Handcrafted bags

Michelle Reine – Handbag Design Studio strives for high quality products at an affordable price. One of the ways to achieve that is to continuously develop the craftsmanship and to understand the material. We only use hides of European origin (which are never exotic) that we buy at Dutch leather suppliers. Craftsmanship is Michelle’s number one factor. Making a handbag is an art form that is made with ambition and passion. Every step in the process gets individual attention to make the best handbag for you.

Custom requests

If you prefer one of our bags in a certain color that we don’t offer in our shop, we handle custom requests. Our leather supplier, which is Leerkwartier in the Netherlands, offers many different colors. Custom requests will be handcrafted by Michelle Reine and the delivery time will take approximately one month depending on leather availability. The custom requests have different prices than our regular collection. We offer the following models to be custom made:

Mileidy Shoulder Bag: €447

Rose Triangle Bag: €405

Yara Bucket Bag: €395

Click here to see the available colors.

If you want more information about custom requests and available colors, please send an email to: info@michellereine.com or send us a DM on Insta!

Leather

The most important part of our bags is the leather itself. It contributes to high quality and expertise behind the handmade, artisan products.

Michelle works with different kinds of leather. Cow leather, calf leather and residual leather from big fashion brands. Michelle Reine – Handbag Design Studio only use hides of European origin. We use hides that derive from the food industry as a by-product of dairy and meat industries only. The cowhide and calf leather are mostly of Italian and Spanish origin. It complies with EU regulations, meeting the strict environmental guidelines in the industry for every aspect of the production process.

Limited Edition

The Limited Edition bags are made of residual leather from a big fashion brands, like Prada, Hermès or Yves Saint Laurent. These pieces of leather are from older seasons or it is leather that is no longer used, leather that the industry rejects or damaged leather. The amount of leather decides how many bags Michelle could make. By using the leftovers she contributes to the prevention of waste and next to that, it is amazing leather with the best quality.

 

Different prices

The Limited Edition is a bit more expensive because of the pieces leather from the big fashion brands. The square footage of the hides are always different and the difference in leather too. The Limited Editions are special, nobody else could have the same handbag.

The regular collection has colors and kinds of leather which are available all year round. The European hides comes from Dutch suppliers and the handbags are made with the highest quality leathers from these Dutch suppliers. It is possible to make plenty of bags and to reorder the hides and that’s why the prices are lower than the Limited Editions.

What makes a MICHELLE REINE bag so special?

Every single one of Michelle’s bags is handcrafted in her atelier. The process needs patience, focus and a lot of positive energy. The craftsmanship is the key to a product that everybody appreciates. 

Good quality bags! Michelle Reine – Handbag Design Studio designs leather bags that could be worn a lot and to be loved!

The designs of Michelle are timeless and the eye catcher to your outfit!

 

Photo Sessions

In the backyard

A daily something, a small stroll while the garden is blooming, a place where colors are brighter and the hum of bees is the voice of the garden.

A photo session with Emma. April, 2021.

Secrets beneath the waves

Beneath the waves, in a mysterious kelp forest hides a world in which numerous sea creatures swim around.
The water is as blue as the prettiest nightfall and as
clear as the purest crystal. The forest is pink like a
decorated garden in spring time and moves gracefully
in the water. When the sunlight glistens into the sea, it
stimulates the growth of the kelp forests and provides
shelter to small sea creatures. One of those sea creatures
is the Ocean Dreamer. She lives in this wonderful
underwater garden, rides on fishes through the wild
waves and brings happiness to everyone. A breathtaking
and lovely journey through this enchanting forest brings
a life filled with magic in the smallest of things.

Secrets beneath the waves, August, 2020.
Visual Designer: Rosa Smit
Model: Fleur