The fall '18 season unveils several new shapes and styles to the world of Lucque:  the cube, a tall tote, large tote, bucketbag and east west satchel are all new shapes. And we’ve revamped our classic Orleans collection with a faux buckle front closure, and avoided the use of hardware closures.  As always, our detachable straps are designed to create a fresh look with the same bag by carrying it with either handle or shoulderstap.

For fall 2018, Lucque has continued its love of smooth nappa and pebble grain leathers. Fall's colorways are neutrals in taupe, tobacco, rich brown, rust and black.  To compliment the palette, we’ve added in some fashion colors and trims; Brown with red trim, black with taupe, taupe with orange and solids in teal or wine. In addition to Lucque's Orleans collection, there are 2 additional collections; The Metro collection and the Austin collection.

The Metro collection is comprised of 4 shapes: the Cube, Mini Cube, Tall Tote and Bucket. The Metro collection has a real “city girl” vibe; smooth nappa leather, hand wrapped handles, hand stitching and bright contrast color trims. The Austin collection was inspired by the current western influence, but not devoured. Like the city its named after, the Austin collection is an upscale and stylish take on an old classic.

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

A day in the life of l’atelier.