Louis Cardini All Leather Bag Shop in the Rocks (fully leather lined with goat)

Louis Cardini migrated from France to Australia in 1968. He established his business in Sydney in 1973 and has been designing and hand-crafting a wide range of quality luxury leather goods, including handbags, tote bags, wallets, briefcases, cabin luggage and other leather accessories.

Louis Cardini's products are the only genuine leather goods that are fully leather lined. He only uses the finest quality Australian leather including ostrich and crocodile. Louis Cardini is now an international recognised brand.

Visit the Louis Cardini Shop in the Rocks 77 1/2 George Street, Sydney Australia or buy his leather products online at : www.louiscardinishop.com


Open: 7 days, 9:30 am - 6:30 pm



Tuesday 04/06/2019



Around Easter I bought a Stage One Briefcase. 


I have carried a leather briefcase for work for over 15 years now and I'm only sorry I didn't find Louis Cardini sooner. 


The quality of this briefcase is beautiful, made to last with top quality full leather and excellent hardware. But this briefcase has more than just quality - it also handles really well. Having had many briefcases I can attest to the fact that it's actually very hard to find a briefcase without faults. Either they are poorly balanced and awkward to carry when full, the handles are uncomfortable and cramp your hands, they have too many or too few or poorly shaped compartments (pen holders are the worst) or they are hard to put things in or pull things out of. But I honestly can't fault the Stage One. I love it. And best of all it comes in some beautiful colours The deep claret is so just gorgeous. 


I really just wanted to say thank you for making such a beautiful product. I'm saving for another Louis Cardini ... a handbag next I think.


Kind Regards,



Tuesday 23rd of October 2018


Louis - I wanted to let you know that my family and I am thoroughly enjoying the purchases I made while I was on holiday in Sydney. I've received several compliments as well. I'm so glad I stumbled across your shop that day. (hopefully you remember me....I visited your store in August while visiting from the US, and you shortened a cross body strap for me). Hope to visit again next year! Sincerely, Tanya

Sent from my iPhone


Monday 12th of March 2018

Subject: MY NEW BAG

 Hi, Louis!  I want to let you know that my BEAUTIFUL bag arrived today in the mail.  It is absolutely stunning!  I LOVE it! Thank you very, very much.  Thank you also for delivering it to me so quickly.  I wasn't expecting to receive it until the end of March.

 Kind regards to you.  Take care.

 Glenda (Sussex)

Tuesday the 26th of December 2017

Dear Louis 

I have just received my gorgeous Domino bag. What a wonderful Christmas gift !

Thank you so much Louis for making it for me, especially in time for Christmas. I am delighted with my bag and I truly appreciate the time and effort you have dedicated to creating it. 


You deserve a medal for your exquisite craftsmanship, unique designs and attention to detail. Your skill is a dying art these days and we need more artisans like you. 

 Thanks again Louis. 

 Peter and I wish you a very happy and prosperous new year and continued success in all your ventures. 

 Sincere regards 



Friday the 22nd of December 2017

Dear Louis,





I just want to thank you again for the special Suzon wallet clutch you made for me. It is perfection. I have had many, many wallets from everywhere; Gucci, Céline, Vuitton, Hermès... all were missing some detail, with none having the functionality or design as your beautiful handmade wallet. It holds everything I need and more, and I couldn't have asked for a better clasp than the one you chose. It carries much more than I thought, with 16 designated credit card slots in addition to the four compartments. I thought it was brilliant how you separated the coin compartment, so I can keep my lucky coins in its own section.





I've been impressed by the quality of your products for a long time, and decided on the Suzon as a special treat, and after seeing how well wallet No 825 CP I bought my then-boyfriend (now husband) has worn in over the last decade. You've always been fantastic to deal with over many purchases in store throughout this time, none more so than this, where you went above and beyond and got it to me as promised this morning.





Thank you again and have a fantastic and well earned Christmas, and an even better year ahead.









Email from the 05th December 2017

 Mr Cardini.

Approximately 27 - 28 years ago when I was around 16 years old, I jigged school with a classmate and caught the train from the Blue Mountains to the city for a day of adventure.

On that day, I invested in a spur of the moment and rather extravagant purchase for a teen.

I bought a purse from the Louis Cardini retail store that was located in the Darling Harbour retail precinct at that time (maybe 1989).

To this day, the purse remains in amazing condition and is in daily use. Her cracks and rough edges tell her years (like us all). Her inner lining is discoloured, but not worn or torn. Her corners crinkle like laughing eyes, but her beauty has not faded.

She has travelled the world with me, was with me when I met my husband and when we checked our newborn out of the hospital. She had been a constant companion through good time and bad.

If you need testimony of the quality of workmanship that stands the test of time, this purse surely qualifies. I have no idea what it's design name was, but I'd recommend her to anyone needing a functional purse that is durable and classically crafted.

Eternally appreciative of your talent

Jemma Georgitsis

From Nanaka, Japan

Thank you for your soon reply.

It's a pity but I do feel glad to encounter your art of works.

I think I cannot buy any leather bags without your products.

 I am looking forward to seeing you again..

 Kind regards.










Dear Sir,  My name is Anoop and I had visited your store at the Rocks about 2 years ago . During my visit there, I bought a passport holder long Wallet in brown and black colour.  I just thought that you should know that I have been using it for my extensive travels and I’d like to thank you for selling me such a great product. Ever if god permits, I will certainly pay you another visit sometime in the future. God bless you and thank you. Regards Anoop



Joerg Schueler
2 days ago 08/11/2017
Louis' products are of outstanding quality and craftsmanship. I am using his products for 20 + years myself and they become nicer the more I use them. Superb !
Just now



Hi Louis

I just ordered a wallet No. 720 in classic redwood.  I am very excited to give this to my son for his birthday, am on my second wallet now as I purchased the first one when I was in Australia back in 1999.  I paid through paypal so all should be good, if there is any way to expedite I would appreciate it as his birthday is May 5th. You make incredible leather goods!

John (California, USA)


Hi Louis

My wife and I have visited your store in Sydney several times - most recently on Australia day.  I purchased this same wallet from you a couple years back.  Regrettably - I left it on top of my car, drove off and it was ran over by many vehicles (Trucks, buses, cars, etc) by the time I realized I lost it. You would be amazed how well the wallet held up despite the damage.  Needless to say - I was impressed.  Any other wallet would have been torn to shreds. A couple seams came out and that is why I am buying a new one.  I handed the old one down to my son who will try to fix it up.  He has always love that wallet.  When I come back to Australia - I will bring it by for you to look at.

While there are a million wallets I could have purchased here in the United States - none lives up the quality and workmanship of your products.

My wife purchased a beautiful purse from you and plans to buy another on our next trip. I hope you are enjoying your beautiful city of Sydney - swimming, exercising and enjoying everything life has to offer.

A lifelong customer,

Chester Flake (Sarasota, FL, USA) 


Hi Mr Cardini

I received the Wallet you shipped me last week. Thanks for your prompt service. I love the new Wallet and I am very happy with the quality and functionality of it!

Thanks again

Fara (USA)


Hi Louis

I love my beautiful Bi colour evening bag and I really appreciate the fact you could create it in black and yellow leather for me. I love the quality of the finish and the feet on the bottom to stop it getting dirty when sitting anywhere. I will treasure it for a long time. I hope you can post this onto your testimonials for me.

Kindest regards

Jacqui (New Zealand)


 Dearest Louis,

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!! I've just received my gorgeous new purple handbag with pink highlights from you. I love it! It is absolutely perfect - as usual the design and workmanship are exquisite. You are a genius. I'm so thrilled and honoured to own another Louis Cardini piece!

 Looking forward to seeing you next time I visit Sydney.

 Very best wishes,
 Fiona (Adelaide)


 Dear M Cardini

Thank you so much for sending me the beautiful ‘Homer’ bag.  I do so enjoy using your leather goods and have several of your bags and purses.  The leather gets better and more supple with age and I do appreciate that.  The quality of the workmanship and materials make all items a pleasure to use.  Again, thank you for having such beautifully crafted items in a material world.

Kind regards


Dear Louis, 

Thank you very much

The carry-on bag BERNARDO is excellent ... because it is exactly the size of my old pilot case. I took it to China on the plane, around China then to Germany. It fits in the cabin compartment of my unimog and behind the seat of my Merc SL. Really cool and exactly the size I need. Actually it is the most versatile one I have now. Well done Mate. 

 C u soon down under.