A little bit about Shana:
Shana Luther is a Brooklyn based designer that focuses on creating handbags with a classic style, but with an edge for today’s modern, independent woman. After graduating from Pratt Institute in 1999, she began to design and produce her own bags under the name SML Bags. A one woman show, Shana worked through every aspect of the creation process, from sketches through final sewing, to create her handmade leather and fabric bags. In 2012 she branched out with all new designs under the label Shana Luther Handbags. Designed exclusively by Shana, these bags are proudly manufactured in the USA. Since their debut, Shana Luther Handbags have been wildly popular with numerous fashion magazines and blogs. Shana’s designs earned her a Finalist position in Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards in 2013. Shana continues to generate new designs for her label while staying committed to American manufacturing as the company grows.
A Pennsylvania native, Shana has called Brooklyn home since 1995. She lives there happily with her husband, another small business owner with his own computer animation studio.
Photo by © Peter Tannebaum and Pratt Institute