The Brand & Story

Locally produced modern design for the independent woman.

 

The Shana Luther Design Philosophy: Modern, clean design made with thoughtfully sourced materials and impressive craftsmanship. Luxurious yet tough, Shana’s designs are meant to be worn.

Our Story:

“I love the idea of dressing around one’s bag… the bag has always been the focal point for me.”

Shana has always been fascinated with design ever since she first learned the workings of a sewing machine. This allure with design took her to Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY to study fashion.

One day, a walk past an independent handbag boutique inspired Shana so much that she found myself running back to her studio to create some prototypes and a small handmade bag business was born- SML Bags. During the course of running her little company, she cranked out several hundred bags made with various leathers and vibrant fabrics. One of the most thrilling things that happened to Shana at this time was creating one of kind bridesmaids clutches for Joy Deangdeelert Cho, from the ever-popular blog, Oh Joy.

Shana absolutely loved what she was doing, but after stepping on her cat several times in her absurdly cramped studio, change needed to happen, and fast! Larger production capability was what she needed.

SML Bags has now turned into Shana Luther Handbags- a more grown up, refined and modern line of locally produced leather handbags. Now in her third season, Shana continues to explore new design ideas to make her girl feel totally original and sharp with her killer handbag.