Welcome to The Little leather handbag company!

I'm Susie Talbot, founder and I design and make every detail of my bags (with the exception of the metal hardware) from the cutting and stitching to hand cutting, dyeing and finishing the leather used in the straps and fastenings.

I spent 3 years living in Mull, in beautiful Tobermory, with my husband and our two children. We now live in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire which is where we grew up.

I make my handmade bags and purses each day for both individual customer orders and for stockists in the North of England and in the North West of Scotland.

I have a passion for Buying British, buying local and supporting local artisans and craftspeople by buying handmade. As an experienced sewer I began hand-making my bag collection 5 years ago after I tried myself to buy a British, handmade bag and struggled to find one to fit the bill. 

Each of my bags is carefully crafted and machine or hand-stitched. Whether in Italian leather or in tweed each bag is made from high quality materials. Leather from Tuscany, English tweed from Yorkshire, Scottish tweed from the Isle of Mull and Harris in the Hebrides and British cast buckles and metal hardware.

I hope that you enjoy my collection. From totes to cross-body bags, clutches, purses, cases and belts it is ever-expanding with each style of bag available in each tweed that you see. I make matching purses, bags and clutches so please do get in touch if you have a request for matching items that you can't buy on here or would like a custom-made bag.

All my bags are hand-made to order and so please allow 2 weeks for your bag to be made and then posted out to you.