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Top Ten Leather Handbags

Updated on October 4, 2013

My Top Ten Favorite Leather Handbags

Real leather handbags come in all sizes, shapes and colors. A leather purse or bag not only looks classy, but is durable, will take a beating and lasts for years. Purchasing real leather may cost a little more up front, but is a bargain in the long run. Invest in yourself by purchasing the real deal. You deserve it.


#1 - Bulga Panache Hobo

Fun mixed with quality. This bag is rich enough to dress up and trendy enough to dress down. It goes anywhere.

Wide, tiered flaps of rich leather add Panache to this fabulous convertible bag from Bulga. Keep it at full length and carry it from the ruched shoulder strap, or fold it over and grab it by the removable buckle-detailed handle. The main compartment has a magnetic snap closure, and the lined interior features a zippered pocket and two slip pockets

Bulga Panache Hobo
Bulga Panache Hobo

he founding principles of the Bulga philosophy are confidence, quality, and originality. Bulga prides itself on creating luxury products that give women all over the world a classic, stylish, and weightless handbag. Consistent in its use of fine Italian leather and custom hardware, Bulga has been recognized as a pioneer in the attainable designer category.


#2 - Dooney & Bourke Chamois Leather Handbag

Soft buttery yellow (Chamois, to be exact). Surprisingly goes with almost everything!

Dooney & Bourke Leather Handbags

Affordable and colorful. Leather doesn't have to be black or brown. And colors are the new neutrals!

#3 - B. Makowsky Columbia Tote (Azure)

Meet Columbia, a hard working handbag, just like the denim jeans this purse suggests, for a fabulously chic every-day look.

#4 - Treesje Mini Hobo in Black and Bright Red

The lines in this hobo show off the richness of the leather.

Treesje bags offer up-to-the minute styling with the most luxe leather imaginable. Every bag is constructed with painstaking care and flawless detailing -- supple leathers and gorgeous colors are the hallmark of this celebrity-favorite brand. Influenced by art, language and a unique color palette adopted from different regions of the world, Treesje's founders are inspired to capture femininity and originality in every piece they create. Treesje devotee's include starlets and celebrities as well as fashion-forward shoppers all across the country.

Treesje Rebel Mini Hobo
Treesje Rebel Mini Hobo

Sport extra attitude with this little leather lovely from Treesje. While rich leather secures its luxe status, unique piping details give it added edge.


#5 - Treesje Horizon Mini Hobo

I especially love the size of this hobo. It looks hardworking and compact.

#6 - Muratori Petal Hobo Leather Handbag in Black

Muratori, an environmentally sensitive luxury handbag line, is proudly designed in the USA, and made in Italy by master craftsman. The brand produces high-quality handbags with the most supple, chrome-free, vegetable-tanned leathers, each hand-stitched with beautiful details. Using her grandmother’s name, Julie Berard created this one-of-a-kind collection to show the world that being sensitive to the environment need not mean sacrificing luxury or style. Her gorgeous designs prove that you can have "luxury… with the world in mind."

#7 - Frye Motorcycle Tote

I love this in black or denim!

Frye's Motorcycle tote is just full of cool confidence. The look of its rich Italian leather, accented by seam detailing and high-shine hardware, is top-notch. It's made for ease of use, too, with exterior and interior pockets and an attached key fob. Dust bag included.

FRYE Motorcycle Tote
FRYE Motorcycle Tote

The Frye Company is the oldest continuously operated shoe company in the United States. Founded in 1863 by John A. Frye, a well-to-do shoemaker from England, and family-run until 1945, Frye products have a long and illustrious history. Frye boots were worn by soldiers on both sides of America's Civil War, soldiers in the Spanish-American war, and by Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders. When home-steading drew adventurous New England families to the West during the mid and late 1800's many of the pioneers wore Frye Boots for the long journey. Today Frye remains true to its roots with its line of heritage boots, but continues to innovate as it introduces chic new handbags, pumps, and sandals to its collection.


#8 - Carla Mancini CM697 Convertible Dome Tote

This looks like an everyday workhorse! Goes everywhere with jeans.

Carla Mancini CM697 Convertible Dome Tote
Carla Mancini CM697 Convertible Dome Tote

From the brand's artistic enclave in the heart of Los Angeles, designer Mariana Goschin indulges her passion for personalized attention to details. She found her talent at an early age and was inspired by her father's expertise in handcrafting. In 1990, she moved to the US and met her mentor Richard Elgrichi. Carla Mancini has infused magical craftsmanship into the handbag market for more than ten years. The latest collection is sure to inspire virtual bliss whether your taste leans toward vintage leathers, exotic skins, bright colors, or trend-forward shapes. The bags are easily recognizable by the signature saddle-stitched walnut-colored thread found in every piece. The brand is releasing only a limited quantity of bags each season.


#9 - Chiarugi Handmade Brown Genuine Italian Leather Business Bag

This one is all business. I love the simplicity that speaks "class".

Chiarugi Handmade Brown Genuine Italian Leather Business Bag
Chiarugi Handmade Brown Genuine Italian Leather Business Bag

Chiarugi's exquisitely constructed, vegetable-tanned leather business bag exudes lady-like elegance featuring, extra long comfy shoulder straps and numerous inner pockets to keep you organized in style. Signature dust bag included, Made in Italy.


#10 - Lodis Audrey Brera Brief with Computer Compartment

I had to end this collection with rich red. Red is my neutral. I think it goes with everything!

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      VspaBotanicals 5 years ago

      I have a Coach satchel that i get a lot of compliments on. The Dooney handbags are beautiful

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      cheapsneaker 5 years ago

      The Bags are great but they look pricey. Don't you think?