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About us
Melbourne based Karen Bytel has hit the trifecta. She combines her passion for colour, style, quality and racing to introduce three ranges of exquisite handbags, wallets and clutches to the Australian market. The Bag Queen, Elegant and Karben Leather collections in their own unique way offer you something extra special when you want to look especially good at work, at the races and out on the town. Bag Queen is Australian owned and based in St Kilda Melbourne. 



Bag Queen brings you affordable Genuine Leather handbags, wallets and card holders right here in Melbourne thanks to Karen's extensive network of contacts worldwide. She believes that we should be able to afford the best quality leather at affordable prices.  Majority of products are individually designed in Australia, and made exclusively for Bag Queen so you can be sure you will stand out from the crowd at your next important social event.

Bag Queen products are ethically made, not made on mass only a handful of the same product made for Bag Queen, so therefore you will not see you handbags over and over again.   

If that event is at the races, then one of the beautifully hand-crafted Bag Queen handbags, is the perfect fit. Karens other passion alongside handbags is horse racing. She has been an avid racegoer and owner for many years and has named each item in the Bag Queen collection after racehorses.


The Elegant collection sees you set to turn heads with the stunning array of colourful clutch bags and unique designs available. Named after trainers, jockeys and race courses, each exciting piece is the perfect accessory for your outfit at a party, wedding, formal, red carpet event, debutante ball or Fashions on the Field event at the races. The Elegant collection is unique, fun, formal, classic and most of all well priced.


The Karben Leather collection of handbags has been made from the highest quality leather and expertly hand-crafted to add a touch of style and sophistication to your office attire. Practical, smart features include a coloured lining, key holder and mobile phone insert so that you can find your valuables at a glance as well as a handy foldable handbag holder to keep your bag off the floor. Handbags with clever features and a classy finish for women in the corporate world are at the heart of the Karben Leather collection.

*All Karben Leather handbags can be purchased for wholesale distribution.