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The holidays are upon us and that only means one thing: it’s time to pack up your bags and escape the daily grind. But you won’t find us throwing our clothes into any old suitcase. Local leather label Von-Röutte makes practical pieces for both weekend adventures and everyday use. Drawing on Scandinavian design principals, founders Gus and Marina are committed to making accessories which are simple, functional and beautiful. Jump online to find a selection of modern wallets, backpacks, totes and weekenders – all ready to join you on your next trip. For 20% off, use the code FASHION.JOURNAL

If you’re buying for a mother or mother-to-be this Christmas, consider gifting something practical. For mums, a bag that’s functional yet good looking is a rarity. Sage&Luna’s solution is a line of baby bags which are convertible and fashion-focused. You can select from handbags, large bucket bags and backpacks crafted from natural grain leather, with plenty of space in each. All styles come with a wipeable nylon interior, waterproof changing mat and straps large enough to hang on a pram. Plus, for every item sold, Sage&Luna will donate a birthing kit to a woman in a developing country.



Lilly & Lime For women with bigger busts, shopping for swimwear often gets put in the too hard basket. Lilly & Lime is out to challenge that notion, with an offering specially made for those with D+ cup sizes. Aiming to make women feel more confident in a swimsuit, the label makes a supportive range spanning size 28D to 40HH in tops and 8 to 22 in bottoms. Free shipping and vouchers make gifting easier and to take the worry out of shopping online, there’s free exchange and a size check to ensure the perfect fit. LILLYANDLIME.COM


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