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Luxury luggage innovation for the modern, dynamic lifestyle

BEAUDUROF is a design company that enhances traditional leather handbags with patented transformation technology: each bag they make can transform seamlessly from handbag to backpack. BEAUDUROF was founded to empower women in high stakes situations. Meaning “bold in battle” in Old English, co-founders Jacqueline Gilbert and Frances Brandon chose the name for a brand that helps women feel bold and beautiful in whatever battle they face.
The idea was sparked when Jacqueline, an international management consultant, travelled to a job interview with a Fortune-50 Executive. To succeed that day, she needed to be prepared. She had to carry her laptop, files, jacket, and water from Cambridge to London and back again. Her satchel didn't fit everything she needed. She could not carry her handbag because it caused her back pain, so she was forced to walk into the interview room carrying her backpack. The backpack was a mistake. She was told that wearing one in the workplace undermined her image as a credible professional. She got the job, but from that moment it did not matter: BEAUDUROF had been founded to give women the edge in making a first impression.
Launched from Cambridge at ideaSpace, this up-and-coming brand and its market-leading innovation has gone on to be recognised by Vogue, Tatler, MarieClaire, The Telegraph, and most recently the European Product Design Awards 2020. 2021 will bring a collaboration with the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club in celebration of the Queen’s birthday and the launch of more crisp, thoughtfully designed products to complement the dynamic lifestyles of modern professionals.
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Company Information

Year Founded

  • 2015