Dean Accessories - handmade bags from Silver Lake, CA

May 24, 2014

Great leather bags are timeless. They're durable, will last you forever, and never go out of style. I know this from personal experience; when I was little my mom gave me a beautifully crafted leather bag, a simple cross body in a delightful green. She'd had it for years, and passed it down to me. That was the start of my love of handbags. 

But finding the perfect leather bag is like finding your soul mate... there are a lot of fish in the sea, as it were. 

Well ladies and gents, do I have a treat for you. Meet dean accessories, purveyor of your perfect bag.

My personal favorite is this little beauty, the B35 Studded Handle Handbag in cognac lamba leather. It's $300, not an impulse buy but a great deal for a forever bag. This is the kind of bag I'd like to hand down to my daughter one day. 

The inside of the Studded Handle bag (and most of dean's bags) is lined with the raw soft inner side of the leather. As the lovely salesperson pointed out, this is great for storing important but fragile items (anyone else live and die by their iPhone?).

By the way, if you're ever in Silver Lake on a Sunday, stop by and say hello to the incredible woman who works there. I never caught her name, but she has short hair and has a dog named Kate. She's one of the friendliest people I've met in LA. You have to go say hello.

A few more bags, because I couldn't pick just one:

What do you look for in a perfect leather bag? Have you found one? I'd love to feature it, please apply here!


  1. Hi there,
    Thanks for your post! Love this bag and am considering purchasing it. How has it held up so far? Thanks for the feedback!

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