Cowhide Crossbody Bag - Large Francine
An ever-popular Owen Barry combination bag, Francine offers security and style - the asymmetrical cowhide flap is married with softee leather or metallic leather. This classic crossbody bag comes in some head-turning combinations.
Francine is a very comfy bag to wear, super lightweight, with the adjustable crossbody leather straps making it so easy to find the perfect length.
The back of Francine has a very deep slip pocket - which covers the whole bottom half of the bag, perfect for keys, phone, passport, lippy, all kinds of stuff - the pocket has a quick magdot snap close, ensuring security.
The bag itself is closed with a magdot that is tucked under the fold-over top of the bag, giving brilliant security.
The Owen Barry insignia is tastefully placed on the adjustable shoulder strap, fairly subtle but still there, showing people that you have invested in quality, styling and British Made.
- Detachable/adjustable veg tan strap
- Magdot closure
- Deep back pocket
- Italian components
Dimensions: H 34 CM x W 33 CM x D 1.5 CM
The Owen Barry Classic Leathers are one of the most popular leathers within our handbag collection.
Classic is semi-aniline cow leather that has been developed and hand selected by OB, it's super tactile, rounded, lightweight and hardwearing (with normal usage) and performs exceptionally well within the soft unstructured styling of the Owen Barry Range.
Because it is a semi-aniline leather, which is, by definition quite naked, you will see slight variations in the characteristics of the grain and subtle natural markings with our classic leathers, we feel this aspect enhances the beauty of our bags and enables the quality of the leather to really shine through.
If you would like to see cuttings of any Classic Leathers to help you make your choice please visit our customisation page and send an email
Owen Barry Cowhides are a signature part of all our collections, quite a few are limited editions developed exclusively for OB and will not be available anywhere else throughout the UK & Europe.
At this point, for the sake of clarity, we should emphasise that all our hair on products are Cowhide (not pony) and are 100% a bi-product of the food industry.
Acido is a stunning finish applied to the cowhides, each hide is individual, the hair has been removed at random, making every skin totally individual, where the hair loss occurs a finish/colour has been applied, our most popular spotting/. finishes being, Silver, Gold & Rancho Brown.
Tricolour is a description that encompasses a variety of natural cowhides, Tricolour, technically means including 3 colours, usually, shades of Browns/Tans, Whites/Beiges & Blacks to differing degrees, these markings are all natural and NO two pieces are the same. Owen Barry, select only the prettiest of cowhides, and our cutters hand select and cut them to ensure a good variety and attractive placement within every bag.
Printed Cowhides These are the most uniform of our cowhide, still 100% a bi-product of the food industry these skins have been selected for their uniformity (within reason, this is always a natural product) and then the screen printing finish applied - so, standard joke, there have been no Dalmatian puppies, Zebra's or Leopards etc. killed in the making of our bags, everything is just printed - very nicely printed, but nothing more than that.
Laser cut Cowhides The laser cutting process has been applied to the cowhides, patterns and styles can range from geometrical, thru floral and unclude things like "croc" finishes, this laser cutting adds another layer of texture and variety to our cowhides.
Glace leather has been used in our handbag collections for many seasons, it is an Italian leather, that has been selected because of it's subtly of colour and popular smooth glossy finish.
Glace is very popular, but you must be aware that it is quite a fine leather, that means light colours especially can be prone to getting grubby and will mark over time. Also the flat surface grain will soften or slightly distress with repeated usage, unless you are super protective of your bag, this is unavoidable; we don't mind this ageing and feel bags made from these skins become a bit like all of us, growing older and a little more broken in around the edges over time.
If you would like to see cuttings of any Glace Leathers to help you make your choice please visit our customisation page and send an email