no25 drifter zippered brown leather handbag with pockets
no25 drifter zippered brown leather handbag with pockets
no25 drifter brown leather handbag with zippered closure and strap
no25 drifter brown leather handbag with colonel littleton logo deboss
no25 drifter brown leather handbag with exterior pockets
no25 drifter brown leather handbag with strap
no25 drifter brown leather handbag with zippered closure and strap
no25 drifter brown leather handbag with zippered closure
no25 drifter brown leather handbag with accessories inside bag
no25 drifter brown leather handbag with strap

No. 25 Drifter Handbag – Vintage Brown

This vintage inspired purse will be a classic accessory for any journey.



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    • Full-grain, dry-milled American steerhide
    • Dimensions: 9.25” H x 13.5” W at widest point
    • Zippered top
    • Strap adjusts from 21″ to 24″
    • Two outside pockets
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No. 25 Drifter Handbag Purse

The daughter of a good friend of mine deals in vintage clothing and accessories. She came across a purse similar to this one, sent it to me and said, “Colonel, you  have to make a bag like this.” So, I did. The first one out of our workshop went to my buddy, Holly, to reward her keen eye for classic design.

The Drifter seems to fill a niche in our line of ladies bags. Its crescent shape and slightly slouchy posture is perfect for our soft, dry-milled leather. The vintage purse was born in the 1960’s before the advent of smart phones and the like, so I updated the design with two pockets on the outside front.

Strap adjusts from 21” to 24”. Pigskin lining. Nickel finish hardware. Zippered top. 9.25” H. 13.5” W at widest point. Available in Vintage Brown.

Product packaging includes cotton canvas dust bag.

Made in the Col. Littleton Workshop.

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  1. I was so pleased when l got my drifter handbag. I have had my eye on this bag for a long time, and finally bought it. I love the color and it’s the perfect size, not too big and not too small. The craftsmanship is fabulous. I will enjoy this purse for many years to come. So glad l made the purchase.


  2. We had watched a Tennessee Crossroads feature on Lynnville and headed out recently for a day trip from Mt. Juliet. We love vintage things and were so impressed with the shop, packed with beautiful treasures and wonderful leather smells. I admired the Drifter bag, and the way it seemed to fit just right, but I would not indulge myself. However, wonderful hubby had taken it all in and surprised me with the bag for our 53rd anniversary August 27! It is perfection, and I will have to make myself use it, instead of putting on a pedestal! What quality and fine workmanship! It will last far longer than I will, but I will love it (and him) forever!

    rkshanks (verified owner)

  3. I gave this as a gift to a customer. It’s great qualtiy and she loved it. Great product.


  4. The Drifter Handbag is such an easy carry. Perfect size. Smells wonderful and so soft. Recently one of the rivets came out and after consulting Colonel Littleton about options for repair, they assured me they would take care of it. That is exactly what happened. My handbag was repaired and returned in no time. Wonderful products and Customer Service.


  5. This was my first Col Littleton purchase and it was WELL worth it. I cannot say enough good things about this handbag. My husband purchased this for me as an early birthday present while we were visiting Nashville. The quality is amazing. It only gets more beautiful the more you use it!


  6. My husband bought this bag for me this Christmas. I love it! My grandchild did get finger nail polish on the front of the purse about a week after I got it. I called the company and they said to sent it to them and they will try to repair it. It was repaired and shipped back to me within one week! My purse is perfect again and shipped back to me with no charge for shipping or the repair ! Thank you!


  7. I bought this for my wife for Christmas and she loves it. Great bag. Beautiful and well crafted. Big hit Christmas morning.

    stevenh223 (verified owner)

  8. My husband, with my daughter-in-law’s help selected this as a Christmas gift. After looking through your catalog it is just the one I would have picked for my self. The size is perfect and I love the smell of the wonderful leather. Will keep your company in mind when I need gift ideas.


  9. I asked my sweet mother if she wanted any of my purses (I have a lot) and out of all my purses, she picked this one! At the sweet age of 78, how could I say no to her? She loves it dearly and she is not even into purses! I will say I miss this bag every day and think about buying another one to replace it. It’s such a thoughtfully designed bag – both modern and classic at the same time, somehow. It’s clearly built to last and has just enough features to make it useful, but still somehow it’s this great simple bag! Ah, I’m destined to buy it again! Then, my sweet mother and I can each have our own Colonel Littletons.


  10. Just received my new bag and it’s beautiful! It’s the perfect size for everyday easy carrying and the leather just feels heavenly in your hand…soft yet substantial and it will only get better with age and character! Plus the bag is hand-made right here in the USA! You can’t beat that. Now I just need to decide which items to order as Christmas gifts for my son and husband. I’m leaning towards a wallet and a knife! 🙂

    rachel.m (verified owner)

  11. I just want to express my gratitude to Colonel Littleton, I have the Drifter Handbag and really enjoy it. I received it as a birthday present from my husband a couple years ago and use it every day.The strap on the bag started to come undone occasionally and when my husband and I were in TN recently for the holidays, I popped in to see if they could fix it. Not only did they replace the strap with a better enforced strap. I didn’t expect to see my bag for a couple of weeks as we live in Texas and they had to ship it back to me. Well, it’s been 4 days and I received it today! Thank you so much! Best customer service! Everyone is so nice and so helpful and I can’t wait to visit their store again (it smells so good and they always give you moon pies!) Thank you so much!!


  12. Beautiful Bag & Perfect Gift
    My husband gave me my No. 25 Drifter as a gift for our first anniversary. I worked some in Lynnville and had been introduced to Colonel Littleton products in their main store. I told my husband if I ever “made it” with my job, the one thing I wanted was a Littleton bag. Needless to say, I am VERY VERY pleased!

    This bag is the perfect size and compliment for everyday use. The soft supple leather oozes luxury and makes even the most ordinary day feel grand. It is a fine display of American craftsmanship. The front pocket makes it easy to find my cell phone when I travel and it is the perfect size to carry just what I need for an evening out.

    I love the first piece in my Colonel Littleton collection and can’t wait to add more pieces. Thank you again to Ms. Sandy for helping my husband pick out such a wonderful gift!

    Whitney M.

  13. Perfect!
    This handbag is the perfect size in every way. Fits on shoulder and under your arm in just the right place. Very soft and supple leather and is the size that I needed and wanted. Thanks for another fantastic product. You never disappoint (as usual)!

    Southern Nell

  14. Oozes style!
    This may be the last bag I ever use, really it’s that perfect! The style is timeless and I cannot imagine an era when this bag would not garner tons of complements!

    Be prepared to get stopped by other women constantly demanding ” where did you find THAT bag?!”

    I love it, it makes me feel fancy, even when I am out in jeans and muddy boots! Looks even better in person too!

    Baby Belle

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Leather is a passion for me. There are more kinds of leather and leather processing out there than you can shake a stick at. You can mold leather into just about any shape or form. You can make every hide look just alike. You can dye it green, blue or even pink. You can apply a finish, coat it, spray it or make it look slick and shiny. That’s not what we’re about at Col. Littleton. To me the beauty is in the naturalness of the leather. People always comment to me about the special “feel” of our leather and how it becomes even more beautiful after it has some wear on it. It’s all about our leather process. When you buy Col. Littleton leather goods, you’re buying, for the most part, full-grain American vegetable-tanned steer hide that has received a minimum of alteration. We don’t apply a finish to hide character markings. The way I see it, every marking tells a story and covering them robs the piece of its life and character.

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I see a real resurgence in the country today for products made in America. Our focus is to design and create products that speak to the time-honored traditions that have made this country great such as handmade craftsmanship, authentic rich leathers and quality workmanship. There’s a nostalgic feel about the products we make . . . most of them could have been made 100 years ago and many are made using turn-of-the-20th-century methodology and machinery. Our products are true Americana; forged as our forefathers intended by people who care and take pride in making a beautiful product.