Hobbs began life in a shop in Hampstead in 1981. From its beginnings as a small shoe label, the brand has seen its popularity surge thanks to treading a careful line between combining high quality design and an irreverent sense of style and attitude. Creative takes on traditional and contemporary lines have been used by in-house designers to give the brand a uniqueness and there is a commitment to providing a very distinct type of affordable luxury that has won the brand so many fans. Cases from Hobbs are of course practical, providing options for smart phones and tablets, make-up bags, wash bags and laptop pouches. What really sets the range apart is the unique designs, from owl prints through to sorbet colours.