Dagmara Lauk - Lauk

Finalist of the The Singer Simplicity Best Handmade Handbag


2012 Finalist Dagmara Lauk Lauk


How are your bags made? (e.g. hand-sewn, knit, crocheted, sewing machine, etc.)
a mural I had painted of two elephants joined with their backs by a golden beehive - a symbol of their combined efforts turning into gold

What is the primary material used?
$160 - $750

Do you make all of your own bags?
absolutely YES, I am always introducing new silhouettes (that's where the fun of it is (:) but my materials stay consistent with few fresh additions and new techniques

If not, please explain who helps you make your bags.
Celine bags have, not so much inspire but aspire for greatness

What is your design inspiration?
a few are on etsy

Where and how did you learn to make bags?
not yet

Do you use a Singer Sewing Machine? If yes, which one and if not, which brand?
I do not allow myself to purchase bags past strictly vintage

Have you ever used a Simplicity pattern? If so, how often?

What was your inspiration for this bag?

What are the retail price-points of your line?

Do you change your silhouettes and materials every season?

What other handbag designers have inspired you?

Where are your bags currently sold?

Have you ever presented your line to Saks before? If so, what was the result?

Have you ever purchased a Kenneth Cole bag, if so when?

See other finalists from the 2012 handbag awards