When looking for the perfect bag, there’s a lot to consider. What is the size you’re after? How about the function? Is it a day bag or a night bag? These questions are important, as they will form the basis of your bag quest. Of course, opting for something made locally is always best, but check the materials to ensure you’re getting something sturdy that will stand the test of time.
Finally, it’s all about choosing the right brand. While international designers are great, sometimes it’s worth a look for a band closer to home — if anything, they'll ship to your house faster than the rest! Below, we’ve rounded up 10 must-have Australian handbag labels worth your time. You’re welcome!
One of Australia’s premiere accessories brands, Oroton makes classic and statement shapes in a range of materials. Loved by Meghan Markle, the label was recently taken over by Sophie Holt, who has spearheaded the creative direction of the brand in a minimal, aesthetic way.
You’ve probably already seen State Of Escape’s iconic neoprene bags at your local gym or slung over the shoulder of an on-the-go woman, but for those who aren’t already acquainted, welcome. Known for their active take on the classic tote, this Sydney based label is a must for anyone with a hectic lifestyle.
For a lover of the monogram, The Daily Edited is the answer. Australia’s original monogramming accessories line, TDE makes everything from bucket bags to clutches and everything in between — stamped with your initials. Cute!
One for the cool kids, Status Anxiety is all about great quality leather pieces with simple, minimal designs. Whether it’s one of their classic carryalls or something a little smaller, Status Anxiety has earned its place within Australia’s accessories hall of fame.
Founded by Brooke Testoni, Rylan’s design ethos is all about crafting timeless pieces that you’ll want to keep forever. Whether it’s a fresh take on the classic baguette or a structured snakeskin number, Rylan has something for every It girl.
Born in Melbourne and now one of the country’s most loved accessories brands, Mimco is all in the details. From a glitzy, blingy wallet holder to a chic bucket bag, Mimco has something for everyone.
While they might be primarily known for their cult-like watches, The Horse is also a go-to for well crafted leather goods. From cute clutches to supple backpacks, there’s a pastel-coloured piece for everyone.
For those who want their leather, but they don’t really want the leather, this is for you. Started by an ex Mimco designer, Sans Beast is exactly what it sounds like: an accessories label sans real leather. With chic designs in fashion forward styles, it’s breaking new ground for vegan accessories in Australia — and pulling it off.
The sister to Valet Studio — of the hair clips everyone is currently wearing — Respiro Studio is making the cult, hardshell bags that are all over fashion week. Whether you opt for the tortoiseshell top handle or the mint green statement, these uber cute designs are guaranteed to impress.
What started as a side project, has since turned into one of Australia's most recognisable pieces. Prene is known for their signature lightweight, machine-washable and vegan-friendly neoprene designs, which have rightfully so amassed a cult following. Perfect for the everyday.
With a distinctly vintage aesthetic, Brie Leon brings with it an undeniable cool-girl edge with every piece. From cloud blue satin buckets to shiny leather baguettes, the local label has already gained a following of loyal fans. The brand also has a commitment to sustainability, crafting pieces from sustainable materials and releasing only two drops a year.
Bringing high-quality, affordable leather to the modern woman, VESTIRSI's collection of versatile and timeless bags are the perfect addition to any wardrobe. All pieces are made in Italy (the birthplace of the world's finest leather) combined with handmade production by Italian artisans, resulting in exceptionally made, quality products.