2018 FINALIST

Lindsey Hirway - Larsen & Lund

Finalist of the The UBM Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design



United States



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2018 Finalist Lindsey Hirway Larsen & Lund

Lindsey Hirway FINALIST'S PROFILE

What was your inspiration for this bag?
Growing up in the early 1990's, my mom used to carry a Coach purse with her everyday. She had it for years, and took a lot of care to make sure it would last even longer. It was a very simple, but beautifully made bag that because of it's minimalism and classic style, seemed to go with just about everything she wore. The bag that I designed, although different in appearance, is inspired by my mom's purse. It has a purity and simplicity in it's form and made of the highest quality so that it can be worn for many years to become a wardrobe and life staple. The custom brass component was to add an elegant detail that was designed to be both decorative and functional.

What are the retail price-points of your line?
$175-$795

Do you change your silhouettes and materials every season?
In the past I have added silhouettes and colors to classic styles that I carry, but I'm editing down the line to be only a 4-5 curated styles. I'm currently selling SS18 on my website but am preparing to take my AW18 collection to market next month.

What other handbag designers have inspired you?
Acne Studios handbags, Loewe, vintage Hermes, vintage Coach.

What makes your line innovative and worth of overall?
My line is both modern and timeless and focuses on purity of form and the quality of materials and construction. We also committed to making all of our bags in Los Angeles.

Bag Description
Larsen & Lund, Mini Market Bag, Crossbody, Italian Cow Leather (pebbled texture), $595

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