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Best Custom Leather Bags for Men & Women 2022

by Albert Varkki updated 12-01-2022

best custom leather bags

What's better than a high quality, full grain leather bag?

A custom bag of course.

The following products are our top picks for leather bags that you can personalize with your initials, an image, or a custom message.

Best Custom Leather Bags in 2022

Here we go over the best unisex custom leather bags in 2022 by type:

Best Custom Leather Duffle Bag

leather weekender bag

Winner: Weekender Leather Travel Bag

If you want a large travel bag that's stylish and unique, then you need this Leather Weekender. It's made from the highest quality full grain leather, so you know it's a bag that's going to last you years, making it a worthwhile investment. It can easily be customized on the product page, allowing you to make this bag unique to you.

Pros:

  • Full grain leather
  • 16 inch internal padded laptop sleeve.
  • Internal zipped pocket for travel essentials like your passport.
  • Plenty of space for all your gear.
  • Adjustable shoulder strap.
  • Durable cotton lining and YKK zippers.
  • Perfect overnight bag.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Can be personalized

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Best Custom Leather Tote Bag

elegance leather laptop tote bag brown

Winner: Elegance Tote Bag

If you prefer a tote style bag, then the Elegance is perfect. It's made from full grain leather, available in a range of colors, and has a dedicated laptop compartment. The internal pockets are really well laid out, allowing easy access to all essentials. It can be monogrammed on the product page, making it a lovely unqiue bag for you or as a gift.

Pros:

  • Full grain leather
  • Compartment for up to 14 inch laptop.
  • Spacious zipped main compartment
  • Internal pockets for essentials like your phone.
  • Reliable YKK zippers.
  • Durable cotton lining.
  • Available in brown, black, red, and tan.
  • Can be personalized.

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Best Custom Leather Laptop Bag

city leather laptop bag with shoulder strap

Winner: CITY Leather Laptop Bag

If you need a custom laptop bag, then the CITY is for you. It has several internal pockets for storing your laptop, chargers, and other work essentials. The exterior pocket is really useful for things you need to hand quickly, such as a passport when traveling. It's made from full grain leather, and can be personalized on the product page.

Pros:

  • Full grain leather
  • Detachable shoulder strap
  • Fits up to a 15.6 inch laptop (also a 17 inch version here)
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Dedicated laptop compartment
  • Additional zipper pockets

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Best Custom Leather Backpack

10x leather laptop travel backpack

Winner: 10X Leather Laptop Backpack

If you prefer a backpack, then the 10X is for you. It's a convertible bag, which means it can be used as a backpack, shoulder bag, and a briefcase. The internal sections make it easy to organize your items, particularly when traveling. It can be customized on the product page, with an engraving of your choice.

Pros:

  • Full grain leather
  • Can convert from backpack to shoulder bag
  • Top and side handles.
  • Backpack straps hide in zip compartments.
  • Fits up to 15.6 inch laptop or tablet.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Can be personalized
  • Available in brown, tan, black, or red leather.
  • Unisex.

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Best Custom Leather Messenger Bag

exquisite leather messenger bag

Winner: Exquisite Slim Leather Laptop Briefcase

Pros:

  • Full grain leather
  • Slim profile
  • Detachable shoulder strap
  • 14 inch laptop compartment
  • Mobile and tablet slip pockets
  • Large internal zipped pocket
  • Three pen slots
  • Fits A4 size paper
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Can be personalized
  • Available in black, brown, red, or tan

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Best Custom Leather Garment Bag

grand leather garment bag

Winner: Grand Leather Garment Bag

Pros:

  • Full grain leather
  • Dedicated garment carrier.
  • Carry a suit and shirt without creasing.
  • Large main compartment for other items.
  • 16 inch laptop compartment.
  • Adjustable shoulder strap.
  • Durable cotton lining and YKK zippers.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Can be personalized

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Best Custom Leather Carry-On Bag

voyager rolling leather carry-on bag unisex

Winner: Voyager Leather Carry-on with Wheels

We love the Voyager because it feels very lightweight for a leather rolling bag at only 3.5kg, without sacrificing the space you need, as it's internal space is 50cmx40cmx18cm. The full grain leather looks and feels very smart, and the zippers run smoothly and feel high quality (they're Japanese YKK).

Pros:

  • Weight: 7.72 lbs (3.5kg).
  • Full grain leather
  • Hand luggage compliant.
  • 16 inch laptop sleeve.
  • Luggage tag included.
  • Two exterior pockets for easy-to-reach items.
  • Durable cotton lining and YKK zippers.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Designer travel bag.
  • Can be personalized

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Best Custom Leather Toiletry Bag

superior leather toiletry bag unisex and personalized

Winner: Superior Leather Wash Bag

If you want a sleek yet functional toiletry bag that can be personalized to you, then the Superior is ideal. It's made from the highest quality full grain leather, ensuring it will look smart for many years, unlike other materials that look tatty over time. It has a durable and waterproof lining that you'd expert from a toiletry bag. We love the brown leather version, but it's also available in other colors. You can easily add a laser engraving on the product page too.

Pros:

  • Full grain leather
  • Durable waterproof lining
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Strong YKK zippers
  • Available in brown, tan, red, or black leather
  • Internal zipped pocket for small accessories
  • Handles on both sides
  • 2 main compartments
  • 23cm wide, 13cm high, 8cm deep
  • Can be personalized

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FAQ's

What is the best leather to use for bags?

When it comes to bags, full grain leather is the best quality, which is why it’s commonly used. It’s from the most hard wearing section of the animal hide and it has a natural texture, which is ideal for creating beautiful bags. One of the great things about full grain leather is that it develops a soft sheen as it ages. This creates a unique finish.

Where in the world are the best leather bags from?

There are a lot of countries that make leather bags, but the best can be found in Italy. Italy is home to a lot of skilled craftsmen, and it’s hard for any other country to match what Italians are capable of making. Italy uses high quality hides, skilled workers and a unique dye making process.

Are leather bags worth the cost?

Leather bags are usually more expensive than bags made using any other type of material, but they are worth it. You should see leather as an investment, as the bag really can last a lifetime. Instead of looking old and worn, a leather bag actually looks better the more you use it. If you take care of a leather bag properly, there is no reason as to why it won’t last for many, many years.

Related:

How do you determine real leather from fake leather?

There are a lot of fake leather bags out there, but real leather is relatively easy to spot. Real leather should have a somewhat grainy feel; it should be supple and flexible. Real leather can be stretched, but it’s rare for fake leather to have the same movement. Real leather feels warm to the touch and it should have an oaky scent, whereas fake leather has neither of these qualities.

How long does real leather last for?

A real leather purse or bag can last for many, many years and some craftsmen claim that their work can last for decades. This is because real leather has a natural durability that fake leather and other synthetic materials lack.

Related:

What does ‘top grain leather’ mean?

The section of leather that comes from the outermost layer of cowhide is called top grain, and this is one of the more premium types of leather. It’s the most natural leather available, making it extremely high quality. 

What does ‘cowhide leather’ mean?

The natural skin of a cow with hair is called cowhide, and this is where premium leather comes from. Cowhide leather is regularly used for a range of leather products, including shoes, jackets, car interiors and furniture.

Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed our article on the best custom leather bags.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, or email Von Baer at info@vonbaer.com.

Browse related articles on travel here or our work pages here.

Browse bags for men here, and bags for women here.

Author: Albert Varkki
Albert Varkki is the co-founder of Von Baer. He understands leather products as a consumer, supplier, and a manufacturer, helping you with the inside knowledge you need, to choose the perfect leather product for you. Connect on Linkedin

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