Inspired by the beauty found in the understated, our collections of leather handbags are made to last a lifetime and not just a season. 

Established in 2013 by designer Cathleen Nicol and based in the Scottish Highlands, our brand aesthetic straddles contemporary and heritage. The use of high-grade leathers from tanneries with sustainable practises, and luxury textiles from Scotland woven with attention to detail, clean lines and subtle branding are all key to our brand ethos.

CNicol Brown Leather Holly  Bag on White Base

Our best-selling Holly bag

One of the first bags created by designer Cathleen, and firmly a C.Nicol bestseller online and in stores. The Holly mini is a chic, slim leather bucket bag with a fixed, soft top handle and an adjustable, removable shoulder strap.

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Holly mini bucket bag

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We made our first Rosa bag in spring 2018 and after five years with a strong and structured form, she’s back, but this time with a softer, slouchier more casual feel.

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CNicol Black Leather Fia Bag on White Base

The perfect shoulder bag


Chic, soft, deceptively spacious and made to be shoulder-slung. The Fia bag is made from fine Italian leather and is the perfect companion for taking you from day to evening out.

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CNicol Lilac Leather Kate Bag on White Base

Multi wear - clutch, shoulder & crossbody


The Kate shoulder bag is the perfect companion for low-key days and nights. Clean lines and a simple structure are complimented by fine Italian leather, perfectly placed stitching, and gold-tone fittings. Comes with two straps – one shorter strap for wearing over the shoulder and another for wearing across the body for a hands-free approach

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