A Pratt Institute grad, Shana got her start working at a well-known NYC based theatrical costume shop. Sourcing and constructing costumes for Broadway shows such as, The Lion King, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, and Spamelot, Shana learned the art and necessity of quality craftsmanship. Always having a love for accessories and even working on small leather goods in her spare time, Shana switched from the costume to the fashion world. She worked for several independent handbag brands before she took the jump and started her own brand. In 2012 Shana Luther Handbags was officially launched with a successful Kickstarter campaign securing the initial funding.

A Pennsylvania native, Shana has called Brooklyn her home since ‘95. She lives there happily with her husband, founder of Houses in Motion, an animation studio, their pup, and their two daughters.