When you are having fun, and creating something you love it shows in the product. I believe you can transfer that energy to material things as you're creating them. Tom Ford
These Bradley saddle bags were showcased at last years Horse of The Year Show where they were highly praised .One customer said…” What’s the best thing about Hoys? Seeing your bags”! Praise indeed.
My range of products have evolved from my quest to make my puppy a dog collar six and a half years ago. Traditional leatherwork is addictive, all of my bags unless stated are made totally by hand from saddles and tack using only traditional methods and tools. This ancient way ensures strength and longevity, your purchase is guaranteed to last , giving you value for money over many years. The true meaning of a Bag for life. Saddles that are old or broken are always required, please send me photos.
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The Bradley Range of Handmade handbags
The Original Saddle Bag
Handmade from a vintage saddle
The Original Saddle Bag is as the name suggests the first bag to be made from a vintage saddle to an iconic design that enables all your contents to be carried safely and securely.The bag is made from the saddle leather using a new leather gusset to ensure strength style and longevity. The smooth look can only be achieved by hand stitching every piece together using traditional methods and waxed thread.The gusset is made using beautiful new leather in a choice of colours.This bag can be made from a customers own saddle or from my vast supply.
The size of the Original Handbag varies greatly depending on the size of the saddle used.Prices start at £225 if you supply the saddle and from £245 if using my saddles.The customer can be involved in the finished result to choose colours, strap and closure design.Please message me to help guide you through the process.
The Collecting Ring
The bag for all reasons
The Bag for all reasons! This is the perfect go anywhere do anything handbag.Stylish and very functional and completely handmade from start to finish this bag oozes quality and taste.Can be made from your saddle or mine and again you can choose the features like closures, flap shapes and gusset colours.The amazing go to bag that shouts Equus. Please contact me to help guide you through the process.Priced from £215 if you’ve send me your saddle and from £235 if you choose one of mine.
The Showstopper Anthonia
Dreams are made of these
Dreams are made of these! This design came to me in the middle of the night on my late Fathers Birthday. I don’t know if it was a dream or a thought but when I got up I knew exactly how to make it! A bag design that’s obviously very dear to my heart. A smaller bag but a lovely pleasing shape and large enough to carry keys, purse and a Lipstick or a hoof pick! The Anthonia has a carrying handle and a fully adjustable shoulder/ across body strap.The strap can be removed and the bag can be carried in the hand or on the crook of your arm.Tack is used for the handle and strap to continue the saddlery theme. A very much loved member of the range.
25 cm wide x 14 cm tall.
Can be made from your saddle or mine prices start at £90 if I’m using your saddle and from £105 if using my saddle.
The Showstopper Bunny
Beautiful curved design
A lovely little handmade bag which is the same shape as the Anthonia with the only difference being this bag only has the handle so can be carried in the hand or in crook of arm.Priced from £80 if made from your saddle and from £90 if made from mine.
The Showstopper Dolly
Very popular design
Another charming bag in the Showstopper range. The same shape as both the Anthonia and the Bunny this bag has a long strap which can be worn on the shoulder or across body Priced from £80 if you send me your saddle and from £90 if you choose one of mine.
The Bubble Bag
A very cute design of bag made using a celebration chocolate tin lid as the template.I love the shape of the bubble bit so I use this bit as a design feature.Can be made from your saddle or mine and as will all my bags you can choose gusset colours from my range of beautiful leather priced from £140 if I’m using your saddle and from £160 if I’m using mine.
24cm x 24cm
The Bradley Boot Bag
Upcycling at its best
The BRadley boot bag is just the best way of recycling those broken leaky yard boots and instead of them going into the bin a super cute little bag has evolved.Send me a pair of boots and I will send you back a handbag for £45.Send me one boot and I will send you back a bag for £60.If you’d like two bags made the price is £120. I am now able to convert Western Boots into a bag, the best ones are the tall boots. Please message me for further details.
The Murphy is an open top handbag with a strap closure.Made from a saddle with a new leather smooth gusset.The strap can either be made from a stirrup leather or a rein both being fully adjustable.Send me your saddle and I will make you a Murphy from £190, if using one of my saddles the Murphy is priced from £210
A beautifully unusual bag in a shape that is iconic 60’s.Made from a saddle either yours or mine with again a lovely choice of gusset colours.The closure is a strap made from saddlery to ensure the equine theme.A lovely addition to the range. Priced from £170 if using your saddle and from £190 if using one of mine.
W 26CM X H 23CM
The Spirit Handbag
In memory of...
Another very special bag to me, I made this bag in memory of my very special pony that I hand raised from an orphan foal, he was my friend for 28 years.His registered name has been put on a brass plaque proudly on the front of my bag.I can make you a bag to this design either from your saddle or mine and tack can be used for the handle and strap.You too can have your horses name placed on the front of bag if you require it. Priced from £190 if using your saddle and from £210 if using mine.
Renamed The Hoys
The Reload bag was designed to carry cartridge's for shooting but I discovered it actually is the perfect handbag so renamed it The Hoys, The wide gusset allows for a huge amount of necessities to be carried safely. The gusset can be made in a choice of many colours or can be blended to the saddle.The Hoys comes with a lovely wide webbing strap or it can have a stirrup leather.The Hoys can be made from your own saddle that doesn’t have knee rolls.
Out of the ashes The Pheonix rises! named after a bit of a turbulent few years Nationally and personally. I love the design of this bag especially the fact that the strap is wrapped around the whole bag.
This bag can come in a choice of gusset colours and materials used, denim, cord, lamp wick the choice is yours.
this bag is a medium sized being
W 29cm H 23cm
The Tanya B Rucksack
This Rucksack has been designed around surcingles, I had a job lot and I needed to find a use for them so here is the Tanya B.Looking very similar to an overgirth on a racehorse saddle. I love the look and am very happy with the result. These are currently being made to order, when ordered I will send you many choices along the way so we can design together your perfect bag.
The Posh And Country
The Posh And Country is a bag very similar to The Spirit Handbag with a few differences, the gusset is wider and the size of the bag is smaller than The Spirit.
Available in a choice of gusset colours and hair on hides.
Please message me to discuss options.
The Nessie Fanny Bag
The Nessie was made for a lovely customer of mine who requested a bag that could be worn around the waist whilst horse riding or dog walking.
The Nessie is attached to your own belt via two sturdy belt loops at the back of the bag.
Secured with either a magnetic closure or a buckle closure.
Please contact me if you require a bag made where you can choose gusset colour and specific closure type.
20cm x 10cm
If you require a larger size please contact me also as i'm happy to accommodate larger phones.
The Showstopper Rosette
The Showstopper Rosette (pictured at the back) was created to accommodate all the little extras that we just love to carry with us.
The Rosette has the same beautiful curved design as the smaller showstoppers and comes in the same range ie The Anthonia, The Dolly and The Bunny.
W30 cm x H19cm x D12cm
The Posh and Country Matchy Matchy
Another little idea that came to me after thinking I love this bag so much I want one in every colour!So the Matchy Matchy solves that problem with it’s interchangeable bag flaps.The bag comes with one flap and you are then able to choose new flaps in many different colours of plain leather or hair on hide.The bag is available in small med or large.Please contact me for any bespoke flap or bag orders.