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Find your new favourite handcrafted leather bag

Express yourself with unique, colourful, and multi-functional bags handmade on Gabriola Island, Canada

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Welcome to Anita Jackel Leather Design

Buy less, choose well, make it last.
~Vivienne Westwood

• You've got your own style.
• You like to express yourself.
• You want your bag to outlast and outshine any short lived trend.

Stand out in the crowd with unique, handcrafted leather bags, purses, and wallets. I am passionate about creating multipurpose, personal, and comfortable soft leather bags and purses for you - with love.

Find the perfect purse for your lifestyle and body type. My unusual and versatile designs are custom made in your favourite colours.

Multi-functional and convertible bags designed to make life easier on the go.

Your bag should fit your lifestyle, not the other way around.

Easily adapt your Anita Jackel Leather Design purse to fit your style, body, and design preferences.

Transform a purse into a backpack or a cross body bag that is just as beautiful.

See the different ways you can wear my signature Origami Triangle Fold Piano Bag by watching this video.

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Custom leather choices and signature details make your bag one-of-a-kind

Love is in the details - and I love detail!

Customize your bag's colours to fit your own personal style. From neutral tones to bold choices, show off your unique flair with a custom-created leather purse, shoulder bag, or backpack.

Connect to nature wherever your travel takes you with my signature rock closure, hand-selected beach pebbles from Gabriola Island, BC.

Meet the creator of these genuine leather handbags and purses featuring high quality, natural materials

Hi, I'm Anita - adventurer, nature lover, traveller, and free spirit.

As a curious little girl, I snuck into the grounds of the tannery in my hometown of Hailer, Germany. I loved the smell and feel of the soft leather and would collect small scraps from the dump site. It was not safe for kids to go through that waste, though, and one day I was caught by the factory owner.

I knew I had done something I wasn't supposed to. The factory owner knew my parents and was influential in my small town. Calling me into the office, she asked what I was looking for. I answered her honestly: "I just like to use the leather scraps to make small change purses."

Impressed with my answer, she gave me a valuable piece of good-quality leather under one condition: "Do not go back into the dump site, but show me what you've done with it."

I never found the courage to return to the tannery, but I was grateful for the chance to continue playing with something that brought me so much joy. I have spent my life cutting, sewing, and transforming pieces of leather just like that one into purses big and small.

As the founder of Anita Jackel Leather Design, I create unique leather bags and purses to take you on your life's adventures.

$29.95 CAD

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What Our Customers Are Saying:

  • I like how passionate you are about your work, I can feel that you really love what you are doing.

  • I have been using your bag every single day for the last 20 years. Now, I am ready to get a new one...!

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    I am so impressed by your quality and how well the purse stood up. 

  • You are really thinking about benefitting your customers - what they would need and like in a bag.

  • Your devotion to practicality along with your beautiful design is amazing. 

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    Your designs are so unique! They are a piece of art! 

  • I have 3 of your bags and they are all used equally. The leather stands up so well, … They are brilliant designs!

  • I am a satisfied customer for the 4th time now!