The Italian Handbag Company – Excellent Crafted Italian Leather Bags

One of the great things about Instagram is discovering new brands, big or small. It’s like finding little gems that I sometimes get to share with you. On this occasion, This time I’m sharing one of my new favourite finds. The Italian Handbag Company.

Catherine Johnson is a woman I truly admire. After taking a holiday in Italy and finding gorgeous handbags made of good quality leather, Catherine decided to throw in the towel at her workplace and set up an online shop of her own selling the most gorgeous Italian leather handbags.

The designs are classic, the quality is good and I’m often ooing and arrhring with my cup of tea in the mornings going through her delightful Instagram feed. There’s not one handbag that I don’t like!

Meet Rina! Tan and Gold from The Italian Handbag Company

 

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On being asked to choose a handbag to share with you, that’s when things got a bit tricky. Which one do you choose when you love them all? What colour? Casual or smart? What will go with everything? Decisions decisions!

 

 

If you’re a regular reader here, you will often see me sporting a Tan handbag of some sorts. I have a few different styles of Tan handbags (see here)but not a leather one. The Italian Handbag company provide different colourways for all of the handbag designs available.  White, Red, Navy, and Black is also available for this style called Rina that I have chosen

If you’re going to spend a little money on a good quality handbag, Style and colour have to be the most important decisions I think. I tend to use my other Tan handbags a lot & Here are my reasons for choosing Tan

  • Tan is great for any season. Winter-Spring or Summer
  • Tan will work well with most colours. Blacks and Browns in winter, Creams and florals in summer (I’m styling my Rina bag here with Blue) Khaki/green look great with Tan
  • Tan accessories are great for more casual denim days yet the style of the Rina bag is also a very smart styled handbag and will work well with a more formal outfit

 

Classic and elegant, the Rina bag is made from the best smooth leather, double stitched with Gold hardware rivets at the top corners. Gold studs are also attached at the underneath for protection.

The bag consists of three pockets. Two press studded pockets front and back and a zipped compartment to the middle. It feels quite robust, you know it’s going to last for years to come. I’m super impressed with this bag!

 

 

There’s an optional side strap to attach if you wish. On the website, it’s shown perched on the shoulder, but if I use a long strap I prefer it to be crossbody. The Rina bag also comes with a keyring attached to the end. It finishes the style of the bag nicely.

 

 

How gorgeous has our weather been? And there’s more to come apparently! It’s lovely to be able to wear dresses and shorts in the last few weeks. I normally have so much summer wear waiting patiently to be worn only to get put away again without seeing the light of day but this year so far everything’s going to plan. We’re actually getting a proper summer! This silk Diane Von Furstenberg dress was gifted to me by one of my friends. I love the colour!

If you were going to choose a forever bag which colour & style would it be?

 

new brands, big or small. It's like finding little gems that I sometimes get to share with you. On this occasion, I'm sharing one of my new favourite finds. The Italian Handbag Company.

 

Do you think I chose well? I very nearly chose the Rina bag in White. An all-rounder summer bag is next on my list. I have a good quality leather clutch bag in White but no leather everyday bags in this colour. It’s time to start my collection I think. I also nearly chose the Enza bag, a gorgeous Tan Tote bag.

Trend or classic?

 

 

And what about style? What’s your favourite style when choosing a handbag? I’ve chosen the Rina for the classic style that won’t look out of place in years to come. After all, I’m a classic dressing kinda girl, so this fits in with my wardrobe well.

The Italian Handbag Company has some bang on trend styles too like the striped Tara Tote (see below) I was very tempted to choose that! See below my other choices, pop over and let me know what you would choose. I like the idea of knowing this bag is not mass produced either. So much nicer to get something from an independent retailer that has something different to the department stores.

 

 

Rina bag Co/ The Italian Handbag Company

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Xo Laurie

58 Comments

  1. July 10, 2018 / 2:07 am

    That is a gorgeous, rich, camel leather tote bag Laurie. But I am totally digging the pretty front-button turquoise dress. Also love turquoise with camel. Such a gorgeous combo and as always super elegant!

    P.S. Welcome by every day this week because I am styling a new skirt each day and I think you will love what I come up with, thanks. =)

    • laurie
      Author
      July 11, 2018 / 7:35 am

      Thank you Ada! I will stop by xx

  2. July 9, 2018 / 11:05 pm

    What a gorgeous bag, I think you chose very well! I love the classic style and it looks fab with the turquoise dress! The Audrey bag is rather lovely too! After a few trips to Sorrento about ten years ago me and a friend had the idea of importing leather bags, but sadly it never got off the ground. When it comes to bags Italians definitely do it better! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 11, 2018 / 7:34 am

      I totally agree Emma. Can’t beat that Italian leather! xx

  3. Jodie
    July 9, 2018 / 2:17 pm

    It’s totally classic and gorgeous. I bought a thrifted brown bag like this last year, and have worn it way more than i thought I would!!
    XOXO
    Jodie

    • laurie
      Author
      July 11, 2018 / 7:33 am

      Thanks Jodie. I think Tan is just as versatile as Black! xx

  4. July 9, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    Very stylish bag. Your leather handbag is really awesome. I like this. Nice Blog!

    • laurie
      Author
      July 11, 2018 / 7:32 am

      Thank you Grady Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you like the blog! I hope you return xx

  5. July 9, 2018 / 7:52 am

    Oh I love Tan. It goes with everything. This looks like a great size too. Thank you for sharing 🌈 #POCOLO

  6. laurie
    Author
    July 9, 2018 / 6:34 am

    Thanks Maria. Do take a look, this brand is right up you’re street xx

  7. July 8, 2018 / 11:52 pm

    Classic, elegant bag, Laurie. I love the color and simple structure. xox

    -Patti

    • laurie
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 6:33 am

      Thanks Patti xx

  8. July 7, 2018 / 11:16 pm

    Ooh tan is timeless and your turquoise dress is dreamy. That’s my fave colour x

    • laurie
      Author
      July 8, 2018 / 8:35 am

      I know! That’s why it just had to be that colour! Goes with everything eh? Glad you like it xx

  9. July 7, 2018 / 8:57 pm

    I think the bag looks chic and sophisticated. It would suit both summer and winter wardrobes. Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

    • laurie
      Author
      July 8, 2018 / 8:35 am

      Thank you! xx

  10. July 6, 2018 / 10:24 pm

    Smashing bag! I think I’d choose grey for a forever bag… Not so easy to find in a more structured bag; often they are far softer and more casual.

    • laurie
      Author
      July 8, 2018 / 8:36 am

      Yes. That’s why I liked this one in Tan. I do have a couple of Grey bags and like you say, softer in style. Thanks for stopping by Liz xx

  11. July 6, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    What a beautiful bag Laurie! I love a great classic neutral bag, and this will go with so much in your wardrobe. Italian leather – you can’t beat it. Great choice and I love your pretty torquoise dress on you as well.
    Have a nice weekend!
    jess xx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 8, 2018 / 8:38 am

      Thank you Jess. I hope you’rs is good xx

  12. July 6, 2018 / 7:23 am

    I like the bag so much. The shape is timeless and very classic. Your dress is also a real eye-catcher – very chic.
    XO Martina from Germany

    • laurie
      Author
      July 6, 2018 / 7:34 am

      I know how much you like elegant accessories like myself Martina! Thanks for stopping by xx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 6, 2018 / 7:34 am

      Thank you Nicole xx

  13. July 5, 2018 / 10:21 am

    It is a lovely bag but what I really want is dresses with pockets

    Mollyx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 6, 2018 / 7:37 am

      We can’t have it all eh? thanks for stopping by xx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 6, 2018 / 7:40 am

      Oh it is! This is quite robust. I wanted something that will last years xx

  14. July 4, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    What a lovely handbag! Just what I was looking for!

    #BloggerClubUK

    • laurie
      Author
      July 8, 2018 / 8:43 am

      Thank you, Veronica! I’m glad you like it. Thanks for coming back again xx

  15. July 4, 2018 / 12:28 am

    I’m on the hunt for a new bag and just can’t find what I want. I’ll have to check these out.

    • laurie
      Author
      July 8, 2018 / 8:44 am

      Oh please do! There are some lovely bags over on the site too. Good to keep the independent brands going. Thank you so much for stopping by xx

  16. July 3, 2018 / 9:31 pm

    Such a beautiful bagLaurie. Love how you have styled it with matching shoes 🙂 Love the colour of your dress too.

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays 🙂 Hope you can join us tomorrow.

    • laurie
      Author
      July 8, 2018 / 8:45 am

      Thank you Claire xx

  17. July 3, 2018 / 8:08 pm

    What an elegant bag, Laurie. The leather looks so soft and the neutral color makes it ageless.

    Xo, Jonet

    • laurie
      Author
      July 8, 2018 / 9:11 am

      Thank you Jonet. I think I will be using this one for years to come! xx

  18. July 3, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    It’s a gorgeous bag! I do love a classic leather bag. They can really make an outfit, can’t they?
    Love the pretty blue dress too, not to mention the wedges!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 8, 2018 / 9:13 am

      Thanks Suzy. The wedges were my bargain find of the year from Zara. £5.00!!

  19. July 3, 2018 / 2:51 pm

    Such a beautiful bag! It looks lovely quality. I also love your dress so much. The colour is amazing!

    Gemma x

    • laurie
      Author
      July 8, 2018 / 10:56 pm

      Thanks Gemma xx

  20. July 3, 2018 / 5:04 am

    I think you made an excellent choice Laurie, tan is so versatile and looks well in winter or summer. Love your dress, the colour is amazing and the cut fits you perfectly

    • laurie
      Author
      July 8, 2018 / 10:57 pm

      Thank you Anna. My friend hated the dress. I love it when nice things like this come my way. Especially designer! xx

  21. July 2, 2018 / 11:18 pm

    I think you chose very well. It is such a classic pairing to any outfit, dressed up or down. You look lovely in that color, by the way. Have a great day. – Amy

    • laurie
      Author
      July 8, 2018 / 10:58 pm

      Thanks so much Amy xx

  22. July 2, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    I love a classic style for handbags too! Very elegant.

    • laurie
      Author
      July 8, 2018 / 10:58 pm

      It’s just perfect isn’t it Nancy? xx

  23. July 2, 2018 / 7:14 pm

    Great bag choice I would probs choose black for me ! But I k ow you are a tan fan !!
    Ashley xx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 11, 2018 / 7:30 am

      100% Tan fan at the mo! xx

  24. July 2, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    A roomy and versatile choice. You bagged that one well!
    Pretty hot, eh?
    Hugs, x.

    • laurie
      Author
      July 8, 2018 / 10:59 pm

      Haha! Thanks Mary xx

  25. July 2, 2018 / 1:25 pm

    You can see the quality! Gorgeous classic bag. I love the turquoise dress too – colour really suits you Laurie!

    • laurie
      Author
      July 8, 2018 / 11:00 pm

      Thank you Gail. Good to see you here xx

  26. July 2, 2018 / 11:05 am

    This is a nice pick for such a beautiful bag! The rich tan color on this beauty is stunning and from the pictures alone, it looks like the leather is buttery soft and supple! This bag is a classic that’s for sure!

    Maureen |

    • laurie
      Author
      July 8, 2018 / 11:01 pm

      Thank you Maureen. I know I’m going to enjoy it for many years xx

  27. July 2, 2018 / 9:53 am

    Very stylish bag! A perfect accessory! Happy week xx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 8, 2018 / 11:01 pm

      Thank you! And to you! xx

    • laurie
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 6:34 am

      Thanks Maria. Do take a look, this brand is right up you’re street xx

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