Kipling’s guest chats about key trends and tomorrow’s TSV!


Marie-Francoise WolffCalling all Kipling fans! We’ve got a treat in store for you with our Today’s Special Value handbag offer coming up tomorrow (Friday January 25th).

Want to find out more? Check out our interview with Kipling guest Marie-Francoise Wolff, in which she tells us all about the design, new season trends and so much more…

Tell us why this Today’s Special Value handbag is so special?

The Latona bag has been designed especially for QVC and I think it’s a must-have for anyone’s collection! It’s based on our bestselling global styles and is great value too, for its size. 

This Today’s Special Value offer is a perfect medium-sized bag. It’s large enough for work, as you can easily fit your iPad, extra shoes, work essentials, scarf, hat and other things!

It’s great too, for mothers on the go travelling with kids, or even for hand luggage, or a bag about town for those city breaks.

Kipling Latona bagWhat was the design inspiration behind it?

The designers looked at the feedback from QVC and have created a bag incorporating the most popular size and styling of pockets. It can be worn across the body or on the shoulder. It’s a great introduction to the brand if you’ve never tried Kipling before!

What outfit would you style this handbag with?

 It’s perfect for a casual everyday look for a woman on the go! The darker tones will work with smarter work wear too. There is a wonderful offering of colours – some muted tones that are easy to match to different colours in your wardrobe, and a stunning print which gives a pop of colour and can be taken through the seasons.

The prints are always more expensive in store but here you get it at the same price as plain colours!

What key handbag trends should we look out for this spring?

Burgundy! This will be a hot colour for the season and you will see it in our ranges – also khaki green. There is a strong trend for buckles and hardwear, which will appear in a brand new collection we have created for Autumn 2013. The snake print is also continuing to trend well and we have some beautiful embossing in our fabrics for this.

For Kipling we have three new ranges coming out for the season including an exciting collaboration with a world-renowned international supermodel and photographer. Absolutely stunning bags, and I personally would add that it’s Kipling’s strongest collection to date! Very excited about showing this later in the year on QVC!

What is your favourite Kipling piece?

It’s hard to say as I have a big collection and I am always swapping my bags! I love to travel with the Basic range for everyday and abroad. The luggage is divine because it’s so light and organised as well as being hardwearing! For a smarter, fashion-focused look I go for the vintage leather bags or City collections. My top three to look out for are…

1. Latona (our Today’s Special Value offer on Friday!)
2. Sumida from the Basic for Spring/Summer 2013 collection – an absolutely stunning bag you can use for everything. The Grey Pink is a great combo colour to choose.
3. Dansira  – that’s coming out for autumn in a new collection called Vivid.

And I love ALL of the bags coming out in leather with our supermodel collaboration for autumn!

What do you enjoy most about appearing on QVC?

I love the fact that it’s live! It’s a very fun job. I adore Kipling and it’s great to share our brand with all the other Kipling addicts out there!

Marie-Francoise shared a few photos of our recent Kipling outside broadcast, filmed in Antwerp. Take a look…

Kipling outside broadcast in Antwerp Kipling outside broadcast in Antwerp








Kipling outside broadcast in Antwerp Kipling outside broadcast in Antwerp









Don’t miss our Kipling Today’s Special Value on Friday 25th January.

Check out our full Kipling range.

Browse our shoes and handbags department.


  1. Janette Bryan January 24, 2013 at 10:15 am -  Reply

    Hiya Marie well Im a dedicated Kipling addict, I love them to pieces. Can I suggest that when you speak with the designers that they always make sure there is a key fob in the bags as it is one of the most useful aspects of Kipling bags, that, and the superb organisation, quality, and lovely colours.I have about 60 kipling bags and my collection keeps growing. Totally unable to resist.

  2. Krysia Saul February 6, 2013 at 6:33 pm -  Reply

    Hello Marie
    I have a modest collection of Kipling bags but my favourite is the old style Candy as it it with many QVC buyers. I notice that this bag is no longer available in the Kipling store so I am having to resort to the secondary market! Any chance that Kipling might continue to provide QVC with this bag in more colours than the two presently available?
    Love your dog by the way

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