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Aspinal of Lon­don may have launched as a small leather goods por­tal at the start of the mil­len­nium, but the brand prides it­self on cre­at­ing lux­u­ri­ous leather prod­ucts with mo­tifs that are rooted in Bri­tish her­itage. The lion is one such em­blem. From Ed­win Henry Land­seer’s Trafal­gar Square sculp­tures and the beasts that grace the Vic­to­ria Memo­rial out­side Buck­ing­ham Palace, to the lion­head door knocker at 10 Down­ing Street – the king of the jun­gle is an en­dear­ing and pow­er­ful sym­bol. Aspinal’s au­tumn 2018 col­lec­tion draws in­spi­ra­tion from the ma­jes­tic an­i­mal with new styles that in­clude the mini lion trunk clutch, avail­able in vel­vet, tan, ivory, trans­par­ent acrylic (pic­tured)and red­wood; the lion trin­ket box in black vel­vet and croc­o­dile; and the Lans­downe bag in navy and claret, all with leo­nine-headed hard­ware. The col­lec­tion is now avail­able in­store, in­clud­ing at Aspinal of Lon­don’s first stand-alone bou­tique in Dubai, in The Dubai Mall, and at The Gal­le­ria and Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi.

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