Margot Collection

Oroton Margot Collection

The way we dress for work has changed: with more of an emphasis on comfort and function we’re relying on accessories, more than ever, to pull our looks together. Enter the Margot bag collection – a discreet-chic line-up of polished yet practical handbags designed to marry work with weekend.

How to define the new work uniform? It is a focus the design team has been immersed in these past two years, taking into account the shifting times and what might help to bolster confidence when we’re at work, be that home or office. One solution comes via a line-up of versatile handbags, a kind of modular system for accessorising, designed to marry work and weekend in practical and chic ways. Introducing the new Margot bag collection. Multiuse is key: each piece – from shoulder bag and bucket bag to mini or tote – had to be hardworking, able to be styled to suit all dress codes, with adjustable and detachable straps, and durable enough to withstand the back and forth of a daily commute. The design team has also considered what returning to the office would look like – hence, polish, structured shapes and enduring style prevails. Perhaps the most exciting element, though, is the range’s easy mix-and-match factor. Here, five of our favourite ways to carry the new Margot handbag collection.

1. The way we work in 2022 has had a ripple effect on our wardrobes, which means we’re transitioning those comfortable pieces we wore during our Zoom meetings into the office – think work-leisure. Swap a blazer for a slim-fitting, ultra-soft Cashmere Crew Knit in the season’s shade of Butter, then add personality by way of a striking colour combination such as the Fluid Blouse in Cognac together with a Margot Hobo bag in Whiskey. This design-team favourite is a roomy handbag, created from soft yet hardwearing pebbled leather which gives the Hobo bag structure and shape. Its adjustable and detachable strap allows you to wear the bag as a crossbody or on the shoulder, and its clever compartments will spark organisational joy!

2. Our Drill Overshirt, in a warm shade of Cognac, is the utilitarian star of the day here, matched back with tailored trousers and accented with a Margot Day Bag in liquorice black leather. This everyday handbag features shoulder straps which convert to a top handle bag, along with a detachable crossbody strap, both of which are fitted with roller buckles for easy adjustment. The two main interior compartments are divided by a large internal zip pocket for ample storage and sturdiness, which means, yes, laptops welcome, and day-to-night accessorising is a viable option.

3. For when back-to-back meetings are on the agenda, we recommend a Double-Breasted Blazer made from Italian Stretch Wool Suiting in a pale shade of Marshmallow, it’s guaranteed to lift the mood. Designed to feel relaxed without being oversized, this jacket is structured and soft, and looks beautiful when paired with the Margot Mini Bag. Featuring a grip top handle and an adjustable and detachable crossbody strap, this concise and structured leather bag, is made in a rich shade of Whiskey and comes accented with brass hardware – the ultimate hands-free bag for life on the go.

4. Time to slow the pace and spark up the colour factor – our design team has been focusing its eye on homespun details such as embroidery and quilting, the perfect accoutrement for a weekend spent gallery-hopping and taking in the city’s cultural stops. Make a bold statement in our Doilie Crew Knit teamed matched with the architectural Drill Wrap mini skirt and the very scholarly-looking Margot satchel, one of our favourite leather bags, and another everyday statement piece that will also transform your look for night.

5. Here, a little escapism comes into play. Think of the arts and craft movement, made modern: the magic comes from a combination of texture and painterly colours – one of our key looks of the season, the unmissable Quilt Print Dress, was inspired by the Creative Director’s love of craft and Americana quilts. Match it to the Margot Mini bag, one of our most popular bucket bags, its petite chic creates a contrast between modernity and playfulness. This Mini bag in Whiskey leather is a modern take on a traditional bucket bag, featuring a zip top closure to keep all your belongings safe and an adjustable and detachable strap for maximum versatility. Top off the look with elegant cat’s-eye sunglasses for the ultimate finishing touch.