About us

We make the bags. You make the memories.

Welcome to Republic of Florence.

We make timeless, handcrafted leather goods from the finest Florentine leather.

Made in small batches using traditional, Florentine craftsman techniques, our range of leather bags, briefcases, wallets and travel accessories are designed to last a lifetime.



We’re an Australian-based, locally owned, family run business and we’ve been bringing the best Italian leather to Australia since 2007.

We’re passionate about what we do and when we’re not personally taking care of your order online or in one of our pop-up shops, we’re in Florence seeking out the richest leather and most beautiful designs to bring you a bag that you’ll want to carry forever.

We believe it’s the journey that defines us, and not the destination. You’ve heard this before. But what does it really mean?

For us it means that the things we learn, the adventure we discover and the people we meet are what’s truly important. It means we create legacy by making memories. It’s the things we choose to do and choose not to do. People might come and go from our lives, but the stories we create, the memories we make? That’s what defines us.

And that’s what we strive to create in every bag, every briefcase, every duffle bag.

Our Products

At Republic of Florence we make the bags you’ll carry as you set about making memories on life’s journey. Like a wonderful friendship they will endure and go wherever you lead. Lift you up instead of weighing you down. Make you look good. Make you feel good.

We want your bag to be a lasting reminder of everything you’ve seen, everything you’ve experienced and everything you’ve discovered.

We believe in unparalleled customer service and outstanding quality. We select only the best, Italian leather. It’s vegetable tanned without the use of chemicals. A real pair of human hands made each and every one of our bags, wallets and briefcases and this means there isn’t another exactly like it.

And you won’t find anything like our range anywhere else in Australia.

Our Promise

Italian full grain calf-skin leather. Always.

It doesn’t get any more authentic than Florentine leather. Each of our bags is handmade from the real deal. Vegetable tanned without the use of chemicals. You’ll know from the moment you breathe in the leather that your Republic of Florence purchase is authentically, classically, truly Italian.

You won’t find anything else quite like it.

We pride ourselves on designs that are as unique as they are functional. And because each bag is handcrafted with naturally tanned leather, it will have naturally occurring variations that are unique only to it. Just like a person, no two of our bags are the same. Your bag will be as unique as you are.

Exceptional Customer Service. Even online.

We genuinely care that you love your bag and that it’s everything you hope it to be. We want your experience with us to be memorable from the moment you click purchase. We believe in exceptional customer service and we back the quality of our product – that’s why we offer easy returns and a warranty that will look after you, and your bag.



Republic of Florence
For every day. For always.


Average Delivery Times in Australia

Good News! Any order received before 12pm is shipped the same day. When will I get the delivery? Below are the average transit times measured on all our Australia Post shipment from the last 60 days. 

Transit time in business days

Your Location
Standard Australia Post Express Australia Post
Sydney CBD 1.5 1
Sydney Metro 2 1
Rest of Nsw 2.4 1.5
Melbourne CBD 
2.4 1
Melbourne Metro
2.4 1.27
Rest of VIC 6 n/a
Brisbane CBD
2 1
Brisbane Metro
2.8 2
Rest of QLD 4.3 3.3
ACT 2 1
Western Australia 5.25 2.33
Tasmania 5 n/a
South Australia
4 2
Northern Territory 5 n/a