BATLINER Showroom & Office
Marxergasse 24-2 - 1030 Vienna
Tel. +43 123 690 57

Katherine Batliner E.U.
Schonbrunner Str. 105-3-56
1050 Vienna - Austria
VAT-ID: ATU66329378
This company is registered under Austrian Law.

All still life photographs and bags with model by Yasmina Haddad

All photographs of Our Story and packshots by Emrah Uygun

Graphic Design by Daniel Wadl
Programming by Bahar Hilal Yuksel
Texts by Phoebe Maares, Katherine Batliner and Sarah Thomas

With support of:
Wirtschaftsagentur Vienna, Ursula & Norbert, Nadja, Tina, Philipp, Patricia

We are happy to help regarding any request you might have - by e-mail.


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For wholesale and direct orders please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions - by e-mail.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do all the materials you use stem from?

1. The calf and sheep leather used for the bags are tanned and dyed in Italy and England. The calves and sheep are or European origin too, they mainly stem from Spain, France and Germany.

2. The zippers are made in Italy by YKK.

3. The other brass metal parts and buckles are custom made by a foundry in Vienna, Austria. Then they are hand- patinated at our studio according to the colour of the bag.

4. The linings of the bags that are 100% Linen or Cotton and come from Muehlviertel, an traditional spinning and weaving region in the state of Upper Austria. More and more organic plant-dyed fabrics are used.

Where is the fish leather from?

All skins come from Norwegian and Icelandic fishery. The fish leather is from food production and was treated as waste for a long time and just thrown away, there was no use for it at all. Now the skins are tanned to leather in Iceland.

The fish leather looks thin. Will it break or tear soon?

The fish leather is seven times more durable than calf or sheep leather. The reason is that the fibre structure of fish skins is very different to that of mammals. One can imagine it as diagonally interwoven like a strong carpet. On the backside of a fish skin long thread-like fibres are visible. At average a fish wallet stays in mint condition at least twice as long as a common wallet

How does one have to take care of the leathers? Shall I use some care products?

As all leathers are of great full grain quality you do not need to do anything. The aniline calf leathers have a relatively high humidity so it is recommended not to use creams and greases as it can be too heavy for this type of leather. The vegetable tanned leathers soak up grease with time already, which naturally protects them. if a bag get's wet please refrain from drying it by force, (e.g. near a heater) just hang it freely at room temperature.

And what about the fish leathers?

Fish leather get's a strong patina. In case lighter colours have stains from heavy use, they can be brushed off with something similar to a nail brush to refresh the colours.

I saw a bag in your catalogue but there is no store nearby. Can I buy it online?

We do not have the bags on an online shop right now but we generally have a small stock and can ship worldwide from Europe. If you have any questions you can contact us at

Linen linings from the Austrian region of Muehlviertel
Close view of Cod leather with scales attached