Storksak launches into Autumn/Winter 2014: Sleek lines, new colours and practical luxury

 

It’s time to look forward to crisp leaves under foot and cold, frosty mornings; the Autumn/Winter Storksak collection has landed!

The lovely Storksak range has been updated with a luxurious new tote style, the Lucinda, and on-trend updates to many of our existing popular lines. All are now available for pre-order.

The Lucinda Tote is perhaps our most modern and sleek style yet. Created to withstand regular use, the minimal hardware and contemporary lines make for a wonderfully versatile design. The bag will be available at an accessible price point and in a choice of three beautiful colours.

Storksak’s Senior Designer Sherina has said: “We wanted to create a leather tote with a difference – filling a gap in the market for a baby bag which can also be used as a tote. By being adventurous with pattern we have made use of the bag’s asymmetrical style to create a large external pocket. The Lucinda is a modern, minimalist design. Crafted in lightweight, hard-wearing leather, it’s perfect for everyday use.”

The Lucinda offers all of the features you will need as a new parent; side zip with thermo-insulated bottle pocket, comfortable leather shoulder strap with padded shoulder section, secure top zip, a number of elasticated inside pockets and padded changing mat. You can choose from classic Black, a lovely neutral Taupe, or add a pop of colour to your wardrobe with Sunset Orange.

Storksak favourites such as our Poppy, Bobby, Tote, Ashley and Bailey bag are also available in new colour and pattern options for the Autumn/Winter season.

The Poppy and Bobby now come in a sophisticated charcoal colour. Premium-looking and neutral enough to go with most colours, charcoal has been chosen as a more interesting alternative to grey and softer option than classic black. The Bobby in Magenta is perfect for the colour-lovers amongst you; the beautiful bright shade will warm up your winter look and complement most neutrals.

Our classic tote design has been updated with a monochrome theme for the winter. On trend for the season, the interesting, versatile print is the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe.

Finally, the Ashley and Bailey bags are now available in black with tan detail; a great unisex options suitable for dads as well as mums. Stylish as well as practical, they feature a water resistant finish.

 

View our nine beautiful new Autumn/Winter bags on our website now – available to order immediately for late August delivery.

 

Summer holiday day out competition

The summer holidays are coming up and it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to keep your little ones amused for a whole six weeks home from school or nursery!

This is where Storksak comes in; we want everyone to share their best British family days out, whether it’s building sandcastles on a Cornish beach, visiting your favourite London museum, a day at the zoo or a picnic in the grounds of a stately home. Ideas to inspire us all for great summer holiday.

Enter our competition to be in with a chance of winning yourself the essential accompaniment to a busy family day out; our vibrant and chic Storksak orange and fuchsia tote.

This stylish yet amazingly practical bag features a number of pockets to keep your valuables safe and organised, a padded changing mat and thermo-insulated bottle holder – perfect for carrying all of your day out essentials.

To enter, please send us your day out idea, any photos you have of your family enjoying the day and your email address* via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StorksakBags by deadline 21ar July 2014. We are looking out for the loveliest imagery and most inspiring ideas when choosing our winning entry. Good luck!

*When you provide us with your email address you will be automatically added to our mailing list.

 

Help Save a Life this Christmas

Many of our employees at Storksak are parents themselves who agree that nothing can be more natural and enjoyable than having a baby.  But the reality can be very different in some less fortunate regions of the world, such as Africa and Asia.



Here in the UK the news that a baby is due is something to celebrate, bringing family and friends closer. Unfortunately, in Africa this is not always the case. One young woman in Malawi described her impending birth as, “like having one foot in the grave”. This is heartbreaking for us to hear. 

Women and Children First (UK) is a charity that believes empowering women with knowledge about their pregnancy and wellbeing can save lives- a value in which Storksak believe is of great importance.

Women and Children First train community leaders in Asian and African villages to establish women’s groups – think of the NCT here in the UK – so that vital knowledge can be passed on to pregnant women, helping them to identify their most important problems and plan how to address them with their own resources.

For every woman who dies, at least twenty more suffer complications, leaving them with lifelong disability and pain.

The work of Women and Children First (UK) is supported entirely by donations.  Every penny counts toward helping to improve the lives of women and children.

So far, the charity has achieved up to 45 per cent reduction in newborn mortality in two years.

On December 8th this year, WCF presented their new campaign which aims to help raise awareness of the plight of women and children and to encourage listeners to dig into their pockets and donate this Christmas.

£30 will fund six women to attend a group for a year. 

For further information on Women and Children First (UK) and how to donate, please visit it’s website:  www.womenandchildrenfirst.org.uk.

We at Storksak have supported Women and Children First for over two years, and on Mothers Day 2012 we began a partnership with the charity and announced our popular Tania Bee Changing Bag as Storksak’s way of contributing to the cause. For every Tania Bee sold on our website, we will donate £5 to WCF. We hope you can support us in our partnership with this fantastic charity, educating and helping mothers in places less fortunate take care of their new born babies.

 

Storksak Sofia – Reviewed by Katherine Courtney (Wedding and Event Planner – Marylebone, London)

Sofia model

As a busy, on-the-go. Mum-to-be of twin boys in January, I first fell in love with Storksak when reviewed in the London Metro this past August.  I have always been fashion conscience and as a Marylebone London based wedding & event planner, www.katherinecourtney.com I have been determined to maintain a certain professionalism when meeting with clients and exclusive industry suppliers despite being heavily pregnant. Having twins no doubt has put a limit on my stamina, but it won’t hold me back in the fashion stakes – enter my tan Storksak Sofia bag.

I required a changing bag that could easily pass as a handbag or brief that can go from nappy change to client meeting without a second glance.  When the boys arrive, juggling both my business and becoming a new mother of two will undoubtedly be challenging, however, having such a versatile bag that is large enough to carry all the baby gear plus still hold my files, purse, keys, cosmetic bag, mobile, phone, etc. safely and securely whilst still looking luxe and fashionable is beyond fabulous!

As the weeks progress and I get closer to my due date, I’m thinking of ways to make use of my Sofia bag before the little guys arrive, as the bag is simply too gorgeous to not yet use!

I’m beginning to prepare my hospital bag and can’t think of anything better to use than my lovely Sofia.  With all the compartments that this bag offers, I can bring a multitude of home comforts with me to the hospital.  Toiletries, slippers, nightwear, cosmetics, hair products, lotions, magazines, phone chargers, cameras, you name it, this bag can carry – and of course, I must not forget the most darling ‘going-home’ outfits for my two little boys.  There is simply room for everything making my hospital stay comfortable and dare I say, fashionable?

What I particularly love is the discreet logo Storksak has put on their changing bags as once the boys have outgrown the needs of a nappy bag, my Sofia can still be used daily as a travel or overnight bag.  Other changing bag brands have huge identifying logos that clearly identify the bag as being a baby bag, however, Storksak’s branding is minimal, elegant and refined, meaning I can get use of my luxury bag for years to come.

It’s In The Bag: Royal Baby-Inspired Parenting Products

After much anticipation, many of us watched as The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge introduced Prince George to the world. While you may not have given birth to the heir of a royal throne, there is no reason you can’t enjoy practical parenting products fit for a little prince or princess.

Check out the Storksak Kate Red Label bag featured in the August issue of Earnshaw’s magazine.

Royal Baby-Inspired Items

Father’s Day Competition on Facebook

‘A Place For Everything, And Everything In Its Place’ – that is Storksak’s formula for creating a baby changing bag which does the job wonderfully and looks beautiful too.

Today we are launching our Fathers’ Day competition, giving three lucky Storksak fans the chance to win a laptop bag from our brother brand, Marshall Bergman.

To enter, simply post a picture on our Facebook wall with the caption ‘I’ve Got It In The Bag!’ either of your Storksak packed, or with all your essential items laid around your bag*.

Remember not to edit the objects you find in your baby changing bag too much – bonus points for the weirdest items included in your photo!

We will pick three winners on Monday the 10th June, who will each be sent a Marshall Bergman Corbin man-bag worth £79.99 in time to treat Dad on Fathers’ Day.

*Please don’t cut open your Storksak though – you’ll regret it after you’ve posted your entry!

Happy Customer Feedback :)

This morning we received this lovely feedback from a pleased customer. The little things like this made us very happy! Thank you Nicola, and we hope you continue to enjoy using your Storksak…

I have had my Olivia bag (moss) for 2 and 1/2 years now and its been the best £98 I’ve ever spent. It has withstood daily use carrying absolutely everything I could possibly need for my daughter and I don’t think I have ever been happier with a purchase.

It still looks as good as it did the day I bought it and I’m always complemented on my bag – most people do not realise its a baby changing bag.

When we have our second child I will look no where else for a new changing bag – I will buy another Storksak. And the only reason I am buying another one is because of the divine choice of colours the Olivia bag comes in.

Thank you for making such a wonderful bag that is not only superbly practical but stylish and chic and makes me proud to have it on my shoulder.

Kind regards,
Nicola Moore