Discover Duchy .
Discover Duchy .
How it Began…
It all began on a warm summer’s day on the beautiful Italian island of Sicily.
Our founder Nicole and her partner Wayne were roaming the romantic, cobbled streets when they spotted an adorable Italian couple handcrafting leather bags. With a passion for sustainable handbags, Nicole quickly noticed the high levels of quality and attention that went into each and every bag the couple created.
After spending some time obsessing over what was on offer, Nicole and Wayne quickly realised that they probably weren’t the only ones who appreciate the charm and character you get from quality, handcrafted bags. So, they asked the couple whether they would be willing to create designs made by Nicole...and they agreed.
When Nicole returned to London she started creating the stunning designs you now see on our product pages. It was at this time that Duchy was born.
The rest, as they say, is history...
Designed in London and lovingly handcrafted in Italy, all of our designs are both classic and timeless, making them a stylish addition to your outfit whatever the season.
Due to their handcrafted nature, each of our bags is entirely unique and comes with beautiful, subtle details which you just do not find on mass, machine-produced products. Their sustainable and ethically sourced leather develops its look and feel over time - so your bag will continue to look stunning from day 1 to day 1001 and beyond.
Each of our bags can be purchased with a luxurious Duchy scarf in one of several colours. These can be used to add a stylish pop of personality to your bag or help you mix it up when you fancy a change.
Sustainability. Personality. Quality.
These three words are at the core of everything we do here at Duchy.
We want to live in a world where great style doesn’t mean damaging our beautiful environment. That means that we stand against fast fashion. So, not only do our bags look great, but we also produce them in a way that makes you feel great every time you use them.
All our bags are made to last and with a classic, timeless style, your bag will look just as gorgeous the day you receive it as it will for years to come. Using sustainable, ethically sourced leather we are also able to reduce our impact throughout the manufacture of our products.
We want our bags to be as unique as you. With a range of styles to choose from, our bags can also be purchased with a Duchy scarf that will help you add an extra splash of personality to your look.
Handcrafted in Italy to the highest standards, it only takes a quick look at any one of our bags to see that quality comes as standard.