Handmade Artisan Leather Bags and Accessories

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Note from shop owner Please check back for our Grand Re Opening coming soon.

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Last updated on Nov 7, 2020

Please check back for our Grand Re Opening coming soon.

Linda Highsmith

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About HighsmithLeather

Sales 98
On Etsy since 2009

Custom One of a Kind Leather Handbags and Accessories

HighsmithStudio is a family owned and family run custom leather handbag studio. My daughter Heather has helped me design our new lines "Velvet Lamb" handbags and "Loot Bags".

Velvet Lamb handbags are created out of beautiful, soft leather. Our leather clutch bags are lined with designer fabric with metal zipper closures and a flap with a magnetic clasp for double security. The shoulder bags are made out buttery soft deerskin and are also lined in high quality designer fabric.

Loot Bags are created using original upcycled bank bags. They are lined with burlap with an interior pocket for your personal items. They also have a metal zipper enclosure and are trimmed in leather with a 36" leather strap.

Rebel Leather bags were my first creation that started Highsmith Leatherworks. I wanted a bag to clip to my beltloops for hands-free shopping, bicycle riding and for motorcycle riding. They are made out of deerskin and each has their own unique design based on the characteristics of the leather. Included in this line are my cellphone holders, medicine bags, leather pouches, checkbook covers, alligator feet cellphone holders. I use soft leather, deerskin, suede and genuine Florida Alligator hides.

I hope you have enjoyed visiting our Etsy shop, please come back again soon and tell your family and friends. Our creations will make a perfect unique gift for that special someone.

Please check out Heather's webpage at: www.heatherhorwitzdesign.com

Shop members

  • Linda Highsmith

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator, Leathersmith

    I started HighsmithStudio in August 1994 creating stained glass windows. Fourteen years later in 2008 I found a new love designing and sewing one of a kind leather handbags. I sold my stained glass business and started Highsmith Leatherworks.

  • Heather Horwitz


    Heather is a graphic artist/interior designer/wedding planner. She is responsible for helping me develop my new lines "Velvet Lamb" and "Loot Bag". Her website is: www.heatherhorwitzdesign.com

Shop policies

Last updated on November 6, 2011
Please come in and look around. Let your imagination go, pick up one of my deerskin bags and feel how silky and buttery soft they are. Take a deep breath; can you smell how yummy the leather is? Pull the drawstrings to see how smoothly they close to secure your items. If you turn me over, you'll see I've been branded on my backside for authenticity. Check out the toggle clips and see how easily they attach to your belt loops. Imagine not having to hang on to your purse while shopping, riding your bicycle, motorcycle or horseback riding. Your keys, cell phone, id’s and cash will be nice and secure.

Thanks for visiting, please come back soon as you won't want to miss new items I will be placing in my shop.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, you may return it for a full refund or exchange within 14 days of receipt. The purse must be in its original condition and packaging, buyer pays all shipping costs.
I accept checks, money orders. If paying by check, bags will be shipped once check has cleared. Florida residents will be charged sales tax. If payment is not received I will send you an email advising the cancellation of your order.
I ship USPS first class. Insurance to be paid by buyer. I will email insurance costs. If this is a gift, I can ship directly to the recipient with a gift card enclosed. Just state how you would like the card to read.