Charlie Top Handle Bag in Navy Palmellato


A recreation from the 1950’s Bienen Davis archive, the Charlie bag is inspired by the utilitarian satchel and features a 22K gold-plated brass embellished top handle, flap front, pull tab closure, gusseted sides, and chain link metal shoulder strap. 

  • Palmellato calfskin leather outer
  • Leather lining
  • 22K gold-covered brass pull tab and hardware
  • Detachable chain link short shoulder strap
  • 2 interior compartments
  • 3 interior card slots
  • 1 interior zip pocket
  • 1 interior slide pocket
  • Removable Bienen Davis lipstick mirror
  • Dimensions: 25cm x 25cm x 10cm / 9.9 in x 9.9 in x 4 in
  • Handle drop length: 8 cm / 3.5 in
  • Shoulder strap drop length: 24 cm / 10 in
  • Made in Italy



Founded in New York City in 1931 by Herbert Bienen and Edwin Davis, Bienen Davis merged American design with Italian craftsmanship and soon found their bags on the sets of movies and televisions shows, worn by some of Hollywood’s most iconic stars, and included in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The revived Bienen Davis is the creation of Richard K. Bienen, the fourth generation scion of the Bienen family. Having been raised in the bag-making business with his father, Richard H. Bienen, and influenced by the design spirit of his mother, Pat Mori, a former model who worked alongside famed designer Roy Halston, Bienen was inspired to re-establish the renowned brand. Today, Bienen Davis continues to work with the same Italian artisans credited for creating their celebrated past collections.