Adding a contemporary slant to a classic saddle bag shape, the simple lines and chunky stitch combine to create an elegant day wear accessory.
Creating the designs and selecting the leathers went hand in hand when this collection was crafted, the stunning vegetable tanned shades are a feature in themselves. We wished to create a bag which respected and showcased these leathers while still being practical and versatile. Resulting in a stunning limited range that blends form & functionality.
The sleek Mustard tan leather from the Idaho collection has an orange glow that's sure to add a warm note to any outfit. We make these bags to order, so it could take up to a week to complete your order. If you need it quicker please get in touch as we might have one in stock.
Handmade in our small London workshop, everything on our Belle bags has been designed for balance. The raw edge along the back for a flat profile contrasts with the curved front edge, the double hemmed front frames the bold solid brass ring which states without overstating.
Wanting to offset form with functionality, the details are sparse yet considered, the raw edge flap centred by the curved leather tab and 2 & a half inch solid ring. The clean rectangular line of stitching attaching the internal pocket, highlighting the blind embossed logo.
The solid brass ring adds weight to the flap, maintaining the line and shape whilst providing both an ease of access and a security.
The body of the bag measures approximately 21 cm by 25 cm, with a depth of 7 cm, the flap is fastened with a magnetic closure.
The internal zip pocket creates a compartment for smaller valuables, separate from the internal body of the bag, which exposes the soft underside of the leather. Measuring approximately 20 x 14 cm, it is flush with the body of the bag.
The robust and simple leather strap is 20 cm wide and the silver finished buckle allows the strap to be adjusted from 117 to 129 cm. While being securely riveted to the side with solid d-rings and leather tabs for flexibility.
Make sure to follow us on Instagram @villageleathers and tag us with your favourites #VLGang. Village Leathers has been making belts, bags and accessories for over 40 years in London and use traditional methods to produce only the best quality items.
We do our best to ensure the colours look as true as possible, however please remember that monitor colour settings can vary.
The leather we choose is vegetable tanned, which means it is produced in the most natural way possible. This beautifully preserves the organic past life of the material, highlighting the natural grain and texture, as well as the occasional growth marks or surface imperfections.
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To us, it’s important that the leather we use aligns with our values. Alongside creating long lasting, timeless products, we must ensure we minimise our impact on the planet, by crafting our pieces responsibly.
All of our leather is supplied by tanneries who are audited and certified by the Leather Working Group.
The Leather Working Group is the world’s largest leather sustainability program. LWG has identified environmental best practices in the industry and audits tanneries to assess the environmental performance of leather manufacturing facilities – and certifies those that meet the standards.
The leather used for our Classic belts, our Missouri, Idaho and Dakota collections, and our Stitched belts is all supplied by a Tuscan tannery that has a Silver Rating from the LWG, as well as being a member of The Genuine Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather Consortium.
The Consortium’s mission is to safeguard the centuries-old tradition of vegetable tanning and to guarantee the quality of the raw material and workmanship. The Consortium guarantees manufacturing processes compatible with the ecosystem and not harmful to people.
Everything you see here is lovingly handmade on site by a member of our small team.
We post almost all our order out on the same day if they are are ordered before 12pm, but occasionally orders can take up to 3 working days to complete - especially one off custom orders and those with personalisation or additional details.
We take great care and pride in our work, and won’t dispatch anything we’re not completely happy with.
We send our orders using Royal Mail First Class and we will contact you immediately if we have any delays in fulfilling your order.
There is the option of Next Day delivery in the UK, and will incur an additional charge for Saturday delivery.
There is Free UK Delivery on all orders over £30.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any queries about our delivery options, or anything at all.
For reference, once they've been dispatched deliveries will typically take:
- United Kingdom: 1-5 business days
- North America: 5-10 business days
- Europe: 3-7 business days
- Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: 7-14 business days
Handling and custom fees may apply to packages sent internationally Any duties payable will be the sole responsibility of the customer and may need to be paid at the time of delivery. Please note that should you decide to return your order for refund we will be unable to refund you any costs you may have incurred for local duty/taxes.