Saturday, 22 December 2012

New Feature in 'Amelia's Magazine' Gift Guide!

Amelia's Magazine has chosen our striking coral printed clutch for their Christmas gift guide! See the link here for more!

Monday, 10 December 2012

Christmas Competition with 'Byoutiful You'!

It's Christmas competition time with 'Byoutiful You'! Go to the link below to win one of our stunning printed clutches! Good luck! Competition Link Here!

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Our Designer's Interview with 'Urban Coco'!

Exciting Fashion Website 'Urban Coco' has interviewed our designer Carmen! See here for the full article!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

'Made In Clerkenwell' Shopping Event Starts Tomorrow!

The exciting winter shopping event 'Made In Clerkenwell' starts tomorrow evening, lasting until Sunday late afternoon! Hope to see you there! x

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Special Winter Promotion at Carmen Woods!

We've got a special Winter promotion starting this week! When you spend over £200, you'll receive a free gift from our gorgeous collection! You can choose from a phone holder, purse or glasses/pencil case in leather or printed canvas. The promotion will last until the end of 2012 and while stock lasts. You can visit our ‘Carmen’ Boutique in Broadway West, Leigh-on-Sea or look online at

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Winter 'Made In Clerkenwell' Shopping Event Starts Soon!

It’s that time again for ‘Made In ‘Clerkenwell’ at ‘The Craft Central’, Farringdon London. We’re taking part in the pre-Christmas shopping event where you can find gorgeous gifts for your friends and family, or a treat for yourself! Our stand will be in the basement of the main building at 33–35 St John’s Square, EC1M 4DS. Here’s all the info below, hope to see you all there! The Event: Avoid the high street and opt for handmade! Meet over 100 designer makers in the studios where they work their magic. Pop in for an hour or spend a whole day browsing fashion, jewellery and accessories, ceramics, printmaking and products for the home, as well as bespoke commissions. Start your visit in Clerkenwell Green and then find St John’s Square just 2 minutes away. Enjoy unlimited access over 4 days, including the launch evening and late night shopping. For details of designers exhibiting visit Opening Times and Admission: Admission £3 per person Under 16’s free This fee supports Craft Central's charitable aims and permits re-admission to both buildings for the entire event. Thurs 22nd November, 5–8pm Fri 23rd November, 12noon–8pm Sat 24th and Sun 25th, 12noon–5pm Where to Find Us: Made in Clerkenwell is spread across Craft Central's two buildings: 21 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0DX 33–35 St John’s Square, EC1M 4DS

Glamour Feature!

Our stunning 'Arc of Splendour' printed clutch has been chosen by for their 'What to Wear at a Christmas Party' feature! See the link below for more! Glamour Feature! Arc of Spelndour Printed Clutch Here!

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Our Printed Clutches Chosen to Feature on New TV Series!

Our stunning printed clutches will be on TV again very soon! Gorgeous Holly Valance will be hosting the series where fashion stylists compete against each other and are eliminated if they fail! Watch out for more updates over the next few weeks and see the link for more info on the show! New TV Show Info

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

New Editions to Our Print Collection!

Look at our newest editions to our print collection! New Prints

New Small Accessories at 'Carmen Woods'!

Check out our newest small accessories collection inspired by Tiger and Zebra skin patterns, made from the most beautiful Italian leather! CW Small Accessories

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Online Fashion Magazine 'Byoutiful You' Loves Our Printed Clutches!

Online fashion magazine 'Byoutiful You' has written a piece about our stunning printed clutches! Look at the link below, underneath the Marc Jacobs bags to see our beautiful collection!'Byoutiful You' Article

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Carmen Woods Printed Clutches Now Available in 'Silkfred' London Pop-Up Boutique!

Our stunning printed clutches are available at the 'Silkfred Pop-Up Boutique' in 'The Anthologist' until Friday 19th October! Take a look over the next couple of weeks where we'll be selling alongside some other fantastic young designers! The address is 58 Gresham Street London EC2V 7BB.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Feature in 'Concept' Magazine, Germany!

We're in the cool German magazine 'Concept'! See below for our 'Imperial Treasure' printed glasses case.Imperial Treasure Print

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

New Feature in 'Boutique' Magazine!

Our luxurious 'Carmen Olea Clutch' in patent blue leather has been chosen for the prestigious 'Boutique' magazine! Look on page 34 of this 'Boutique' Magazine Feature! View the Olea Clutch

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Our New Stockist 'Style Chapel'!

We’re now stocked by the wonderful online-boutique ‘Style Chapel’! See the link below for our designers’ interview with the owner Raphael Chapell! Style Chapel

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Last Week of Sale!

It's the last week of our 'Carmen Woods' leather handbag sale! Visit our boutique in Leigh Broadway West or look online to grab yourself a last minute bargain!Carmen Woods Sale

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Our 'Beloved Cross' Printed Clutch is Chosen for September's 'Attire Accessories' Magazine!

Our gorgeous printed 'Beloved Cross' clutch has been featured in September’s ‘Attire Accessories’! We're number 2 on the page below!Beloved Cross Printed Clutch

Monday, 3 September 2012

Our Petal Print Clutch Features in this Month's 'Attire Accessories' Magazine!

Our stunning floral clutch has been featured in this month’s ‘Attire Accessories’ Magazine as the ‘Editor’s Pick’! See the link below and go to page 9 for the feature. Attire Accessories Magazine Feature
Petal Print Clutch

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Full Page Feature in 'Star' Magazine!

Our statement clutches continue to attract press attention, as today two of our designs are in ‘Star’ Magazine! They have dedicated the entire page 55 to our new printed clutches!Sabine Clutch Featured in Star Magazine Zuri Clutch Featured in Star Magazine

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Our First Feature in!!!!

We've made it into! Look at the link below to see our gorgeous blue leather and jewel printed clutch! Our First Feature!
Sabine Printed Clutch

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Our 'Boat Print' Clutch Features in the 'Grazia' Holiday Special!

Our stunning boat print clutch has made it into ‘Grazia’ this week! Look on page 67 in the ‘Holiday Special’! 'Boat Print' Clutch

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Interview on 'The Upcoming'!

Cultural online magazine 'The Upcoming' has written a lovely piece about our brand and designer Carmen Woods. Look at this link for the interview! Carmen Woods Interview on 'The Upcoming'

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Handbags on Auction for the 'Harrison Fund'!

First ‘Carmen’ handbag donated to the Harrison fund auction has been recently featured on BBC2’s ‘Twenty Twelve’, the gold leather ‘Boxelder’! Second is a stunning clutch in silver and black leather, with leopard skin spots from our ‘CW Animal Skin’ Collection! More details about where to buy tickets for the ‘Sky High Ball’ will soon follow! Harrison's Fund
CW Animal Skin Clutch

'Carmen Woods' Donates Handbags for the 'Harrison Fund' Charity Ball.

We are donating two of our beautiful bags for auction at the ‘Sky High Ball’ at the Millbank Tower in London on 28th August. The ball is to raise money for a very worthy charity called Harrison's Fund Our designers school friend’s young son, Harrison was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in January 2011. It is a muscle wasting disease which will eventually take his life. There is currently no cure so is 100% fatal. Funding into research is either not happening or terribly slow so they have set up a charity called Harrison's Fund to raise money to fund the much needed research. If you’d like to know more about this amazing project to help young children or to give a donation, please visit their website. Harrison's Fund

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Art Trail Collaboration Write Up!

Just found a wonderful piece written about our Leigh-on-Sea art trail collaboration with Helle Johansen-Baker! Art Trail Article

Monday, 30 July 2012

New Feature on Joelle's Fashion Blogsite!

Our lovely 'CW' coral leather clutch has been featured on Joelle's Fashion Blogsite! Check out this link! Joelle's Fashion Blogsite

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Actress Jessica Hynes in the Final Episode of BBC2’s ‘Twenty Twelve’ with the 'Carmen' Boxelder!

Here’s our ‘Carmen’ Boxelder on the arm of actress Jessica Hynes in the final episode of BBC2’s ‘Twenty Twelve’! Last Episode of BBC2's 'Twenty Twelve'
'Carmen' Boxelder

Our 'Carmen' Boxelder Features on the Last Episode of BBC2's 'Twenty Twelve'!

Our beautiful ‘Carmen’ Boxelder was featured on last night’s final episode of BBC2’s ‘Twenty Twelve’! Here’s the link to view our handbag on the arm of actress Jessica Hynes! Last Episdoe of BBC2's 'Twenty Twelve'

Friday, 20 July 2012

Summer Sale Starts Today!

Come in store for our sale starting today! Although we have many leather handbags on sale at, we have even more available in our Leigh-on-Sea boutique with 50% off!Carmen Woods Sale!

New Website Launch!

Our fantastic leather handbag sale starts today! Visit our Leigh-on-Sea boutique or look online at! To mark the occasion we have re-launched our website, enabling you to view all our gorgeous designs on your Smart Phone!Carmen Woods New Website!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Screen Shot of Actress Jessica Hynes with Our 'Carmen' Boxelder!

A screenshot of actress Jessica Hynes’s character Siobhan Sharpe with our ‘Carmen’ gold leather Boxelder bag!
'Carmen' Boxelder

Our 'Carmen' Boxelder Features Again on BBC2'S 'Twenty Twelve'!

Our beautiful gold leather Boxelder was featured again on last night’s episode of the award winning BBC2 series ‘Twenty Twelve’. Look at the link below to catch our handbag in action on the arm of actress Jessica Hynes! Episode 6 of BBC2's 'Twenty Twelve'

Monday, 16 July 2012

The ‘Carmen Woods’ Luxury Leather Handbag Summer Sale Has Arrived!

It’s time for our ‘Summer Sale’! Come instore to find up to 50% off our beautiful leather handbags starting this Friday! Our boutique address is: ‘Carmen’, 121 Broadway West, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2BU.
Carmen Woods Summer Sale!

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Our 'Carmen' Gold Leather 'Boxelder' Features in BBC2s 'Twenty Twelve'!

Our stunning gold leather ‘Boxelder’ from the ‘Carmen’ collection will be featured throughout the entire new series of BBC2s ‘Twenty Twelve’! Last night’s first episode saw actress Jessica Hynes character Siobhan Sharpe using our striking handbag!
'Carmen' Boxelder

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

New Feature in this Month's 'Slink' Magzine!

Our 'Carmen Woods Print' Lanai Clutch has been featured in this edition of 'Slink' Magazine! Our sailing boat print is in the top right corner! 'CWP' Lanai Clutch

Friday, 15 June 2012

Leigh-on-Sea Art Trail Begins Tomorrow!

The Leigh Art Trail starts tomorrow; it runs from the 16th - 23rd June 2012. Helle Johansen-Baker will be displaying some new abstract prints in our Carmen Handbag Boutique @ 121 Broadway West in Leigh on Sea (next door to Niche Jewellery shop). In addition to her prints, we have collaborated to create an exclusive range of accessories, such as purses, phone holders and cases for glasses made with Helle’s digital images and our handbag designs. Opening times 10-5pm Tuesday - Saturday. There will be a LATE NITE on Thursday 21st June until 9pm with drinks & nibbles and you are all welcome to attend. Looking forward to seeing old and new faces!

Thursday, 14 June 2012

'Grazia' Editor Catherine Nieto Wears 'CWP' Clutch!

Brilliant fashion editor at 'Grazia' Catherine Nieto is wearing our Carmen Woods Print (CWP) clutch in her blogsite! Catherine Nieto's Blogsite'CWP' Sabine Clutch

Friday, 8 June 2012

'The Echo' Features Our Art Trail Collaboration Collection!

We're in 'The Echo' paper today on page 37! Following our collaboration with Danish art photographer Helle Johansen-Baker, the piece talks about and shows the stunning accessory collection - great results from our joint efforts!

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

New Feature in 'Boutique' Magazine!

Our striking 'CWP' Ithaca Clutch with Turquoise Fish Skin has made it into the fantastic trade magazine, 'Boutique'! Look on page 31 of this month's edition!
'CWP' Ithaca Clutch

Friday, 25 May 2012

Leigh Art Trail is Only 3 Weeks Away!

Leigh Art Trail - 16th-23rd June 2012
The eight-day annual event is now celebrating its 15th anniversary! Helle Johansen-Baker will be exhibiting her amazing, abstract photographic prints at Carmen Woods Handbag Boutique in Broadway West, Leigh on Sea. She will also showcase some new and exciting accessories created in collaboration with handbag designer Carmen Woods. The Leigh Art Trail is a showcase for work produced by local artists and craftspeople and includes a variety of art forms and events. Innovatively mixing artists’ studios and homes with local shops and bars as venues, visitors are offered the chance to devise their own cultural, shopping and sightseeing activities. The event is FREE to visit and it provides art lovers an opportunity to buy original artwork at affordable prices and also to meet the artists themselves. This year’s event will be as fresh as ever. Work by 16 new artists will be on show with activities including live performances, film screenings, family activities and school exhibitions, making it a major community gathering. For more information on artists, venues and opening times pick up a leaflet from venues across the town or visit

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Upcoming Collaboration with Danish Artist Helle Johansen-Baker for the Leigh-on-Sea Art Trail!

We’re getting involved with the Leigh-on-Sea Art Trail in June! Danish artist Helle Johansen-Baker will be showing her amazing art photography in our boutique in Broadway West, Leigh-on-Sea. See the link below for more info about her stunning work. We are also currently working on a collaboration with Helle ready for the show! Watch this space!

Monday, 30 April 2012

New Feature in 'Kensington Life Magzine'!

Our striking ‘Tiger iClutch’ in yellow and cream leather is featured in this month’s ‘Kensington Life Magazine’, styled by the brilliant Rachel Gold!

Our 'Carmen' Silverbell is Featured in Final Episode of BBC2's 'Twenty Twelve'!

Our beautiful ‘Carmen’ Silverbell was featured in the last episode of BBC2’s ‘Twenty Twelve’. Here’s a gallery shot of actress Jessica Hynes wearing our design!

Monday, 16 April 2012

New Feature in 'Grazia' Magazine!

'Grazia' has featured our 'CWP' Sabine Clutch on their handbag and shoe special last week on page 98!

New Feature in 'The Echo'!

Our gorgeous printed collection has been written about in today's Echo! See the link below for all the info!

Friday, 13 April 2012

Screen Shot of ‘Twenty Twelve’ Episode 3.

Screen Shot of actress Jessica Hynes wearing our gorgeous ‘Carmen’ Silverbell during BBC2’s ‘Twenty Twelve’, Episode 3.

Our Silverbell was Featured Again on BBC2's 'Twenty Twelve'!

Our ‘Carmen’ Silverbell in Stone Leather has been on TV again tonight! Look at the link below to watch BBC2’s award winning ‘Twenty Twelve’!

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Screen Shot 2 of our ‘Carmen’ Silverbell on BBC2’s ‘Twenty Twelve’, Episode 2

Screen Shot 2 of our ‘Carmen’ Silverbell on BBC2’s ‘Twenty Twelve’, Episode 2.

Screen Shot 1 of our ‘Carmen’ Silverbell on BBC2’s ‘Twenty Twelve’, Episode 2

Screen Shot 1 of our ‘Carmen’ Silverbell on BBC2’s ‘Twenty Twelve’, Episode 2.

Another Feature on BBC2's 'Twenty Twelve'!

Our ‘Carmen’ Silverbell was worn by actress Jessica Hynes throughout most of BBC2’s Friday night Episode of ‘Twenty Twelve’! Look at the link below to see it in action.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Our 'CWP' Clutches Next to Versace in 'Alta Moda' Puerto Banus!

Look at our stunning printed clutches in ‘Alta Moda’ boutique, Puerto Banus! They've been placed next to the Versace Collection in one of the displays!

New Stockist 'Alta Moda' Previews Our Collection in Puerto Banus!

Our stunning new printed clutch range will be previewed tomorrow night at the 'Alta Moda' boutique in Puerto Banus Spain!

Monday, 2 April 2012

Full Page Feature in 'Attire Accessories' Magazine!

Here’s our full page feature in this month’s ‘Attire Accessories’ Magazine!

New Feature in 'Attire Accessories' Magazine!

Our ‘Carmen’ Boxelder is featured in this month’s ‘Attire Accessories’ Magazine! Gorgeous Imogen from ‘Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model’ models on page 60 in the link below!

Saturday, 31 March 2012

'Carmen' Silverbell Featured in BBC2's 'Twenty Twelve'!

Here’s our ‘Carmen’ Silverbell in Stone leather chosen for last night’s episode of BBC2’s award winning series ‘Twenty Twelve’!

Screen Shot for BBC2's 'Twenty Twelve' Episode One

Look at the screenshot of BBC2's 'Twenty Twelve' with actress Jessica Hynes wearing our 'Carmen' Silverbell for last night's episode!

'Carmen Woods' Handbags Chosen for BBC2's Award Winning Series 'Twenty Twelve'!

Our gorgeous handbags have been chosen by the BBC again! BBC2’s award winning comedy series ‘Twenty Twelve’ selected our beautiful ‘Carmen’ Silverbell for character Siobhan Sharpe played by the brilliant Jessica Hynes for last night’s episode! See the link below to catch our handbag in action.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Interview with 'Fashion Week'!

Our designer Carmen Woods has been interviewed by ‘Fashion Week’! To read more, see the link below!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Special Mothers Day Feature!

'Silkfred' have featured a lovely piece about our designer Carmen Woods and her Mum! Look at the link below to see the special Mothers Day blog!

Another Feature in 'Grazia'!!!

OMG, we’re only in ‘Grazia’ again! Our stunning ‘CWP’ Lanai Clutch with Fish Skin is being modelled on page 107! Get your copy now!

Friday, 9 March 2012

'Carmen' Boutique Images on 'Deep City' Fashion Website!

Look at images of our Leigh-on-Sea boutique 'Carmen', captured by brilliant fashion website 'Deep City'! See the link to also view our new digital print collection!

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

'Carmen Woods' Clutches Photographed with Singer John Legend!

Two of our gorgeous clutches have been photographed with nine times Grammy Award Winner ‘John Legend’! Out on a night in the Cayman Islands, ‘Carmen Woods’ handbag fans Anne Mason and Natasha Welfare were snapped with the singer!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Floral Print Clutches Available from This Weekend!

Our new floral print clutches will be available from this weekend online and instore!