Posts in Lifestyle Accessories
Top Accessories for Frequent Travellers

We were very excited to see our Everyday Shopper and Luxe Mini Organiser as part of this collation of top accessories for frequent travellers in Surf4Travel.

I wanted to share the great tips from Karen Harvey, and she is absolutely right, we take our Everyday Shopper everywhere.

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mother + joey – bringing life into Australian family lifestyle fashion

After seeing a gap in the market, a chat over the back fence and nine months of creating, mother + joey was born.

This is a wonderful story about two mother’s who saw a gap in the market, wanted to create a legacy and still have the flexibility to manage their five kids aged five and under.

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Time to be inspired and live like a local in Italy

It's time for Hills & West's next adventure. The wanderlust has kicked in and the strong desire to be inspired, meet wonderfully new colourful characters, eat amazing cuisine and create some beautiful new products is about to be satisfied.

A journey to a place steeped in history; a place where masters once roamed, cathedrals were built, fashion flourished and art lived and breathed amongst its people.

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The countdown to Christmas has begun!

It’s December and Christmas is almost upon us; lights are being hung, trees are being decorated, and children around the world are eagerly marking off the days until December 25. Have you got all your presents purchased?  Has Christmas crept up on you again this year? Never despair; Hills & West have got you covered.

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Going retail – Fitzroy Emporium

Set up like a market, in the environment of a retail store, the Fitzroy Emporium is a unique space that hosts a niche collection of Melbourne designers, displays, bespoke wares and quality finds. Huddled at 91 Smith Street, Fitzroy, near the corner of Gertrude Street, its façade beckons, inviting you to explore all the curiosities and unique pieces hidden within.

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The Morgan Collection has turned one...

Thank you for making our first year so special. 

With gorgeous new pieces in the pipeline, a new luxe home collection coming soon, a first pop-up in Melbourne, our first stall in Design Anarchy in November and some favourites returning, it is already turing out to be a wonderful year two.

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The High Tea Society - delve into the perfect afternoon accessory

Many years ago, during my SBS Food days, I was lucky to be introduced to a high tea aficionado, Michelle Milton, who had a vision to create a destination for all the high teas of the world to share the stories and tips of other fellow foodies. 

Many years later, well almost 8 years, our paths crossed and I am now a reviewer for The High Tea Society, now it was my turn to interview the wonderful lady.

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Father's Day - the perfect gift for the dapper dad.

If you're stuck with what to buy dad this Father's Day, then we have some stylish tips for you. Would he fancy a whiskey or black business folio? Or a slimline premium leather cardholder for that practical dad. Order before midnight this Wednesday and we can have it delivered to you before the weekend. Let's celebrate by giving him some luxury accessories for his everyday.

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Look Book - the Morgan capsule collection

Hills & West believe accessories should add practical luxury to our everyday.

From the beginning, our mission has been simple - do what we love, create exceptional pieces and delight people along the way.

We have crafted, collaborated and designed our first ever look book and hope that it truly reflects our style and passion for our Morgan Collection.

Minimalism, function and form forever.

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Whiskey Business – the folio for the debonair

The Morgan Business Folio is coming in whiskey and it’s the business.

Tailored to the modern man who prefers a brown accessory, the whiskey business folio is made from Italian leather and gunmetal black hardware. We scoured purveyors of leather far and wide for premium hides that would age with distinction, to give the ultimate personal patina.

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Hills & West joins The First Thread community of emerging designers

Starting a new accessory label is not an easy feat. Not even when you are as passionate as I am. 

You have the upfront investment with your time; brand design and development, website development, content creation, sampling, product photography, merchandising, look books; materials such as leather and hardware and then there is the largest expense - the cost of having the first range hand made by talented artisans. 

Only then, once you have invested your savings and after about six months of your time does the sales cycle start. Of course the effort starts earlier, when you are building the brand, however the returns do not come in until your first sale. This was when I was introduced to The First Thread.

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Minimalism, function & quality: the essential lifestyle accessory by Hills & West.

The entrepreneur and global explorer in me was always on search for the perfect practical, durable, versatile and timeless workbag, and it was starting to become an obsession. A bag that was elegant, luxurious, made with quality craftsmanship, had multiple clever pockets, clean design and large enough to carry my computer, gym gear, notes, camera, glasses and other daily necessities. It was this seemingly impossible feat that formed the foundations of Hills & West.

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