PHOEBE minimalist leather shoulder bag - Tan


The PHOEBE is a minimalist leather shoulder bag with a round shaped flap.

This handmade bag is crafted from chemical-free leather in a beautiful warm brown colour. With generous dimensions, without being too big, the PHOEBE is the perfect everyday bag.

This bag can be worn short, just under the arm or a little longer, to sit at waist height. A longer strap can be made on request.

Made of vegetable tanned leather that will age beautifully: more info about this leather.
Stitch-less construction for a sleek minimalist style (except for the pocket and strap which are hand-stitched).

  • Colours: tan (light brown)
  • Brass fittings
  • Belgian vegetable tanned leather (chemical-free leather)
  • Short strap (a longer strap can be made on request)
  • Inside pocket
  • Unlined
  • Can be personalised with your own text (on the inside pocket), more details in the "personalisation" tab

Approx. external measurements:
Width: 10.20” (26 cm) at the base / 9.75” (24.8cm) at the top
Depth: 3.35” (8.5 cm) at the base / 2.35” (6cm) at the top
Height: 7” (18 cm)

Handcrafted in England by designer maker Jessica Gomez.

  • Vegetable tanned leather: vegetable tanning is a traditional process, using plant based tannins. And it’s much kinder to the environment than "regular" chemical-tanned leather. Read more

  • Patina: vegetable tanned leather reacts to sunlight, oils from your skin, moisture and friction. With time the leather will darken and a gorgeous patina will develop, making each piece truly special and unique.

Personalise your item with initials or a short word

Your characters are debossed onto the inside of your bag – it’s a similar effect to the Klès logo, only smaller. They’ll be added to either the inside pocket or under the flap, depending on your product.

Just add the text you’d like to the “order notes” on the basket page.

There’s space for up to 9 characters (including spaces).
Available characters:

3x A C E I L N O R S T 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

2x B D F G H J K M P Q U V W X Y Z " - . * , '

1x & ! ? / + = < > # @

The numbers at the start of the row are the maximum of each character you can use in your word. So for example, you could have a word with three As (like “ALANA”), but for Bs there’s a maximum of two (e.g. “ABBY” but not “BOBBI”) – and the special punctuation on the last row is a maximum of one of each (so “@#><&?!” is ok, but not “!!”).

  • Every product is handmade to order by Klès founder and designer maker Jessica Gomez from her Bristol studio.

  • Unlike mass-produced products, no two Klès creations are exactly alike. This is thanks to the handcrafting process and the nature of natural leather. Slight differences in the colour and texture of the leather add to each item’s charm and individuality.

This item is handmade to order and will ship within 1 to 2 weeks.
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