Your custom-made bag can take up to 10 hours to hand-craft. From cutting, folding and sewing leather to attaching zippers and hardware, creating your perfect bag is intricate, detailed work that requires steady hands and people who care deeply about the job they do.
Since our founding, we have been privileged to work with AW Enterprises, founded by Czechoslovakian-born Anton William Otrusina in 1962.
Arriving in America in 1926, Anton’s ﬁrst foray into leatherworking was with Rolik Manufacturing, creating leather goods for the United States Army.
Eventually Anton struck out on his own and formed AW Enterprises and in 1984, Anton’s son Ed, and Ed’s wife Betty, took the helm.
“I’m a guy who appreciates classic styles that last forever. When we ﬁnish a Maestro, I think about the lucky folks who will carry that to the gym or a weekend getaway. I speak from experience when I say how well-made it is!”
“The Courante Carryall looks like a million dollars. It’s so chic and elegant. And I love that it still functions like a bag should! With big zippered pockets for safe storage and a thick, comfortable strap.”
Our highly-skilled partners are experts in leather and leather-goods construction. They share our devotion to quality, and care as much about the details as we do.
They can spot a missed stitch or uneven zipper long before our ﬁnal inspection.
They don’t just make bags. They put heart and soul into every bag they make.
With AW just a 30-minute drive from our Chicago headquarters, every week we see ﬁrst-hand what it means to be Made in the USA: attention to detail, dedication, the willingness to go above and beyond.
Our proximity has allowed us to forge strong, trusting relationships with the individuals whose minds and hands construct every one of our bags. And these relationships in turn enable us to communicate more effectively, respond more quickly, and quite simply, make better products.
Impeccable construction is just part of the story of your custom-made Laudi Vidni bag! Learn about our incredible collection of 50 sumptuous leathers, cultivated with a commitment to quality, durability and innovation.LEARN ABOUT OUR LEATHER
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