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Radley Bags and Handbags

Updated on September 20, 2014

Radley Bags and Handbags

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2011 Radley Handbag Sale

Radley Bags are currently running a sale from their online stores - with up to 40% off selected Radley handbags at their USA store and up to 60% off in their UK store (Radley is a UK company) so check out the links

This was the first Hubpage about Radley Handbags ! Although there are others now which is not a surprise, as Radley handbags are the biggest selling UK handbag brand.

Radley & Co. was established in the UK in 1998 and its bags, with their Scottie dog logo are now extremely popular. The Radley name is obviously not as well-known as Louis Vuitton or Gucci etc... but they are sought after nevertheless by people with taste ! They have their head office in London but are now starting to penetrate the US market and their bags are available in selected Bloomingdales and Lord & Taylor stores.

On their website Radley bags state that they are devoted to "making beautiful things that women can fall in love with" and what they mean is handbags and other fashion items. not chocolate. They have built their reputation around individual creativity and they endeavour to create items of "original design, exceptional hand-crafting, distinctive pattern work, extraordinary colour schemes and unusual textures".

Radley Bags Creativity

Latest Radley Bags Collection

Radley Alcester Bag

Radley Alcester Bag
Radley Alcester Bag

Genuine Radley Bags

Radley Handbag Blyth
Radley Handbag Blyth
Radley Handbag Durdle Door
Radley Handbag Durdle Door
Radley Bag Lymington
Radley Bag Lymington
Radley Pocket Bag
Radley Pocket Bag

Creativity a la Radley means "lighting fires of inspiration" so you can see they like their poetic phrases. They also like colour and see their handbags as works of art. Colour they say is "the essence of Radley" which they employ to "capture humour, or display an emotion. To give off attitude or make a statement. To add character and enrich. To bring fun into our lives and onto our products", which explains why their bags are so .... colourful.

They also like to incorporate an element of surprise and originality, as they consider it is "better to fail in originality than suceed in imitation". I think they have also employed the ghost of Oscar Wilde to provide the text for their website !

"Creativity without extravagance" is what Radley strives for and as a result they strive to make high quality handbags at an affordable price, which are bright with new shapes and distinctive details, made from richly coloured leathers. This year their spring collection is a collection of handbags made from soft textured leather and hand-crafted detail which highlight Summer shades of ivory, yellow and pale pink. Radley bags have already been featured in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and Elle Accessories.

How to Spot a Replica or Fake Radley Bag?

 

Radley Bags Emphasize Color and Creativity

Radley Bag Opening

The problem of fake bags or handbags is not unique to Radley, but as a result of their increasing popularity, the Radley brand has attracted the attention of counterfeiters which means that you need to beware of fakes. So how to spot a fake Radley handbag ? First, take a look at the cute Scottie dog logo, if it has the Radley name on it then it is a fake! A rather elementary mistake my dear Watson. Radley only put their name on the cardboard tag outside the bag. You also need to check to see if there is a leather care package with the bag, as Radley include one with every bag sold.

Radley bags are an affordable designer handbag, a bit like Coach handbags in the USA, that doesn't mean they are cheap of course, prices in the US range from $145 up to $390, but they are becoming increasingly popular.

If you are interested in designer bags - then you may wish to know which are the most expensive designer handbags ever sold in the world ? See this hub Top Ten Most Expensive Womens Handbags for the shocking truth.


Radley Bags Laptop Bag

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      Cath 

      5 years ago

      I recently bought a vintage radley on ebay and I'm wondering if it is a fake.

      It doesn't have the hanging dog tag it has a rectangular hanging tag with radley name. The radley dog is on the inside embossed with radley name underneath.

      It looks unusual as it has a sheepskin trim, but the lining itself looks genuine. The seller started

      States that there is no dog as it is vintage..before they used the hanging dog tag, can't find much info yet, any help anyone?

    • Singular Investor profile imageAUTHOR

      Singular Investor 

      6 years ago from Oxford

      Hi Lou

      Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment

    • louromano profile image

      louromano 

      6 years ago

      Wonderful hub. Nice post.

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      riya 

      7 years ago

      nice bags

    • Singular Investor profile imageAUTHOR

      Singular Investor 

      7 years ago from Oxford

      Hi Di - thanks for the comment - I love Radley bags too, I think more people in the USA are getting to know them which has got to be a good thing - for Radley bags at least ! :-) I'm glad you're happy with your bags

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      Di 

      7 years ago

      I love Radley bags. I've purchased mine directly from the UK while on vacation. It was my mission to come home with a few. They are absolutely the best. Quality and design are absolutely wonderful!

    • Singular Investor profile imageAUTHOR

      Singular Investor 

      7 years ago from Oxford

      Hi Sarah - if I remember right I didn't put it, it put itself. I think if you insert more than 5 photos it automatically creates the widget thingy to let people scroll through the pics :-)

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      sarahpucci 

      7 years ago

      I like how you've put that widget to see more than one photos... I would love to learn how to do that as I am always having a hard time choosing just 1 photo for my hubs...

    • Singular Investor profile imageAUTHOR

      Singular Investor 

      8 years ago from Oxford

      Hi Sylvie thanks for the comment but are you sure that is true ? See here - https://secure.bebo.com/Profile.jsp?MemberId=83618...

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      Sylvie 

      8 years ago

      I think you are giving out the wrong info. Real Radley bags DO have Radley printed on the leather dog hanging from the bag handle NOT the opposite as stated here.

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      Gucci Outlet 

      8 years ago

      Radley bags are very beautiful and cute too with their Scotty dog logo and also not too expensive !

    • Singular Investor profile imageAUTHOR

      Singular Investor 

      8 years ago from Oxford

      Hi Claire - thanks for the comment - does the tah actually have the Radley name printed on it ?

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      ClaireWeaver 

      8 years ago

      I have a radley bag from the official radley shop and the dog has the logo on it, so ignore that section in the above few paragraphs.

    • Singular Investor profile imageAUTHOR

      Singular Investor 

      8 years ago from Oxford

      Radley bags are very beautiful and cute too with their Scotty dog logo and also not too expensive !

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      jordan shoes 

      8 years ago

      These bags are so beautiful!

    • Singular Investor profile imageAUTHOR

      Singular Investor 

      8 years ago from Oxford

      Yes Radley bags are cool - and not too expensive either

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      Johnyboy 

      8 years ago

      Simple yet very beautiful handbag designs. I love them.

    • Singular Investor profile imageAUTHOR

      Singular Investor 

      8 years ago from Oxford

      Hi Nikki - thanks for the comment - Radley bags are the bags of the future ! :-)

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      nikki1 

      8 years ago

      very informative, thanx for sharing.

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      Radley Bags 

      9 years ago

      Radley bags are neat - and not too expensive for people like me (rich but prudent)

    • Singular Investor profile imageAUTHOR

      Singular Investor 

      9 years ago from Oxford

      Hi Lauren - thanks for dropping by, I hope the store looks as good as their bags and you have a lot of fun there !

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      Lauren1979 

      9 years ago

      I saw this, went to the website and want tons of their bags! I live in NJ and will have to make the drive out to NY.

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      Singular Investor 

      9 years ago from Oxford

      Thanks for the info. Maddie - sounds like you are Maddie about Radley ! I will check it out and update this hub - you are right about Radley bags being beautiful and unique - many thanks. People should buy more of them ! And Radley should give me a commission !

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      Maddie 

      9 years ago

      FYI-Radley London is opening their first retail store in the US! It will be in Roosevelt Field on Long Island, NY. You can also get them from Lord and Taylor. The bags are so beautiful and unique. You will find nothing else that compares!!! I am all about Radley!

    • Singular Investor profile imageAUTHOR

      Singular Investor 

      9 years ago from Oxford

      Hi Caroline

      Thanks for dropping by - I would think for the design names of Radley Bags your best bet would be her - http://designerlabels.blogspot.com or www.radley.co.uk

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      caoline delaney 

      9 years ago

      hi i love radley bags and now have a few where can i find the design names of the bags please

    • Singular Investor profile imageAUTHOR

      Singular Investor 

      9 years ago from Oxford

      They are getting more and more popular

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      Bumpkin 

      9 years ago from Middle of Nowhere

      I hadn't heard of Radley before - I'm gonna have to check them out now.

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