Archive New Flat Big Brown Concept Tote bag

£80.00 £165.00

A large single piece of folded leather piece that forms a curved bottom tote.I had some free time today to stop on the weekend and play with an idea for a closure for a new tote bag. I want a small flap-over tab that will flop out of the way when the bag is stuffed full ...and I don't want the distraction of poppers and buckles... A throw-it-all-in kind of bag that gets better and better with age.

Handbags are traditionally made up of lots of smaller pieces seamed work around the holes and flaws of poorer grade leathers.

But I like to do things differently at St Leonards. I like to choose highest quality vegetable hide Italian leather that has very few or no flaws, and cut out as few pattern pieces as possible, to let the quality shine through. I then make small leather goods and key rings and spectacle cases with what's left over.

This is a prototype design made in 2024 and mever made it to market in this current guise.

Dimensions 50cm wide x 40 tall.

Straps are designed for bag to be worn over the shoulder. The bag will drag on the floor if carried by the hands.