The perfect leather bag isn’t just an accessory—rather, it’s an enduring statement. Here, we pinpoint a few artful examples that run the spectrum from structured to unexpected. Each is from a member of The List, the destination for all things Surface-approved. Want to join? Contact our team to find out how to apply.
7 Perfect Leather Bags For Fall
From classic silhouettes to big, bold shapes, this versatile cadre of carriers are made from quality hide and imbued with distinct character.
By Janine Stankus
August 15, 2018
1. I Got Rhythm purse (Golden Series), Lautem
This little looker is made in Ubrique, Spain, from premium calfskin leather and is topped with a hinged gold-tone handle that carries the piece into the realm of sculpture.
2. Insouciante bag, Peryton
The lines of this accessory are drawn to tell a story. Made of French calfskin, it carries considerable Western flair while its perfect symmetry conveys beauty and poise.
3. Diana purse, Gabriela Hearst
Marked by smooth Napa leather and rose-gold accents, this purse boasts an unusual accordion effect that made us instant fans.
4. The Charlie bag, Annoukis
Handmade by designer Lexane Rousseau, this vegetable-tanned leather shoulder bag has a subtle braid detail that weaves in a bit of prettiness.
5. Lubo belt bag, Nanushka
This brand’s bent toward what it calls “informal beauty” is embodied in this elevated version of a fanny pack, inspired by ’90s streetwear. Rendered in lustrous leather, it sits pretty on the hips or curves across the shoulder.
6. Classic backpack, Moleskine
Channeling the essential design of its creators’ signature leather notebook, this sleek, lined leather backpack is a universal, multifunctional, unequivocal object of desire.
7. Right Angle clutch, Ampersand as Apostrophe
This righteous triangle accent cuts an eye-catching figure, crafted from thick, full-grained leather with a contrasting natural wood spine—resulting in a piece that is artistic and architectural by design.