Temple Beam 4 (43 reviews) Tan Leather Leather Bags

In a combination of soft tan leather and suede this beautiful satchel-style bag is a key look for the season. Practical touches include an inside security pocket and multiple straps, which mean that this smart/casual design can be worn in a variety of ways. As featured in Grazia magazine. L: 42cm W: 14.5cm H: 32cm

£80.00

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Upper Material Leather
Lining Material Fabric
Sole Material None
Fastening Type Zip
Trims D Ring
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  • 4 stars out of 5Temple Beam Handbag

    Jane from york

    Received today. Looks great. Up to the minute styling. Very pleased.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Temple Beam Handbag

    Pauline, bradford

    Got this as an early Christmas present but couldn't wait to use it! It's a good size and the colour goes with everything. Great for everyday use and especially when you need a bigger bag to pop in some extra things , e.g. when shopping or out with the grandchildren. Having a choice of straps is useful as are all the pockets.

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  • 2 stars out of 5Temple Beam bag

    I bought this bag some time back.... really liked the look of it.... stylish and strong. However two things which makes it a real let down are-1. It is very heavy. 2. the suede catches dirt very quickly and it is a nightmare to clean it. Even tried to get it cleaned professionally however no joy. Quite disappointed. Feedback from Clarks: Thanks for leaving a review; we’re sorry to hear you’re unhappy with your purchase. We value all our customer feedback so thank you for your comments which have been fed back to our team.

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  • 5 stars out of 5temple beam

    audrey from prestonpans

    This bag is absolutley beautiful. I have just recieved it and am so looking forward to using it. As always Clarks comes up trumps. Thanks again.

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  • 1 stars out of 5Sorry, didn't last very long

    Yousef from huddersfield

    Bought this bag just before going on a trip. The zip broke with the first use. the shoulder strap broke 3 days later. Upon return contacted Clarks and was offerd an exchange, but I don't think its worth the hassle, so simply asked for a refund. Feedback from Clarks: Thank you for getting in touch and we're sorry to hear you were disappointed with your bag. We will always happily replace or refund any faulty items and we're glad to hear you took your bag back to store. This occurrence is rare and we have passed your feedback to our technical team who will look into it.

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  • 5 stars out of 5rubbish

    I had a version of 'Temple Beam' tan leather bag bought for me in 2011 (Oct) for my birthday. It is part leather, part soft suede and after only a month or so the suede tore at the handle joining and I tried to get it mended but couldn't. I tried to stitch it myself. Really disappointed. From Clarks I would have expected better quality. Feedback from Clarks: Thanks for leaving a review; we’re sorry to hear you’re unhappy with your purchase. We value all our customer feedback so thank you for your comments which have been fed back to our team.

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  • 4 stars out of 5Review of temple beam leather bag

    Donna from manchester

    Ordered this bag after seeing it on-line, it arrived and I love it. It's a great size, big enough to put things for the the kids in. Only slight down side is I wish opening was a little bigger. Hopefully it will wear ok, am aware some of the other reviews were a little disappointed and felt it became a little tatty, but so far so good, (have had it 3 wks now). Great qualty also for the price. Would recommend it.

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  • 4 stars out of 5practical

    Marion from manchester

    This bag is very practical and flexible in use, with lots of straps, zippers and compartments. The size is perfect (just about fits a slim A4 folder along with everything else), and the leather is great quality - soft but solid. My only complaint is that the buckles and the orange-ish lining (of the tan model) look slightly cheap; there are also some glue stains on the top zipper. But I would still recommend it, especially with the 20% off deal.

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  • 3 stars out of 5Nice but not durable

    Alison from beverley

    Love the look of the bag. Fits a lot in, however the small opening of the bag can be difficult to get into sometimes! Also found the leather/suede scuffed very easily (within first few days). Love the design, colour and various compartments.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Love this bag!

    RACHAEL from royston

    Very pleased with this bag, lovely quality suede and leather. Very practical, can be worn across the body with the long strap or over the shoulder with the handles. I can fit lots of essential kids stuff in!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Love this bag

    kerry from melksham

    I just love this bag, it's big, trendy and practical - I love the design - leather and suede together. The shoulder strap is useful and there are plenty of zips against pickpockets! A great bag altogether!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Love it!

    Gorgeous bag and it fits everything I need in it! What more could a girl want? I tend to be hard wearing on my bags, but this one is lasting very well.

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  • 3 stars out of 5Just one little problem

    Kate from nottingham

    I agree with all the other reviews this is a fab looking bag! However please be aware. I only used this bag for 1 week and the shoulder strap broke. Mine had a seam in the middle of the strap that didn't prove to be very strong. I was offered an exchange but noticed all the others had it too, and I wasn't prepared to spend that much money and risk it happening again. Fair play to clarks though, their customer service was excellant! Feedback from Clarks Thank you for getting in touch and we're sorry to hear you were disappointed with your bag. We're glad to hear you took your bag back to store for them to see and had a great service. We have not encountered this problem before but have passed on your feedback to our technical team who will look into it.

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  • 5 stars out of 5great value

    amanda from wirral

    Great bag just the right size to fit everything in. I love the fact you can use the handles or the strap and the colour is perfect. I have never invested in a handbag as primark bags seemed the way to go. However i am tired of seeing hundreds with the same bag. Top marks..

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  • 5 stars out of 5Great Bag. So Trendy.

    Janet from st. columb

    Partner got me this bag for Christmas and I am very happy with it, so much room and so trendy. I am going to proof the suede as I was advised and we are going on holiday in March so it will hold lots. Love the shoulder stap for handsfree when shopping as I can feel secure with over body. Well done Clarkes.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Great bag for everyday use

    Carmen from london

    I just received this bag and I must say I´m completely delighted. The leather is great quality and the design simply great. You have plenty of room to put everything you might need to the office, even your laptop, and you look so stylish and trendy! Love it.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Great bag

    Gerry, folkestone

    I've had this bag for well over a year, no problems with the strap as some have stated and I use it a lot. Lovely leather and suede, soft and slouchy, large and roomy, its ideal.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Great bag

    Sandy from caerphilly

    I bought this after months of searching for a perfect bag to take on holiday. This is large enough for all those odds and ends plus convenient place for tickets, passport, phone etc. I like the fact it can be cross body leaving your hands free. Shopping experience very pleasant. Staff friendly and helpful.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!

    Sonia from ascot

    What an absolutely beautiful bag... excellent quality as you would expect from Clarks... but its the look, style and feel of this bag which really excels.. could easily pass as a designer number... and an absolute bargain with the additional 20% off.. LOVE IT!!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Gorgeous bag, shame about the strap

    Susan from sunderland

    Bought this bag and it is absolutely gorgeous. Good size very stylish and I get lots of comments. I purchased suede protector but sadly after about 6 weeks it does look a little shabby. Main strap feels too flimsy and stitching is in the middle of shoulder, might be coming away :( I have already asked my family for the black one for Xmas as it is gorgeous, but Clarks please treat the suede to avoid staining next time and a thicker strap! Otherwise - Perfect! Feedback from Clarks: Thanks for leaving a review; we value all our customer feedback so thank you for your comments which have been fed back to our team.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Gorgeous bag! I have just bought 3 in different colours!

    Barbara from romford

    Lovely bag, perfect size and very trendy. I bought the tan, walnut and black with the idea of choosing my favourite and I have kept them all.

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  • 3 stars out of 5Gorgeous bag but...

    Deborah from clacton-on-sea

    The bag is gorgeous but i've hardly used it and the suede has torn around the handle, I would happily buy another if i was sure the same thing wouldn't happen again. Feedback from Clarks: We’re sorry to hear you’re unhappy with your purchase. We do thoroughly test all our products before they go on sale, so the issue you describe seems unusual. Please return to one of our stores with proof of purchase so the manager can look into it for you. We will happily refund or replace any items deemed as faulty.

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  • 4 stars out of 5Gorgeous Bag

    Rachael from worthing

    My husband bought this bag for me and it is really lovely, beautiful soft leather and suede. Plenty of pockets and you can just about fit an A4 file inside although it's a bit of a fiddle. It loses a star though because the colour of the bag is definitely more like the second photo where the woman is holding it rather than the first image which is considerably darker than the bag actually is. All in all though, a great bag which goes with everything. Well done Clarks.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Gorgeous

    Dawn from Saffron walden

    I can never get a shoulder bag to stay on so the across body strap really makes this bag perfect for me. It also looks so lovely and stylish.

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  • 5 stars out of 5good price, good colour

    yuan from stirling

    Beautiful bag for student, young and stylish.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Falling in love with Temple Beam

    Fiona from london

    You know when you first meet someone you find attractive and then you get that bit closer and start to notice little things that make you question your initial impression and you start wondering, hm, maybe his ears are a bit weird or his shoes are not quite right...? But then you throw caution to the wind and think, no, I'm going to give him a try and think positively? And then you end up falling in love??? Well, this was how it was with me and this bag!! I saw the picture on-line, waited a couple of days, excitedly unwrapped the packaging (woah! how much of that was in that bag???) and laid it, empty on the table. But then my misgivings kicked in - oh, there was too much suede, not enough leather (what if it rained and it stained my coat?); the actual bag is pretty heavy even before being packed with my masses of belongings; it looked a bit clumpy etc. But then in comes my 17year-old daughter and, unbidden, gives it the ultimate accolade: 'It's alright, that bag'. And so I begin to see Temple Beam bag in a different light and in a fit of enthusiasm, snip off the labels and proceed to stuff each nook and cranny with all my bits and bobs. How lovely to have a separate section for papers, another spacious zipped one for all my make-up rubbish; a neat little pocket for my mobile and enough room to put a spare set of sandals, a novel, a scarf, various emergency food supplies! If I lost a few stone I could probably climb inside as well and zip myself in. The new leather smell is great, too. So, if you're wondering whether I would recommend Temple Beam to you, my answer would be an unequivocal 'yes'. Je suis en amour.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Fabulous bag

    Tracey from manchester

    I would never have thought to look in Clarks for a bag, but this is such a fantastic quality, great looking, good sized handbag I'll be buying it in another colour as well (I bought the navy - now out of stock - originally). Handles are just the right length to fit comfortably over your shoulder so perfect for when shopping, and there's a full length zip across the top to help prevent pick pockets. Plenty of pockets inside for your everyday bits & pieces and roomy enough for a netbook. Lovely quality leather/suede, modern looking, so it gets an all round thumbs up from me.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Fab Bag

    susan from Manchester

    This bag is GORGEOUS Looks far more expensive than it 's price. Why pay hundreds of pounds when you can get the look from Clarks for less !!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Fab "Mum on the go" bag......

    Stephanie from wrexham

    ....but not at all "mumsy"! I can fit all my own stuff in, as well as everything I need for the little one. But oh, how gorgeous it looks too, people always comment on it. Thanks Clarks, I feel like a bit of a celeb with my new bag.

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  • 1 stars out of 5disappointment

    Viva from rsdfas

    I loved the design, and the color... But the suede part ripped really easily and quick... A real dissapointement. Feedback from Clarks: We’re sorry to hear you’re unhappy with your purchase. We do thoroughly test all our products before they go on sale, so the issue you describe seems unusual. Please return to one of our stores with proof of purchase so the manager can look into it for you. We will happily refund or replace any items deemed as faulty.

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  • 2 stars out of 5Disappointed, really doesn't wear well

    Kate from stratford

    At first I was really pleased with this bag - it looks lovely, very stylish and more expensive that it is. It's a nice size and I like the combination of leather and suede. However, it doesn't wear very well at all. After two uses the strap broke. Clarks gave me a new strap no problem but it put me off using it, as the new strap also had a join in the middle like the first. I sprayed the bag and I’ve been really careful not to put it down on the floor so it gets dirty. Despite this, after not even two months of usage (and not even continuous, I haven't used it every day) it's absolutely filthy and looks about a year old. All in all, I think this is a real let down. Feedback from Clarks: We’re sorry to hear you’re unhappy with your purchase. We value all our customer feedback so thank you for your comments which have been fed back to our range team.

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  • 2 stars out of 5Difficult to clean

    Priscilla from dunstable

    I love the style and space in this bag and it would be one of my favourite bags if it was'nt for one problem - it's very difficult to clean. I found that being a light brown bag, dirt showed up very easily and as the bag is part suede and suede itself is difficult to clean, I found getting dirt out a nightmare! It's a beautiful bag but once it gets dirty it dosen't look so great. I think I might go for the black option instead. Feedback from Clarks: Thanks for your comments, we value all our customer feedback and it will be passed onto the correct teams, so that they are able to take your comments on board for any improvements we will make in the future.

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  • 1 stars out of 5Did not last long

    Annemarie from malvern

    Very good looking bag however after only using it a few weeks, the straps started to tear of. I think that the leather is too soft and not strong enough for the weight of the bag. I have taken it to the store for a refund. Thank you for your comments. I am sorry that you experienced some problems with the strap on this bag. Our technical department is now looking into this further to see if it is a common fault. We're glad to here you have already taken it back to store for a refund.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Best bag ever!!!

    holly louise, herne bay

    Have this bag in 3 colours! Wish they would bring more colours out! Had them for 2/3 years and still look as good as new! So worth the money!

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  • 4 stars out of 5Beautiful bag! Shame about the tear.

    Lisa from aberystwyth

    I've had this bag about a year or 18 months. Because I rarely use the long strap I haven't come across the problem of it breaking as other reviewers have. It's a lovely, big bag that carries a lot of stuff, it's stylish in a sort of equestrian style, and it's lovely soft leather and suede. Unfortunately due to the materials being so soft and the way the flap on the front pocket is sewn I have found that the suede at the corner where the front flap is sewn has started to tear. I'm really sad about this because this is my favourite bag and I get tons of compliments, but I guess nothing lasts forever. I'm also slightly disappointed by the shop where I bought it, where I was told that "I'm afraid it's just coming to the end of its life" and there was nothing they could to to help me. Oh well. It's been lovely for a year or so. Feedback from Clarks: We are very proud of the quality of our products and to ensure this all our new designs and materials are tested before they go on sale.  If you are disappointed with any of our products please return to a store with your receipt so a member of staff can investigate.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Beautiful bag!

    Miriam from rochester

    I love this bag! Bought it online, so I was a bit worried about the tan colour, but no need it's lovely. The bag is a great size to fit everything I can possibly need and I love the shoulder strap (will have to wait and see if it lasts ok, as some reviews said it breaks easily). This bag looks stylish and expensive and I'm thinking of getting it in black as well. Great job Clarks.

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  • 2 stars out of 5Beautiful bag to look at but ?

    sian from oxford

    I have this bag in black, it is a beautiful bag but it really hurts my shoulder after a little while. I have tried to have very little in the bag so that it does not weight so much but this has made very little difference. I have had to stop using the bag as I find it just too painful.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Beautiful Bag

    Janis from lanark

    I absolutely adore this bag!! I have it in tan and black. The styling is great and the quality is too. I have had lots of compliments on it. I have had both for a couple of years. I would definitely buy it again but so far I haven't needed to. It looks just as good as when I first got it. Great job Clarks. PLEASE BRING IT OUT IN DARK BROWN

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  • 5 stars out of 5Beautiful

    Becky from street

    This bag is really well made, with great soft leather, and big enough to fit all my stuff in! Brilliant

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  • 4 stars out of 5a good solid and stylish working bag

    Joanna from swindon

    The bag has sufficient internal volume for work documents, a tablet or small notebook lap-top computer. There are compartments for stationery, a mobile phone and assorted objects, all of which are covered by the top flap to protect from rain or reaching hands. There is also a securely zipped interior pocket for keys, change etc. The strap is adjustable, allowing the bag to be worn on one shoulder or across the body as required. The material is strong, the stitching good and firm, and the colour is deep and fresh. The design is not showy, so it can be worn with almost anything, but the lines are clear and simple, making it fashionable and, in my opinion, not too frumpy. To add a negative complaint for balance, the inside lining is a rather dull shade, and a change to a more vibrant colour or simple pattern could really enliven the bag. But overall a lovely little bag which appears to be built to last, and at this price, excellent value.

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  • 4 stars out of 5A bit of a disappointment

    Susan from farnham

    I bought one of these bags in brown. It too only lasted a week before the shoulder strap broke. As in another review, it had a join in the middle. Clarks were very good, they offered me a replacement, which they were unable to carry out as the bag in brown is no longer available. I was also offered a discount. However, I like the bag and asked if I had a new strap made, would Clarks pay the cost? Under discussion and I am waiting for an estimate of the cost of a new strap - watch this space! Thank you for your comments. I am sorry that you experienced some problems with the strap on this bag. Our technical department is now looking into this further to see if it is a common fault. We do still have ‘some’ stock still available in our stores of this bag. If you wanted to contact our customer care line on 08444 99 55 44 they could check to see if there is a bag in your local area that you could exchange it for.

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  • 5 stars out of 5gillian

    Gillian from edinburgh

    A great bag which has plenty room.

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  • 4 stars out of 5Temple Beam in the Lakes

    Carrie from shrewsbury

    I bought this bag in tan leather last summer, and was initially delighted. I love the way that there is a mix of leather and suede, and the design is pretty timeless. However, I took the bag to the Lake District in the winter, and the strap broke, and my beautiful bag landed in the snow!! To the credit of the staff at my local Clarks store, they replaced the strap for me, which curiously also had a join in the middle of the strap!! Surely this is not the best place to have a join? I still have the bag, and still love it to bits, but I don't use it that often as I want it to last.

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