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All our bags are designed and made in our workshop in Sussex . Function shape and form are individual to each bag using fine quality leathers printed and plain with striking colour combinations. They range from the small evening style , structured shapes, crossbody , soft everyday bags to the larger tote and backpack. Special colour combinations can be made on request and leathers can be chosen by visiting our workshop. Attention to detail and craftsmanship is essential to each of our bags made from start to finish in our workshop.
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Jane Hopkinson Bags

Handmade Leather Bags.

Jane Hopkinson Bags is a family-run business in the heart of the English countryside. Our British leather bags cover over thirty designs from small day time and evening bags, across the body bags, satchels, tote bags through to the weekend and travel bags.

After nearly three decades in the business, we specialise in creating that vital combination of function and style that our customers have come to trust. From supersoft Italian leathers in rich, subtle colours, to quirky sculptural forms in bold textures, there are designs to fire the imagination and delight the senses in equal measure.

We believe that simple is best and that our attention to the smallest detail is what gives our leather handbags the edge. We select the finest raw materials; we road test our fastenings and toggles so that they will never let our customers down; and we constantly refine and extend our collection to ensure our designs remain current and unique.

With over thirty unique designs in our collection, all with individual stylish features, we offer two distinct ranges: our exquisite structured leather evening and shoulder bags for special occasions; and our soft, organic designs in cow and calf hides, great for everyday use. We specialise in creating unusual colour combinations, mixing them with printed and plain leathers.

All our luxury leather handbags are unique, embodying our commitment to quality and style.


After working as a primary school art teacher via art therapy Jane retrained in theatre design making props for Glyndebourne Opera and ENO before designing sets and costumes at the Young Vic. Taking time out to have children Jane created her first collection in 1980 based on her passion for unusual shaped forms which lead to her first commission with the Pineapple Dance Studio, Covent Garden and later designs for boutiques in Japan and America. With the business developing Jane's husband Jerry, himself a sculptor and artist, joined the business to collaborate their ideas and put Jane Hopkinson bags on the map. As a further development their daughter Leah joined bringing her knowledge and experience of the fashion world working with high-end designers Lulu Guinness and running her own fashion label to make Jane Hopkinson bags a family enterprise.


Our bags are made in Ditchling, Sussex, England. We make and design all our handbags and accessories in a small workshop in Ditchling. All the leather fittings, toggles and fasteners are made by us.

Our components are sourced in the UK and come from Italy and France. All our leathers are sourced from the finest tanneries in Italy, we use sumptuous soft italian cow hides with printed and plain finishes, more specialist prints are sourced in the UK. We use a thick cotton drill lining sourced in Manchester. All our toggles, buttons and tassels are handmade by us.

All products Made in the UK
Clothing & Accessories
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Jane Hopkinson
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