HANDBAG designer Radley has named one its new bags Barnsley after visiting the town.

The firm said its design team embarked on a series of trips to different parts of the UK in search of inspiration each season.

A spokesman said the Barnsley collection was originally conceived after thought was given to the north of England's heritage of craftsmanship and textiles production.

He said: "We’re proud to be inspired by Britain’s heritage of craftsmanship and design. The town of Barnsley has a rich history in manufacturing from textiles to glassware and this informed the original design."

The Barnsley bag comes in three different styles and two sizes and a variety of colours, ranging in price from £169 to £249.