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The Picnic Bag

  • The Picnic Bag - The Gourmand
  • The Picnic Bag - The Gourmand
  • The Picnic Bag - The Gourmand
  • The Picnic Bag - The Gourmand
  • The Picnic Bag - The Gourmand
  • The Picnic Bag - The Gourmand
  • The Picnic Bag - The Gourmand

The Picnic Bag

I’ll affect you slowly,
as if you were having a picnic in a dream. 
There will be no ants. 
There will be no rain.
 

—Richard Brautigan, Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork 
 

The British picnic is tainted by the memory of bad weather, cheese sandwiches blighted by sand, ants in jam and bees commandeering puddings, fruits and apple ciders. To celebrate this much maligned tradition, Ally Capellino and The Gourmand have collaborated on their second edition – the Picnic Bag. 
 

In waxed grey canvas and vegetable tanned leather, with a padded silver-lining, the limited edition piece reflects the design principles of the Ally Capellino mainline collection. The bag has two bottle-friendly sleeves, an outer pocket for extra storage space and the lining acts as both cool-box and protection for its contents. 
 

Retailing at £185, the picnic bag will be stocked at Ally Capellino stores and online.