The Nickel Bag


Local product testers who we bribed with Penney Clutches to test out loved the simplicity of the design, but admitted that sometimes they wanted something a bit larger and with a strap. Designed alongside our Business Time business card case, the classic envelope-lines of this convertible crossbody bag has a hidden magnetic closure and removable, adjustable shoulder strap (strap is interchangeable with our other women’s products). Available with gold or silver strap hardware and your choice of crossbody strap color (standard color combinations indicated, but feel free to pick your own or add a second strap to change up the look).

Outer body of bag is a single piece of laser cut Horween horsefront (thin, strong, low stretch, durable, flexible), completely hand stitched with rolled standing seam angular front detail. Smooth hook style strap clips securely attach to bag, but when unclipped leave no bulky toggles for a smooth envelope clutch. Lifetime warranty. Adjustable strap for varying height/wear pattern.

Standard Strap Color Combinations (“Bag body color: strap color.”  Feel free to be adventurous here. Life is short. Don’t stress):

  • HF Latte w/  Dublin Ale strap (matching color hue, different heavier weight leather), works well with all options.
  • HF Natural Chromexcel (Espresso) w/ Natural Chromexcel strap (matching color, different heavier weight leather), works well with all options.
  • Waxed Horsefront Fog Grey: Works well with all colors, standard is an deep navy Baltic Blue strap.
  • Waxed Horsefront Coffee w/ Natural Chromexcel strap
  • Waxed Horsefront Royal Purple w/  matching Purple Latigo strap, heavier weight leather
  • Waxed Horsefront Tumbled Ink w/ deep navy Baltic Blue strap (matching hue).
  • Waxed Horsefront Aquamarine w/ Predator Dark Tan strap. Also suggest Dublin Ale for a lighter tan or Natural Chromexcel.
  • Predator HF – Blackout w/ Black Chromexcel & natural tan reverse-side strap.  Black reverse side Latigo is an option if you’d prefer an all-black look, though we like the tan reverse side of the Black Chromexcel to add a bit of color.

Dimensions: 290mm X 235mm X 35mm (approximately 11-1/2″ x 9-1/4″ x 1.5″)

“How do I know which color is which??” Select a leather color from the drop down menus below, and the photos will update to reflect your choice.

Check the Shipping Information page for our time to hand-craft your order and shipping options, and our pretty damn liberal return policy, in case the goods don’t work out for you.


Engraving/Monogramming options

See our Engraving/Monogramming page for information.

(all-over engraving)

(standard location-centered on flap, above magnet closure, 1.5″/36mm tall) “First Middle Last” style:

(input full name, NOT initials; we will style your engraving per your selection above)

(standard location-inside front flap, below magnet closure; hidden when closed)

Upload an image/logo for engraving: (+$14.00)

Black & white or (limited) greyscale image, tiff/jpeg/png or vector file. Very limited greyscale (black, medium grey, light grey, white) is possible. Actual engraving dimensions are preferred @ 300dpi for best results-contact us with questions and we can help you know if your image will engrave well. We will review file and contact you with questions and pricing prior to beginning work. Include approximate image location you prefer in ‘special instructions’ box below. Please do not request engraving of images/logos that you do not have rights to for copyright/trademark purposes.

(max file size 2 GB)

Using a clean piece of unlined white paper (computer paper), hand write your message with a black pen–preferably even a sharpie so it will engrave nice and thick, then take a well lit photo of it with your phone and upload it here. Don’t worry if it’s crooked or you need to cross out a word and re-write it, we can adjust it all in photoshop. We’ll tweak as needed to make it engrave well and contact you prior to making to finalize location.

(max file size 2 GB)

Gift Message OR Special Instructions

If you’d prefer a (Twitter-sized) gift message to the recipient, instead of our typical thank-you note to the purchaser, let us know what you’d like on the card. You can also include any special instructions we may have asked you for if you chatted with us via email/messenger so we can make sure your order is perfect. Or, tell us what bourbon we really need to check out, or your favorite meme format…you’ve got 420 characters, go wild.

SKU: pse-nickel Category:

More Information

Original Release: November 2016
Revision 1: August 2017, revised strap connection, added adjustable strap
Revision 2: March 2018, revised rolled seam construction, slightly larger capacity, hidden magnetic closure, reinforced/more secure strap attachment, new colors

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
My new favorite

I’ve only had it for a couple of days, but I’ve already gotten lots of compliments. It’s big enough to hold all the essentials and light enough to bring with me everywhere. If you’re worried that the penny clutch is too small, this one is perfect.

Custom Dime Bag - Life. Saver.

I don't know if it's the smell, the colors, or the functionality I love the most. It's perfect to throw in my bigger bag on work days and more perfect to throw the strap on for lighter adventures. FFF worked with me from across the country to make the most beautiful bag and I've never gotten more compliments. Thank you!