From Our Archive
This story was published before Summer 2021, when we launched our new digital experience.

A Bentley Collection of Handbags

David Lynch Transcendental Meditation Interview


The Deep Dive

A light conversation with David Lynch on Transcendental Meditation, the unified...

Sohm looks at the color and how fine the mousse is — the fine streams of bubbles — a sign of great quality.

Wine and Spirits

How to Drink Grower Champagne

Legendary sommelier Aldo Sohm on rarer bubbles.

The Write Stuff


The Write Stuff

A dip into the world of luxurious fountain pens.

Courtesy of Bentley

British luxury car brand Bentley is giving handbags its famous handcrafted touch with a limited-edition, 160-piece collection debuting next month. Taking cues from the renowned vehicles—smooth-grained calfskin, lambskin, polished hardware with the same textured finish as the controls of a Bentley—the accessories are a natural extension of the storied automaker.

Daniele Ceccomori, the company’s head of product design, collaborated with designer Vincent du Sartel, who in his 20-plus-year career has created leather goods with the likes of Louis Vuitton and Cartier. “The craftsmanship of the interior of the Bentley has much in common with the great couture houses and ateliers, and the handbags incorporate our expertise in leather and stitching as well as design,” Ceccomori explains.

Choose from two styles: The classic Barnato ($7,000), named after the late Diana Barnato-Walker, company muse, high-spirited socialite and daughter of Bentley chairman Woolf Barnato; and the sporty Continental ($5,500), which eponymously honors the fastest line of Bentley autos. Crafted at a manufacturer in Tuscany, the bags come in a handful of colors (black, reds, blues) and mirror the cars in interesting ways. Their silhouettes are drawn from the horseshoe shape on the trunks and the split side panels mimic the wing-shaped buttresses of dashboards. The Continental even has the same cross-stitching as its namesake’s steering wheel. Arrange a viewing appointment at


Let’s Keep in Touch

Subscribe to our newsletter

You’re no longer on our newsletter list, but you can resubscribe anytime.

Come On In

U.S. issued American Express Platinum Card® and Centurion® Members, enter the first six digits of your card number to access your complimentary subscription.

Learn about membership.