Sunday, 24 June 2018

An Exciting Announcement!

Happy Sunday! Hope you are all enjoying the weekend - we are looking forward to a big brunch with the team later (where the oh so instagrammable avocado on toast will feature heavily) but managed to tear ourselves away from our cups of coffee to share some exciting news! If you have been keeping up with our sneaky clues, you may have noticed that we have decided to shake things up a little with our personalisation service to offer you waaaay more options and way more fun along the way.

                                                     (Polly keyring available here).

It's been a long time coming but we are thrilled to let you know that our personalisation service is no longer limited to initials only. We have extended it to 16 uppers and lower case letters including numbers - these can be hot foiled in silver or gold and are just perfect for those who love to go all out with their personalised goodies to truly make a statement.

For all the personalisation geeks out there (including us!) , the font used is 30point Gill Sands and, as well as upper and lower case letters, you can also personalise your bags and accessories with symbols. Personalisation is available both in silver and gold options - for key rings, we offer three characters in upper case or 4 characters from a mixture of upper and lower. Should you need a longer word on your key rings, we are also happy to print width - ways - however wacky your request, drop us a message and we will try our very best to accommodate your wishes.

When it comes to our totes, we typically print in the middle width ways and a few centimetres below the zip. We can also print on the handle but it is also possible, should you wish, to print on the bag itself.

So, here we have it, just a little note on our personalisation update that we hope you are as thrilled with as we are. For those looking for a little inspiration, here is a little top tip from our founder, Gillian, who has made personalisation a way of life really!

"For a stylish understated look, silver type looks great on silver leather or gold on gold to rose gold leather. It's very subtle. For a more stand - out look, then it's better to amp up the volume and play with contrasts".

Whether you play it neutral and go matchy matchy or mix and match shades, we hope you enjoy adding that finishing touch to all your Pepper Alley goodies. We just can't wait for you to tag us in your pictures of Pepper Alley goodies personalised and styled by you. 


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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Father's Day Goodies!

Happy Hump Day from all of us at Pepper Alley! As we are getting closer to Father's Day, we thought we would share our favourite pieces with you which are sure to impress the boys in your life. Remember, there is still time for you to grab some Father's Day goodies from our website and, why not, personalise your leather totes and accessories with our signature engraving service making the gift giving experience all the more special.

For The Dad Who Works in the City - Our Lou tote is perfect for those busy dads who are constantly rushing in a whirl of business meetings, family responsibilities and daily errands. This gorgeous leather tote is a real multi tasker effortlessly taking the modern gentleman from office to gym and after work drinks in the City. Our Lou tote looks incredibly elegant both when heading into the work or jetting out of London for a quick weekend away from the office - the perfect present if you are looking to spoil your dad rotten this Father's Day.

For the Creative Dad -   His office is a mess of crumpled up pieces of paper and old newspapers, he is impossible to get hold of when inspiration strikes and his head is always a little in the clouds. You wouldn't change your creative dad for the world and this Father's Day, you are looking to treat him with a little gift he can use everyday. Our Edie pencil case sits perfectly on his desk, is miniature enough for the bare essentials in his cluttered life and works perfectly to remind him of his loved one while he is busy drawing or writing.

For the Sentimental Dad -  He always remembers when you have an important meeting or exam, was there when your first boyfriend broke your heart and has a picture of you and your siblings as his phone screensaver. For this total softie of a dad, you will need something as thoughtful as he is and that is why our Ollie personalised key rings are the perfect gift for him. Our iconic keyring with its signature Italian leather and chunky silver hardware can be personalised as you wish and is the perfect present for a dad who needs to be reminded that you are always close to him, regardless of physical distance.

Ultimately, while it's funny to find the 'perfect' gift for Dad depending on his passion, there is never such thing as a 'creative' or 'sentimental' dad only but instead a parent with a myriad of characteristics, interests and personality trait which makes him so unique. Similarly, the dad figures in our life may not be our actual dad but grandads, brothers, uncles and friends. Whoever you're buying for, we hope we have given you a little inspiration and, as always, do not hesitate to drop us a message if you have any questions about our products.

Lots of Love,

Pepper Alley HQ X 

Saturday, 2 June 2018

London in Bloom and our Blush Flora

It may be the RHS Flower show or our Sunday walks around the city but lately we have simply adored watching London in bloom! It got us thinking about our Flora clutches and, in particular, our little blush number which appears to particularly fit in with the gorgeous floral displays we are seeing around London at the moment.

Our Flora is the ideal solution for wedding season but don't be fooled by its dainty appearance - it perfectly fits all your essentials making you the best dressed guest for any occasion. Its understated pastel hue also works perfectly with any outfit whether it's complementing a paired back look or softening a bold bright.

In buttery soft Italian leather and with a leather zip pull, our Flora is perfect for those long wedding receptions with its super practical design which does not compromise on style and glamour. It's the perfect gift to wish a soon - to - be bride 'Congratulations!' perhaps with a thoughtful message engraved on the front.

On the subject of our engraving, we are thrilled to let you know that our personalisation service has now expanded to include up to 16 letters in gold or silver (get ready for a blog post with all the information you need on engraving coming very soon!). The iconic design of our blush Flora is so gorgeous that it will satisfy the fussiest of bridesmaids and nothing says #bridesquad quite like a personalised Flora for each bridesmaid. Similarly, an engraved Flora can do all the talking for you whether it's asking your maid of honour for her support on the big day, thanking your sister for her help or as a little keepsake for mothers and grandmothers. Got a little swept up in wedding drama and  let #bridezilla get the best of you? Shake an olive branch (or blush Flora!) and say sorry with a little gift to alleviate the wedding tension.

Like the look of our Flora clutch but need a smaller option? Our Clara wristlet comes in the same shade but in a smaller size for you to store the bare minimum. Off on a hen weekend and taking just about everything in your wardrobe? Let our Clemmie assist to your needs.

If you love the look of our Flora but need it in a different shade, hop over to the website - this little gem comes in an array of finishes and colours.

You can find our Flora here. Wishing you a lovely and stress - free wedding season!


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