Discover C.Nicol

Inspired by timeless elegance and a fashion forward sensibility, C.Nicol bags are made to last a lifetime and not just a season. Launched in 2015 by designer, Cathleen Nicol and based in Grantown in the Scottish Highlands, our brand aesthetic straddles both the 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.

Our team

Cathleen Nicol
Creative Director
fiona fredericks
Digital Marketing
ryan macrae
Ryan macrae
PR & Marketing

More than a season


The decision to buy a bag is often made on impulse but in writing this, we want our customers and future customers to be aware of our ethos and process in designing and making C.Nicol bags and our hope that, as a result, our bags will be worn for much more than a season.  

Design & inspiration

C.Nicol Evie barrel bag apple green

Within each C.Nicol bag’s DNA are three key pillars; clean lines, comfort and function but layered with this is what inspires the shapes and colours we choose. Nature, and in particular, the landscapes of the Highlands of Scotland has a huge influence.


With love from the Highlands.

“We focus on the use of classic colours, materials and shapes and excellent quality leather and sewing, rather than trends. Our bags are made to last the wearer a lifetime and not just a season. We want the wearers of C.Nicol bags to wear and love our styles year after year.”