Handbags Handcrafted in Yorkshire
Joanna Umpleby - The owner of Umpie Handbags
If your looking for an elegant way to spruce up your wardrobe, look no further than my handcrafted handbags. I'm passionate about creating one-of-a-kind bags in my accessories studio in Yorkshire. I hand-make each piece from the most luxurious and unique fabrics I can source. These individual designs are perfect for any occasion and add a special touch to your outfit.
For too many decades than I care to remember, I have been creating handbags. It all began professionally in 1982 when I started working with Jane Shilton, a traditional bag manufacturing company in London. Throughout the subsequent years, I have dedicated my time to perfecting the craft of designing and constructing women's quality handbags.
Start with the handbag fabric that's right for you.
Buying a British made handbag is an investment, so it's good to take some time and think about the fabric that's the best choice for your lifestyle and what you want from your bag. Umpie Bags offer a wide selection of beautiful fabrics to fit any occasion. Use the above drop down menu "Collections" to search by handbag fabric.
Floral Bags can be a stylish and fun way to accessorise your outfit. Perfect for dressier occasions such as weddings and garden parties but equally stylish with casual jeans.
My Animal Print Bags are a great way to add a bit of edge and style into your wardrobe. But caution is needed with this trend - less is very much more! So create an upmarket look by styling your animal print bag with bold, solid colours in your outfit, like red or yellow, or go for classic neutrals like black and white. This will showcase the handbag and bring an air of elegance and individuality to your whole outfit.
Tartan Bags are making a big fashion statement for this season and they are a great way to stand out from the crowd. With its timeless pattern, you can easily make any tartan bag your own by teaming it with a leopard print strap like the Royal Stewart Tartan Hobo Bag. This creates a unique, edgy look and is a colourful way to wear plaids.
Choose Kilim Bags for a multi-colour design that goes with anything. Kilim bags are great accessories for both casual and dressier looks, they're perfect as work bags or easy to dress down with jeans. Either way, you’ll be sure to make an exciting fashion statement every time you carry a kilim bag!
The William Morris Bags prove that classic design always stands the test of time. William Morris designs are widely recognised and beloved for their timeless quality and beauty. The artist's intricate and colourful patterns, feature natural elements like flowers and birds, evoke a sense of nostalgia and charm that has been continually popular throughout the years. His fabric designs remain an integral part of the craft movement and make beautiful handbags!
Velvet Bags have a luxurious feel that can't be matched. Soft, textured velvet is a classic, timeless fabric that goes with almost any outfit and adds an extra level of elegance and sophistication. Modern velvet fabric is nothing like the high maintenance velvet of previous decades. With advanced stain guard finishes and multi direction pile it's much more robust and wearable. My Velvet bags come in a variety of beautiful colours and styles and make a stylish accessory for any occasion.
Harris Tweed Bags. This timeless fabric has been trusted as a premium quality product for centuries, thanks to its ability to withstand prolonged use and exposure to wear. Harris Tweed bags offer the perfect balance between functionality and style, making them an excellent choice for those who want to carry their belongings in the utmost luxury and sophistication. Harris Tweed really is worth the investment.
At Umpie you'll always find the perfect fabric to compliment your unique style.
Choose the handbag type that best meets your needs.
If you're looking for a bag that keeps your hands free, is lightweight and suitable for travel. Then my collection of Crossbody Bags is a perfect choice. These bags will give you all the freedom and convenience you need while still being stylish, edgy and unique.
Make a statement with my unique yet functional Shoulder Bags! Perfect for carrying your everyday essentials in a lightweight and roomy design.
My Hand-held Handbags are an essential accessory for special occasions. These bags provide a fashionable, elegant style that will turn heads! They come in various fabrics that are sure to add a touch of glamour to any event!
Umpie Hobo Bags are characterised by their soft and slouchy construction. These bags come in various fabrics with plain or animal print leather straps.
My Weekend Bags are ideal for short trips and journeys, making them the perfect choice for weekend getaways or as a carry-on bag when flying. Lightweight and versatile, these beautiful bags provide plenty of space to store all your essentials in one place.
Umpie Bags are only available here!
Umpie Bags can only be found here at this online shop. There is no other place you can purchase my exclusive designs. These handbags are not sold in other shops or stores, nor are they offered by any other companies.
Invest in a Unique Bag!
Handcrafted bags stand out from the crowd, bringing a unique touch to your wardrobe. At Umpie Bags, I carefully craft my bags with extra attention to detail. I'm proud to provide you with a quality product you will cherish for many years.
Shop now and find the perfect bag that reflects your style!
Thank you for looking, Joanna