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The Chester Leather Cross-Body

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Colour: Bottle Green

Material: Italian Polished Hide

Dimensions: 20.5 X 27 X 5 (49 – 56)

Designed in England and handcrafted for OSPREY LONDON in Italy, The Chester is Graeme Ellisdon’s modern, feminine and slimmed down take on the traditional cartridge bag.



Handstitched in white on rich bottle green Polished Hide, a veg-tanned Vacchetta leather which just gets better with age, The Chester takes its design cues from heritage saddlery, with hand applied chestnut edge stain and embossed foldover flap. This secures to the bag with leather tab which tucks neatly under a gold metal keeper.

For such a slimline bag, The Chester offers a surprising amount of space, thanks in part to its concertinaed sides. Lined in red cotton twill, it features a well-organised tri-part interior with a securely zipped pocket in the centre. Elegantly understated, this beautiful bag features an adjustable strap, to be worn across the body or on the shoulder. 

  • Women's OSPREY LONDON cross-body bag, inspired by a traditional cartridge bag, but with a super-slimline profile.

  • Handstitched in white on rich, vegetable-tanned Italian cowhide, which is then given a highly polished finish. This elegant leather takes on the life you give it and just gets better with age.

  • Hand applied chestnut edge-stain.

  • Comes with a long Polished Hide leather strap that can be adjusted to wear either on the shoulder or across the body. The strap is attached to the bag via two leather loops on either side of the bag.

  • Beautifully rounded slimline design allows the bag to sit neatly across the body.

  • Saddlery-inspired semi-circular foldover flap with handstitched leather tab with contrast stitching and understated gold metal keeper fastening.

  • Flap bears embossed OSPREY LONDON logo.

  • The reverse of the bag bears the embossed legend: GENUINE FLORENTINE VACCHETTA LEATHER.

  • Concertinaed sides mean the tri-part interior is surprisingly spacious for such a slimline bag. The central section features a zipped pocket and a leather plaque featuring the embossed legend: OSPREY LONDON MADE IN ITALY.

  • Lined in luxurious brushed red cotton twill.

  • Comes with cream OSPREY LONDON dustbag to protect your bag when not in use.

  • As with all leathers, avoid getting wet and follow our leather care recommendations.


At OSPREY LONDON, each leather is selected for its individual beauty, performance and feel. Each skin is unique, so any irregularity is viewed as characteristic of leather's natural appeal.


As with all natural materials, leather needs special care. Follow these tips to help keep your OSPREY LONDON product looking as desirable tomorrow as it does today:


  • Keep your product away from direct sources of light and heat.

  • Ensure your suede or leather product does not rub against other fabrics, to reduce any risk of colour transference and to protect its special finish.

  • Dampness, humidity and rain should be avoided. If your OSPREY LONDON product does become wet, blot the excess moisture with a soft, light-coloured cloth; stuff with tissue paper; and leave to dry naturally.

  • Don't overfill your OSPREY LONDON bag or wallet. Travelling light will help it retain its shape - and it's better for your back too.

  • When not in use, stuff your bag with acid-free paper and store it in a fabric dust bag.

  • Always refer stains to a specialist leather cleaner.

Treat it well and your OSPREY LONDON product will give you pleasure for many years to come.