When pricing Padfield accessories, for a brief moment we thought about adding a huge premium. Why? Simply because in today’s market the word luxury is often synonymous with high price tags rather than the craftsmanship and quality of the materials that create the accessory. There is a perceived notion that higher price always means higher quality.
In truth, it is a combination of brand name premium, beautiful flagship stores, large marketing spend, celebrity endorsements, and the wholesale markup, that results in such high retail prices. In some cases ‘luxury’ brands are being built on products that are not made in a way or from materials truly worthy of the term luxury. Has the term ‘luxury’ lost its value? At Padfield we do not call ourselves a luxury brand, instead we refer to our accessories as luxury quality (at the end of the day it is the quality of the product you hold in your hand that counts).
Quite simply, we want to offer our customer’s better value. At Padfield we work with the best quality materials. Padfield leather is tanned in England, and our accessories are handmade in England from start-to-finish. Padfield signature maroon gift boxes are also handmade in England, and we include free worldwide shipping and complimentary monogramming on all orders. Padfield also runs a tree planting initiative to help regenerate natural UK landscapes. So how can we do all this and price our large suede leather lined tote bags at under £450? Simple, we retail direct-to-customer to give you better value.
Padfield represents authentic British luxury quality at a more affordable price. If you value authenticity and good value, above designer brand name, and you care about how and where your accessories are made, then Padfield is for you.