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Shopping bag

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    1990 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Copplestone, Oliver, born 1960 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Line block print on brown paper with cord handles

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB1D, shelf GG, box 151A

Physical description

Brown paper shopping bag, with cord handles, for Emma Hope's Shoes.

Place of Origin

Britain (designed)


1990 (made)


Copplestone, Oliver, born 1960 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Line block print on brown paper with cord handles


Height: 31.6 cm, Width: 40.3 cm

Object history note

This bag was acquired with the purchase of two pairs of shoes from Emma Hope for the Collection of Textiles and Fashion in 1990 (T.157 and 158-1990).

Descriptive line

Shopping bag for Emma Hope Shoes, designed by Oliver Copplestone, line block print on paper, Great Britain, 1990

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990

Labels and date

20th Century Gallery label

5. Carrier Bag: Emma Hope's Shoes
Designed by Oliver Copplestone (British, born 1960)
and made for the shoe shop Emma Hope, London,
Great Britain, 1990
Line block

This carrier bag reflects the quality and traditional basis of Emma Hope's wearable and elegant shoes in its 'underplayed' appearance. []


Paper; Printing ink


Line block printing


Labels & packaging; Footwear; Shopping; Ephemera; Prints; Fashion


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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