When you think of leather, what are some of the first words that come to mind? Strong? Durable? Timeless? Most likely, the words “graceful” and “humility” weren’t on the tip of your tongue. But, once you get to know Blythe Leonard, there’s a good chance that your entire perspective about leather goods, from how they’re crafted to how they look, will be changed forever. A homegrown business in the United States, Blythe Leonard is based in North Carolina and believes in crafting unique luxury leather goods as a means to celebrate the extraordinary individuals who carry them. Allowing her clients to design their own bespoke dream bag certainly exhibits her passion to create – your bag.
Classically trained at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Blythe Leonard, the founder of the eponymous brand, doesn’t just make leather products – she breathes life into them. Dedicated to her art, there was no question what she would do after graduating back in 2015. Just days after, Blythe Leonard LLC was born and she officially went to work doing exactly what her soul called her to do. Blythe’s flagship store opened the same year the business was founded in her manufacturing facility.
Luxury Leather Accessories Handmade In The USA
Never mass produced and always made by hand, there’s a palpable sense of personality behind each Blythe Leonard design. That devoted attention to detail given to her craft is just one of the many reasons that the brand has taken off so quickly. Another reason is Blythe’s commitment to her work and her understanding of the real change one person can make. Dedicated to philanthropy and making connections within her community, Blythe and her brand go above and beyond to raise money and volunteer, adding another layer of purpose to the creative work she does every day.
Blythe Leonard’s Leather Handbags
Eco-friendly, sustainable, and completely free of harmful chemicals (something that is somewhat of a rarity within the handbag world), Blythe Leonard’s bags don’t just sound like a good idea – they look, feel, and are everything they promise. Blythe Leonard LLC creates everything from travel and business bags for men and women, to passport covers, and much more. The most recent collection of products range from patent leather shoulder bags and clutches to vibrant coloured totes and handbags. Below we have handpicked a few of our favourites from the collection:-
The Boho Caroline Tote is a prime example of Blythe’s ability to bring leather to life. Crafted with beautifully contrasting orange and black tapestry fabric, black leather and speckled grey hair-on-hide, it’s the perfect everyday work bag that is anything but basic.
Another fun take on an everyday essential, the luxury leather Sarah Backpack in tan cowhide and eggplant goat skin, features an intelligent design that gives you everything you need to organise your things on-the-go, while still giving you the style you crave.
And then there’s the Burgundy Shoulder Bag. A more subtle design in the women’s collection, the simplicity of this bag is what allows Blythe’s craftsmanship to really shine. Complete with interior pockets, this bag is the understated statement accessory every woman needs, with room for all of her everyday essentials.
Another essential in the Blythe Leonard lineup is the lightweight Lisa Bag in eggplant and tan leather, which features a beautiful contrast of colours and textures, in a crossbody design that every woman loves, especially when it comes to convenience and comfort.
But, of all of Blythe Leonard’s women’s bags, perhaps none can epitomize the brand’s gracefulness better than the Tan Leah Bag. Delicate, minimal, and absolutely perfect; if there’s one bag you need it’s this one. Handmade from the finest leather, the Leah is soft and supple to the touch and perfectly finished with an embossed logo. This crossbody design can be dressed up or dressed down, practically anything can go with this bag.
To find out more about Blythe Leonard LLC’s luxury leather goods, view all of the collections, and shop the range of handmade accessories, visit online: blytheleonard.com