Grey New York Grey New England bags you’ll still see us sporting in 2038

As women of our age, we know a thing or two about what we want in a bag! If we added up every purse we’ve bought and liked for barely one season…ugh, we could probably have bought a new house or two. We want a bag that will stand the test of time. One that can handle our multifaceted lives. Hello, Grey New York Grey New England. We love how classy and timeless you are. Make sure you check back here in 2038 – we’ll prove it!

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Say hello to the New England Crossbody Dumpling!

Did we fall in love with the name before the bag? Maybe. But then we met them in person and across our bodies, they went…only to be removed to take their pics on a day trip to Madison. Otherwise….crossbody dumplings all day long!

The dumplings accommodate everything we need, and not an unnecessary 5th lipstick more. Phone, wallet, business cards, keys, 4 lipsticks, all fit a dream.

Under the flap, that has a secure magnetic closure, you’ll find separate compartments and a central zip pocket, trimmed with Grey New York Grey New England’s iconic pull. The leather shoulder strap is adjustable through personalized stud fastenings.

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Also, the dumpling smells delicious. Probably due to being made of Grey New York Grey New England’s signature bonded leather, expertly folded and seamed using hand-finished techniques by Italian artisans. The latter not relating to it smelling delicious, but definitely adding to the allure.

Ok, so say you need to carry that extra lipstick and a dog perhaps…

Say hello to the New England Shopper Tote

Henry (the caramel shorthair Dachshund in the toffee colored tote) and Brandon, Marketing Director and part of the Grey New York Grey New England power-team!

While we visited the Grey New York Grey New England Litchfield County headquarters, we chatted with Creative Director Simon Kneen. As the former head of design and creative director at retail giants Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, and Pret-a-Porter for Maison Balmain, Simon knows good taste!

What was the inspiration for our current favorite of the moment, “the Dumpling bag” – did you eat Chinese food the day of its conception?

Designing the New England Crossbody, or as we affectionately call it, “the dumpling” I wanted to use our signature technique of utilizing entire pieces of leather with minimal seaming and zero waste showcasing the refined work of our artisans.

Tell us all about the leather…we love it when you talk leather.

Our leather is Italian Taurillion and right now we have developed the softest and most durable nubuck available. Many people confuse nubuck with a suede, but nubuck is actually much stronger since it utilizes the full hide versus a typical split skin. With nubuck, the grain side is buffed to produce a deeper more luxurious effect similar to velvet.
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Where can readers buy these amazing bags?

Readers can find the bags at our online store www.gnygne.com or visit Mis En Scene in Washington Depot,

J. Seitz in New Preston, Richards in Greenwich, CT, and in Barneys New York flagship stores across the country.


Pics: Lora (except as noted) / Words: Bev

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