From: £340

Clever design delivers the perfect multi-tasking mini bag. Hettie is that elusive 'just-right' phone-keys-and-lipstick bag, though you can squeeze quite a bit more in besides. With the cross-body strap attached, you have a lovely, lightweight assistant for your hand-free activities. With just the (beautifully-crafted) top-handle attached, you have a dressy and cute mini handbag or wristlet-clutch, and with no strap at all, the chicest simple clutch bag. And of course, she also fits perfectly inside our Hazel or Twyford bags as a beautiful, matching accessory. There are so many ways this bag will serve. Please note, for summer 2024, Tusting branding will be on the rear of the Hettie.

From: £340


Personalise with Embossed Initials

Personalise with a message on the leather

Key Features

W x H x D:  21 x 12.5 x 4cm (8.25 x 5 x 1.5”)
Top handle drop: 5cm (2”)
Shoulder strap drop: 53-56.5cm (21-22.25”)
Weight: 200g with strap attached

Made from luxurious Atlantic full-grain leather or suede with a leather-lined flap and interior fully lined in our signature jacquard Tusting fabric.
Single main compartment with a full-width slip pocket plus additional leather card pocket.
Accommodates a large phone such as iPhone 13 pro max
Turnlock closure
Internal dee rings for attachment of hand or shoulder strap
Supplied with removable, adjustable shoulder strap and top-handle/wrist strap for up to four different carry options.

Hettie’s Story

In a quest to make a better solution to those tiny crossbody pouches as a place to keep your phone and not much else, we miniaturised the Mini Holly even further. Then we set about giving this little wonder extra skills with a pair of interchangeable straps and an array of colours to suit absolutely any outfit. So good, you might need more than one…

The Ultimate Party Bag

Perhaps the ultimate black-tie party bag, the Gold Hettie is three beautiful bags in one – a glamorous party clutch, a show-stoppingly pretty hand-held mini bag, and a sparkling shoulder-bag, all in one little package. Made from beautiful, glittering gold suede, a British-made luxury leather, the Gold Hettie adds a star turn to a raft of beautiful colour choices.

The Neatest Crossbody

When you need the lightest of bags, for the barest essentials and hands-free independence, Hettie delivers. Take off the top handle, clip on the shoulder strap, adjust to your perfect length and go. Big enough to take your phone (yes, even a big one), keys, small wallet or purse (such as our coin purse) and leave room for more, this bag is slim, balanced and comfortable to wear.

The Leathers


Crafted from carefully selected hides, and with a softly polished finish, our glossy Atlantic leather allows the natural beauty and richness of the hide to show. A perfect leather for handbags, it is light, durable and yet beautifully natural.


The Orchid and Periwinkle suede is made in an Italian tannery, which, like all the tanneries we work with, is gold-rated – the highest certification awarded for environmental protection – by the international oversight body, the Leather Working Group. The special suede used to create our stunning Gold Hettie takes a supersoft calf suede which is coated with gold foil and then tumbled to give an amazing crackled and sparkly finish that feels incredibly soft to the touch and yet glimmers beautifully (and not shed glitter or sequins!). It really has to be seen and felt to know how special it is.

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Bespoke & Personalisation

All Tusting bags are hand-crafted in our Lavendon workshop which gives us great flexibility. We can make your bag even more special by personalising it or create a bespoke colourway from our set of leathers. So whether it is a personalised message inside the bag, embossed initials or a special colour combination, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Sarah Stapleton

Beautiful handbags – amazing quality
Customer service is the best – nothing is too much trouble. I now have at least 15 Tusting products from a couple of work bags to handbags and small leather goods and would not hesitate to recommend them.

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Great Quality & Customer Service
I recently purchased Tusting Mini Holly in Taupe. The customer service is exceptional. Unlike those big-name brands, Tusting cares about the customer and also follows up with me to make sure I am happy with the bag. The bag is well-made. I love it.

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Jo Allen

The Holly Handbag is the perfect retro bag!
I have been looking for years and years for a 1950’s style handbag that holds more than a lipstick! The Holly handbag is such a high quality bag with perfect styling…I love it! I want it in another color! I am located in the U.S. and my handbag arrived in a matter of a few days, perfectly packed…so beautiful! I really appreciate it that Tusting makes their products in the UK. The care and craftsmanship really shines when it comes from their home country. Thank you Tusting!

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Pictures cannot do justice to the products
Pictures cannot do justice to the products and overall experience of receiving your own Tusting bag.
The leather is exquisite (kissable!) and their customer service is prompt and extremely human (as opposed to robotic responses from other companies). The quality of their bags is on par with major luxury brands – you have to get one for yourself to understand. Their bespoke services are unlike any other brand that I have come across: I was able to get my late father’s handwriting debossed in gold in the bag I gifted to my mother. Tusting has become a family heritage piece.

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Dee Descartes

The service was quick and professional.
Love my mini holly, the quality is exceptional. Definitely, ordering another one. Taupe and the Cerise next on my list.

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Steve Vradenburg

You have to handle one of these pieces to understand the quality.
They are not cheaply made fashion goods. These are pieces your great grand kids will squabble over. I get approached by strangers to ask who made my bags and hotel bell hops tell me they have never handled anything like them. A flight attendant gave one a seat because it was going to be scuffed in an overhead bin. I can go on but I can only say to try something small and experience them for your self.

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Kerry B

Pretty purse
The website is so easy to navigate. I found the purse I wanted and the color is gorgeous. The size of the purse is perfect for me. Absolutely love the quality of the purse and will definitely purchase again.

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Simon N

Amazing Quality and service
Amazing Quality and service; always lovely to support local British companies.

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Ulrich Lautenschlaeger

Awesome products & awesome service!
I just love my Stamford in burnt orange (super fit) as well as the GreyFox Backpack (best style ever). Both items with the best possible quality.

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Susan Goldstein

Beautiful product
Tusting is an exemplary company. Their product is beautiful and well made. I love my Holly bag. The customer service is wonderful…eager to answer questions with a high level of courtesy and professionalism. I look forward to my next purchase!

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I have now made 2 purchases from Tusting
…and I am more than happy with each item. The quality of the materials used is excellent and the workmanship for each item is superb. I called the company for information on a couple of occasions and was impressed by the friendly and helpful people I spoke with. Quality goods from a quality company in my opinion!

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Recently bought the Cardington bag
…(my third purchase from Tusting), and I’m so so pleased. Beautiful quality leather, wonderfully made, feels like it will be a piece that will be with me forever as it will age so well and is an understated design. Love the fact that there is a repair service – by the same craftspeople who make the bags – so really is the opposite of fast fashion. Also love the fact that this is a 5th generation family business, and the bags are made here in the UK in their own factory. The personalisation option (either with initials or with a message inside the bag) is also a really classy option – particularly great as a gift. I know I wiil be back for a fourth bag at some point…..!

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I purchased a full set
..of WNU x Tusting Weekend Holdalls for my wife’s birthday. She loves the bags and I was very impressed with customer service and delivery.

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Fantastic Customer Service
Tusting provided fantastic customer service in the run up to Christmas to ensure that my purchase was delivered on time. They kept me updated on a regular basis and provided reassurance! The Tusting’s handbag is absolutely gorgeous and has been very well used by my wife since Christmas Day! Tusting have been a pleasure to buy from.

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Northumberland customer

Sensational Mini Holly handbag.
Although i was told the mini holly bag was out of stock and i’d need to wait a few weeks( it was over Christmas holidays so was expecting a delay) to my surprise it arrived tracked, signed for and was beautifully packaged with its dust bag way sooner than expected. It’s elegant, petite, beautiful and stylish, surprisingly spacious and definitely an heirloom for the future, well worth the wait! Quality is stupendous.
Service was friendly and excellent- informing me of delay and follow up emails to check i was pleased with purchase. It’s a fabulous bag and it really feels like a bespoke service you get from an understated but excellent British family business. Highly recommend.

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Cannot recommend Tusting enough!
Tusting’s bags are so chic and timeless. Outstanding quality, traditional British design but with a cool twist. Love their partnership with India Hicks too…on my third bag and counting!
But the best thing by far is Tusting’s customer service which is next level. In this day and age when everything feels so transactional and impersonal, when even “luxury” brands make you queue up outside their stores as if waiting to buy a loaf of bread, the Tusting family and their team make you feel like one in a million every single time you reach out to them. This is true luxury to me, thank you Tusting!

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Michael Mcgough

What a wonderful British company…
What a wonderful British company producing exquisite hand made products from superior leathers and other materials. Most are sold under their own name but they have also produced for Church’s Shoes and for M & S Best of British range. I recently made many purchases at their annual sample sale. A laptop bag was missing the shoulder strap. No problem as one was swiftly provided to complete a Christmas present. I cannot speak more highly for the company AND its products.

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November 24, 2023
Natalie Aris Jones

I absolutely recommend Tusting
Firstly, the items I now have are beautiful, fit for purpose and personalised. It was a considered purchase and every time I pick up the bag it makes me feel happy. Secondly, to get the personalised message plus some other requests I had, there was a bit of to and fro which were handled so politely and well. This is a family business and I felt as if I was being welcomed. I absolutely recommend Tusting as an ethical and trusted brand.

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Overseas online purchase
Purchased two bags online to be sent to Hong Kong. Both bags arrived timely and in perfect condition. Very happy with the quality. The colours of the bags were exactly as shown on the website.

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Shana Kong

Great customer service!
I have bought a few bags, one (regular Holly) was exceptional quality, the other (greta) had an issue with the magnetic closure, however, it was it still beautifully crafted. The leather quality is outstanding and the prices are fair. Only reason I go back to them, even though one bag had an issue, is their amazing customer service and leather quality. I highly recommend. Reason for 4 stars is due to the greta bag having an issue with the magnetic closure; it wasn’t strong enough and would cause the bag to easily open up. I had to return but they made the return process easy.

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Weekender Bag (Medium)
A few months ago I purchased the Weekender bag in Sundance and finally had a chance to break it out. Amazing leather quality and color and construction. It fits in airplane overhead bins and never broke a sweat for a 1 week trip. It will definitely age well.

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Beautiful leather
I have looked at your handbags and decided on Mini Holly in Pecan . Contacted customer services with a query whether in stock, length of strap and despatch as nearing Christmas. Reply was quickly received and order made. Bag arrived, day after order placed, with a little extra, a Ladybird flew out of the packing tissue. Beautiful leather and design. Sits nicely in the hand and a light cross-body. Perhaps a nice addition to the collection would be a small purse to fit inside with wallet, space for cards and coins.

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Cecilia Carlson

Handmade in England
Handmade in England, family business and great service! And so nice handbags! I love my mini holly!!

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Maxine Andersen

Simply Stunning
Simply stunning handbags with the utmost ATD The whole experience at Tusting has been brilliant My bags are soft, supple and beautiful so, so well made.

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I have just purchased 2 bags from this wonderful company
The personal service from Lucy and Gillian was so kind and helpful. This is my 3rd purchase from this company and am so pleased with each bag, quality and finish more than competes with some of my way more expensive Designer bags. The packaging was just so exquisite, I cannot contemplate chucking the beautiful box delivered in. Delivery was so rapid , delivery to Ireland a day after posting .. not something I am familiar with. Certainly worthy of 5 stars and maybe an outing to the Coronation. Many thanks, Tustings.

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