A potential customer contacted us asking whether our braided handles, a Hanner Clarke signature, stretch out over time.  It’s a great question and one that many of you may also have.  The answer is no. The braids maintain their length and shape.  They are tightly braided by hand, making them strong enough to carry a fully packed purse, while sitting securely and comfortably on your shoulder.  The secret lies in the pairing of a highly skilled artisan, who does the braiding, with exceptional leather of the finest quality.  We’ve carried our bags, filled to the brim, for several years, and we can assure you the handles are the same today as they were on day one. Try them out for yourself and see!