary P Tote Bag – £1,750
The elegant tote is spacious yet elegant. Practical features within the diamond-quilted Nappa leather interior include a wide side zip pocket, slip pockets for mobiles and detachable wrist pouch and shoulder strap. A removable wings emblem charm and polished metal mirror, bespoke palladium-plated metal ware and front panels that echo the Bentley wings silhouette complete the look.
Diana B Handbag – £2,750
Combining irresistible elegance with superior functionality, this classic handbag is sculpted from supple yet enduring calf leather and features beautiful hand cross-stitching, echoing Bentley’s styling lines to the exterior. It offers three compartments, including a closed center section with diamond quilt lining, secured with a baguette-shaped clasp featuring the Bentley knurl pattern. It also features a reassuringly soft opening and closing mechanism.
Diana B Clutch – £1,550
Classically chic, the luxurious leather clutch is enhanced by elegant hand cross-stitching on the front panels, a baguette-shaped clasp featuring the Bentley knurl pattern and a soft opening and closing mechanism. The diamond-quilted interior contains a mobile phone slip pocket while a detachable chain adds versatility.
The Bentley Iconic Classics Collection is offered in colors Beluga, Rich Plum, and Light Graphite. Available at www.bentleycollection.com.