Latico Leather Accessories

Latico is a basics-inspired luxury accessories brand for those who crave fashion without fuss.

Owner of Latico Leathers

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Latico is born

Fresh out of college (dare we say when?), Paul began selling leathergoods out of his car trunk store-to-store in NYC. His casual, down-to-earth ways translated into bags that reflected the same qualities- mellow, leather basics with laid-back comfort. Specialty boutiques in Greenwich Village couldn’t keep his merchandise in stock and soon the ever-famous rock group, The Grateful Dead and crew became fans of his naked-leather bags. As this was Latico’s first lucky charm, it invited many other musicians to seek out our bags. Paul’s fledgling leather company with a rock & roll twist was on it’s way to growing further in the leather basics industry.

And born again…

So the story goes, downtown boy meets uptown girl and … beautiful bags were born. With a New York Fashion background and an eye for European trends, Lainie launched Latico ‘s celebrated seasonal women’s fashion trends & colors. Attention to details such as unique artisan linings, unexpected leather treatments (yes, even Italian retro-upholstery leather) and extensive interior organization have become Latico signature features that turn heads from coast to coast. Many of our customers refer to us as a “one-stop” bag source as our diverse collections have wide audience appeal.

The big little company?

No name dropping, but….we do design and distribute for the “big” guys under their labels in the U.S. and abroad. By demanding superior product , they have raised our own high expectation levels all around. In recent years, Latico successfully captured exclusive licensing agreements for internationally know names such as The Sharper Image, Frye, and Invicta. We are honored to have been selected as wholesale partners with our high profile clients. But, we will always remember the grass roots from which we came, supplying quality to the “mom and pop” boutique specialty shops across the country.

All because of you…

Just as we have demonstrated our success in creating and manufacturing quality investment pieces, we have also achieved a high level of customer satisfaction by listening and responding to our loyal customers. In fact, over eighty percent of our business comes from the repeat customer. We appreciate and thank you , our retail partners, for your continued business and support. We hope to surpass your expectations now and in the future!


Start Thinking Bling for NYE

Salon Capelli’s boutique is loaded with fun and flashy options for NYE. Check out these accessories from Lorraine Francis ( a local Nashville Designer) and Pink Pewter.

handbags and jewelry from local designers

Lorraine Francis Nashville Jewelry DesignerHaving been a jewelry and handbag buyer for a leading department store in Nashville, Lorraine acquired a wonderful education in the fashion industry. Lorraine has always had an artistic bent and is mesmerized by the creative process involved in bringing crystal and recycled items together, to make a unique accent piece of wearable art.

Lorraine is perhaps best known for The Jewel Medley, a trendy boutique in the Bandywood area of Nashville, where the glitterati shopped for her unique designs. She was also the proprietor of Dressed to Thrill, an apparel and specialty shop that catered to the stars. These stores were instrumental in bringing New York fashion to Nashville, and Lorraine’s gift for business and customer service ranked her high on Nashville’s places to shop. After thirty years in retail jewelry design, Lorraine is now embracing the wholesale side of the business—selling to catalogs, specialty shops and boutiques with her beautiful, recycled jewelry and one-of-a-kind pieces.

“I paint in broad strokes,” Lorraine said, when asked about her eclectic mix of beautifully detailed offerings. “I create wearable art from found objects; it is my passion, it’s all about the joy of creation which has many dimensions. I have learned to listen to those moments and let them tell me where to go.” Art is a celebration of life. New discoveries are made every day, adding to the adventurous education of Lorraine’s jewelry designs. Many items, like bottle caps, watches, typewriter keys, guitar picks, and coins, are recycled and incorporated into her jewelry, proving that wearable art can be more than just another pretty piece of jewelry