How to detach our removable clutch

Both our Knightsbridge and Kensington totes feature a detachable exterior clutch.  The Montpelier is a perfectly sized size statement piece, allowing you to move from day to night without having to increase your luggage or head home to switch bags.  A simple and easy way to keep your essentials within easy reach when on the go.

The Design: 

The clutch bag fits neatly between onto gold rods on the main tote and is secured by a powerful micro-magnet.

It is easy to detach and re-attach as and when you the mood suits

To detach the clutch bag from the main tote:

Firmly hold the top of the clutch bag and slide the bag upwards

Tilt the clutch toward the main tote to disengage the magnets

Completely remove clutch bag

To attach the clutch bag to the main tote:

Align and mount the gold plates on either side of the clutch bag onto the gold rods on the main tote

Slide the clutch bag onto the frame by pulling the base of the clutch bag downward until it "clicks" into place

The micro magnets attached to both the top of the clutch plates and the top of the tote rods to ensure the clutch bag is securely attached to the main tote. 

The standalone Montpelier collection features our seasonal clutch bags that can be used to interchange with the matching colour clutch that comes with the Kensington and Knightsbridge total they will be available for Spring 2017.

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British designed, Italian crafted - our Draper’s interview

Back in May 2016 we had the pleasure of being interviewed by industry leading magazine Draper’s.  The focus was on a hard quandary for us here at GYORK; to manufacture in Britain or abroad.

We are proud of the London heritage and inspiration from the city that is the backbone of our brand, and our aim was to work with UK-based manufacturers of leather goods renowned for their artisan craftsmanship. 

Quality is paramount to us there was no doubt that a beautifully finished product could be delivered by a locally sourced manufacturer. However, once we had finalised our first prototype from our original designs much to our dismay, we found the cost to produce each unit had tripled from the initial quotes, causing us to rethink the commercial viability of producing our goods in the UK.

We realised local production would push the brand into the ultra luxury segment and the price point would be inaccessible our GYORK following.

We sought advice from fashion industry experts on where to produce our bags, without compromising on quality. The answer: Italy.

Our search led to a reputable manufacturer based in Florence. They understood our dream and captured the essence of the brand, loved the product and promised to make a ”beautiful bag that would be better than the prototype” - and we hope you agree they have done just that!

You can view our collection here and read more of the Draper’s interview here.

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How to choose the right GYORK bag for you

When it comes to choosing a new handbag, we know it’s a big decision.  One that some women walk from boutique to department store to designer store and back, browsing the selections, weighing up the outfits to style with in her head.  For others, it can be a quick decision, one on impulse, like walking into a new house and knowing “this is the one”.  When it comes to GYORK we like to keep it simple.  One bag, two sizes plus an interchangeable clutch.  A thousand outfit possibilities.

Our premier collection of well-edited tote bags are meticulously designed with the ‘woman on the go’ in mind, who needs a versatile handbag that adapts to every situation. Our founder wanted “a bag that was stylish, versatile and convenient to use; that could easily fit into the business, travel and life equation.”

So let’s talk options;

The Knightsbridge Tote is designed for the jet-setting woman on the go and streamlines the travel process from check in to landing. The bag boasts ample storage for a 15” lap top, files, makeup and other travel essentials. It comes with a detachable clutch that affords easy access to your travel documents.  Currently available in two colour ways - Nero (black) and our favourite colour to date on Instagram; Polvere Grey

Meanwhile the Kensington, a smaller version of the Knightsbridge, offers the same simple and sophisticated design. It’s designed for the modern woman on the go and is the perfectly styled accessory for the entrepreneur and executive who need a chic work bag that organizes a 13” lap top, extra pair of shoes, mobile phone and other every day essentials. It comes with an all important detachable clutch that takes the bag from day to night.  Available in four colour ways - Nero (black), Polvere Grey and two pink hues; Blush and Nude

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Every bag in our collection features the removable clutch.  This includes a convenient interior pocket and can be carried separately as a chic purse, holding all your essentials instantly elevating any look. Two bags in one for wherever your life takes you

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GYORK ambassador

Nada Smith from Toronto, Canada is our very own GYORK ambassador.

Nada is the founding member of the OWN Ambassadors, social media strategist and guest producer for Sirius XM Radio Talk Show.

Nada is very much a GYORK woman. Never settling for just one role in life and working with some of the most inspiring women in the world such as Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King.

“My favourite feature of my Kensington Tote is the detachable clutch for evening wear.  It’s perfect for travelling”.

You can follow Nada on Twitter @nada0971 to see how she wears her Kensington Tote

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Stay on trend with the Montpelier clutch

The bags in our collection have names reflecting our favourite streets, lanes and walks in London.  The Montpelier, named after the popular area in Knightsbridge is the perfect clutch for cocktail hour, a city break or to set off an outfit to perfection.

The Montpelier is a lightweight clutch with exclusive gold metal side bars.  It can be used to customise the Kensington and Knightsbridge through choices of leathers and four colours. This allows the GYORK Woman to update their look regularly and stay on trend.

The removable clutch includes a convenient interior pocket and can be carried separately as a chic purse, holding all your essentials instantly elevating any look. The styling makes the Montpelier easily handheld or carried under the arm giving great versatility to this clutch.

Like the Knightsbridge and Kensington, Montpelier features Italian calf and exotic leathers. The GYORK python Montpelier is a luxurious twist on a functional bag

Coming soon… get notified by signing up under the Montpelier section in our collections

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Let's talk hardware

The hardware featured on the Knightsbridge and Kensington ranges were all conceptualised and designed in house, creating unique and instantly recognisable branding. The bespoke gold hardware is individually handcrafted in Italy.

This includes custom metal bars that securely mounts the external clutch onto the main tote using a powerful micro magnet.

The GYORK Logo embossed in gold, is engraved on our unique signature trapezium plaque, which is thoughtfully placed at the top of our tote designs.

Our clutch features an engraved twist lock closure called ‘the cross lock’ developed exclusively for the Montpelier.

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Become the one bag traveller

When it comes to business travel or traveling for pleasure, one of the issues when it comes to packing is having a bag that works as your hand luggage as well as a handbag. 

As a one bag traveller, of course you are going to have luggage in the hold; whether its a long weekend or two week vacation.  So make the one bag you take on the plane or on the journey work for you

The GYORK collection has an optimally-designed bag that can make a dramatic difference in your travel comfort and convenience. Perfect for organising your life with great functionality.   The Knightsbridge collection features chic, innovative yet functional designs.

The nude interior has a compartment for a ipad/tablet; a detachable drawstring bag for easy access to shoes/makeup; and an internal pocket for smaller items.

Plus a detachable exterior clutch can be used as a statement piece taking this bag from day to night, two bags in one.  And one bag to help you travel in style.  A singular bag for every moment

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GYORK A bag for the professional woman

Our founder Donna-Marie Donalds was tired of the rigorous city commute and her frequent international business trips, battling with a laptop bag, her handbag, her hand luggage

She needed a solution, a handbag that worked with her demanding schedule and having a friend who is a technical expert in the fashion industry, Shelly O’Neill is rather useful.

Combining Donna’s concept of the ideal bag with Shelley’s knowledge of the fashion industry, they set out to create a beautifully designed multi­functional handbag. GYORK aim to be chic, innovative and functional in every collection

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Rethinking essentials of the modern woman

Designed in London, made for daily commuting  and global travel.  GYORK’s signature Knightsbridge and Kensington tote bag combines high function and organisation with cosmopolitan style.  The result is a bag that women love to carry. The tote features a detachable clutch bag and boasts ample storage for a laptop, tablet, files, shoes and other daily essentials.  A bag versatile enough to accommodate the modern woman’s lifestyle.

The Montpelier collection features our seasonal clutch bags that can be used to interchange with the matching colour clutch that comes with the Kensington and Knightsbridge tote. Available Spring 2017

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Behind the scenes in Italy

The hardware featured on the Knightsbridge and Kensington ranges were all conceptualised and designed in house, creating unique and instantly recognisable branding.

The bespoke gold hardware is individually handcrafted.  This includes custom metal bars that securely mounts the external clutch onto the main tote using a powerful micro magnet.