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Handmade In Sydney
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Details are everything
We strive to make
Ben Thompson is the master craftsman behind the Australian leather accessories label, Charlie Middleton. An accomplished independent Australian designer, Ben combines a wealth of experience with a love of making things, to create custom leather accessories that flawlessly integrate into any existing wardrobe.
Understated, functional and timeless, Charlie Middleton mixes the highest quality of materials and techniques to develop limited-run and bespoke pieces that stand the test of time.
Proudly Australian-owned and operated, each Charlie Middleton item is handmade by Ben and Margaux in their Bondi workshop, with great care and attention to detail.
Customize your very own
Choose your style of tote, leather colour, choice of handle and hardware colours; Then we will hand-make your tailored tote within 8 business days, and ship it anywhere in the world!
Come and see where the magic happens!
Visit our Bondi workshop and retail store to shop our collection in person.
257 Bondi Road
Bondi Beach, NSW 2026
Mon - Fri: 10-6pm
Check Out Our Latest Verified Customer Reviews
So soft and fits a lot
Beautiful colour (seaweed)
I will take this bag with me when I go to Korea. Im very excited. Great quality and sophisticated color. I am thinking about buying a black one and green suade one next time.
Great little coin purse, fits 4+ cards easily, plus some coins. Feels premium, great construction.
The perfect bag what else can I say? The craftsmanship is second to none. I find myself caressing it like a newborn child it gives me so much joy! Haha once I make up my mind which bespoke tote colour I want I will be back for more thank you Ben
Just want to thank the team my bag is prefect could not ask for better service or quality
This bag is perfect for me it’s roomy, stylish and great colour.
What a beautiful, classic bag. I am in love with it! Not only is it superbly made and beautiful in looks and feel, it is ridiculously practical. To be able to support an Australian artisan and be rewarded with such a fantastic item ... what a pleasure. Thank you!!
Bought as a gift for a friend who loves it! A well made bag and a great size.
Hubby was in Sydney on a business trip from Auckland and got me this gorgeous bag as a surprise gift. I love it's soft buttery leather and oh the suede is simply gorgeous. Looks very stylish and is the perfect evening bag with the rose gold hardware.
I ordered the mini tote in Seaweed as a gift for my daughter as I live overseas. The team at Charlie Middleton went above and beyond to make sure my daughter’s gift arrived on time. She absolutely loves it !
It will be very tempting to purchase another colour as this bag is already my #1! Locally made, perfect size, exquisite leather and elegant, simple design.
A beautiful piece to add function & style to all of my bags. Thank you!!!
My Dad bought me this bag to replace my broken everyday carry.
This is my daily bag now, I love it and appreciate the way it expands if I need to put extra in it. Perfect for wallet, phone, glasses etc. I didn’t want anything massive, basically just a shoulder purse. This is perfect!
Very practical, large enough to fit in my essentials and a thin jacket on the way to work. I am amazed by how soft the leather is. love it.
The communication with the team was silky smooth too, which enabled me to customize the design to suit my needs. Happy days.
Bought 3 of these for me and my besties, both of whom are new to the brand and one is visiting from overseas.. nothing but love for this pouch.. especially in this colour, the leather has a beautiful texture! Being local and handmade just made it even more perfect as a gift! Highly recommended!