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Christmas Gift Ideas #1 at Peggs & son.

Christmas, love it or loathe it, is just around the corner and to help you out with your present buying this year we have compiled a collection of some great gift ideas. So sit back, take a browse and the last minute, Christmas Eve dash round the shops will be but a distant memory. On show here we have winter accessories from Norse Projects such as the amazing Hestra Ivar gloves or the Merino Top beanies, luxury silk scarves from Crombie, backpacks from Japanese maestros Master-piece, Common Projects trainers and much more.

We are also offering FREE UK standard shipping on all orders, so no matter how much you spend, you won’t pay a penny extra for delivery. Take a look at our gift section over on our website.




Cote&Ciel bags at Peggs & son.

It is not uncommon to hear people make comparisons between products and cars. But when we read on the internet that the bags of Cote&Ciel were being talked of as “the Saab’s of the backpack world”, at first we failed to understand the connection between the two.

Cote&Ciel bags at Peggs & son.

An explanation: Saab’s, which are sadly no longer in production, were always the automobiles of choice for creatives, designers and architects who loved their functionality, style and efficiency. The same three adjectives could also be used to describe the products of Cote&Ciel. Originally starting life as an Apple commissioned special product team, Cote&Ciel craft exceptionally well made and considered luggage solutions.

Cote&Ciel bags at Peggs & son.

The bags are heavily design orientated but fortunately this direction does not compromise on usability; in fact it only enhances it. Every bit of space and fabric has been placed to improve the structure, create more storage options or make it easier to access your valuables. The bags themselves are things of beauty, not conforming to the traditional shapes of rucksacks. Sweeping curves and asymmetric lines combine with rugged, hardwearing materials to provide a design led bag that is aesthetically stunning.

Cote&Ciel bags at Peggs & son.

To shop the rest of the Cote&Ciel collection, please head on over to our online store.


new collections at peggs & son (2)

New stock is coming in thick and fast. As well as shoes from Grenson, socks from Burlington and wallets from Il Bussetto, we have new collections in from Our Legacy, Woolrich, Levi’s Vintage Clothing and Topo Designs. Don’t worry, it’s not all woollen jackets and scarves, there are lighter pieces such as tees, shirts and blazers to make that transition into autumn slightly more bearable.

new collections at peggs & son

To give you a little taste of what’s in store and online we have compiled a few looks using some of our favourite pieces. As usual we really like the suiting from Our Legacy and the casual Americana of Levi’s Vintage Clothing and Woolrich. Topo Designs are a new brand to us here at Peggs & son but we love their functional approach to bags. The looks feature plenty of textured fabrics, darker colours and interesting layering possibilities. Most importantly they can withstand the unpredictable British weather we have to endure at this time of the year.

Our Legacy aw13 at Peggs & son

Our Legacy


The guys from Sweden continue to do what they do best: clean, simple styles that have a timeless feel to them. On show here is the amazing three button rolling blazer. Although now seems like the worst time to talk about items made from wool, in a few weeks time this stunning blazer will come into its own. It is paired with the lively Jacquard Dots tee which utilises pattern to great effect. The rest of the collection features printed shirts, chunky sweats, versatile coats and formal trousers. Pop by the shop to see the garments in the flesh.

LVC aw13 at Peggs & son


The guys over at the LVC department of Levi’s like to look back through their illustrious archives and recreate classic garments. This results in some stunning vintage pieces such as this 1960s Striped Tee. Inspired by Motown’s musical revolution and constructed using 100% Portuguese cotton, the tee is soft to the touch and comes in an orange, black and white colourway. The horizontal striped pattern is reminiscent of a musical score, a nod to its heritage. The rest of the collection features classic sportswear sweats and some amazing 501’s from various periods that stay true to the original designs.

Topo Designs aw13 at Peggs & son

Topo Designs


Topo bags are created by people who live and breathe the great outdoors. Coming from the Rocky Mountains in the west of the USA, the label was born out of the need for rugged and robust gear. This part of America is famed for its wilderness and Topo Designs bags utilise this amazing landscape for inspiration and the bags they create are designed for people who enjoy outdoor pursuits such as fishing, skiing, hiking, climbing, biking and just plain old travelling. The bags are simple, beautiful and, most importantly, functional. Because the bags are created by genuine enthusiasts they are to the highest specifications.

woolrich aw13 at Peggs & son


Woolrich are one of the oldest clothing labels in America and have been producing workwear for well over 180 years. Their dedication to creating quality clothing is clear to see in their new collection which features super soft but light weight sweaters made from premium Geelong wool alongside lightweight printed shirts. It is, however, the Felted jacket in camo that has got us all hot and bothered here at Peggs & son. We love the camo print and fit which is perfect for remaining undetected yet smart in the great outdoors.


Topo Designs at Peggs & son

We all love the great outdoors. Walking, riding, camping, fishing, basically absorbing Mother Nature in all her glory. A brand who shares this passion for the countryside are Topo Designs, a new label to us here who create hard wearing, highly usable bags. Hailing from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the guys behind Topo Designs have been using gear ever since they can remember. When they went rock climbing, white water rafting or skiing, they were never satisfied by standard bags. They ripped too easily, weren’t waterproof and lack storage options was always a problem. They decided to do something about this and as a result, Topo Designs was born.

Topo Designs at Peggs & son

All the bags are thoroughly thought through in the design process. When creating their first bag, Topo Designs took their time, made prototype after prototype, tested, re-tested, took vacations just as an excuse to test and then finally they had their first bag. As demand for these beautiful bags increased, production needed to step up. But in typical Topo fashion, they sourced the manufacturing locally and to this day all of the bags are still made by hand in Colorado.

Topo Designs at Peggs & son

Take the Mini Mountain bag. Being compact, it is ideal for the daily commute or a brief overnight stay. The combination of the tough Cordura exterior and the heavy duty 18oz waterproof truck tarp means that the Mini Mountain Bag can withstand anything daily life throws at it.

Topo Designs at Peggs & son

The Cinch Tote is the perfect bag for all your daily needs. Whether it be taking the shopping home, carrying your belongings to the office or packing a picnic for the beach, the Cinch Tote fits the bill. The opening of the bag is a vibrant yellow colour which is sealed with an adjustable cord and the Cinch Tote also has an optional strap that allows you to carry it over your shoulder if you so desire.

Topo Designs at Peggs & son

Finally we come to the Light Day Pack, a coated nylon number that we consider to be the prefect everyday backpack. It’s lightweight, waterproof and functional. The bag contains a compartment that is big enough to safely store a 15” laptop and it has a 14.6l capacity. This means that the Light Day Pack is ideal for short trips or as your day to day bag.

The bags are simple, beautiful and, most importantly, functional. Because the bags are created by genuine enthusiasts they are to the highest specifications. To shop Topo Designs, please visit the store or our online shop.

Masters of bags

In a world that is slowly morphing into some kind of bland shadow of its regurgitated self, we like to think here at Peggs & son we still offer you the chance to create a little bit of individualism; the opportunity to walk down the street as a purveyor of exceptions rather than norms. We also like to think that by stocking brands such as Masterpiece bags, you really can be a little bit different to everyone else.

From classic canvas backpacks with suede paneling to extravagant prints polished off with fine leather fastenings and linings, the Japanese brand have been making wonderfully crafted bags since the early 90’s, creating a place in the market that is yet to be surpassed.

Numbers on these bags are incredibly limited – like everything we stock to be honest – and for this reason, there will be little to no chance you’ll see anyone else crashing your party with the same bag on their shoulders. Here’s to the individual in us all.

S.T.A.T.E – A.P.C. SS12


A.P.C. was launched in 1988 by designer Jean Touitou and stands for Atelier de Production et de Crèation (“The creation and production of clothing”). A.P.C. is famed for their particular brand of understated cool. Using a blend of high quality fabrics, subtle styling and over 25 years of design experience they have been able to piece together some genuine modern classics.

This season we have selectively chosen a range of products from A.P.C.’s extensive SS12 catalogue, these include a mix of shirting including modern and classic cuts, summer weight chinos, rucksacks, fine gauge 100% wool crew neck knits, a range of individually styled t-shirts and of course a couple of their denim shapes made from some of the finest Japanese Selvage denim.

The collection is available online here now, but if you find yourself down in Brighton this summer drop into the store and see the collection first hand.

The sunglasses featured in this post are by Han Kjobenhavn and the shoes are by Maians