Story of Essence

Story of Essence

Impeccable Craftsmanship: Handmade With Love and Care

When it comes to handbags, quality is key. At Essence, we’ve been crafting high-quality handbags for three generations, and we know what sets the best bags apart.

Our artisans hand-make each Handbag with meticulous care and attention to detail. They carefully hand-cut and hand-stitch the finest leathers and fabrics, ensuring that every seam and lining is perfectly tailored. These skills have been passed down through generations, and the result is an impeccably crafted product made to last.

  • Premium, durable materials. We use only the best full-grain leathers, canvas, and hardware that stand the test of time. Our bags are made to be used and loved for years to come.

  • Reinforced stitching. Each seam is double stitched for extra strength and durability. The stitching is a focal point of the design, so extra care is taken to ensure it’s flawless.

  • Generous sizing. Our bags are designed to fit all your essentials and more. Thoughtful pocketing and compartments keep you organized while on the go.

  • Timeless silhouettes. We focus on classic, versatile shapes that pair well with any outfit and never go out of style. An Essence handbag is an investment in enduring elegance.

With impeccable quality and craftsmanship, Essence handbags are made to become your trusted companions for life's adventures. Cherish your bag, and it will return the favor for generations to come. That’s our promise.

Timeless Styles: Classic Bags That Stand the Test of Time

Timeless and Classic Styles

When it comes to handbags, classic and timeless styles are always in fashion. These are the bags that stand the test of time and last for generations. At Essence, we focus on three classic styles that never go out of style:

  • Satchels: Satchels are a perfect everyday bag with a simple, structured shape. They have a flat bottom, top handles, and a zippered or clasped top. Satchels come in a variety of sizes, from small to oversized, so you can find one for any occasion. Their simple yet stylish design means a satchel will be a go-to bag for years to come.

  • Totes: Totes are essential bags for any woman on the go. They are roomy, lightweight, and perfect for carrying everything you need for work or play. Totes typically have an open top, shoulder straps, and a rectangular shape. At Essence, we offer totes in high-quality leather and durable fabrics that are built to last. A leather tote, in particular, is an investment piece that will stand the test of time.

  • Crossbody Bags: Crossbody bags are ideal for women who want to be hands-free. They have long, adjustable straps that allow you to wear the bag over one shoulder and across your chest. Crossbody bags come in a range of styles, sizes, and materials. For a classic look, choose a simple flap crossbody bag in leather or suede. This style is perfect for everyday use and will be a go-to bag for years.

The handbags that stand the test of time are always in style. At Essence, we focus on high-quality, timeless designs and materials that allow our bags to last for generations. Our customers know that when they purchase one of our satchels, totes or crossbody bags, they are investing in a classic piece that will be a wardrobe staple for years to come.


So there you have it, the secrets behind what makes a high-quality handbag that stands the test of time. Quality materials, impeccable craftsmanship, and timeless designs passed down through generations. When you invest in an Essence handbag, you're not just buying an accessory - you're buying a legacy. You're joining the countless women over the decades who have carried these bags, felt the buttery soft leather, heard the satisfying click of the clasps.

Though trends come and go, true quality is forever. Essence handbags are built to last and designed to transcend passing fads. When you carry one of our bags, you carry the history, the tradition, the heart and soul that we pour into each and every piece. You carry a story - one that began over 60 years ago and continues on today, written in the supple leather, sturdy stitching and polished metal of your new favorite handbag.

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