Leanne Kohler from LaLaLea is a Brisbane based small business specialising in handmade bags and accessories featuring bold and colourful fabrics and washable paper.

Hi there!

I’m Leanne, Lea to my friends and family, and I’m the creator and maker of all things LaLaLea. I work with colourful fabrics and washable paper to create FAB bags for EVERY-body!

LaLaLea handbags provide an affordable and superior solution for design lovers seeking convenience.

All LaLaLea products are handmade by me in my Brisbane home studio, in small limited edition batches. I source contemporary fabrics from Australian-based businesses, featuring patterns designed by fellow Australian females.

Practical, affordable and bold, LaLaLea bags are easy to care for, and with high quality components combined with quality craftsmanship will last you (or someone you buy one for!) for years to come.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you see something you like.

Leanne x

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We're planting trees together


$1 = 1 tree planted

One Tree Planted is a global reforestation organisation with planting programs around the world, and La La Lea is donating specifically to the Australian bushland regeneration program after the devastating 2019/2020 summer bushfires. We made our first donation in October 2020 and continue to donate on the 1st of every month - to date we have planted over 50 trees... yay us!

Your continued support of my little biz means we can plant more trees together.

Click here to read more about One Tree Planted and see the progress that's being made here in Australia

Hooray for happy customers!

Leanne's products are made from beautiful fabrics and washable paper - such a unique and interesting combination.

The products are such high quality, I absolutely love my Pouch and intend to add many more to my collection!


Absolutely love both my LaLaLea bags. My Purse/Crossbody bag is the perfect size for my essentials when I'm out and about, and my tote is a dream for market day shopping.

Love the bright colours and I'm super impressed with the quality of zip and materials used. Thank you so much!


I purchased a Purselet from LaLaLea and I'm so happy I did! Being handmade makes the quality of the Purselet simply flawless, and the vibrant colours against the washable paper panels look fantastic!


I use my Purselet daily! It's great to grab and go by itself with the wristlet attachment making it easy to carry and not drop everything. Extremely unique. Beautiful in both looks and design!


Beautiful design and attention to detail! I've purchased several Totes from Leanne as gifts. Everything from the stitching to the packaging shows just how much care Leanne puts into her work.


I recently purchased a one of a kind tote bag and it exceeded my expectations. The attention to detail and final finishes were extraordinary. I highly recommend supporting this local business.


I'm so thrilled with my LaLaLea tote bag. Since moving to a small crossbody bag I was still in need of something that was stylish and could carry all the things. I was so happy with the quality of my bag and the added detail of the lining and pockets inside. I use it everyday and couldn't be happier.


It's great! I actually use my Pouch for my little baby's nappies, change mat, wipes etc. Keeps it all together and means I can use a normal bag rather than a gigantic nappy bag. It's very well made.