The Plains Leather Story

Established in Christchurch for more than 30 years, Plains Leather has a rich history of providing local manufacturers with heavy material fabrication services from our Sydenham factory.  Today our team continues this tradition – with our own beautiful range of handmade 100% leather bags, belts and small goods direct to you, from our central city boutique, right next to Ballantynes Department Store.

Plains Leather’s manufacturing team includes five skilled machinists with 90 years’ combined experience. We’re proud to utilise traditional technologies and techniques, resulting in simply-made pieces that are often one of a kind.


Our Jamby Stix Range

As specialists in genuine leather goods, we're proud to introduce Jamby Stix – our own brand of beautiful, locally made bags direct from us to you – including totes, cross-body bags, shoulder bags and back packs in a gorgeous array of styles, hides and colours.

Our unique, in-house range of Jamby Stix bags are all locally designed and handmade in our Christchurch factory – utilising 100% natural hide with a focus on sustainable practices to ensure as little wastage as possible. From end of line leather buy ups and utilising offcuts, to recycled packaging and tags, all savings generated by our sustainable practices result in a chic and fairly-priced locally-produced range.


Our Bags

Our bags are often lightweight and feature lovely textures associated with natural materials plus feature clean and simple lines. Our designs are contemporary mixed with thoughtful functionality to ensure your bag is beautiful, practical and easy to wear.


Shop In-Store

Centrally located in the Guthrey Centre on Cashel Street, Plains Leather offers a relaxing in-store shopping experience, where you can browse our current collection, feel the supple textures of our Jamby Stix hides, and talk to our team about the right bag to suit your needs and personal style.


Shop Online

Prefer to shop online from the comfort of home? You can browse the full range of available Jamby Stix bags, belts and small goods online now, and have your purchase delivered direct to your door. Our team is available to assist via email should you have any questions about our collection, placing your order, or delivery. You can also view our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.