Muldooneys of London on view at the Museum of Bags and Purses

Muldooneys of London on view at the Museum of Bags and Purses

‘Old-school glamour with a modern twist’
From 7 August through 23 September 2012

As of August 7 bags by Muldooneys of London will be on display at the Museum of Bags and Purses. Founder and creative director Marlene Naicker takes inspiration from the classic simplicity of fashion designers such as Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaperelli and the pioneering Diana Vreeland, Grace Coddington and Mitzah Bricard. Their inspiration gives the classic designs a modern twist. The use of color also contributes to a contemporary, luxurious look.

Having started out with a summer course in handbag design at the London School of Fashion, Marlene Naicker founded Muldooneys of London in 2004. She produced her first collection of handbags herself in her own garage. Today the business is based in Amsterdam, and the bags are made by hand, with Italian leather, at a family-run company in southern India.

For each of her collections, Marlene Naicker draws inspiration from the old-school glamour of designers and icons in the world of fashion; but with every new season she also gathers ideas in major cities throughout the world. Director Sigrid Ivo: “Muldooneys of London is successful in combining classic and trendy in their designs. Their bags are ideal for the fashion-conscious and elegant woman of today.”

Thera , Blythe collection Muldooneys of London

The Museum of Bags and Purses

The Museum of Bags and Purses is home to the world’s largest collection of handbags. Comprising more than 4,000 objects, the collection offers a broad view of this item’s history. It includes bridal bags, pockets, coin purses, reticules, satchels, evening bags and designer bags by top fashion houses such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermès. In 2011 the museum was granted the Time Out Award for ‘Best Specialty Museum’ in Amsterdam.

Muldooneys of London

Muldooneys has an extensive collection of clutches, as well as laptop bags, shoulder bags and hobo’s. Muldooneys of London is sold in the Netherlands, Great Britain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, the United States and various Gulf States.

Museum of Bags and Purses
Herengracht 573
1017 CD Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Open daily from 10.00 – 17.00

Muldooneys of London
Herengracht 89a
1015 BD Amsterdam