Shana Luther is a collection of leather bags created for people who appreciate beautiful, handcrafted bags without a lot of fuss. Our brands ethos is rooted in modern, clean design made with thoughtfully sourced materials and impeccable craftsmanship. We design each bag to fit seamlessly into a woman’s wardrobe with original and simple, yet detailed design elements. Influenced by modern women, our inspiration comes from the laid-back, yet totally chic Brooklyn style we see everyday. Shana loves designing bags for the creatives and professionals who love fashion but don’t necessarily always follow it- much like herself.
We try our best to only use US based vendors when sourcing materials for our goods. We like to form lasting relationships with them and because of that, we are able to maintain quality control on the materials coming into our studio.
Our 100% cotton lining is sourced in the US. It’s a modern crosshatch print and we use it in 3 neutral color variations because we don’t like searching for items in a dark, somewhat bottomless bag;-) We love the crosshatch print and have been using it for years.
Leather is a natural material and it’s unforgiving when making it into bags. It originates from an animal and we wholeheartedly respect that and keep that in mind while working on our goods. If we mess up a stitch, there’s no coming back. It’s tough and just gets better with age. It’s badass. This is why we love leather. We source our leathers from US tanneries and take great care ensuring every hide meets our expectations. We use our signature leather for most of our collection which has a subtle pebble effect and a soft, yet very strong hand. Our leathers are extremely durable and are made into bags that will last a lifetime. Your bag will get softer as you wear it and break in beautifully over time. We like to think of ourselves as little leather snobs over here…
Almost our entire collection is produced in house, however some aspects of our bags are outsourced to local handbag manufacturers. Most of the straps on our bags are produced by a family run company located in NYC’s Garment District. This helps us in many ways and it streamlines the production process for us.
We’re huge sticklers for quality craftsmanship and we won’t sell a bag that we don’t 100% stand behind. You won’t see uneven stitching on our bags. We believe in buying quality goods over fast fashion and supporting small businesses across the globe. We love what we do and hope you do too!
BKBean began when Shana began accessorizing her first baby girl, born in February ’16. Shoes being the next best thing to a good bag, Shana prototyped her way into making a line of colorful leather baby shoes. All BKBean shoes are handcrafted with love in Brooklyn, NY.