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Best British handbag Brands, Made in UK!

The handbag is a staple part of most women's outfit. It finishes off in perfect style as well as being an essential storage area.  Great Britain has an array of quality bag and handbag makers, craftspeople and artisans. Using skills and materials to ensure people have a product to last years down the line

You can support British made and purchase a unique and often handmade product that will have friends and family in envy. We are sure you will find a British real bag for life in our list!

Luxury British Bags

Every Bennett Winch bag is handmade in England. They use traditional skills and some of the finest hands to create their luggage and bags. They source the finest materials including British brass hardware.  Discover the finest bags, from large capacity holdalls, to canvas weekenders and backpacks. Created to cater for all your needs, with spaces for the modern traveller, such as laptops and mobiles. Their lifetime promise will take care of any repair work required for the whole time you own their product. Every bag is also stamped proudly with the Bennett and Winch logo and handmade in England statement. 

Mackintosh, all they well know for their famous coats, have a small selection of bags for women that are made in UK. Displaying the quality that Mackintosh are renowned for, these bags come in a range of colours and are a perfect addition to accessorise any outfit. 

Hand Made in Great Britain Bags

British Designer HandbagsThe Cambridge Satchel Company produce fine leather bags of all types for women and men. Yes they do the classic satchel based on British leather school bags from years gone by, but they also now have many more purses, backpacks, and handbags in their collections. The bags proudly display a handmade in Great Britain stamp and you can also have your bag personalised with initials or letters embossed

British Lifestyle Brand

Hyde and Hare handbags, bags and accessories are all made in England. They are a British born bag and lifestyle brand and offer the finest luxury Cowhide bags, accessories and interior home products in the UK. All the Hyde and Hare products are ethically sourced and made from the finest quality materials. 

Luxury Bags, Made in UK

Sir Gordon Bennett sell a fantastic range of some Great British bag brands. Whether it is a leather satchel from Brit-Stitch to a luxury Backpack from Portamus, there is something for everyone. And while you are there, you can also browse the entire range of British made products that Gordon Bennett have carefully selected from some of the best British makers around. Feast your eyes on their range here. 

It’s not just belts. The British Belt Co make amazing bags for men and women. Holdalls, Rucksacks and totes. Fully made in the UK. 

Brit-Stitch handcraft leather milkman satchels in Wales. They are perfect for carrying your everyday essentials such as mobile devices, and odds and sods. They use only the finest leather for all their milkman satchels which means they only get better with age. Find a range of their full and half pint bags here. 

Best British Handbag Designers

Young British Handbag Designer – Russell Russell is based in The Isle of Man where its founder designs very beautiful and design forward bags. They are then created slowly by skilled artisans in Margate, England. British handbag designers , Russell Russell was inspired by the founder’s time in France.  The Russel Russel mission is to create timeless, leather accessories for people of any age who are self-assured in their style choices.

M.Hulot are British handbag designers that create bags and accessories which are Made in England. Crafted  from carefully selected skins of Italian veg leather they are then individually put together by British craftsmen and finished by hand. So shop their collection from handbags, to satchels and purses.

Handbag Designers UK

Kate Sheridan is a Great British designer and womenswear label who specialises in women’s clothing, and accessories. She brings her own distinctive styling and prints to traditional British fabrics. And Kate Sheridan adds a twist of the unexpected and delightful to everything she creates. Kate focusses on UK manufacturing and sources quality English and European materials and all made in their East London studio. 

Jam Love London A new handbag brand making in Britain from the finest of the finest. British bag designers, JAM LOVE combines the finest materials, including vegetable-tanned leather and heritage waxed canvas from Lake Como, Italy with the best of British craftsmanship for their bags and leather accessories.

UK Bag Brands

Owen Barry have been producing Sheepskin and Leather goods for over 70 years. They pride themselves as a family owned and ethically run business; upholding a philosophy of British heritage and manufacturing. They have a very nice range of  lifestyle products including handbags, clutch bags, shoulder bags and backpacks. 

LPOL, Lost Property of London are an independent London brand and bag designers. . Their aim is to locally source high quality reclaimed fabric and materials to use in the making of their products. They have a zero waste production policy in their east London factory. LPOL’s design philosophy is that their British handbag collections last beyond the latest trends and to change the perception of designer luxury that is not defined by a brand name or logo. 

Hettie Bags

Hettie, are not only one of the best British handbag makers, they are also a family lifestyle brand which includes items for pets and accessories. Hettie bags again encourage British craftsmanship and use local British fabrics in their luxury small, medium and large sized bags. 

Umpie Bags

Bag designers, established in 2009, Umpie handbags are beautifully handcrafted in North Yorkshire using designer fabrics. They make a variety of fabric carpet bags, tote bags, hobo, handbags and shoulder bags. Their entire collection is only available at their online store. They  cannot be found in any high street shops and they don’t make for any other brands. If you would like a specially commissioned handbag using a particular style of fabric, they offer a bespoke service too.  

CARV London Bags

Handbag Designers UK – Carv are an ethical fashion brand that make leather handbags, backpacks and accessories.   They are all handmade by Betty Crocker in London, using age old techniques and the finest vegetable tanned leather. Their style has clean lines and shapes. This sustainable brand is against the current throw away fashion that so many pieces are these days. Every CARV bag is handmade from scratch with attention on quality and detail.

Jane Hopkinson Bags

Handbag Designers UK – Jane Hopkinson make a variety of designer leather bags, all handmade in England. Their collection is divided into two categories, with one being a simple clean lines look influenced by the 1930’s. The other is a softer more organic look inspired by nature. They specialise in attention to detail in the look of decorative piping and fastenings. 

Tea Green offer a beautiful collection of finest Italian leather handbags, purses and more. The Italian leather used in most Tea Green’s products is from one of the best known tanneries in Italy where vegetable tanning is an artisan tradition, handed down through generations. The process used is far better for the environment than some. This is because it gives a more natural finish and colour instead of using highly pigmented or synthetic coatings. 

Padfield Bags, Made in England

Padfield, Made in England –  London Design. One of the top UK handbag brands, Padfield bags are sustainably crafted from British tanned leather. They believe in keeping British Craftsmanship alive, even though it would be cheaper to source and get their products made abroad. You can own a Padfield luxury bag without worrying where and how it was made. 

John Chapman Bags

John Chapman, Made in England bags and handbags. The material for all these bags is cut by hand and then constructed using traditional methods all on the premises. Their bags are not mass produced and every one is machined by hand which is a skill that requires years of experience. Other bags for women include, cross body, tote bags, luggage and backpacks. 

Tusting, Made in England Bags

Tusting, Made in England. Luxury leather handbags, made entirely in England. Proud of their British heritage ever since they opened their first tannery back in 1875. They also provide their luxury leather to fine British footwear brands such as Church’s Cheaney and Crockett and Jones. Owning one of Tustings quality handbags is a thrill not many will have. 

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