Happy Easter

02 April 2015
Happy Easter
Happy Easter to you all.

Firstly thank you for your continued support, we love you guys!

We've had a crazy few weeks with so many exciting things happening. London's new social tool is really starting to get noticed in the city. The conversation is flowing and it's all because of you 'saying hi your way' .

April should be an awesome month for the brand, we are meeting with even more amazing businesses to show how versatile our conversational tool is. We have one or two new announcements to make so watch this space...

The feel good factor our new start up has is making a difference to this city. Now you know by looking at someone what language they speak without hearing them or the language they are not speaking you can see as it's written all over the bag. It's the perfect Ice breaker. Our mission to help make London a friendlier city is working, the more people that know about us the friendlier it will be. Keep it going :)

Well for now we are singing off and going to chat about all things Easter and chocolate with friends, family, loved ones and whoever else wants to have an old fashioned chat.

Speak to you all in the middle of the month with all the latest gossip.

Have a fantastic, safe and chatty Easter!

Big Love,

Chatter Bags team x

Bringing the conversation to a world famous market

24 February 2015
Bringing the conversation to a world famous market
Two months in and we are really getting around this amazing city. From newspaper interviews to meeting people from a famous design house, attending events and chatting to one of the country’s most loved stores, all topped off with a thumbs up from The Mayor himself ‘Boris’. London’s new social tool has proven to be a hit with the locals, the tourists and the students.

We’ve been shown so much love these last few weeks and it’s all thanks to you!

The difference our bag is making in one woman’s words “life changing”. To hear that from our simple idea is so heart warming for us, that was our aim. This visual ice breaker has given people the confidence to start a conversation. The real purpose of this bag is to help make a safer, local London. Our plan is to keep this going and bring the brand around the UK, then get on a plane, boat or hot air balloon to take this global. We’ve been shown so much love these last few weeks and it’s all thanks to you. So much love that we are attending see us at the world famous Camden Market this weekend 28/02-01/03. Come see us, have a chat, tell us your thoughts. We would love to see you there.

The next few weeks are exciting for us, we are looking at a range of different avenues, working with different brands and shouting about it on social media, like us, follow us to keep up to date with our journey. The bag is made for you and it’s made to make conversation. By using one of things we all have in common, language. Looking at someone you don’t know what they speak, now you do! Next step; get chatting, learn something, get to know someone. Given the current climate around the world wouldn’t be great if we all just got along. Spread the word, share the love and grab a bag.

Before we go, if you are at Camden market this weekend, tell us you read this, we will do a test, if you pass we will give you a discount. :) Oh what the hell, we’ll give you a discount anyway just come say hi and ask us!

Loving you, you and you!

The Chatter Bags Team x

Do I have to love you more today?

13 February 2015
Do I have to love you more today?
Love it or loathe it, Valentines is here …

You know we get it, another day on the calender for retailers to up the prices and take total advantage of all things love. A day that will generate billions all over the world, a day that makes your bum cheeks clinch together it’s so expensive.

The day if you’re a Restaurateur, you pray for the 14th to be mid-week so you can take a full advantage of both weekends either side and the day you question your position in the culinary scene depending on how many covers you are doing.

Supermarkets were even kind enough to latch on to this day to give us ready meals for two with some fizz, how nice! And don’t get us started on the annoying card adverts on TV where you can even personalise a teabag for you both. It’s one big money-making day that most of us fall victim to.

Personally we think why should it be this day we need to show someone we love them, and not the other 364 days in the year. Well we say all that and then we got to know a little about where it came from.

Do you actually know how the day started ?
From doing a little bit of research this is what we came up with, there are some uncertain facts and plenty of religious views here’s what we made of it …

The popular belief about St Valentine is that he was a priest from Rome in the third century AD.

Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers. Valentine felt this was unfair, so he broke the rules and arranged marriages in secret.

When Claudius found out, Valentine was thrown in jail and sentenced to death.

There, he fell in love with the jailer’s daughter and when he was taken to be killed on 14 February he sent her a love letter signed “from your Valentine”.

That’s as simple as we could make it and the outcome of the story is beautiful. Each relationship is unique and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Our advice is make what you want of the day, whether it be a walk in Regents park or a sixteen course meal for two as long as there is meaning and feeling in what you do and finish each day by saying “I Love You”.

Of course we can’t sign off without a mention to those who are yet to find ‘the one’ our bag is a proven conversation starter. What have you got to lose ?

Have a fantastic weekend whatever you do!

Love the Chatter Bags Team x

What’s in my bag? – by Katie

29 January 2015
What’s in my bag? – by Katie
There’s a bit of a trend for sharing the contents of one’s handbag with the world, so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and show you what I’m carrying around in my Chatter Bag today!

If any of you like what you see then do follow the links below to buy everything online!

Chatter Bags: The London Edition

Samsung Galaxy S4
House keys (not for sale!)
PURE collection Cashmere Scarf
Moleskin 2015 Pocket Diary – RED!
Burt’s Bees Blueberry and Dark Chocolate Revitalising Lip Balm
Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara
KIKO Milano Magnificent Highlighter
Tweezerman Nail File
Tangle Teezer Original – Pink
Two clementines and an apple :)

The daily commute

22 January 2015
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made to make conversation