Harriet Sanders Accessories are handmade leather bags made from ethically sourced Italian leathers. Each bag is individually handmade in Cheltenham by Harriet, offering true British fashion with a unique touch. We encourage no wastage when making our bags, therefore incorporate any scars or imperfections in the leather into the design of the bag, making them all the more unique and special. Customers can choose the style, leather, and lining, giving a bespoke aspect to the order.
Harriet Sanders graduated from London College of Fashion and quickly set about starting her brand. Her designs come from her belief in simplicity, colour and detail. as well as providing top quality accessories at affordable prices. Originally starting the company in her garden shed in London and selling her bags on Old Spitalfield’s Market. The company has now moved on to be run from a studio and showroom in the heart of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
In 2009, three Harriet Sanders originals were selected to be sold as part of the ASOS LTD100 Collection and they sold out in seconds. This led to her designs being in LOOK Magazine and Harriet being labelled as the next Patrick Cox by Grazia.
Harriet has donated many bags to Charities including one She designed especially for the Hoi An Orphanage Foundation,incorporating a painting the children of the Orphanage had created. It was auctioned off to raise money for the charity. Harriet has also collaborated with the well known photographer Philip Townsend for the 50th Birthday of Carnaby Street, London.
Harriet has most recently collaborated with womenswear designer Jasper Garvida of Ethologie. The collection debuted at London Fashion Week 2014.
There is an ever-growing collection of styles available, each offering the customer something different. Harriet’s signature touch is lining each bag with a contrasting colour of suede.
The design Harriet Sanders is most well known for is the Dicky Bow Clutch; a clutch bag with an ‘upcycled’ vintage bow tie on the front, making each bag completely unique. It’s popularity led to the expansion to the Tie Clutch. Both styles are now available made to order. During Harriet’s second time showing her collection at the British Craft Trade Fair in 2012, Harriet was awarded Highly Commended Best Fashion Accessory by Attire Accessories Magazine for her Dicky Bow Clutch.
During Pure London 2014 and 2015, Harriet’s Rucksacks were selected to appear on the catwalk, showing the latest top trends.
In 2015 Harriet was a finalist for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Women in Business Awards.
In 2016 Harriet was awarded Young Entrepreneur of the Year, as well as being a finalist for Creative Woman of the Year at the Women of the Year Awards.
Harriet is constantly designing and striving to create the perfect bags for her customers. If you have any particular requirements, do not hesitate to contact her.