About Us

Great Design Grows From Purpose

“I realised from cycling to work every day I was carrying two bags. My smart handbag was tucked away in my tired practical rucksack, only fit for my grey cycle commute. I desired function and comfort, but the appearance of a smart handbag, and so the brand Michaux Club began.”

– Rachel Bonney, Founder of Michaux Club.

OUR HERITAGE

An Expression of Freedom

We are inspired by the 1895 New York based Michaux Cycle Club.

One of the first organisations in the world allowing women to cycle in public; it’s female members were figureheads for a new era of freedom.

Our premium accessories are inspired by the freedom and energy of these women and designed to keep up with our own active modern lifestyles.

OUR PURPOSE

A modern day handbag

A modern day handbag: Smart for the office and functional for everyday journeys.  Our British made bags combine luxury and performance.

We create with uncompromising quality, design and functionality. Every feature in our products is designed to perform when you don’t even know it. Every material is hand picked for it’s performance as well as it’s aesthetic.  Italian vegetable tanned leather, lightweight waterproof and sun resistant canvas, breathable padding, and subtle reflective details are handpicked for their effectiveness.

OUR PROCESS

Putting our energy in the right places

If you visit our factory you will find skilled local artisans, passionate about their craft and your bag.

Our British made bags are crafted in the heart of the Lake District on the factory’s original 300 year old site.  One of few truly British bag manufacturers still remaining in our country.

Our designs are created in the heart of London and inspired by our city’s freedom and energy.

About your bag

Repairs

Our local machinists are happy to put the love back into your bag if it’s seen some miles.

Should your bag become worn or damaged over time please drop us an email explaining the damage and and we will aim to repair it for you no matter how long you’ve had your bag.

Returns

We understand you might like to try a Michaux bag on in your own environment and we offer free UK returns so you can do just that.

If you want to make a return please read more here.

Canvas

Our core material is a water resistant canvas; light weight, hardwearing and with excellent resistance to sunlight. A great all-round performance fabric.

Clean the canvas regularly with cool water and a soft brush, allowing it to dry naturally.  For more ingrained dirt or stains treat with a canvas cleaner and reproof if necessary.

Fittings

Our nickel plated fittings are hardwearing and sourced in the UK.

Leather

We use high quality Italian leather on all our bags.

To care for your leather remove any dirt or dust from the leather with a cloth, if necessary very lightly dampened.  Allow the leather to dry naturally.  Rub in a good quality leather cream and buff with a clean soft brush.

Learn more about us and how our brand began at Michaux Club x Foffa Bikes on Vimeo.