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.

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The Franklin Bespoke
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Your Franklin Bespoke will be handmade in London to your exacting demands. Choose from over 40 full grain Italian leathers and over 20 microfibre suede linings. 

FROM  £ 2,800.00 GBP

Handmade to order in London. Estimated 7 week delivery. 


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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. The Franklin Bespoke is customised just for you with a range of full grain Italian leathers and micro-fibre suede lining. 
  • 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 leather from heritage tanneries, available in over 40 colours. 

  • New-tech stain-restistant microfibre suede lining available in over 20 colours.

  • 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.