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.
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.
Spanish label HEREU makes modern leather handbags and shoes, crafted by artisans in Spain. The unique designs, inspired by the Mediterranean, easily transition from casual to dressy.
DeMellier is a luxury handbag label out of London. Loved by the royal family, these special handbags are designed by women and crafted by artisans from fine Italian and Spanish leathers.
Paris-based RSVP makes modern luxury bags crafted by artisans in France and Spain. It sources its leather from a renowned tannery in southern France.
S.JOON is a British leather handbag brand known for modern and innovative shapes. Find minimalist, sculptural styles, with names like Milk Pail, Tulip and Teardrop, crafted by skilled Italian artisans using high-quality Italian leather.
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.
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.
Léo et Violette
Léo et Violette makes elegant and highly practical unisex leather bags and accessories for every day. Designed in Paris, crafted in Italy and Spain, and sold direct.