About Nell Harper Studio

Nell Harper the brand was created by Alia Roberts during the summer of 2014. My idea was to celebrate beauty in simplicity, function, quality of materials and craftsmanship. I wanted to make carry goods that really do become apart of you. A leather bag that you could take anywhere and in time would reflect your adventures and grow more beautiful with age.

I trained at Chelsea Collage of Art & Design in London and then went on to The Southbank University to Study architecture. I have always loved design and creating thing so eventually my design journey led to Nell Harper.  

All of our leather bags are hand cut, and hand finished. A true handmade bag made by us, for you, in our studio in Brighton England. 

Our concept comes from our six principles which in turn inform our brand ethos.

SIMPLE BEAUTY, FUNCTION, STRENGTH, LONGEVITY, MINIMALISM, and EARTH FRIENDLY.  

When we think of Simple Beauty we think of a minimalist approach that has an honesty about it. So we work to this idea. The same is true of each principle. 


A Bit About The Leather
The leather we use is a rich vegetable tanned leather, which means it will age beautifully. The nature of veg tan leather, is that it will mark and absorbing the environment, holding the story of your adventures. This is what gives it it's beauty and character. The longer you have it, you will find that it will develop a rich patina, that combined with the quality of our leather, make each bag unique. 


What You Can Expect From Us….
From the point of order you will receive contact from us clarifying that we have received your order. It's really important to us that we can answer any of your questions, so please get in touch with us, either before your purchase or after.