J.W. Hulme Co. | Leather Bags & Luggage

Greetings from Sunny Florida!

It’s Spring Break for most of the U.S. and rather than sit inside wishing the snow would melt in Minnesota, we are hitting the road with our Mini Legacy — heading south to Florida. The Mini Legacy is the perfect travel companion and we’ll show you just how it’s done. From holding boarding passes to sunscreen, it’s really the ideal size for seeing the sights. So follow along as we trade in our wool socks and boots for flip flops as we explore a little bit of the Sunshine State.

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Madonna, Bob Dylan – Oh My!

November has already been a very busy month for us! We designed an original bag for Madonna who recently came through St. Paul on her world tour. The following week, we designed a guitar strap for Bob Dylan and made him a beautiful Graystone Canvas duffle.

Why all this fuss with celebrities? We were invited by the Xcel Energy Center to participate in presenting local gifts to these artists as a thank you for performing at “The X”. We loved the idea and were excited to jump in — it’s just another great way to share our “American Made” message!

Graystone Canvas duffel for Bob Dylan

Excursion bag for Madonna



Meet our iPhone 5 family

We’ve just launched three case styles for the new iPhone 5: re-engineered versions of our popular wallet and slip-sleeve designs, plus an entirely new wristlet.  Before the iPhone is even released, we comb the internet for iPhone 5 information and specs. But our engineering and product design team likes to have the actual new iPhone in hand before finalizing samples, to ensure key features are accessible and work properly. Then the dies are made, the leather is cut and the sewing begins.

All three styles are made with our premium American Heritage leather and hold not only the iPhone, but have space for ID, a credit card or folded bills. The wristlet has even more capacity, with four card slots, two slip pockets and a zip-pocket; plus a secure closure and generous leather wrist strap. Bonus: our wristlet phone pocket accommodates not only all iPhones, including the 5, but several other smartphone models as well.

Have a different phone?  Not to worry!  Check out all of our tech cases to find your perfect match!

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Creating the Limited Edition Blue Awning Tote

Following up on the success of our first limited edition awning tote created for Pop Up Flea, we created this new Limited Edition Glenmont Tote out of vintage J.W. Hulme-made blue awning material.

Limited Edition awning tote

This vibrant awning was originally created years ago for a local restaurant.

We measure and cut the fabric to fit our Glenmont tote pattern.

And carefully inspect each piece of fabric that will be used.

Our leather room lead, Miguel, cutting pieces of leather that will trim the totes.

Supple Ash leather trim, cut and ready for our artisans to use when handcrafting the tote.


The final result! Playful blue stripe vintage awning and soft leather make the perfect tote for Spring. Check out all of our fine leather totes and find the perfect match for your style!

J.W. Hulme Co. on Polyvore

Polyvore has become our latest obsession (shh don’t tell Pinterest). We love browsing all the outfits and seeing how women style our leather handbags.

New to Polyvore? Here are the basics: you upload your favorite products or browse products from other people and then can pick and choose products to style in different outfits.  Or as they would say,

Polyvore is the web’s largest community of tastemak
ers where people can discover their style and set trends around the world. Trendseekers and shoppers alike come to Polyvore to discover the hottest brands, products, trends and looks.”

Take a look at all the different ways women have styled our Legacy and Mini Legacy handbags. It’s such a classic handbag that can really be worn with anything!


Leather Legacy in Polyvore Sets


Don’t forget to check us out on Polyvore, and if you style an outfit with one of our bags make sure you share it with us on facebook!

The Archives

J.W. Hulme Co. is proud to introduce its first ever auction site: The Archives.  Twice a year we hold a Seconds and Sample sale at our Saint Paul location.  Those not fortunate enough to live in Saint Paul have missed out on this opportunity to get our products at a great price, then came The Archives.  Now everyone can have access to a J.W. Hulme Co. one-of-a-kind bag. The Archives will include bags that were made as samples, bags that never made it into production, styles that are from our archive and haven’t been produced for some time and bags that have not passed our stringent quality control.


Make sure to check back as new styles will be added weekly.  Happy Bidding!

J.Crew & J.W. Hulme Co.

In case you missed it!  We had the pleasure of making several limited edition vintage tent messenger bags for J.Crew. They were so popular that they sold out in 2 day!


This canvas messenger is based off of our Sporting Originals #8 Classic Oxford Field Messenger.