Lulu Guinness by Fulton. Founded by Lulu Guinness in 1989 with the concept of a briefcase for women which morphed into an idea for vintage style rose basket bags, Lulu’s intention was always to be slightly outré and push boundaries. Critical acclaim and praise from leading fashion industry figures was instantaneous, paving the way for Lulu Guinness stores as far afield as New York and Tokyo as well as London, and creating opportunities to be sold on the shelves of the world’s most prestigious department stores, from Selfridges, Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Fortnum and Mason in the UK to Luisa Via Roma in Italy and AlterStyle in Shanghai.
Still as involved in her brand as the day she founded it, Lulu designs the interior of every store with panache, ensuring she captures the true essence of her brand, creating a destination where customers can be privy to the weird and wonderful world of Lulu Guinness.
Her iconic designs have surpassed the role of mere fashion accessories. The collectable bags have been described as ‘tomorrow’s treasures’, becoming permanent fixtures in museums worldwide. The Florist Basket is in the permanent fashion collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and has also been exhibited in Sotheby’s London and New York.
2006 saw Lulu awarded an OBE from the Queen and in 2009 she was awarded The Independent Handbag Designer Awards ICONOCLAST Award for Lifetime Achievement in Handbag Design. In 2012 Lulu accepted an Honorary Doctorate by the University of the Arts London.