Combining timeless elegance with a fashion forward sensibility, Scottish brand, C.Nicol, creates luxury leather handbags and accessories.
Launched in 2015 by Scottish designer, Cathleen Nicol, the aesthetic is always graceful and uncluttered. Sourcing fine materials and undertaking high standards in manufacturing are both loyal to the brand’s ethos.
Each bag is hand-cut, sewn and finished by a team of craftswomen, led by a chief maker who has been creating handbags for some of Britain’s best leather brands for 15 years.
C.Nicol bags


 In 2016, C.Nicol took home one of the top prizes for design at the IHDA awards in New York – an annual programme for international handbag designers.

C.Nicol was tipped as one of the 'British bag designers you need to know now’ by The Telegraph’s Stella magazine and the new HOLLY bag became a firm fashion week favourite in 2018, featuring on top online and print fashion publications including Vogue UK, Vogue Paris, WSGN, The New York Times Fashion and The Telegraph.
Artist-designed Lining
Our artist-designed lining is making a comeback this year. Inspired by the Scottish countryside, the lining features a colourful interpretation of the Dor beetle and the ubiquitous Bee. 
Our 2019 lining is designed by Gray's School of Art graduate, Colin Dunphy.
C.Nicol lining designed by Colin Dunphy
About the designer
Cathleen Nicol launched C.Nicol in 2015 after undertaking design and business courses on London College of Fashion’s short courses programme. 
Cathleen lives in the Highlands of Scotland with her husband and three children and bases operations from a studio and office there.
Cathleen Nicol
C.Nicol Design HQ
All C.Nicol bags are designed at the C.Nicol HQ set within the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands.
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