Sven hobo handbag - purpleOur aim is simply to make objects for daily living…
objects that by virtue of their use can somehow make
one’s day a little bit better.”

Sven Stalman, Founder


Founded in 1969, SVEN’s goal was to offer an everyday product that was superior in quality, design, and functionality. As the family business grows, SVEN’s tradition of functionality and impeccable craftsmanship is still carried on at the design/manufacturing studio in Berkeley, California.

The unique quality of SVEN handbag leather is insured by hand selecting every hide. They use American tanned hides, and choose only the best in tactile quality, strength, character, color richness, and grain.

The sensuous hand of SVEN’s unique leather is your assurance of vat dyed, full-grain hides with amazing durability. Distinctive variances in texture, shading, and markings are evidence of genuine origin.