I park on Calvert Avenue on the way to Leila, a favourite cafe in Shoreditch and happen across a cool little shop, which happens to be Ally Capellino HQ. Stripey summer holdalls catch my eye. Like every fashion girl I am a sucker for a stripe!
Same week: I get a newsletter from menswear shop Tonic and it features Ally Capellino bags for men.
A month later she has a stand in Liberty.
Her designs are charming. They mix a little of the doctor's bag with the school satchel and I'm so thrilled to see her label being championed by people in the know. This label is one of those gems you hope no-one will catch onto but that you can't help but hope does well.