Accessories: Marshall Bergman laptop cases

by Sasha Wilkins on November 23, 2011 · 25 comments

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I was at No. 10 Downing Street this morning for a reception with Samantha Cameron. As you do. So OF COURSE I was going to pose for the obligatory Black Door photo. I also happen to be carrying the Marshall Bergman* 13″ Leather Laptop Folio, which I was sent to test out. (Because I never go anywhere without either tablet or laptop. Just in case. Even No.10)

I’ve been looking for a new laptop case for ages – my last one was a hideous black and orange neoprene number bought in a tearing hurry from Staples in New York before I caught a flight, but I haven’t been able to find anything that was both functional – no extraneous bells & whistles – and sleek enough to be carried without looking like my spiritual home is in Office Depot.  There’s also a hell of a lot of pink and girl-y out there, and I really don’t feel the need to proclaim my supposed femininity across my tech accessories. (Do I really look like a Hello Kitty person?) Price point is important too – there’s not much kicking around in the mid-market.

Anyway, I’m very, very much liking these Marshall Bergman bags (which are exclusive to Apple) A LOT. They have just the right amount of padding for a f**kwit like me who drops her bags for no reason, but not so much that they take up too much room in my carry-on on a plane.

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I took the black patent folio to New York, and loved its sleek look as I zoomed around the city for meetings. The Envelope masquerades a a large clutch bag, and you could totally get away with toting it around in the evening and people not even realising a laptop was hiding inside. (Altho, granted, I have a Mac Air, which is about as slim as a 13″ laptop gets.) The only thing I don’t like is the logo, which seems kind of clunky/retro in a not good way, but that’s a minor personal taste thing.

There are also womens totes and some great bags for men too. (Christmas present alert?!)

Marshall Bergman folio Black patent 13″ laptop case with handle, £84.95
Marshall Bergman 13″ Patent Envelope £79.95
Marshall Bergman 13″ Leather Folio in Stone £144.99

Stockists for Marshall Bergman ‘Bags that Work’ exclusive collection for Apple are apple/uk.com www.marshallbergman.com

*Co-founder Suzi Bergman’s great grandmother Sarah Bergman founded her workshop in Ludwigshafen Germany in 1890. A maker of utilitarian bags, Bergman foresaw a need for a functional bag that carried household grocery items and tools. Two generations later, Melanie Marshall and Suzi Bergman founded Storksak, stylish, functional baby bags for parents. Following the global success of the Storksak concept, (with bags now being available in over 30 countries worldwide), Suzi and Melanie spotted a gap in the market for an innovative new work bag brand, and launched Marshall Bergman.

Coat: Jaeger
Shoes: Christian Loboutin
Tights: Wolford Velvet Opaques

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karen November 23, 2011 at 09:02

Oh, wow, what a marvellous shot. You look absolutely THRILLED to be there – don’t blame you.

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LLG November 25, 2011 at 19:33

@karen: oh yes, dog with ten tails! LLGxx

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Lolly November 23, 2011 at 09:29

Love the bag (and I actually sort of dig the retro chunkiness of the logo), but, more crucially, you look aMAHzing and the coat is gorgeous! xx

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LLG November 25, 2011 at 19:34

@Lolly: Thanks honey. It’s Jaeger! I wore it first at LFW. Boiled wool, so chic, LLGxx

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Ella November 23, 2011 at 09:37

LOVE the folio in stone, looks fab xx

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janie November 23, 2011 at 11:53

So what was your meeting with the Prime Minister for?

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janie November 23, 2011 at 11:54

Sorry I meant Samantha Cameron.

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LLG November 25, 2011 at 19:35

@janie: A reception for the Red Women of the Year Awards! LLGxx

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nancyblackett November 23, 2011 at 15:41

That stone colour is excellent – business like without being black like everyone else. But more to the point, where are your shoes and coat from? They look great and a lovely smile:)

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LLG November 25, 2011 at 19:35

@nancyblackett: Thank you! Yes, I love the pale colour too. The coat is Jaeger as above, and the shoes are brown suede Christian Louboutin. LLGxx

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Little Miss London November 23, 2011 at 18:43

I love the whole outfit but I too would love to know where the shoes are from…?

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LLG November 23, 2011 at 19:09
Elly November 24, 2011 at 04:36

Loving that coat – stunning colour. Where’s it from?

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LLG November 25, 2011 at 19:41

@Elly: Hey there, I’ve just checked for everyone who wanted to know re the coat. It’s actually in the sale at Jaeger right now! It’s available in all sizes in blue and a lovely bright pink.

Boutique by Jaeger Valentine Cocoon Coat Was £399.00 Now £299.00 http://bit.ly/umJDTS

LLGxx

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Rose November 24, 2011 at 05:22

I just wanted to say congratulations for your award yesterday- and you look super outside number 10. I’ve been reading your blog for such a long time now and am thrilled you’re doing so well x

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LLG November 25, 2011 at 19:36

@Rose: Ah, Rose thank you so much. I hope you know how much I appreciate you continuing to read, and all your lovely comments. LLGxx

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