The Horse range of luxurious leather handbags have been designed in Australia and made using the highest quality Italian leather and are available in a range of practical, stylish designs. Our leather handbag creations are inspired by timeless minimalism which accentuates the subtle textures of our quality materials, allowing the precision finish on all of our products to remain simple and unadorned by needless detail. Our ladies leather products are available in a range of neutral black and brown tones, bold and brash vintage colours and dramatic textured panels to offer you versality from the office to the club, the garden party to the yacht and everywhere in between.
Beginning with our daypack range, we bring you a range of simple and practical backpack designs in tones ranging from simple goes-with-everything black in pebbled Italian leather to camel suede, soft blush pink, vintage and vibrant red, and classic tan. Our range of backpacks are comfortably practical offering multiple zippered compartments, adjustable shoulder straps and convenient top handles for easy toting. Using quality soft leather materials, our leather bags are gentle to touch but strong enough to stand up to regular, daily use as your everyday leather handbag.
Available with or without cotton lining, our range of large and affordable women’s handbags are the perfect companion for day-to-day commuting, large enough to carry everything you need and practical enough to offer supportive wear and quick and easy access to everything you need. Whether you drive, train, bus or ride to work, university or the kid’s schools every day, you can rely on your leather handbag from The Horse to not only keep up with you, but to reliably last for years to come.
Standing just apart from our regular leather bags range is the Supply backpack range in black or tan genuine leather. Offering a trim and eloquent silhouette, these bags are practical statement pieces. They include a slimline magdot closure, internal zippered pocket and gold-tone metal hardware. They have a slightly stiffer outline but still enjoy the same supple, luxurious leather feel.
Our Utility Bag is large enough to fit all of your everyday essentials and conveniently organised with two outer pockets for quick access to your phone, wallet, cosmetics, journal… whatever you a need free and easy reach to. Inspired by hold-everything satchels and tote bags, this design combines the two and features a soft saddle silhouette with an accordion structure to allow for ample internal space. Stash a cardigan, a clean pair of pjs, your book, your lunch.
The crossbody bag is the latest in practical on-the-go designs offering an ample single pocket wide enough for storing all of your necessaries while you’re out and about. Our range offers you both a single and double zip crossbody bags range which gives you just that little bit more storage on the days you might need it. Available in our signature vintage red, gentle pink blush, bold and timeless black, natural tan and camel suede, you can rely on your crossbody bag from The Horse to hold everything you need in a stylish little parcel right at your side.
How to soften a leather handbag?
To keep your leather handbags soft and supple, it’s important to use a purpose-made leather conditioner. These are made from specific chemical structures designed to keep your leather soft and strong, and prepared for regular use. They can be applied with a colourless cloth and gently massaged into the leather if the leather is particularly stiff but are generally designed to allow the leather to automatically absorb the active ingredients.
Your leather handbag is also water resistant but should be allowed to dry if made excessively wet. If you’re caught in the rain and your bag, wallet or clutch has been soaked, wipe away excess water with an uncoloured cloth and then stuff your bag with paper while it dries to ensure it doesn’t lose its shape. If your handbag has a soft cotton lining, then try not to use heavily inked paper in case the ink runs and stains the inner lining of the bag. Once nearly dry, apply your leather conditioner which will help to replace the natural oils in the leather which the water may have dislodged.
We choose to work with leather because of its beautiful ability to patina gently over time. Your leather handbags from The Horse has been specifically designed with this aging process in mind, allowing for our designs to only get better with age and regular use.
Our range of leather goods also include a collection of duffle bags, purses, wallets, clutches and pouches designed for practical and reliable everyday use. Choose from travel wallets and organisers designed to carry what you need when you travel, small leather card holders for credit cards, travel cards and necessities that need to be on hand at all times, and finally all-purpose purses for carrying everything everywhere.
The Weekender duffle bag is the perfect combination of light and capacious. Available in black and tan, our duffle bags are constructed from military grade canvas and reinforced with leather strapping and bottom. Perfect for a few days away, they’re small enough to fit in the overhead compartment on your flight but large enough to carry everything you need.
Our purses are available in seven practical designs including the vanishing wallet, the slimline wallet, the holiday wallet as well as travel organisers, the block wallet, the folder wallet, the carry-all wallet and the zip around wallet. Each design is carefully created and crafted to offer our signature blend of practicality and old-world inspired luxury. They are all designed to provide you with ample storage space depending on your needs. Our folder wallets are perfect for people who only need the bare essentials with them while the carry-all wallet is exactly what it sounds like, offering you compartments for cards, cash, change, passports and your phone.
Finally, our range of clutches offer you quick and effortless access to everything you need without the bulk and inconvenience of a shoulder bag. With a single pocket clutch or pouch from The Horse, available in our signature colour range and including cobalt blue, you have everything you need in a neat little size large enough to tuck securely under your arm and small enough to carry from place to place.
Leather is not only just a luxurious material to work with and use every day, it offers another special gift that not all handbags and wallets offer: monogramming. Monogramming is the process by which a person’s initials or their name are embossed directly on the leather surface of a handbag, wallet or watch strap. When you purchase a leather handbag, wallet, purse, clutch or pouch from The Horse, you can add an unmistakable personal touch with a monogram. Choose your name or make a truly special gift and have the name of the giftee embossed on his or her leather wallet or handbag from The Horse.
All of our leather handbags, purses and wallets are available for purchase online directly through our online store. You can view our entire range on our website and order directly, or choose a local stockist in your area.