Carlos Falchi IP Announces New Contemporary Handbag Partner

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NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carlos Falchi IP, owners of the Carlos Falchi trademark, is pleased to announce that L & Leung Design Group is launching a full line of contemporary handbags by renowned accessory designer and artist Carlos Falchi. The collection features Carlos Falchi's unique aesthetic, including soft leathers sourced from Brazil, exotic skin-inspired textures, snake and animal prints, metallics and bright color ways. The collection will launch at November market and be available at leading Department and Specialty stores in Spring 2014.

Carlos Falchi started his career by making hand stitched leather clothing for musicians like Patti Smith, Miles Davis, Tina Turner and Mick Jagger in the early 70s. Carlos then began designing handbags and for decades now, his much coveted bags are renowned for their luxurious patchwork designs in exotic skins. The contemporary collection draws upon Carlos Falchi's classic designs and aesthetic at contemporary pricing.

L & Leung is embarking on a new strategy for the brand, offering a variety of leathers and textures targeting today's contemporary consumer. The full launch will be November market for Spring 2014 on-floor.

Carlos Falchi continues to operate his luxury couture line, Carlos Falchi Couture, handmade in New York City. His handbags, clutches and totes are marketed to Luxury department and specialty store retailers.

Maura James, Carlos Falchi President, commented, "Carlos and I are excited to have L & Leung and their energetic and charismatic President, Lisa Nunziata, as our core handbag partner as we launch Carlos into new levels of distribution."


A native of Brazil, Carlos Falchi moved to New York in 1964. He began his career by dressing rockers and jazz musicians in the 1970's including many well-known music and fashion icons. Before long, Falchi focused his attention on creating a unique line of luxury handbags and accessories using exotic skins in distinctive designs and vivid color combinations. His inventive designs have secured him a place as one of the most innovative, influential, and unrivaled designers of our time.


L & Leung has been a pioneer in manufacturing leather ware since its inception in 1981. L & Leung Group's offices span across US, China and Hong Kong. The core competences are in design, product development and production of sophisticated genuine leather handbags. Headquartered in Hong Kong, L & Leung has teams of experienced professionals locating in Hong Kong, China and US to manage the current business and to develop new business opportunities by sharing the Group's values. Over the years, L & Leung has created some widely recognized house brands, including Emma Fox, available at retailers across US. L & Leung has also developed strategic partnerships with exciting designers and celebrities, such as famous Grammy Award-winning rock guitarist Carlos Santana for Carlos by Carlos Santana, Extinctions by Iris Apfel and Academy Award-performing singer Amrita Sen for BollyDoll.

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