Friday, 28 July 2017

Pepper Alley in Inside Kent Magazine!

Not so long ago, we were inspired to write a blog post all about gratitude, celebrating the little victories and embracing the successes that come our way particularly in our professional life. It comes as no surprise, then, that we were delighted to spot another one of our products in a glossy magazine!

This month, our Clara wristlet was featured in Inside Kent Magazine in a holiday inspired fashion feature and we must admit that we may have done a little victory dance (again!) around the office on finding out the news. As we discussed in our previous post, such events are an incredible mood booster around our little office - they maintain our spirits high and keep us giving it our all whether that's in production, sales, social media or customer service.

Perhaps the reason we feel such pride in spotting our beauties in these features is because we know how difficult it can sometimes be, as a small business, to get noticed and spread the word about our products. In this way, seeing that someone else appreciates our work to the extent of suggesting it to others is a metaphorical pat on the back, the icing on the cake and that extra support that may not be vital but is incredibly rewarding nonetheless.

The other incredible bonus of putting our products out there is seeing how others interpret our designs and bring them to life in the process. We sure know our leather totes, clutches and wristlets are multifunctional but using our Clara wristlet to store essentials for a day at the beach? Well, that's a genius idea, cheers Inside Kent Magazine! In this way, the distance between us and our clients is reduced and we see our bags acquire a whole new dimension, one which gives them vitality and the possibility to express our concepts (colour, practicality, pride in beautifully crafted designs) through the fabulous women who wear them.

So, here's to our next magazine feature! Once again, thank you to Inside Kent Magazine - and if you were tempted to shop our Clara, you can do so here.


Pepper Alley HQ X 

Monday, 10 July 2017

Graduation Station

According to F. Scott Fitzgerald, 'happiness is relief after extreme tension'. We believe this notion is very relevant to all the students graduating from University this summer. If you think about it, three years (or more!) of lectures, seminars and hard work in a, more often than not, new environment with new friends and challenges is enough to induce even a little bit of tension in the calmest of students. This is why your graduation is an emotional time in recognising all that hard work but also acknowledging a phase in your life and the beginning of a new, exciting life as a graduate!

Finding the perfect graduation present is also a rather tricky endeavour. Finding something to mark such an important milestone whilst remaining useful and practical enough to use every day is no mean feat. The jewellery route is too personal and who wants another pen with their initials on? (FYI, almost everyone works on a computer these days!).

Luckily, we have the perfect solution in the form of an old Classic. You've guessed it, it's our trusty Clemmie Totes. Soft, buttery leather meets practicality in a design which is effortless enough to use every day yet is able to maintain that element of timelessness acting as a keepsake for a special occasion.

Perfect for men and women, the Clemmie comes in a variety of colours which you can shop here . After something a little more glitzy? Our clutch bags are the perfect companion for the first night out as a graduate. A pro tip? Ask us for our personalisation service to make the graduation gift extra special. 

Oh and if you're looking for a little additional gift, our Edie Pencil Cases are a perfect reminder of the fact, that in life, you never stop learning!

Congratulations to all the students graduating this summer!


Pepper Alley HQ X 

Friday, 7 July 2017

Pepper Alley in Venus Magazine!

There are numerous things which make us happy on a Friday ; the thought of the weekend finally approaching, the promise of a (well deserved!) glass of rosé after work and the surprise of this glorious weather lasting lost enough to defy our typically British reservations regarding its longevity.

If there is one thing we love doing at Pepper Alley, it's certainly celebrating. Whether big or small, we like to give our achievements a little nod and there is no denying that these little moments of satisfaction certainly shake up a day at the office - Doughnut Friday, anyone?

This Friday, we're celebrating a little feature in Venus Magazine which had us experiencing all the proud feels. There is nothing like spotting our metallic Clemmie on a glossy spread and running round our office space showing everyone (postman and delivery guy included!).

How gorgeous is our Clemmie looking? We may be a little biased but we sure agree it's the perfect solution to store your tech and the perfect travel companion and the perfect every day solution for work / University.... the list of uses for our Italian leather tote could go on!

A big thank you to Venus Magazine for the mention -  remember you can shop our Clemmie Tote here in an array of colours.

Have a lovely weekend and remember to always celebrate the little things! Do you have any Friday office traditions? We would love to know!


Pepper Alley HQ X