“I bought several bags from Simon in order to carry my laptop and photography gear. I was never impressed more with products of this quality in my life. They are extremely robust and will last for decades. The Design of Mackenzie’s bags is striking. Every feature is very well elaborated which makes them functional and convenient for everyday use.”Tair
“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the sporran, the fab kilt belt you made and for the time you managed to turn it all around in. It made my kilt look amazing and everyone complimented on it.”Jarred
“I commissioned Mackenzie to make a satchel for everyday work use. I am absolutely thrilled with the high level of quality, style and craftsmanship in the finished product. I can already tell I’ll be using this bag for many years, as it feels like it’s made to last a lifetime.”Charlotte
“I love bags and I had been looking for something ‘extra special’ for a long time. I came across the Mackenzie Leathergoods website by chance and was impressed by the beauty of the bags. I emailed to enquire about buying one and Simon replied straight away, helping with everything from actually modelling the bag in a photo for me so I could see its size in comparison to a person, to discussing changing the colour of the stitching on the leather to make it more vintage looking.
Simon helped me to decide on the colour of the embossing of my initials on the bag and nothing was too much trouble for him. I am now the extremely proud owner of a beautiful handmade leather cartridge bag made to my requirements. Simon even made me an incredibly beautiful matching purse, also with my initials on. I am over the moon and know I have finally found my ‘extra special’ bag and purse to last me a lifetime.
“I absolutely LOVE my purse! It is more beautiful than I was expecting – I cannot thank you enough for making it for me! The clasp is just perfect with the leather – and the two tones (dark brown and teal) look great! I also love the way the strap contours to the body – not many purses do that! Thank you so very much!!!!I do plan to be a return costumer for sure!
The Small Document Case in navy saddle arrived this week- I am in awe of the superb materials, elegant design and fine craftsmanship! I have purchased several saddle leather bags from traditional case makers in the UK and yours is certainly the equal of any I’ve seen. I must add that every step of this transaction was handled swiftly and courteously. I would recommend your work to anyone interested in an example of the almost-lost art of case making. I am certain the case will outlast me and get better with age.”
“You are an exceptional craftsman! The briefcase is stunning. It is just what I have been looking for, and more, the past several years. A very special souvenir from my trip to Scotland. What a fortuitous choice I made at the last minute, to stop by the crafts fair that day. I am so pleased to have met you and to have one of your fine briefcases. Many thanks”Lynn
“I love my Business Tote, it’s really beautiful and I am a very happy customer. I needed a sturdy bag that can carry sufficient paperwork and a laptop plus still looks elegant in quality – rather than that pompous kind of way. This is simply the perfect bag for me. Thank you so much!”Stephanie
“Bag received this morning. It’s absolutely perfect, love the quality. My wife loves it, she is delighted.”Angus
“I recently took delivery of a beautiful Book Bag and I am beyond thrilled. It is all I wished for, and more. The bag is very well made – the leather is of very good quality and the design, with organiser pockets inside and out, makes this a very practical, all round bag. The service I received was excellent and I was able to customise the bag according to my preferences. Delivery was very prompt. I am told that the bag will last me a lifetime and I believe it, however that won’t stop me from buying other bag designs from Mackenzie’s in the future! ”Denise Scragg
“I was extremely impressed with the service I received at Mackenzie Leathergoods. Simon was friendly, approachable and quick to respond to my enquires. Before commissioning my bag, I met with Simon to discuss materials and design so I was able to ensure I got exactly the product I wanted. He had a fantastic range of high-quality samples in a range of striking and unique colours and was willing to offer his expertise to help me make my decisions. The finished product is a work of art. I’ve had my Edinburgh briefcase for seven months now and I could not be happier – it is strong, durable, perfectly designed and absolutely beautiful.”Chloë Kennedy
“Simon is a craftsman with a passion for customer service and producing a bespoke high quality product. He will guide you through the design process ensuring that the finished product will be exactly what you desire. He will then craft a wonderful item for you with exquisite attention to detail. Having bought a briefcase and a belt from Simon I could not be happier, the quality of the leather is second to none and the craftsmanship unparalleled. I get many comments on a beautiful both items are and am often asked where I got them. It is rare to find a true craftsman and the value for money that Simon provides is worth every penny. I cannot recommend Simon highly enough and am looking for an excuse to make another purchase!”Dr Andrew J Cumming
“Just thought I’d let you know my daughter is absolutely delighted with her tote! She arrived home for her Birthday with the bag and I must admit I’m a bit envious! The standard of craftsmanship is superb and it is such a good looking bag! Certainly a lasting memento for her 21st. I’m sure it will be a bag for life. Thanks again.”Cindy