You Can’t Do the Hamptons Without Shopping - New York Times 25th May 2016
The Sunset Beach Hotel on Shelter Island is also getting into the pop-up game, with an Oliver Peoples cocktail party and pop-up on June 18 and a mobile trunk show from the rugged-luxe accessories line Kempton & Co., which will be selling beach bags, pouches and sunglasses from the trunk of vintage Land Rover on June 25. At 35 Shore Road, Shelter Island Heights.
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Hamptons Magazine - Memorial Day 2016 - Mobile Shopping
Brick-and-mortar is so last year—or so say these retailers who are taking their designer duds on the road this summer. Kempton & Co. (718-596-2225) will bring handcrafted handbags and accessories from its shop in Red Hook, Brooklyn, to Montauk via a vintage safari-ready Land Rover that will stop at local partners along Route 27. The road trip’s first stop is at c/o The Maidstone (207 Main St., 324-5006) on June 7. For the fourth summer, the jewelry-and accessories-filled Airstream from Miansai will return to Navy Beach (16 Navy Road, Montauk, 668-6868), this year debuting an exclusive cuff bracelet handstamped with navy beach to celebrate the Montauk hot spot and its partnership with the Navy SEAL Foundation, which will receive a portion of the pop-up’s proceeds. Also setting up mobile shop at Navy Beach a few weekends this July is Soludos, the celeb-favorite brand of espadrilles and sandals.
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ONE SIZE TOTES ALL - A brilliant solution for schlepping your stuff.
Things we can't stop smiling about this month. This could change your life ...Complete with zippered laptop pocket, plus compartments for your headphones, cell phone, and water bottle, the incredibily spacious - and gorgeous - Kempton & Co. Anglo Carryall bag gets you from here to there gracefully. Also available in black cowhide leather and natural canvas.
InStyle - September 2012 - Armed & Glamorous
Best Green - "I loved turning old stuff into something new" said the British-born designer, who combs swap meets and antique shops for vintage recycled textiles to use in her eco-frendly purses. Her skill with the crafting repurposed materials won her the chance to design a limited-edition piece for Timberland. "Staying true to a green design comes with its challenges," she said. "But the resources on this planet are limited, and it's the personal choices we make that are going to affect the future."
InStyle - September 2012 - Independent Handbag Designer of the Year
Refined29 review the latest laptop-towing totes from Kempton & Co.
Ready to ditch that laptop case you've been lugging around in addition to your It-bag-of-the-moment? We don't blame you. Conventional, industrial-looking laptop cases are as ugly as they are cumbersome. Besides, too much weight on one shoulder kind of makes you hobble like a hunchback—not cute. And if, like us, you've learned through experience that forcing your Powerbook into an oversized Wang sadly doesn't do the trick, you'll be super-psyched by the latest laptop-towing totes from Kempton & Co. In fact, classifying these handbags as laptop cases seems simplistic for these all-encompassing transport-friendly bags. In addition to the lightly-padded compartment for your laptop, there's a bottle holder, a DVD pocket, key lanyard, and a mobile phone holder.
These equestrian-inspired distressed leather styles available in shades of olive green, washed blacks, tan, and cognac are so chic, that they may just become your new It-bag, regardless if you're carrying around portable electronics or not—and they don't resemble the boring cases donned by bluetooth-sporting businessmen one bit. Hurrah! It's times like these that we wonder why something so perfect and wearable didn't already exist.