By and  on June 26, 2013

LONDON — Smythson, the British stationery and luxury leather brand, will today mark the opening of its first stand-alone store in Asia, a 500-square-foot space at Hong Kong’s Pacific Place shopping center.

As part of the celebration, Smythson’s design director, Rory O’Hanlon, has married a piece of Smythson tradition with a Chinese one: The designer has updated a letter carrying case from 1908 from the brand’s archive and transformed it into a red python clutch.

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