laContrie's Luxury Leather Goods are Made Just For You in Paris


Unable to find the type of leather bags and service she was searching for, Edwina de Charette found herself working for a independent craftsman in Paris, before launching her own workshop of leather goods. Founder and designer, Charette opened laContrie as a workshop for creating a made-to-measure leather working service.


From her two-story shop, she produces bags, small goods and accessories with only the finest of materials. Sourced from the best French tanners, their skins offer high-quality options and inimitable textures. Their exotic skins, all with different characteristics, come from animals bred in captivity.


laContrie is also the place to go when you’re interested in making a bag that fits your unique self. Notrably, laContrie never makes the same bag twice. After choosing a model from her collection, clients can select the leather, colors and lining for their new item and watch the bag being made right in front of them. 

The custom-designed bag also includes handles and straps that are made-to-order. When the product is nearly done, initials, names or dates can be inscribed with a hot-stamping tool.

If you’re in a hurry, you can also purchase ready-made purses in an array of styles and colors from the store or online. The workshop is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is located at 11 rue de la Sourdière in Paris’ first arrondissement.