Tyler Lewis created Von Ruhtenberg Handbags upon graduating with an art history degree and, like many women, being frustrated upon not being able to find the type of bags she wanted. Not one to let the lack stop her, the great granddaughter of one of the founding architects of the German Bauhaus school of architecture used her family’s eye for design and a Monterey-based leather manufacturer to make large bags and clutches. My favorite parts are the Greek coin fixtures and the vintage silks she selects. The reasons for featuring her work are two-fold: a photo of one of her clutches beautifies the blog a little, and enough people have asked where they can get one that I wanted to post the site with store locations in San Francisco, New York and Chicago.
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