Totes to Clutches
Handbags are part of our culture,
a defining part of who we are,
part of our being.
From the 1700's small bags came into being for a purpose. Sometimes they hung on a waist band other times the wrist. They carried small staples for the user, such as coins, tokens, or keys and as time passed they got larger to contain more items.
In Europe, both Men and Women carry bags. Whether it is a Day Bag, Evening Bag, or bag for work, i.e. a brief case, they are part of who we are.
When you contact APL®, we will work with you to specialize your handbag. We help you select only quality materials. Whether you desire ostrich, leather or exotics; the color, style, size and texture will be determined by our consultation with you.
Where many designers simply use computerized programs to generate an idea, we know your bag from the beginning to end.
Pencil to paper, pattern to leather, stitch by stitch.
We believe that quality depends on the person behind the needle.
It starts with an idea, put down on paper. Lines fall into place to create the outline of a bag. From there you measure, cut, tape and finally create the perfect "paper purse". Next is the difficult part, from pattern to bag requires the "art and talent of the stitcher".