About Our Bags

Welcome to Travel & Living Collection!

What do you get when you cross a globetrotting, Norwegian born, aviation doyenne with stylish, versatile and 100% Australian designed bags? You get the Travel & Living Collection (TLC). An unforgettable collection of custom designed leather bags for women with a nomadic heart and spirit for adventure.

I am Christin Svard. Entrepreneur, traveller and bag enthusiast.

My bags are lovingly handmade by creative artisans. The lining designs are mostly hand-drawn and all materials hand selected, treated with tender loving care. Every bag is a reflection of my love for travel, adventure and luxury. A work of heart. A sensory experience. The velvety feel and smell of exquisitely soft leather. The warm, delicate touch of a smooth inner liner as you reach for car keys. Louis Vuitton, without the price tag.

Whether you are going to a supermarket or the Sahara, a handbag you love is the ultimate travel companion. To me, it needs to look beautiful, feel amazing and be practical.

I’m a Scandinavian born Australian resident and have travelled to most places in-between. I know the importance of functional travel pieces. Just because something has a practical purpose doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style or beauty.

I worked for years on fixed wing aircrafts, an amazing way to see the world from the sky. My real adventures were had when I worked as a crew member on board Boeing helicopters. Flying oil rig workers back and forth across the North Sea. Our uniform was an unflattering but life-saving fire retardant survival suit. Practical but not pretty. So I added Doc Martens, leather jacket, a red silk scarf and matching red lipstick. I was happy my uniform was likely to save my life, but if I was going to go out, I was going to go out with style.

The same Viking ingenuity and flair has been applied to my super-soft, leather handcrafted bags. Not only are they highly versatile but full of passion and originality, with a story to tell.

No matter where you live, you will never want to leave home without a Travel & Living Collection bag again. Explore the collection, join the adventure here.

Enjoy!

Christin Svard