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Dalston Emily Trotter handbag Hoxton Kingsland Road leather Lie Down I Think I Love You made in London Shoreditch

Bags, bags and more bags. Shapes, colours. Totes, clutches. Handles and shoulder-straps. It is the last of these that we will talk about, the shoulder-strap. In particular, the shoulder strap with a buckle. You see, a buckled shoulder-strap will be made of two lengths of leather, one short and one long. The shorter of these will accommodate the buckle, the longer one will have the holes. The question is: on which side of the bag does the buckle go? Do you want to know the rule? When looking at the bag, the shorter, buckled bit of the strap should be...

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