The Eliza is our timeless classic and since its launch in November 2010, it has become the epitome of the Thomas Lyte brand. It embodies our foundational values of Craftsmanship, Luxury and British Heritage.
The Eliza marks the birth of Thomas Lyte’s flagship store in Burlington Arcade. It has stood the test of time, and many seasons later it is still a pinnacle of style and most popular amongst our clients from all over the world. This is why it is our signature bag, which now available in a range of colours, including our recent addition of Tangerine.
What started as a rough inspirational sketch quickly became our show piece bag, as it went through a series of mock-ups. This bag was not born over night, but was well considered and developed to embody the Thomas Lyte ethos. Everything from the twist clasp, which was developed in our Silver Workshop, to the quintessentially English Bridle leather, underwent this measured design process.The Eliza is named after one of the most iconic female heroines in the history of English literature, Elizabeth Bennet of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. As Elizabeth Bennet rises about her social expectations, by marrying for true love, she is representative of Thomas Lyte. Our ethos is built on our desire to rise above expectations, with our Silver Workshop as point and case. At Thomas Lyte, our mission is to bring back appreciation of the craftsman industry and this is across both Silver and Leather. Manufactured in London, British luxury is embedded in the fibre of every Eliza.
The Eliza: timeless by name, timeless by nature.