From authentic leather to sustainable materials, personalised monograms and vibrant colour palettes these statement bags prove that one bag is never enough. These are the brands to know when shopping for bags in Sydney.
2 Duck Trading Company is dedicated to bringing authentic French market baskets to Australia. Made in Morocco from the fibre of date palm leaves, these basket bags are stylish and durable. Making a handy accessory, they are a must for your next beach day, picnic or weekend getaway.
Inspired by the raw beauty of Australia, each bag from Convict tells a unique Australian story. Coming in a variety of crossbody, bowler, bucket bags and satchels, each has a design aesthetic that is influenced by the various landscapes of Australian – and a special connection to Dorothea Mackellar’s iconic poem My Country (1908).
Available online and at various stockists
Leather has always been in Hunt CEO, Sophie Hunt’s blood. Her grandparents and parents have been in the industry since 1852. Today, Hunt has become the destination for fine luggage and leathergoods with the finest bags, wallets, luggage and accessories for both men and women. Showcasing a selection of iconic brands like Longchamp, Il Bisonte, Rimowa, and Sophie Hulme, Hunt Leather also curates emerging brands as well as creates its own range for its stores across Australia.
Founder and designer Imby Langenbach’s light bulb moment came about when she could not find a go-to clutch to hold all her belongings. Thus, Karmme was born. Made with premium Italian leather and lined in 100% cotton using the shibori technique, each Karmme clutch is truly a unique piece. Rich tan colours to classic black, midnight navy, red and pink clutches are some standout pieces from her collection.
From humble beginnings nine years ago, Louenhide is emerging as one of Australia’s favourite accessories brands helping shape the style of modern day women of all ages and budgets. Co-founders Lou and Heidi’s designs are easily recognised by their range of signature handbags in classic designs coupled with vibrant colour palettes. Shop a classic range of handbags, clutches and cross body bags to cosmetic bags, travel bags, beach bags and even men’s bags.
Mon Purse was born from the belief that every woman should own a bag that she truly loves. This propelled founder Lana Hopkins to travel the world to find the best tanneries and atelier, hand select quality leathers and raw materials, and work with generational craftsmen. Now, you can buy off the shelf, or make-to-order to your own specifications (with monogram should you like). A customised bag happens in six simple steps. Sounds like our idea of handbag heaven.
37 William St, Paddington NSW 2021 | Myer Sydney City, 436 George Street, Sydney 2000 | Also available online
Artisanal products, particularly the textures and colours of leathers and textiles, have always fascinated Brazil-born founder Flavia Pessao. Small details can have a big impact on the finished product so she strives to craft products that have their own unique personal story. The result is a range of alluring totes, handbags, and clutches made from leather. Clearly inspired by colour and texture, Flavia has even worked with the Japanese process of Shibori to create an eye catching collection of blue and white bags.
Pratten is no newbie to the bag industry; they have been honing their craft of attainable luxury for more than ten years. This veteran partnership proves that sisters can really do it for themselves. Having initially set out to create a collection of crisp colours and brightness to the inside of every woman’s handbag, Monique and Justine have taken things further than unexpected twists of colour by not missing any detail such as the all important hidden pocket in their wallets, purses, clutches, totes and now a men’s range. We plan to expect the unexpected with this dynamic duo.
Celebrate your individuality and personal style at The Daily Edited. Also known as TDE, this accessory brand embraces the notion of personal style, and because of this, you won’t see scores of other people with the same thing. Their range of bags has something for everyone — from the easy Mini Cross Body Bag to the carry all Square Tote, to a luxe Baby Bag and the best ever Overnight Bag.
David Jones, Elizabeth St NSW 2000 | David Jones Westfield Bondi Junction 500 Oxford St NSW 2022 | Also Available online
Uashmama combines beauty, functionality, tradition and design through their washable paper bags. These bags are soft yet resilient, where the manufacturing process is similar to leather making it durable to withstand washing and daily use. The basic paper bags are hand sewn in a cottage in Tuscany while the sophisticated designs are produced in Florence.
Available at various stockists