​If you do not see the bag of your dreams amongst our six standard styles, we offer a bespoke service whereby you may use one of these styles as a starting point, or we can begin from scratch designing a handbag that is uniquely you and perfect for your requirements.

When details are agreed you will receive a quote for the chosen design/features/materials, and if you decide to proceed, a payment will be required and work will begin. I will keep you updated with progress on your bag from start to delivery.

I work on a three week pre-shipping delivery period but delivery time could be shorter and will be confirmed at time of order.

Contact us at enquiries@flagship-handbags.co.za with your ideas and requirements and we can start the design process.

“Nothing is more satisfying to me than having repeat clients who return for their 2nd, 3rd or more handbag.”


For the past ten years, in line with the shift away from mass production, Sue Passmore has been handcrafting individual leather handbags in her small workshop in Johannesburg. Sue is passionate about excellent workmanship and attention to detail, while custom making unique handbags for clients.

Sue received her training in pattern cutting and handbag construction in London with Master Craftsman, Anthony Vrahimis in 2009 and again in 2010. Since then she has learnt from her years of experience and has focused on sourcing the best quality materials, importing top grade leather from environmentally responsible tanneries in Italy, as well as hardware from Italy and zips from YKK’s luxury Excella range.


Happy customers

Read feedback from some of our happy customers

From New York to Delrey Beach to Sydney where I have travelled with my Flagship bags, they have been admired, were fashionable, and I love having them.



Every time I use my Flagship bag people stop me to comment!  The leather is beautiful and soft and the workmanship in the making of the bag is perfect.


I love my bag I got from you a while  back.  Perfect size and easy to find things in it.  The pewter colour allows it to go with everything.  Workmanship is excellent – perfection at its best.


Testimony to Flagship bags is that I go back and back.  When I travel I use one of these bags because I am organised with pockets for passport, phone etc.  Highly recommended.


Love that one is able to choose different coloured leathers to create something a bit different looking that suits your wardrobe.


Sue made me a bag to take my medical stuff needed for House Calls.  After many years it looked as good as new.  She has also made me little cell phone bags with a ticket pocket.  They are superb in the best leather.  I love them.


The bags are great and I thank you.  My wife loves them and will surely be ordering from you again.

Edmonton, Canada

Thank you so much for the unique handbag!  I was lost for words at the moment I say MY new  handbag for the first time.  It looks just as I desired.  I’m very proud to show my new companion everyday.  I have already received compliments and I’m advertising in Switzerland for you.


Just managed to get delivery and it looks fantastic!  I’m sure my girlfriend with be pleased.

Paris, France

I wouldn’t hesitate to mention just how happy I am with the bag, made to prescription with fine quality leather and excellent workmanship.  Can tell loads of love and time was put into that process.


The bags are just SO stunning, and the girls were overjoyed to receive them.  Such a special and Beautiful part of South Africa in Southampton.  Thank you so, so much, again for making them and putting such love, care and talent into such a special part of our wedding.

New York