Many leather handbag brands here, like Léo et Violette, are made in Spain and Italy. Talented leather artisans are renowned in these European countries. They also have incredible expertise in tanning hides into premium leather.
Most of these brands here are European and perfectly positioned to tap experts in handmade bags for generations. Senreve, however is an American label loved by style influencers that offers Italian-made bags.
Well-crafted leather bags are never inexpensive, but brands like Cuyana strive to offer essential leather bags at fair prices. Cuyana's System Tote, pictured, designed with customizable add-on compartments, is a game changer for organizing your life on the go.
ASHYA makes unisex utilitarian bags in New York City. Find multi-functional styles made in luxurious leather to support modern lifestyles.
Swedish brand ATP Atelier, an acronym for All Tomorrow's Parties, combines Scandinavian style, artisanal Italian craftsmanship, and vegetable-tanned leather to create understated bags and shoes.
BY FAR is the cult bag and shoe brand from Sofia, Bulgaria. It uses dead-stock leather to create elegant minimalist styles inspired by the '90s.
Cuyana is a premium women's label defined by fewer, better things. Its timeless collection of leather bags and clothing are thoughtfully made and ooze understated elegance.
Elleme is a Parisian handbag brand with a passion for timeless, well-designed arm candy and footwear. Made in Italy from quality leathers.
Georgia Jay is a leather handbag brand designed and handmade in its New Zealand studio. The handbags are understated and constructed from re-purposed leathers.
Hunting Season creates elegant designer leather handbags and accessories handcrafted by female artisans in Colombia.
Jacquemus is the French fashion house famous for the tiny purse trend thanks to his Le Chiquito bag. His ready-to-wear collection epitomizes cool French chic.