Spotted in the wild!

  • 22nd April 2016

Another travel and meetings blog to end the week, this time from our Museums and Galleries Account Manager, Lucy Arnold.

 I made the most of the long Easter weekend (feels like a long time ago now!) and made my way down to my southern home-town of Brighton and Hove. I spent the weekend seeing family, friends and re-familiarising myself with the local sights! I have fond memories of visiting The Royal Pavilion as a child and it was great to have the opportunity to meet with the buyer there, as well as see our sister company Made by Talented’s bags on display in their gift shop. We hope to work on new projects with this majestic landmark, so watch this space!

Later in the week I spent the day in London for more meetings. I love the hustle and bustle of the underground when I know it’s just for a day or 2. First I headed to The National Portrait Gallery offices to meet with the membership team. Using printed cotton bags as a membership give-away is a great way to showcase your most popular works of art as a beautiful and useful fashion item that’ll continue to promote your establishment throughout its life hanging from shoulders! We produce the membership bags for The National Galleries of Scotland and The National Gallery to name a couple.

Speaking of The National Gallery, this was my next stop of the day. I popped into the gift shop first to see the branded till-point selling bags that we make for the gallery.

I also made time to visit the amazing Vogue 100 exhibition currently at The National Portrait Gallery (open now until 22nd May), and was very proud to see the stunning bespoke bags and zip purses we created for the exhibition.

While I'm out and about I always keep my eye open for interesting and exciting bags, and love it when I spot bags that BIDBI have produced. See my recent “spotted in the wild” bag snaps below (on the left, a bag we printed for Makers on the Edge – a local Sheffield craft and antique shop, and an Oliver Bonas tote on the right).