The Kompanero brand features timeless styling with a distinctive weathered look and a vintage, luxe bohemian feel. Each bag is handcrafted using luxurious piece dyed leather which ages beautifully over time.
**Being a handcrafted product each piece is unique with grain, texture and markings. If you would like to see a picture of the actual item in stock prior to purchase please message me**
KOMPANERO is a range of leather bags with a distinctive weathered look, vintage appeal and a contemporary design inspired by the concept Leather is a Timeless Companion.
The KOMPANERO brand was born with the idea of creating timeless accessories that leave no shred of doubt in the mind of the observer that these bags are high quality leather. Since the time this idea was conceived, our design research team has worked extensively to create these unique inimitable looks and finishes. The result is a KOMPANERO look that cannot be replicated using cheap synthetic materials. In fact, none of our products come with a Genuine Leather stamp because they simply do not need it. Anybody seeing or touching a KOMPANERO will rest assured that such beautiful and exquisite bags can only be created out of leather.
Each KOMPANERO bag is handcrafted and piece-dyed. They are then individually distressed. Each of them is unique. One of a kind. Even the term limited edition would seem a misfit. These bags are individualistic in style. A statement by themselves and a statement for its owner. Global in its fashion sensibilities. It is of little surprise then that Australia, Germany, the UK, Italy, Spain and several fashion-forward markets have given KOMPANERO bags a rousing response.
Each Kompanero bag is individually piece-dyed. The manufacturer follows the method of piece-dying its products as the process is environment-friendly and sustainable. Piece-dying limits or negates the need for stocking large amounts of inventory, reduces wastage of leather as well as water.
As each piece is individually dyed the colours will vary in shades and tones giving it an aged, unique vintage appeal. Hide skin markings and textures are also preserved as a natural by-product of this technique. It doesn't get any closer to nature than this - and that's the point!
Finders Keepers, you are my "one stop" shop.
Whether I am after a gift, an outfit for the weekend or a special occasion, your cheerful staff help me find it.
Your old fashioned customer service, where you treat everyone like family, makes shopping so enjoyable!
Karen & Susan
Our names are Karen and Susan and we have been friends for over 30 years. We have lived in the same town, both married our childhood sweethearts and both raised and continue to raise a total of 5 children between us.
From way back when, we would catch up on bitterly cold mornings watching our children play sport, mostly football. We have always had a dream - to one day, have our very own shop – somewhere that sells beautiful things, somewhere for people to go to fulfil a dream of creating, to walk into a shop that is like walking into a friend’s house, being offered a warm welcome and a chat and some help with choosing beautiful gifts. To have a shop with clothes that make you feel a million dollars and fabric which inspires the creativity in all of us.
We fulfilled this long held dream in 2013 when we both left our jobs we had been at since we were teenagers and took an almighty plunge headfirst into the vision we had now finally made a reality.
We knew we only wanted to sell products that would last, quality, timeless beauty and gifts that speak to the soul.
Due to a pact we both made to only sell items that were chosen carefully with much love, care and pride, gifts both of us would be able to stand behind in good faith and good conscience, the success was astounding.
We now want to expand our dream and our community to be available to the world. You can now “pop in” to our online store and enjoy the little world inside that we have to offer.
We look forward to meeting you and to doing everything we can to help you choose that gift with love, find that perfect outfit or create that one of a kind sewing project!
With much love and pride,
Karen and Susan xx
19 Bridge St Muswellbrook NSW 2333
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