About us

TEAM HARKIN: who makes your favourite handbags

 Just the two of us, Steven Harkin - handbag designer and maker - and Barbara Pani - marketing manager, copywriter, graphic designer and photographer. In both cases, all self taught. 

 Steven Harkin designer maker and Barbara Pani Marketing Manager

We met almost 20 years ago, in Italy. Steve being Australian, me being half Belgian, half Italian, London seemed to be the perfect compromise for living in Europe in an English speaking country.  If you want to read more click here



Steven Harkin Designer of Handbags

We have given all our passion to our business, making unique handbags that will last in time without losing their design edge, keeping their shape and getting you many compliments. You will support a small local business, made of two people with whom you can have a conversation – on the phone, via email or face to face… and hopefully you’ll become part of our circle of great friends. Honestly, we find that people who like Steven Harkin bags have a lot in common with us! Friendships often develop from a leather bag made by Steven and Barbara with love 😊
...and don't forget that when you buy from a small business like ours, someone makes a little dance of joy!

Literally: watch Steve do his happy dance on YouTube