STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR HOLDALL
The keeper of all things. What do you carry in a day? Do you like to throw everything in or prefer to keep organised with separate pockets and compartments? Should it embody a casual drape or might you need something more structured for your professional self?
The Club Yu Mei Guide to The Art of Packing
Allow us to formally introduce ‘The Art of Packing’ from our Autumn Winter 21 collection: in short, it's a packing system to simplify and streamline your carrying. It began as a study in carrying a lot while looking effortless, and was informed by our own experiences of long haul travel, coupled with rigorous testing and innumerable design iterations. We believe it extends further, into a philosophy of optimisation and living with purpose - through utility, care, and conscious consumption.
We designed our range of leather goods to complement the needs of modern life. With a focus on utility and function, our modular collection works like chapters in a book, so you can build on your library the way that suits your lifestyle. Because there are already enough obstacles in life and finding your keys needn't be one of them.
Considered design for smart carrying, follow our step-by-step guide to the art of packing below.
STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR HOLDALL
SELECT A HOLDALL FROM OUR MENU OF LARGER STYLES:
Our best-selling Braidy Bag is universally popular for its ability to hold a 13" laptop. The bag’s shape was inspired by the now-obsolete plastic shopping bag, with a triangular shape in the gusset. Designed to bear weight, Braidy’s namesake needed a bag that could fit all her essentials for a studious day in the library. Discover Braidy
The Sonja Bag is the Mary Poppins of top handle totes. Designed after a fabulous woman who traverses the globe with her trusty Birkin, we designed this bag as a nuanced nod to the iconic style. Sonja can comfortably carry a laptop, makeup pouch, smaller clutch and eyeglass case, which naturally Sonja herself would have in a matching Doeskin nappa set. Discover Sonja
Our Claudia Tote is the thinking woman's bag. Ample room to pack for overnight or as a carry-on, Claudia is unfussy in shape and practical in proportion. Discover her clever back pocket that unzips at the bottom, doubling as a sleeve to slide over your suitcase handle. Never again will you need to pretend to effortlessly tote your carry-on as if it's well under the 7kg limit. Discover Claudia
STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR MEDIUM FORMATS
'Medium formats' are implements to keep your bag contents organised. In a medium size, these add-ons have been designed to fit into holdalls of a larger size - Braidy, Claudia, Jane, Sonja. This range includes a laptop folio, makeup pouch and document envelope.
STEP 3: CHOOSE YOUR SMALLER FORMATS
Implements to keep your smaller items safe and easily to hand. The range includes wallets of varying sizes, cardholders, eyeglass case, key fob and clippable clutch.
STEP 4: CARE AND PROTECT
Proper care ensures your leather goods will be fit for a lifetime of use. Familiarise yourself with our care guide for premium leathers and specialty fabrics, or enquire about our Bag Laundry service for more stubborn mishaps.
STEP 5: RECYCLE
Extend the useful life of your beloved bags and accessories by submitting to our circularity programme, the Buyback Initiative. Exchange your preloved bag for a credit towards your next purchase and we’ll spruce it up before matching it with a loving new home, preventing waste and encouraging conscious consumption.
Curate your own library of leather goods and shop the Autumn Winter 21 collection here.