Will’s Bespoke Salcombe Story
March 18th, 2015 | By Lucy Jelf
Combining the best of British tradition, quality craftsmanship and materials, with a unique product range that embraces individuality Will Bees has fulfilled a long-held ambition with the opening of Will Bees Bespoke boutique and workshop last summer in Salcombe.
“To each her own,” says Will, “and our bespoke concept aims to offer a range that goes far beyond the limits of a typical collection, catering for a huge variety of personal tastes”. With this in mind, Will sourced thousands of fabrics for his inaugural range of ladies’ totes and purses, selecting plain weaves and prints in a beguiling array of colours and textures, including traditional woollen plaid, linen stripes, tie-dye, textured slub yarns and the perennially popular Liberty prints.
The fully lined bags are trimmed with the finest vegetable tanned leather, the enduring quality of which is evident in its look, feel and smell. The range also includes leather heart key rings
which can be attached to the totes. All the accessories are finished with Will Bees Bespoke’s simple, understated brand and bee logo.
The stylish totes are in a capacious, shopper style, while the small and medium purses are compact, versatile accessories to tuck under the arm, hang on the wrist or
throw in one of our totes. They are particularly popular with customers looking for affordable luxury gifts for loved
ones, especially since Will offers a free embossing service at point of sale so the recipient’s initials can be stamped within the logo itself – another unique element of the bespoke offering.
“The reception has been great,” says Will, “both for the products and for the shop itself”. The ambitious retail space is nestled among the boatbuilding sheds in Island Street in Salcombe, and is all part of Will’s aim to provide a shopping experience that will leave a lasting impression. The shop is filled with an eclectic mix of rare vintage finds, combined with notes of feminine luxury, and is
complemented by the workshop itself with Will’s embossing machine, sewing machine and industrial tools.“Even if they don’t make a purchase, I want visitors to my shop to leave with a true sense of wonder”.
At a time when the high streets are full of massproduced goods of faraway provenance, Will Bees Bespoke prides itself on using only British manufacturing and the
most reputable UK suppliers. Combining the best of British tradition, quality craftsmanship and materials, with a unique product range that embraces individuality and truly accounts for taste, Will Bees Bespoke is without doubt a very welcome addition to Salcombe, and a must-visit destination for all visitors to the South Hams.
For further details on this great edition to Salcombe visit Will Bees online