Larsen and Lund, practical elegance handcrafted in Los Angeles
Larsen and Lund, founded by Lindsey Mortensen, with a background in Fine Art and Fashion Design, an absolute reference for simple and elegant handbags.
“Larsen and Lund was created out of a desire for simple and elegant bags that were both high quality and affordable” Lindsey admits. The brand, focuses on supporting the local community and having a minimal carbon foot print, that is why their accesories are made in small production runs, and their bags hand-crafted in a leather workshop in downtown Los Angeles.
Larsen and Lund doesn’ t try to follow trends, their aim is to “create an elegant, timeless and high-quality product that will last and hopefully be a part of a woman’s everyday life for many years” as Lindsey states.
But, where does Lindsey and the brand get their inspiration from? As Lindsey confesses “Larsen and Lund’s products are largely influenced from and inspired by vintage bags. Our brass details and hardware are inspired by the sculptural works of Brancusi and Barbara Hepworth”.
The handbags are aimed towards any public. “women of all ages who appreciate both fashion, quality and a certain level of understatement”.
Having attended The Maryland Institute College of Art and Central Saint Martins and worked as a textile and fashion designer in New York and Los Angeles for established fashion houses, Lindsey’s expectations for the future are simple. As they have already expanded their business to include ceramics and artwork, their objective now is to “expand our vision to include other categories as well, to further express our creative point of view” admits for the magazine.
Most of Larsen and Lund customers prevail in big metropolitan cities, such as Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. But, according to Lindsey, “we also have found some great supporters in places like Little Rock, Arkansas and Atlanta, Georgia which is wonderful!”
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