No. 25 Drifter Handbag

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


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The daughter of a good friend of mine deals in vintage clothing and accessories. She came across a bag 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, in North Carolina, 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 bag 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” at widest point. Available in Vintage Brown or Black.

Made in the Col. Littleton Workshop.

6 reviews for No. 25 Drifter Handbag

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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! 🙂

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    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)!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

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