Speak Softly and Carry a Vlieger & Vandam Bag. The 2012 Guardian Angel Collection.
I stumbled upon the amazing weapon embossed Guardian Angel bags from Vlieger and Vandam back in 2005 when they were made of felted wool (below). The brand and their collection has grown and become more sophisticated in the past few years.
above: The 2005 V&V Guardian Angel Bags were made with embossed wool
Now made with fine aniline leathers from the greenest tannery in the world (Hulshof Royal Dutch Tanneries) and handmade embossing in the Netherlands, the Guardian Angel line includes structured and soft bags for both men and women, clutches, attache cases, wallets and iPad cases.
above: the metal embossing is done by hand using tools like the stamping gun shown above in the Netherlands
above: their newest collection is now lined with a silkscreen printed fabric of guns and knives
For their Autumn Winter 2012 Collection they have introduced three two-toned Classic (structured) Guardian Angel Handbags with detachable straps in Brown/Pink, Brown/Grey and Black/White leather:
New for 2012 are large and small soft versions of their Guardian Angel bags in black, brown or grey leather with detachable leather straps:
Unisex Guardian Angel attachés and shoulder bags in black, brown and grey leather for 2012:
The 2012 Guardian Angel clutches come in three styles (handcuffs, gun and knife) and black, brown or grey leather online. The gold, silver and blackened detachable chains are sold separately.
Other clutches in colored suede are new for 2012 but not available in their online store (yet):
iPad cases in Guardian Angel (black leather) or cracked screen (black leather):
Gun stamped zippered wallets and billfolds for 2012:
The Guardian Angel bags are popular among celebs like Fergie Rhianna and Rumor Willis (shown below carrying her large soft black Guardian Angel bag):
In addition to their Guardian Angel line, they make other stunning totes and handbags, small leather goods and scarves.
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