Imagine a finely made handbag, one that did not compromise fashion for function and was so very versatile.
This is special bag that can take you from day to night, from plane to boardroom, gym, an evening out, back to home and everything in between keeping you organized and stylish.
Hardware Made in Italy
Designed and conceived in house, the GYORK London hardware featured on the Knightsbridge and Kensington ranges were all made to create a unique and instantly recognisable brand. The hardware includes custom metal bars that securely mounts the external clutch onto the main tote using a powerful micro magnet. The GYORK Logo embossed in gold, engraved onto their unique signature trapezium plaque, which is thoughtfully placed at the top of their tote designs. The clutch features an engraved twist lock closure called ‘the cross lock’ developed exclusively for the Montpelier bag. The bespoke gold hardware is individually handcrafted in Italy.
Inspiration for the Bag
Founder and a former Financial Risk Consultant Donna-Marie Donalds demanding schedule required a versatile handbag that worked for every situation, and she began to rethink the design of the women’s tote bag. The name GYORK is a portmanteau for “GYM” + “WORK” a marriage of a working and luxurious bag that Donna-Marie wanted that could be seamlessly carried from one situation to the next in a busy work day. The ideal bag would be the amalgamation of several bags that cover rigorous city commute and frequent international business trips.
To achieve the bag she envisioned, Donna-Marie collaborated with some of the UK’s most renowned designers like Anthony Vrahimis to strike that delicate balance between chic, innovation and functionality—the three key attributes of the GYORK brand. Shelley O’Neill, a technical expert in the fashion industry and long time friend was brought in, in 2014. The combination of the two – her concept of the ideal bag and Shelley’s knowledge of the fashion industry, they worked together to create a beautifully designed multi-functional handbag and this initial design formed part of their first collection that proved versatile enough to accommodate the modern woman’s lifestyle and the GYORK was born.
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