by elke specializes in making one-of-a-kind or small-run handmade leather bags and accessories. We like to incorporate a story into each bag that makes it unique and is a big part of the attraction and attachment for our customers. Whether its repurposing World War II leather suspenders and horse bridles for straps or creating bags from antique fabrics and vintage military packs, each piece is made one-at-a-time with attention to the smallest details.
Having a small creative studio allows us to keep evolving with the times and the season so the line always looks fresh and contemporary while keeping the main thread of the story very classic. You never know what materials you may find that will dictate a look and lead you in a whole different direction. It’s the “not knowing” that keeps it fun and challenging