CONCEPT

Forbidden City strives to create the ultimate in quality personal accessories that encapsulate the discreet luxe lifestyle. We use shapes that are functional for both sport and life. We use the finest leathers that warm the spirit and remind you that what you are holding is truly fit for a princess (and actually carried by some of them too).

The master artisans in our leather atelier in Milan are highly trained and steeped in tradition – our chef d’atelier’s family has been producing the finest quality leather goods for well over a hundred years. Each piece is assembled by hand and lovingly finished to perfection. As you hold each piece in your hand, you can actually feel the care and tradition it represents.

CRAFTSMANSHIP

  • TICK - TOCK CROC
    When it comes to making the finest, Forbidden City is your house. Our crocodile pieces, all made by hand at our Milano atelier are the quintessence of Italian quality. Made on a bespoke basis, our croc products delight our top clientele in ways even they can't imagine.

  • SHORT BAG LONG LEGS
    Think of balmy Malibu weather or a classy luncheon at the des Bergues. Supple leather, a light hand and our thoughtfully imagined magazine bag is the perfect companion for travel or just looking fabulous in the outdoors. A shortened version of our first generation piece, this bag is less of carry-all and more of a fashion statement. Includes a deep central pocket for all of your daily needs, a handy magnetic closure hidden mobile and passport pocket, key ring, small tethered linen clutch and our signature scarf and magazine holders.

    When you’ve got a short bag - you’ve always got a pair of long legs.

  • LUGANO BUCKET BAG
    The wrapped leather handle of the Lugano says it all. Made for a lady who is either on the run or being chased by every man in town, the bag fits all of her necessities. Worn conveniently over the shoulder or by the hand.

  • TAORMINA TOTE
    Style is simple when quality runs high. Our Taormina deck tote captures the essence of the beautiful life in all its largesse. The Forbidden City Taormina is carry-all that holds it all from yacht to beach or plane to terminal.

  • DON'T KILL THE MESSENGER
    Don't kill the messenger, please! Named after our client Hamed who proudly carries our acoutrements, our premier messenger bag is a male essential. Carried only by a select few, the messenger is 100% hand made in our Milan atelier and features supple toro skin with a linen and leather interior and offers a choice of gold plated brass zippers or gunmetal silver. A removeable shoulder strap as well as bullet-proof nylon rain cover help you to fly effortlessly through even your most adventurous moments.

  • VALISE VOYAGE
    In the world of Forbidden City, far away lands are not so out of reach as one may think. An unlikely suspect, the Kazakh steppe, is the perfect launching ground for grand expeditions across the world. In three sizes, the Forbidden City Valise, lined in our signature unfinished linen and handmade in Milano, safeguards the clothes and jewelry that adorn the inhabitants of a country who have amazing style and a zest for world travel: we are perfect bedfellows and travel companions too.

  • STOWAWAY BAG
    The ultimate in exclusivity, this lovely zippered suitcase was created with the private jet in mind. Its slim line allows it to slide nicely on the floor of a white carpeted G-V, holding securely all of the jet's accoutrements safely in place until you've reached a comfortable cruising altitude.

    The perfect capsule for our Sleeper Suits, blankets, throws, documents folders and even your change of clothes for arrival, this is the luxury go-kit.

  • SMALL LEATHER
    From a petite porte-monnaie to a passport holder case made for the movies, Forbidden City small leather goods take a ride in the back pockets of the world's highest flyers. Finely crafted by hand with subtle lines and icognito branding, our small leather goods are handy companions for those that embrace discretion and require only the highest quality.

Tick-Tock Croc
TICK - TOCK CROC
When it comes to making the finest, Forbidden City is your house. Our crocodile pieces, all made by hand at our Milano atelier are the quintessence of Italian quality. Made on a bespoke basis, our croc products delight our top clientele in ways even they can't imagine.

Short Bag Long Legs
SHORT BAG LONG LEGS
Think of balmy Malibu weather or a classy luncheon at the des Bergues. Supple leather, a light hand and our thoughtfully imagined magazine bag is the perfect companion for travel or just looking fabulous in the outdoors. A shortened version of our first generation piece, this bag is less of carry-all and more of a fashion statement. Includes a deep central pocket for all of your daily needs, a handy magnetic closure hidden mobile and passport pocket, key ring, small tethered linen clutch and our signature scarf and magazine holders.

When you’ve got a short bag - you’ve always got a pair of long legs.

Lugano Bucket Bag
LUGANO BUCKET BAG
The wrapped leather handle of the Lugano says it all. Made for a lady who is either on the run or being chased by every man in town, the bag fits all of her necessities. Worn conveniently over the shoulder or by the hand.

Taormina Tote
TAORMINA TOTE
Style is simple when quality runs high. Our Taormina deck tote captures the essence of the beautiful life in all its largesse. The Forbidden City Taormina is carry-all that holds it all from yacht to beach or plane to terminal.

Don't Kill the Messenger
DON'T KILL THE MESSENGER
Don't kill the messenger, please! Named after our client Hamed who proudly carries our acoutrements, our premier messenger bag is a male essential. Carried only by a select few, the messenger is 100% hand made in our Milan atelier and features supple toro skin with a linen and leather interior and offers a choice of gold plated brass zippers or gunmetal silver. A removeable shoulder strap as well as bullet-proof nylon rain cover help you to fly effortlessly through even your most adventurous moments.

Valise Voyage
VALISE VOYAGE
In the world of Forbidden City, far away lands are not so out of reach as one may think. An unlikely suspect, the Kazakh steppe, is the perfect launching ground for grand expeditions across the world. In three sizes, the Forbidden City Valise, lined in our signature unfinished linen and handmade in Milano, safeguards the clothes and jewelry that adorn the inhabitants of a country who have amazing style and a zest for world travel: we are perfect bedfellows and travel companions too.

Stowaway Bag
STOWAWAY BAG
The ultimate in exclusivity, this lovely zippered suitcase was created with the private jet in mind. Its slim line allows it to slide nicely on the floor of a white carpeted G-V, holding securely all of the jet's accoutrements safely in place until you've reached a comfortable cruising altitude.

The perfect capsule for our Sleeper Suits, blankets, throws, documents folders and even your change of clothes for arrival, this is the luxury go-kit.

Small Leather Goods
SMALL LEATHER
From a petite porte-monnaie to a passport holder case made for the movies, Forbidden City small leather goods take a ride in the back pockets of the world's highest flyers. Finely crafted by hand with subtle lines and icognito branding, our small leather goods are handy companions for those that embrace discretion and require only the highest quality.