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.

Colour Preference

We would love to know what colour you would like to see the Franklin in next. Let us know and you will be the first to know when we release a new colour way.

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Black Italian Full  Grain Leather

£ 812.50 GBP



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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

  • Dimensions:

    • Width: 40cm 
    • Depth: 17cm 
    • Height: 32cm 
    • Handle drop: 24cm 
    • 13" laptop pocket

  • Hand-selected Italian full grain black leather from heritage tanneries.

  • New-tech stain-restistant microfibre suede lining.

  • Gold plated hardware.

  • To care for your Franklin we recommend to wipe it down with a cold damp cloth. Avoid using detergents or other chemicals.

Looking for The Franklin in a different colour? 

Explore 'The Franklin Bespoke', custom and made-to-order in London with your choice of Italian full-grain leather and micro-suede lining. We'd also love to know your colour preferences and if we release your preferred colourway you will be the first to know!