The Franklin

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Why 'The Franklin'?

Rosalind Franklin was a Cambridge University alumna whose cutting-edge research forms the bedrock for how we understand DNA today. Rosalind was passed over for recognition during her lifetime. We were inspired by her story as a woman who sought to change, challenge and question the world as she saw it and we wanted to name our bag for women who will continue to do the same.

Read about the story behind the bag here.

Inspired by the rush of city life, an artisan made leather handbag with secret backpack functionality to suit formal business events, weekends or overnight stays. Spacious enough to fit all your essentials, it can be carried in multiple ways, either over the arm or as a backpack.
  • c1209's innovative hybrid strap solution: thicker handles and adjustable straps for carrying comfort
  • Front flap with secure clasp
  • Three zipped pockets for valued essentials
  • Shockproof laptop pocket
  • External base studs to protect against rough surfaces
  • Internal studs to adjust the volume and shape of the bag
    • Width: 40cm
    • Depth: 17cm
    • Height: 32cm
    • Handle drop: 24cm
    • 13" laptop pocket, main compartment fits 15" screen.
  • Finest grade European sourced black leather from heritage tanneries.
  • New-tech microfibre suede lining.
  • Gold finished hardware.

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The Franklin gift booklet

Ordering the Franklin as a gift? We can send a lookbook to your intended recipient explaining their role in bringing the Franklin to life. Select the gift option on checkout, and as part of your pre-order we can include your personalised message handwritten inside the front cover. Please see delivery details for more information. 

Pre-orders timeline:

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