VAN DER ROHE bag in Cinder Black


It's back!

This bag is made from a single piece of leather and designed to be your most useful everyday handbag. Created with the famous architect Mies Van Der Rohe's theory that " LESS IS MORE " set firmly in mind, St Leonards feels that this bag epitomises all that's good with a pared down and understated design philosophy.

What's the least number of pieces of leather and detail can I use to make something that functions as, and is recogniseable as a handbag. I'm not talking about going completely native and offering you a hankerchief and saying "Here you go, use this as your bag!" but for me, it's got a beautiful simplicity that will stand the test of time.

Embossed branding on the strap: ST LEONARDS - ENGLAND

Dimensions: 24cm high x 36cm wide. The 22cm zip opening is set into the front panel, not at the top. Strap: Fixed length is between 110cm  117 cm.If you'd like to order a specific strap length please order as normal but message at  

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This bag has no gusset but the supple nature of this leather allows the bag to elegantly "bulge" allowing you get a host of things inside, whilst still maintaining a lean stylish profile.

Cinder Black (as pictured)  with a natural nude strap which darkens with use and time.

Please note that the bag is designed to be worn on RIGHT thigh as you look down at yourself. This means the strap sits on LEFT shoulder.  95% of my lovely customers wear the bag this way, which means the zipper closes when pulled forwards. IF you wear your bag hanging on your LEFT thigh...please email me when placing your order so I can sew the zip facing the other direction.

Made using an exceptionally high quality Italian vegetanned cowhide and a RiRi Swiss zipper

Made in England.