Handbags with a distinctive market point of difference

She Lion is about beautiful tools for the modern woman, luxurious handbags that help you perform at your best and look fiercely elegant.

Launched to the public in July 2015 by Australian corporate lawyer, Kate Dillon, this debut collection of luxurious and functional handbags for the empowered woman, comes complete with distinctive interiors for technology, chargers and paperwork - purposefully crafted to organise the diversified life of today’s modern working woman.

THE FULL STORY… Lawyer to emerging Australian designer

Disheartened at being unable to find a bag that suited her needs and power ensemble, Kate Dillon decided to create her own.

Having practised as a lawyer in a top tier firm for the past 8 years (now part-time to balance her professional schedule with She Lion), Kate regularly carries a laptop, sometimes reams of paperwork, together with a handbag (and, if she’s organised, also a gym bag)!

Whether she is working in Melbourne or travelling between offices interstate, it has always been important to Kate, like many professional women, to look her best and feel glamorous and empowered in what she wears to the office. Unfortunately, however, the addition of a big black laptop bag, a cotton tote packed with lunch, chargers and high heels and a bag full of paperwork, is a sure way to kill a good look.

After thorough research into the bag market, hopeful of finding a bag that served her needs, it became apparent that there were minimal options available and fewer still with organisational function and a fashionable edge. Following conversations with many women and friends in professional services, it became apparent that they too had found it difficult to locate a bag that suited their needs.

With an insider’s view about what today’s modern working woman requires from a handbag, Kate decided to create exactly this – luxurious and high quality leather handbags, made with interesting textures and premium finishes that command attention, never compromise functionality and ensure that you bring your A-game to every business encounter.

The She Lion range embodies the attributes that Kate sees as paramount in driving her success daily - fierce elegance, premium practicality and bold ambition. Elements that are reflective of both the bags and of women who walk fearlessly.


Reflective both of the bags and of women who walk fearlessly…


  • It’s about authenticity.
  • Refinement, beauty and grace in attitude and appearance.
  • It’s a powerful lady-like class, with a touch of sophisticated sass.
  • An authoritative polish and a powerful poise.


  • It’s a deep and radiant confidence, built on organisation and beauty combined.
  • A dynamic nature and a useful stylish flair.
  • A pragmatic and decisive conviction.


  • It’s that untamed ambition – a non-stop hustle, wild and continuously pushing you to new heights.
  • It’s that unstoppable energy that drives you forward to achieve and push the boundaries with resilience.
  • It’s the knowledge that you can achieve whatever you set your mind to, it will just require guts, determination and persistence.


Corporate jungle to urban wild...

She Lion equips today’s modern working woman with a innovative way to complement her power ensemble, never compromising on function or ever killing a good look!

A work bag doesn’t need to be boring.

She Lion is designed for today’s modern working woman. The highly skilled multi-tasker who embraces her femininity and is resilient and ambitious. She has strong intuition and appreciates who she is as an individual. The woman who regularly works online, is required to be dynamic and innovatively flexible with her workspace. She likes to feel organised when on the go and able to travel between offices or transition from office to evening, or office to weekend, seamlessly carrying technology and other essentials with sleek elegance.

With this in mind, the She Lion woman is also an aspirational archetype that speaks to those women aspiring to hold and exercise these qualities. They may have just entered the business world – or be at varyingly levels of their journey. The heart of She Lion is to inspire women across the board to be who they are and to be their best.

Women should be equipped for whatever challenges they face in today’s modern society and She Lion aims to help women face those challenges fearlessly. She Lion is not just about premium practicality and beautiful handbags - it’s about empowering women, being true to your essence and reiterating that anything is possible with a bit of guts and determination.


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