Betty Bag


The early part of last century was a time of great change, with both adversity and prosperity defining a generation. It was a time where the world seemed like an enormous place. Travel was slow, and those that set off, often did so into the unknown. It was a time for romantics and adventurers.

This bag bears the name of the matriarch of our family, Betty Tickell. It is an ode to the fortitude, extraordinary longevity and legacy of that generation.

Our Betty Bag is our adaption of a vintage travel bag. In the canvas version, it is made out of 15oz natural canvas contrasted with beautiful vegetable-tanned leather. When using the canvas body, Betty is fully leather-lined and comes with antique brass hardware. In the full leather option (see Saddle Tan version), the main portion of the bag is unlined apart from the base panel as the leather is already thick enough and to reduce the weight of the bag.

This is an heirloom piece that is made-to-order by Jess. Due to the number of hours involved in its production, our lead times typically sit at up to 6 months.

Please note that we use vegetable-tanned leather for the top, handles and corners of this bag, which differs to the consistent smooth finish that you find in most commercial bags. The bag may naturally have character and slight imperfections on the leather, which we embrace.

Shipping allows for full insurance and tracking.

Fitting Guide:

Height to handles: 55cm

Height to top of bag: 45cm

Length at top of bag: 54cm

Length at base of bag: 49cm

Width at base of bag: 28cm

Please note: Sizing is approximate

See final image in gallery for scale on a human


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Please allow up to 6 months for completion