Raleigh, North Carolina

(919) 741-2650

Whit Daniel Leather

Leather bags, leather crossbody purses, wallets, and leather totes.

English Chestnut Leather Briefcase, handmade in Raleigh, NC.

Our timeless design, using the highest quality full grain leather combined with quality hand craftsmanship- and made to last a lifetime

“The Raleigh” Leather Briefcase

When it comes to small functional bags, this leather briefcase is just that. “The Raleigh” leather briefcase is designed with the professional or student in mind, stylish enough for business executives or hip enough students on the go. Standing at 11 inches tall this bag is 13 inches wide and 3.5 inches deep. Made from 5/6 ounce oil tanned leather and handcrafted  in Raleigh, North Carolina. We use a saddle stitch and we stitch it all  by hand with black thread. 


The main compartment is large enough for legal pads, notebooks, books and documents. There are two additional front single compartment pockets big enough for smart-phones, small tablets, pens and pencils, journals and other electronics. The shoulder strap is adjustable, padded and removable by two solid brass trigger snap connectors. 


This leather briefcase can be carried over the shoulder or as a crossbody messenger bag. There are solid brass D-Ring accessory attachments on both sides of the bag. The All joints are reinforced with nylon/polyester webbing to carry the weight of books and heavy loads. We use two leather straps with solid brass buckles that wrap the entire bag to carry the weight of the contents while using the handheld handle on top. For solid connections and strength our briefcases are handmade using solid brass saddle rivets at all weight carrying joints. This leather briefcase is designed to last several generations and stylish enough for teenagers, young professionals, or senior executives. 


Oil tanned leather is easily cared for by wiping with saddle soap (Fiebing’s Saddle Soap) or Ivory Soap. To restore the look of a like new briefcase, apply a very light coating of Mink Oil paste. All of these products can be purchased locally at most brick and mortar establishments that sell shoes. Ivory Soap can be purchased at most grocery stores or drug stores.


The complete bag uses just under 8 square feet of leather. Measures 13 inches wide, 11 inches tall and 3.5 inches deep.


Now, take all of that wonderfulness and make it with the time, care, attention to detail, and love that you would use to make a very precious gift for a very precious someone…because that is what you get from Whit Daniel Leather. Whatever piece you select will be one that will, if treated with the same love with which it was created, become more beautiful over time. This is because each piece of leather, each piece of hardware, and even each stitch, comes together in a creation that has been selected and handcrafted, using time honored artisanal craftsmanship.


To purchase any of our products locally in North Carolina, head over to the gift shop at Amber Dear Styling in Wake Forest, North Carolina. The address is 700 N Main St, Wake Forest, NC 27587. The web address for Amber Dear Styling is(https://amberdearstyling.com) here. We stock a large assortment of leather wallets, crossbody bags, leather purses and other leather accessories in local shops throughout the greater Raleigh area.



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