Creators of fine handmade leather goods in classic designs - Proudly made in the U.S.A. using only the finest materials.

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A Testimonial

Thank you for creating the "perfect" black leather bag for me (a modified version of our Leland Briefcase) - and so speedily.  It is beautifully made and shall be used for years to come.  I am so very happy to have it. 

Joan Kennedy, Boston, MA

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Latigo Bay offers Free Shipping on All Orders within the Continental U.S.

We will send any orders within the continental U.S. for free via USPS Priority Mail.  This offer does not apply to express shipping, or delivery to HI, AK, or international locations.  (Please email us for details on shipping costs to those destinations).
Our Philosophy
I have a BA from Western Michigan University (1972).  My grandmother began teaching me to sew when I was eight years old.  This training emphasized attention to detail and quest for perfection.  I have been working with leather - designing and creating bags - since 1975.

I strive for simplicity and perfection in my work.  My bags have clean, classic lines.  They are made with the finest quality premium leather (cowhide), lined with sueded pigskin, and we use the best hardware available.  Most designs evolve around the function of the bag.  Durability and function are as important as the shape - making the design complete.  I make a point to treat the smallest piece with the same attention to detail as the most important piece.

- Barbara Hoogewind

About Latigo Bay

Where we're coming from...

We often think of our Grandparents. You see, the Latigo Bay workshops used to be located in a small barn that our Grandfather built years ago - he always called it the "Chicken Coop," to distinguish it from the large-animal barn that has since disappeared from the property. We converted the coop, 53 years after it was built, when we outgrew our original shop, and we keep Grandpa's photo on the wall, to remind us of where we came from.

We can remember our Grandparents thumbing through the mail order catalogs that came to their farm, trying to decide whether they could get by with the "Good" quality merchandise or if they should try to afford the "Better"' or "Best."

When we started handcrafting Latigo Bay bags 35 years ago, we also made a few "good," a few "better," and a few "best." We were hopeful that our new clients would see the long term value of the best, but we also knew that the extra expense might turn some people to a cheaper bag.

Thankfully, it didn't take us long to learn that there are plenty of you who want only the finest. Since then we've devoted ourselves to filling your needs, handcrafting Latigo Bay bags to classic designs with the finest leather available. We hope this web site will alert you to the many design and material features that have made Latigo Bay the "Best" luggage and cases available anywhere.

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