Our philosophy at Bolt + Buckle and Indepal Leather is straightforward... simple. earthy. real.
It's the filter when we design our products... it's how we like to do business... it's how we'd like our world to be... uncomplicated, down to earth and genuine.
It was late 2012 when I walked through an Indian village, just one week after proposing to my wife at the Taj Mahal. The noise of car horns and hawkers blending with the aromas of fresh curries and the visual bombardment of movement and colour was not unlike most villages in India, except it was here that I saw the raw, simple, beautiful leather bag that carved the first steps in a new path.
Fast forward a few months and there we are at our first market back in Brisbane… in the pouring tropical rain… with a leaking tent. We sold one bag.
But we’ve come a fair way since that first rainy outing. Thousands of people right across Australia and around the world are now proud owners of an Indepal leather bag that has been skillfully crafted by third and fourth generation leather masters. Each duffle, satchel or messenger individually handmade using genuine, premium leather… and a lot of love.
Along the way we added other brands to our Brisbane Arcade store, and in 2021 we opened a second store with even bigger range in Murwillumbah, NSW and rebadged our store fronts to Bolt + Buckle to reflect the clothing (a bolt of cotton) and our leather goods (buckles on bags, belts, journals and shoes).
Alongside our range of Indepal leather bags, we now stock major brands like Levi Jeans, Industrie, Wild Rhino, Mr. Simple, Will & Bear amongst local brands like Valor Organics, Mennie Socks & Reer Endz Undies. (note, some items only available in Murwillumbah store).
We hope you love our curated collection of goodies as much as we do.
Thanks for visiting.
Managing Director, Indepal
Guided by our philosophy of Simple. Earthy. Real.® our leather bags are made from genuine premium leather. This means you won’t find any bonded, reconstituted or poly-urethane stuff at Bolt + Buckle.
It’s all real leather made into simple, beautiful designs for people like you.