Jasmine Alexa | Timeless elegance for the modern active woman | Melbourne Label

Jasmine Alexa | Timeless elegance for the modern active woman | Melbourne Label

Timeless active-leisurewear for the modern woman, inspiring you to move with ease, confidence and in these uncertain times, at your own pace. Today we introduce you to the Melbourne active wear label, Jasmine Alexa. Jasmine has a gorgeous mission, even more amazing than making beautiful, comfortable, sustainable and ethical clothing, Jasmine wants women to feel […]

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The Open Door Collective | Bringing Businesses & Locals Together

The Open Door Collective | Bringing Businesses & Locals Together

When Hayden, our talented Gentleman’s Essentials Collection photographer, introduced us to his friend Adam, we were very excited to hear about his latest project, The Open Door Collective. The Open Door Collective, T.O.D.C, is a platform with the goal of bringing individuals, and their businesses, to light; highlighting their stories, their journey’s, sharing what makes […]

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#WeWearAustralian | Shop for a Cause with Klarna

#WeWearAustralian | Shop for a Cause with Klarna

#WeWearAustralian#ShopforaCausewithKlarna12th May 2020 – 15th June 2020 After an incredibly successful #WeWearAustralian campaign reaching over 7 million publication views and over 11 million through social media, we are continuing the Australian love, this time powered by Klarna who want to encourage more people to shop Australian. Now, with the support of leading shopping experience and payments […]

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#WeWearAUSTRALIAN

#WeWearAUSTRALIAN

Australian made is what inspires and drives us. We’re so proud to support #WeWearAUSTRALIAN: an initiative to raise awareness for everyone in the fashion industry, with an Australian passion like us, impacted by these uncertain times. Designers and creatives who are uniting as an industry to contribute to the rebuilding of our Australian fashion community. […]

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H&W Staycations: Sydney

  We are often playing tour guide for our friends and family from oversees in Sydney, always searching for some unique experiences and places to try ourselves. So we decided to create a ‘Staycation Series’ , starting with Sydney. So if you’re fresh to Sydney or just want some inspo on some of the go-to […]

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Our Fortnightly Favourite Five Includes…

Our Fortnightly Favourite Five Includes…

Welcome to Hill & West’s first ‘Fabulous Five’ for the fortnight… Here we share some of our must read blogs, fashions tips & lifestyle recommendations that we think are pretty inspirational. Let us know what you think or have any of your own recommendations! Lifestyle: Ethical Fashion Reading List http://www.thesustainableedit.com/ethical-fashion-books/ This is great read for […]

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.M Contemporary Gallery – The ideal backdrop to style H&W’s look for 2019

.M Contemporary Gallery – The ideal backdrop to style H&W’s look for 2019
In December last year we had the opportunity to showcase our collections alongside other notable artists in Sydney's .M Contemporary Gallery (you can read about the artists here). The gallery, located in the beautiful tree-lined suburb of Woollahra, Sydney’s epicentre for lovers of art and experienced collectors, buzzes with fortnightly exhibitions and the gorgeous space [...]
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Lunar New Year Celebration Time

Lunar New Year Celebration Time
Lets celebrate, it’s THE LUNAR NEW YEAR! And there is cause to celebrate as it ‘s the year of the Pig: a year of fortune and luck! Lunar New Year is the beginning of a year whose months are coordinated by the cycles of the moon, accounting to a purely lunar calendar or a lunisolar calendar. The year of the Pig occupies the last (12th) position [...]
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The Langham Sydney & Wedgwood tea

The Langham Sydney & Wedgwood tea

We love beautiful things and experiences, and love sharing our experiences with High Tea Society. Enjoy our review of the Langham Sydney. Situated amongst historic buildings and quaint cobbled streets, at the Langham Sydney you can enjoy a lavish Afternoon Tea in delightfully intimate interiors and breathtaking harbour views from a window seat. Whatever your […]

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A Fathers Day Story

A Fathers Day Story

Very soon it will be the first Sunday in September when many of us here in Australia give gratitude to the fathers in our lives. Whether it be our own fathers, the fathers of our children, our friends who we admire or the father figures who have inspired us along our journey, it’s a time of […]

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6 Australian Labels Showcasing in The Rocks, Sydney

6 Australian Labels Showcasing in The Rocks, Sydney

Hills & West is excited to announce it will be showcasing with 5 other gorgeous Australian designer labels in The Rocks, Sydney from 18 August to 16 September 2018. The collaboration with five other like-minded brands include Cedar & Onyx (classic luxury for women of all sizes), Everyday Cashmere (cashmere, silk, and cashmere essentials), Boehm Intimates (lingerie of delicate lace and luxe), Extraordinary […]

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The Store by Fairfax takes on Hills & West

The Store by Fairfax takes on Hills & West

We are very excited to announce that Hills & West is now part of The Store. The Store is a one-stop shop supporting and promoting designers and Australian independent creatives. This includes, makers, artists, ceramicists, fashion designers and more. The Store is a constantly evolving marketplace that aims to collect quality objects of desire, chosen by their network […]

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Loving your leather goods

Loving your leather goods
At Hills & West we select the best quality skins to create the perfect pieces. All our products are made from high quality leather, sheepskin, nappa and pigskin, right her in Australia using artisanal techniques. This makes each piece unique. As the appearance of these skins change due to time and exposure, we wanted to give [...]
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Going Global

Going Global

Due to lots of fabulous requests, and knowing that we can cater to all our Australian customers with the utmost care, we are finally shipping internationally. We are excited to be expanding the delivery of our quality handmade Australian bags and accessories around the globe. They were crafted and designed for the modern man and […]

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Not just a Black Tote

Not just a Black Tote
The humble Tote has been a staple in the wardrobes of men and women since its inception into the fashion world as L.L. Bean’s Ice Bag in the 1940’s. It wasn’t until the 1960’s that the Tote received a rather luxurious facelift when Bonnie Cashin for Coach evolved its utilitarian-plain canvas design by opting for leather and vibrant [...]
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Not just for lovers

Not just for lovers

On February 14 people in Finland celebrate Ystavanpaiva, which is translated as Friend’s Day and in Mexico they celebrate Dia del amor y la amistad, the day of love and friendship. Even though Valentines day has been totally over-commercialized in many ways it’s still a day we can share the love and appreciation to all… in whatever way […]

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Travel made stylishly easy

Travel made stylishly easy
Welcome to our new Traveller Two-Piece Collection, handmade with care in our Sydney, Redfern Studio, by our fabulous craftsmen. Our mission was to create a collection that had a minimal aesthetic and was incredibly practical and versatile. Ultimately making our usually hectic travel incredibly easy and chic. Our traveller collection is soft, subtle, sturdy and flexible. [...]
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A sustainable story

A sustainable story
Every season we hear about what’s "in" and now "so so out". What was yesterday super fashionable today is no longer part of the wardrobe of the fashion forward. These trends fuel the impulse overconsumption of pieces where the craftsmanship expires just as fast as the hype. Has the love for the timeless piece gone? The [...]
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International Women’s Day – Appreciation, Collaborations & Giveaways

International Women’s Day – Appreciation, Collaborations & Giveaways

International Women’s Day is a wonderful way to come together and acknowledge all the amazing things women do. We know women are passionate, driven, dreamers, challengers, inspiring and sometimes a little cray cray; however when we join forces, phenomenal things happens. This year I wanted to partner with some women who I admire, the Palmaira Sandals Australia girls, through […]

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Change the future for young girls around the world – Room to Read’s Lunch for Literacy – Sydney

Change the future for young girls around the world – Room to Read’s Lunch for Literacy – Sydney

“Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship.” -Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary-General Children’s education is a subject very close to my heart. When I started my journey discovering my WHY, I was fortuitous to be given a […]

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Golden experiences – Sofitel Sydney Wentworth’s 50th Anniversary High Tea

Golden experiences – Sofitel Sydney Wentworth’s 50th Anniversary High Tea
Are you a high tea lover like me? Join me as I take you on a golden journey, reminiscing of the traditional high tea, as I review the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Hotel's 50th Anniversary High Tea, for the High Tea Society. To mark the milestone, in the Wentworth Hotel’s distinctive horseshoe shaped heritage-protected building, the Sofitel has created a contemporary [...]
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Animal Instincts

Animal Instincts
It's getting chilly and we're getting our grrrrrr on. If you fancy a tactile addition to your outfit, get your classy claws on one of our limited edition cowhide clutches. Typical Hills & West luxury with a classic, practical twist, these clutches are made with premium black or whiskey leather, handpicked grey or jersey cowhide front detail and [...]
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The Personal Touch

The Personal Touch

Would you love to have your limited edition Hills & West accessory personalised? From April we are offering a new service allowing you to monogram your name or initials on any piece of Hills & West. We were really touched when we were asked to personalise our Morgan Organiser for a wedding last month and […]

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Benson & Morgan – Q&A

Benson & Morgan – Q&A
"IF YOUR GOALS DON'T SCARE YOU THEN THEY'RE NOT BIG ENOUGH" I love this quote. Even more so, the guys behind Benson and Morgan, who stylishly sport this quote on their site and recently included our Morgan Business Folio in one of their shoots. Benson and Morgan, is an online destination for everything fashion, travel and [...]
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Now you can pre-order!

Now you can pre-order!

With so much wonderful feedback from our customers in 2015 (thank you!) we are excited to announce a new pre-order service for Hills & West this year. From Feb 2016 anyone wanting to purchase a favourite piece in advance can do just that – and we’ll promise to reserve one of our luxury, handcrafted bags […]

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Tis the season to be grateful

Tis the season to be grateful

https://hillsandwest.com/product-category/home-accessories/ 2015 has been HUGE. Absolutely huge. As a planner, dreamer and list writer, I think it is so important, when the year draws to a close, to take the time to reflect and actually acknowledge everything that has happened over the year. Both positive and challenging. This time last year, there is no way […]

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