Bahru is an Australian-designed, luxe leather brand, offering a range of timeless and practical bags and accessories for all occasions.
At Bahru, we love bags. We love the feel, smell and divine imperfections of leather. We love bags that work – with all the right zips, clips, compartments and straps. Our bags are hand-crafted with leather in all sorts of gorgeous shapes, sizes and colours and our luxe leather accessories range from cool cuffs, through to fabulous clutches, to slouchy totes and oversized shoulder bags.
Designed by mum-of-three Fliss Brophy, who lives on a cattle farm in the southwest of Western Australia our mission is to create things that are beautiful but also practical. The brand was started in 2007 when Fliss and her husband were living in Singapore and Fliss was at home with her first child where she noticed a gap in the market between high end designer bags, and cheap, mass produced options. Fliss had a few bags made and showed them to friends, who loved them so much they became paying customers and Fliss realised she was onto something.
Named for the Malay word meaning ‘new’, Fliss brought Bahru home to Western Australia and she now designs from the 150 year old limestone stables located on her family farm.
Our goal is to create pieces that are beautifully practical, that look and feel amazing but are also functional enough to make life that little bit easier. Our designs and materials are years in the making. Each piece in the range is named after a city or town around the world. Some of these are favourite places which have inspired designs, others are places to dream of!