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The fall '17 season unveils 4 new shapes to the world of Lucque:  small tote, landscape tote, pouch and camera bag.  Detachable straps were designed to create a fresh look with the same bag by using different straps that can be sold with the bag or purchased separately.

For fall 2017, Lucque has continued its love of embellishment using smooth napa and
 pebble grain leathers.  Fall's colorways are neutrals in rich chestnut brown, caramel and black.  To compliment the palette, deep olive, raspberry and navy were added.  In addition to Lucque's classic Orleans collection, there are 4 collections with intricate leather treatments:  Deco, Vintage, Flora and Zelda.  All of these embellished collections were designed using the past eras for a nostalgic inspiration.

The Flora collection is aptly named for the old damask, floral stencil design that is appliqued on the leather with a padded layer to add relief to the bags.  The shapes are new, but the pattern is an old world standard seen on fashion and furnishings of the pre-war era. The Vintage collection was inspired by the rugged and worn quality born from the 30's:  hand-dyed, veg tanned leather is washed and aged until it gains a beautiful, permanent wrinkled quality.  Burnished gold wire is substituted for the top-stitching in order to add to the unrefined flavor of the bags.

Enjoy your Lucque.


Designer Susan Paillassou

As an artist, Susan Paillassou has spent years working in a variety of media, from painting and sculpting,  mosaics, textiles and fibers, to illustration and interior design.  In 2014, she decided to make the handbag her canvas.

 A native of Chicago, Susan has lived abroad and ultimately settled in Los Angeles.  “Seeing the world is a way to continue to feed a creative appetite.  I love collecting anything that is indigenous to a culture, whether tribal and ancient relic, or contemporary pop and urban street.  Ultimately those experiences inform my design sensibility—both conscious and unconscious.”

The idea of Lucque came into being one day as Susan connected with a woman who supplied leather to one of the most exclusive home design showrooms in the country.  As she studied the magnificent collection of leather for wall treatments, floors and furnishings, she was in awe of the treatments applied to the hides.

There were floral embossings, hand-painted prints and filigreed paisleys carved into beautiful, soft leather—in colors so rich you could eat them.  Her first reaction was, “I want a bag out of this.  And this.  And this!”

Realizing that no one was going to do “this”, Susan decided she had to do it herself.  She wanted to make her own personalIT bag.  A “ME”  bag.  Thus, the life of Lucque had begun; a journey to create a beautiful bag in design and artistry.

All of Lucque’s leather is imported from the finest Italian tanneries.  Lucque’s designs and colors can be carried year round and worn with all styles.  Our bags are proudly hand crafted in Los Angeles, by masters in the industry who have made handbags for some of the most prominent fashion houses.

Designer Susan Paillassou, ©2014


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