Leather


Item of the Day: Plinio Visona

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Item of the Day: Plinio Visona By now you ought to know we’re pretty mad for plaid. Come this fall, plaids of many sorts will be … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Hammitt Los Angeles

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Item of the Day: Hammitt Los Angeles Even though Hammitt handbags are from LA, we think that this bag is the quintessential New … [Read more...]

Kering to Invest $20 Million in New Tannery

High-end Leathergoods: Le Dix Cartable M bag named for Balenciaga's 10 Avenue George V flagship boutique in Paris.

Paris—Kering, the luxurygoods conglomerate and owner of Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, and Bottega Veneta among others, is … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Adam

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Item of the Day: Adam Those longer silhouettes in necklaces are great though sometimes they can weigh (quite literally) on your … [Read more...]

Paris Show Offers Contest for Leather, Fur Innovators

"Sculpture on fur" by
Atelier Marion Chopineau

Paris—A Paris-based “tailor-made design area” at a leather and fur trade show is looking for a few good designers—basically 10 who … [Read more...]

Lineapelle Shoppers Warned About Bangladeshi Tanneries

Human Rights Watch

Bologna, Italy—Human Rights Watch warned attendees the Lineapelle leather fair (April 3 to 5) to avoid shopping some Bangladeshi … [Read more...]

Nation’s First Leather School Accepting Students in April

Beatrice Amblard in her leather atelier

San Francisco—Are you lusting for leather?Amblard Leather Atelier, founded by former Hermes leather master artisan Beatrice … [Read more...]

Item of the Day

ADMK Jewelry

We just love showing off the hardware on our leathergoods, especially the ones that adorn our handbags, belts and shoes. So it’s … [Read more...]

Human Rights Group Warns of Toxic Leather Tanneries in Bangladesh

Human Rights Watch interviewed 10 children, some as young as 11, working in tanneries. Many children work 12 or even 14 hours a day, considerably more than the five hour limit for adolescents in factory work established by Bangladeshi law. Dhaka, June 2012. © 2012 Arantxa Cedillo for Human Rights Watch

Dhaka, Bangladesh—Human Rights Watch, a New York-based rights group, is alerting retailers and wholesales of  Bangladeshi leathers … [Read more...]

Item of the Day

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When you think about materials commonly used in wristwatches, you tend to think of stainless steel, plastics, silicone or rubber. … [Read more...]

Breaking Trends Spring 2013: Laser-Cut Leather

From left: Giles' abstract floral cut-outs, Ralph Lauren's swirled leather bag, andProenza Schouler's punched out white jacket

Fashion Week Spring 2013—Not only is this look a cut above, but all these laser-cut and perforated styles solve a bunch of … [Read more...]

Breaking Trend Spring 2013: Mirror Metallics

From left: Jonathan Saunders' iridescent "oil slick" skirt (London), Z Spoke Zac Posen mirror handbag (New York), Simone Rocha's high-shine gold ensemble (London)

 Spring 2013 Fashion Week--On the runways this season, designers have really put their pedals to the metal for Spring … [Read more...]