Radley London have created a range with Ascot and it’s beyond gorgeous

They’re known for their adorable dog motif, but now Radley London have swapped their usual four-legged mascot for another equally gorgeous animal. Teaming up with Ascot Racecourse, the brand are launching an exclusive collection of occasion bags.

Designed with race day in mind, the collection features five must-have designs with enough room to store all of your essentials. From classic clutches to could-be-designer shoulder bags and on-trend circular cross body bags, there really is something to suit everyone.

And, with each bag available in plenty of irresistible and wearable shades, from bold orange to classic navy, there’s something to go with every outfit too.

Standing out from the rest of the range, the circular off-white bag with horse motif is the hero piece. Hold by the shorter strap for occasions, or go hands free with the cross body strap on busier days. Priced at £189, it’s not cheap, but is guaranteed to earn it’s cost-per-use in your wardrobe. If you don’t want to blow the budget, prices start at just £109 for the small clutches.

Speaking about the collaboration, chief brand officer Julia Darlington explained, "Royal Ascot and Radley London are both aspirational lifestyle brands, with rich and long-standing heritage at their core.

"For this reason, Royal Ascot is the perfect partner for Radley London, celebrating all that is truly great about the British summer. Each bag is crafted from the finest quality leather, adding a distinctive finish and flair to any summer outfit."

Launching in Radley London stores at the end of April, as well as online at Radley.co.uk, Radley London x Ascot Racecourse won’t be around for long – so you best move quick.

Good news for fans of the races though, the range will also be sold on-site at Royal Ascot from Tuesday 18th until Saturday 22nd June in the flagship Ascot Store.

Jess Beech

Jess Beech is an experienced fashion and beauty editor, with more than eight years experience in the publishing industry. She has written for woman&home, GoodtoKnow, Now, Woman, Woman’s Weekly, Woman’s Own and Chat, and is currently Deputy Fashion & Beauty Editor at Future PLC. 

She caught the magazine bug during a stint as Fashion Editor of her university newspaper alongside her English degree, and hasn’t looked back since. As for the fashion bug, that came as part and parcel of growing up in the 90s, but the less said about that the better!

Jess’ average day in the office is spent researching the latest fashion trends, chatting to industry tastemakers and scouring the internet to bring you this season’s must-buy pieces - as well as advice on how to wear them. Weekends are equally fashion-focused, and Jess has been known to visit no less than five Zara stores in a single day in search of the perfect occasion dress. 

The only thing that comes close to a buzz of finally tracking down that much-coveted dress is the joy of discovering a new beauty wonder product or hero ingredient. A beauty obsessive, Jess has tried everything from cryotherapy to chemical peels (minus the Samantha in Sex and The City-worthy redness) and interviewed experts including Jo Malone and Trinny Woodall.