WE ARE NOT, an alternative to luxury brands, we offer fashionable and timeless pieces, made from premium leather, at an affordable price.




WE ARE NOT, luxury bags without luxury prices.


Affordable. Fashionable. High Quality.


We created WE ARE NOT to disrupt the high-end leather goods market. We offer high quality, fashionable and timeless handbags, for less than 300 euros.



When you acquire a WE ARE NOT bag, you get a minimal design highlighted by the finest materials such as our nappa calfskin leather and our Italian metallic parts.



Services to meet your expectations are also available: our rigid "jewel" embossed boxes to protect your handbag, 3 months payment plan without fees, free shipping and free return (in France only for now) 


A Great Expertise 


Our workshop and our tanneries were selected for their uncompromising quality, their expertise and because of their existing collaboration with the most prestigious brands.



To create beautiful, day-to-day and lasting bags, WE ARE NOT went to find the expertise in a family workshop in Tunisia.



WE ARE NOT bags are designed in Paris and handmade in a human-sized workshop in a small costal town. Our creations are structured, light and beautifully realized thanks to the experience of our craftsmen. 


Noble Materials 


Our bags are made from the same leather as the one used by very famous luxury brands.



Our nappa calfskin leather was chosen for its fine grain, its sophistication and its incredibly soft and silky touch. We carefully pick only the best quality skins. On nappa leathers the color is added by immersion and not just by superficial dyeing, providing excellent staining resistance. Only the best skins can be used with this technique.


More information about leather care


Our metal parts have been carefully selected in Florence, Italy and our zippers are provided by YKK, the industry leader.

If, despite the care taken in the design and manufacturing of our bags you happen to buy a damaged bag, we are committed to exchange or refund it.


More information about shipping and returns 


OUR STORY : the fashionista & the geek


WE ARE NOT was born out of a dead-end.




As a senior buyer on luxury leather goods at Galeries Lafayette, I used to buy large quantities of handbags from the most famous brands, but still I  was totally unable to afford one for myself.

The following question quickly hit me : "How can women afford premium leather handbags, that are also fashionable, without having to empty their savings account ?"

WE ARE NOT meets three criterias that are key for us: quality, style and affordability.

Manel LARBI 


Being an engineer in a fast growing start-up, I quickly realized that I like to find solutions and contribute to the development of emerging companies. 

I was completely in with the ambitious concept of WE ARE NOT: disrupt an established industry and offer women an alternative type of luxury.

As a couple, we decided to live this adventure together.

Thibault LHEURE


Our mission is to make luxury bags affordable, so that women can switch bags depending on the trends, their needs or desires.




WE ARE NOT, is a collection of simple and structured bags: the fashionable basics.

Timeless line


The Timeless line is a permanent collection that comes in neutral and elegant tones. It is regularly updated with new models.




Each season, a collection with trendy colors is created for more fashionable and vibrant hues. 


Limited Editions



Occasionally, WE ARE NOT releases limited editions, it can be new models, exclusive materials or a new color mix. Limited editions are made to share our crush of the moment or the most advanced trends of the season.





Our models come in two sizes: medium and mini.

Medium is the perfect size for a daily bag.
Mini is more fashionable and ideal to highlight an outfit.




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