“Opelle creates genuine leather bags that embody the principles of A New Luxury. By merging handcrafted quality & process with principled utilitarian design, our handbags are simultaneously authentic, true to form & perfectly functional.”
Opelle was founded in 2010 by designer Amy Malcolm out of her need to create a handbag that was simultaneously functional and aesthetically refined. The brand is conceptualized, crafted and produced in small batches in our Toronto studio. With an emphasis on function and authenticity, every Opelle bag is thoughtful, responsible and unique.
The collection has since grown to include our Permanent Collection - Opelle classics and staples that emphasize timelessness, and our Seasonal collection, released twice yearly which showcases new styles and seasonal colours.
Each Opelle handbag is individually handcrafted in small batches in our Toronto atelier. We work with an evolving production system composed of a mix of traditional & original processes developed through experimentation. By keeping our production hands-on and in-house we are able to ensure that each piece is a specimen of perfect quality, created ethically and realized exactly as intended.
Opelle pieces are handcrafted exclusively from top-grain natural leathers. We source tanneries in Italy, Germany and Spain. Where ever possible we use leathers that are tanned using low-impact processes with a minimum of chemical processing. Skins are hand-chosen for softness & quality and hand-cut to maintain their individual character. Slight variations in texture, form and colour define the unique natural elegance inherent in each piece.