About The Brand
Creative director Sophie Hulme launched her eponymous London-based design studio in 2007. The studio creates modern luxury designs, using invention and creative exploration. Since the very first style – the now-iconic Albion tote – collections have been rooted in the knowledge that the most effective designs are the simplest.
Collections are crafted in premium materials and manufactured with European suppliers. Innovation focuses on engineering – functional details are signature, rather than logos or branding. Function is at the centre of what Sophie Hulme designs, women are at the centre of why the label designs. Pieces that work, and last.
Our Design Philosophy
The Sophie Hulme studio finds beauty in order and logic, proportion and balance, form and function. Designs champion composition, craftsmanship and the connection between colour and shape. Function is improved with form. Inspired by Industrial design, artistry and logic balances appearance, ergonomics and usability. Using simple geometric shapes and strong horizontal lines, designs grow from their environment, like organic architecture. The studio subscribes to considered design, entirely appropriate for purpose.
At the centre of the Sophie Hulme design philosophy are the women who carry the bags. Independent women who recognise that they make the difference, and not the accessory they carry. From the very first piece—the original Albion tote, a military inspired rectangular design with the polished hardware plates which have become signature — silhouettes have emerged by crystallising harmonious functional elements into a single design.
Creative Director, Sophie Hulme started her studio in 2007. She has always designed innovative pieces for women. Her approach uses engineering, ergonomics and logic to guide the design of each style.
The Sophie Hulme studio is the brand epicentre – a creative hub of design conception, product experimentation and sample tweaking. On a quiet street in the heart of Islington, one of London’s principal design areas, the studio has a history rooted in making and creating – in previous incarnations the building was a toy manufacturers and a design practice.
Collections begin with saddle leather, sourced from the very best tanneries. The studio works solely with vegetable tanned leather – a natural process which is the most sustainable and environmentally-friendly way to treat leather. Factories – in Italy and Hungary- are selected for artisan expertise. Hardware is plated in 24 carat gold, or palladium.
Chiltern Street Store
Our London Flagship houses the latest Sophie Hulme collections and seasonal colours, alongside our classic product ranges in Black and Tan. More than a purely retail environment, the boutique operates as the home of Sophie Hulme, hosting events, displaying collaborations and launching exclusive initiatives.
38 Chiltern St
Monday – Wednesday: 10am to 6pm
Thursday – Friday: 11am to 7pm
Saturday: 11pm to 6pm
Sunday: 12pm to 5pm
Customer Care are available to help with all queries – including advice on delivery and returns, product information and placing orders – from 9am to 6pm (GMT), Monday to Friday.
Please call +44 (0)20 3322 9846 (UK & rest of world) 1844 311 0362 (US) or email email@example.com, stating your name, telephone number and order number (if applicable). We aim to respond to all messages within 1 working day – although we appreciate your patience during busy periods such as sale.
S Hulme London Ltd
7 Compton Avenue
London N1 2XD
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