American West leather hobo handbags - an enduring fashion staple.
The hobo handbag has its origins in the bindle bags hobos used to carry over their shoulder or across their body. Big and slouchy it was ideal for carrying all those necessities. It is said that it became fashion arm candy around the 1930s and remains an enduring staple of handbag design. American West follows that heritage, in that their designs are big, soft and slouchy.
This collection uses a broad palette of gorgeous colours, including amazing natural leather. Styles are typically zip top, but you will also find drawstring as a variation on the theme. The detailing is signature American West, with lots of hand tooling, basket weave and printed cowhide. Stunning hardware compliments every hobo design.
A favourite of ours is the Bucking Bronco hobo, just for the beauty of the hand tooled detailing and the inspired combination of colours and textures. It is truly a work of art and showcases the skill of the leather-worker who made it.
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