The Kipling story is one of great passion, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. In 1987, three friends in the fashion capital of the world (Antwerp rules!) decided that women needed high-quality bags that were iconic and chic and feminine and fashionable and... not boring! So they created a line of casual and colourful bags that were affordable, sporty and functional, packed with attitude but never serious or stuffy or stuck-up. In a word... FUN!
They named the brand Kipling, after the well-known and well-travelled author Rudyard Kipling. Soon, their bags were part of the everyday adventures of women around the world. Today, Kipling mascot monkeys, by far the world’s best-travelled primates, dangle from a full range of handbags, luggage and carry-alls. Trendy yet practical, upscale yet reasonably priced, durable yet daring, Kipling bags are the must-have accessories of over 35 million women in more than 60 countries. That’s some SERIOUS monkey business! Every year, 6 million Kipling bags are purchased from Kipling’s 215 stores and 450 corners and shop-in-shops, or from 4,000 multi-brand stores.
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