We offer a bespoke service giving you the opportunity to have your perfect handbag custom made to your own requirements.

You may choose a style from the portfolio, a photo/sketch of your choice, or combine elements of more than one example. We will liaise with you through to the last detail, and quote on precisely the leather/hardware/materials used. No added costs for unwanted features or middleman and retail markups.

We aim to 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.

If you’re not sure what you like, our ‘Create Your Bag’  facility will help you choose.


Sue Passmore has enjoyed a lifelong passion for creative activities including fashion design and sewing. She also studied interior design at Inscape Design College in Johannesburg.

In 2009 after enrolling in a formal training course in London with Master Craftsman, Anthony Vrahimis, Sue gained the skill required to cut patterns and construct handbags commercially, as well as finding a vocation combining all her talents and skills.

From her workshop Sue now focuses on creating distinct but timeless individually handmade leather handbags in line with the move away from mass production and brand fixation. She is personally responsible from conceptualisation to completion and is passionate about excellent workmanship and attention to detail, custom making unique handbags for clients.

Sue also understands the personal relationship a woman has with her handbag and realises the importance of this for potential customers.

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