The Oilskin Shepherd’s Bag




Made with khaki oilskin or grey dry oilskin from Merchant and Mills. This is the best quality oilskin made in the UK, finished to age and wear beautifully. The outer oilskin is not washable but can be re-oiled.

It’s a beautiful, practical bag, inspired by the traditional shepherd’s bag, and this contemporary version is designed for comfort, practicality and simple elegance. The smart but understated design works equally well as an everyday bag or for smart occasions. The bags are sewn locally by the excellent seamstress, Sally Cowell. They are lightweight but extremely sturdy and the flat, wide strap is very comfortable to wear across the body, leaving both hands free. There are no buckles, zips or tassels to distract from the simplicity of the design; there is just a small pocket inside for your keys, phone or other small items. The lining is black oilskin barrier lining.

These are Forever Bags. We wanted to make a simple, tote-like bag that unlike most flimsy cotton totes and ‘bags for life’, actually is a bag that you love and look after.

Outer dimensions of the regular size bags are 40 x 40cm and the strap is approx. 107cm long. Some petite bags will be available too. These are 32cm x 32cm and the strap is approx. 100cm long. If you’re around 5″4 or under, then the petite size bag will fit more in proportion to your body.


Price incl. VAT

VAT no: 392 9305 70

Additional information


Regular, Petite


Khaki oilskin, Grey dry oilskin