Kinsale store on holidays but online store always open!

Hi All,

Happy New Year!

After a busy Christmas here in our Kinsale store, we are going to take a short break. We will be closing the Kinsale store from the 8th January and reopening on the 1st March.

Do not despair as you can still order your favourite bags in taupe, black and oxblood right here at our online store. Orders will be handmade and we aim to have your bag shipped to you within 15 days of your order. We will be happy to answer any queries or if you just want to say hello, you can contact us at 

We will be back open on March 1st with exciting new seasonal colours and products for you to enjoy. 

See you in March.

The Kinsale Leather Team.




January 05, 2017 by Amy Ronayne

Bags and Booze!

Hi All,

Sorry we have not blogged for awhile but we are back with exciting news! The Christmas Boutique Crawl, a night of festive retail fun! We are teaming up with the lovely ladies in La Bougie and Kinari boutique to host a wonderful event across the 3 stores that promises to help everyone with their Christmas shopping. What could be better then indulging in a spot of retail therapy while enjoying a glass of vino, a mince pie and singing along to some festive tunes. So come along on Friday 16th December to our Christmas Boutique Crawl. We will have a glass of wine waiting for you.....

December 07, 2016 by Amy Ronayne

New Job Opportunity with Kinsale Leather

Do you love Kinsale Leather? Are you based in Cork and looking for a new opportunity within the retail sector? We are looking for a new team member to join us from July. Working hours will vary in high season and low season. This position would suit someone looking to get involved in a new and rapidly expanding Irish Accessory brand, must be happy to potentially represent Kinsale Leather at meetings, trade shows and in-store. Absolutely must have at least 3 years experience in retail; main responsibilities will include store management, formulating stock-control spreadsheets, meeting monthly and weekly sales targets, online order packaging and processing, wholesale invoicing, dealing with all enquiries both in-store and online, online marketing (blogging & social media skills a must), writing and dealing with press enquiries and press releases etc, IT literate. Must be punctual and friendly. To apply for this position please email - interviews will be held the first week of June, must be available to start July 1st. (This is a full-time position running throughout the year so not suitable to full time students). Applications close May 27th.
April 21, 2016 by deirdre mangan

We are Irish Accessory Designer of the Year 2016!

The months are just zipping by and so much has happened recently for Kinsale Leather. Most notably we were over the moon to be named Irish Accessory Designer of the Year for 2016 earlier in March. The Awards which took place in Galway boasted such a high standard of Irish Design it was such an honour to win. Everyone says they don't expect to win... I really didn't! So much so, when my husband and mum asked would they come with me I said there was no need. When I won all I could think was, they deserve to be here to celebrate this moment as much as I do, they've been such a support since the beginning. Luckily it was so well documented we were able to share it all later. Three week's later and people are still congratulating me, I have the biggest smile each time I think of it. Definitely one of those moments to cherish for years to come. Here's the moment I did my walk of pride down the runway with my award (which is proudly displayed in the shop). Thanks to all involved in the evening and organization, what a great evening and show of what this great country has to offer in design. 

Dee Mangan Irish Accessory Designer of the year 2016 Kinsale Leather

April 08, 2016 by deirdre mangan

How our Limited Editions work...

Our little shop in Kinsale has been open almost four months now, I can barely believe it. I wanted to keep something special for my first store. What better way to do this than to make our Limited Edition colours only available once you cross the threshold of the shop! We wholesale three (sometimes four) colours to all our gorgeous suppliers, then our Kinsale store offers something even more personal; the chance to purchase colours that are nowhere else. And you know what? It's working! We've welcomed visitors from all over. Everyday in our shop is a new adventure, new conversations, new outlooks, new feedback. It's such a dream come true! As we get ready to launch in even more incredible stores and gear up for Christmas we're just about coming up for air but we wouldn't have it any other way! Call in someday for a browse and a chat and enjoy our limited edition colours!


October 21, 2015 by deirdre mangan

Our latest addition to the Kinsale Leather Family...

Introducing the Maisie Folding Clutch in tan leather, isn't she gorgeous! Clutch bags aren't something we use everyday, (if you do, I'm extremely jealous) so as an investment they should go with everything. This design is so simple that no matter what style you're going for - chic red carpet, dinner out or a holiday stroll in the South of France - the Maisie Clutch will fit right in. Like all our designs it's soft and tactile and smells like leathery heaven. It's unlined and rustic yet classic in shape and can fit a little or a lot. To celebrate the launch we are offering free initials embossing on all orders until the end of May... so if your name is... Olivia Palermo for instance we can emboss your new clutch bag with O.P free of charge! We hope you love our new design as much as we do, as always if you'd like more info just mail and I'll be happy to chat.


May 01, 2015 by deirdre mangan

We're having a sample sale!

It's coming up to ONE YEAR since I started The Kinsale Leather Co, I can hardly believe it. So to make room for what's to come I've decided to have a sale of my samples and prototypes. Yes - that's right, even though many designers prefer not to do this I just hate waste, all my samples are made from the finest leather and fabric... it's such a shame to see them lying there gathering dust. I have accumulated quite a few over the past year and would like to see them go to a happy home. As they're samples they're not perfect, the stitching may be slightly off-centre here and there. But they're built to last and a real treasure to keep. Contact me on to ask what I have, I can send you images. All Sally Albright samples are just €90 and Alabama samples (these might go quickly!) are €140. Belts and other items will vary. If you'd like to see and hear more just let me know. Dee x
February 23, 2015 by deirdre mangan

I WON the PINC Programme Best Business Opportunity Award!

I'm just so delighted that after a few months of business mentoring, talks, focus groups and lots of brainstorming over coffee the lovely people in the Rubicon Centre - PINC Programme, CIT awarded The Kinsale Leather Co. with the prestigious title of Best Business Opportunity!

13 Entrepreneurs gathered yesterday in the final PINC Showcase and pitched their businesses to the three judges and - we WON! The support I was given over the last few months by both the staff in the Rubicon Centre and the other ladies on the course was phenomenal. They were there to answer every question with a thoughtful and helpful solution, really top notch place! I thoroughly enjoyed my two days a week there, I felt it really structured my week and made me focus more clearly on the aspects of the business that needed attention. Both the discussions with others on the course and the advice given by the guest lecturers was incredibly helpful. If there's anyone out there starting out definitely check out the PINC Programme in the Rubicon, you can start your business on the right foot! 

We're going to Waterford Winterval Dec 14!

How exciting! We've taken a little hut at the single best Christmas market I've been to... the South East's Winterval is a hive of activity and festive treats, this year we'll be part of it! Come visit us on Dec 11th - 14th and 18th - 23rd, we'll have lots of one off pieces exclusively for the market, Christmas gifts, new products and a big fat smile on our faces. Seeing customers handle and enjoy our products makes all the legwork so worth it. So mark your diary and come to Waterford to buy the best of Irish products this Christmas! 

November 05, 2014 by deirdre mangan

We were interviewed! (yes... US!)

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