Designer Profile: Katie Lares

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Katie Lares is a luxury leather accessories designer located in the Lower East Side, Manhattan. After designing for large corporate companies that manufactured massive quantities of apparel overseas, she rejected the concept of fast fashion and created a brand with traditional handmade craftsmanship at it's core. All of her materials are locally sourced in the Garment District and each bag is slowly hand-made by Katie in the Lower East Side.

Discover more of Katie's work here, and shop her collection online here