When you think of leather, what are 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, it’s likely that your entire perspective on leather goods, from how they’re crafted to how they look, will be changed forever.
A homegrown business in the United States, Blythe Leonard LLC is based in North Carolina, and the brand believes in crafting unique luxury leather goods as a means to celebrate the extraordinary individuals who carry them.
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 of 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 she loved. Blythe’s flagship store opened that very same year.
Handmade In The USA
Never mass-produced and always made by hand, there’s a palpable sense of the personality behind each Blythe Leonard design. And, the attention to detail Blythe gives 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.
Luxury Leather Handbags
Eco-friendly, sustainable, and completely free of harmful chemicals (something that is somewhat of a rarity within the handbag world), Blythe Leonard Bags don’t just sound like a good idea – they look and feel superb, and are everything they promise and more!
Our Top 5 Blythe Leonard Picks
Blythe Leonard creates everything from travel holdalls and business bags, suitable for both men and women, to passport covers, and more. The current collection of products ranges from patent leather shoulder bags and clutches to vibrant coloured totes and handbags. Below we have handpicked our top 5 picks from the collection:-
1. Boho Caroline Tote
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 bag that is anything but basic.
2. Sarah Backpack
Another fun take on an everyday essential, the luxury leather Sarah Backpack in tan cowhide and eggplant goatskin, features an intelligent design that gives you everything you need to keep organised on-the-go, while still giving you the style you crave.
3. Burgundy Shoulder Bag
And then there’s the Burgundy Shoulder Bag, a more subtle design from the women’s leather handbag collection, the simplicity of this bag is what allows Blythe’s craftsmanship to really shine. Complete with interior pockets, this bag is understated yet somehow still a statement accessory with room for all of those everyday essentials.
4. Eggplant Lisa Bag
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.
5. Tan Leah Bag
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 and will go with practically everything!
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: blytheleonard.com