Aug. 6th, 2010

Peter Nitz: Bespoke Clutches for the Avid Luxury Handbag Collector

Luxury Handbags: To all the ladies out there, who share my passion for luxury handbags, listen up, because thereís a new designer on the rise who is poised to become the next Louis. Although still considered relatively new to the fashion scene, Peter Nitz has taken the luxury handbag industry by storm with his amazing collection of bespoke clutches.

With a background that includes stints at an auction house, and an apprenticeship for a former Herm?s craftsman, Peter Nitz has developed a keen eye for luxury goods and has ultimately developed a unique ability to create timeless classics.

Peter has traveled the globe in pursuit of the finest exotic skins, linens and hardware and has even gone as far as scouring auction houses and private collections for one-of-a-kind vintage accents. The result of Peterís travels has led to an exclusive collection of clutches that are not only extraordinarily beautiful, but also extremely well-crafted and precisely refined.

Achieving such perfection is no small fete, and as such, Peter has invested a great deal of time and thought into the creative design process. After an initial design is conceived, and a pattern has been created, it usually takes more than one hand-sewn prototype before Peter finds the bag to his liking. Employing the traditional technique of saddle stitching, most of Peterís designs are considered bespoke pieces, as each exotic skin is unique in size and scale, adorned with rare antique jewelry.

Peter Nitz designs consist of two distinct, yet equally stunning collections. The Atelier collection takes on a more classic approach, and can be custom ordered depending on skin and color preferences. The Masterpiece collection combines design elements from both yesteryear and modern-day, featuring todayís finest exotic skins embellished with exquisite antique jewelry. Each bag arrives in its own handmade, leather-covered drawered box with a customized handle made from the body material of the bag.

Sans-jeweled bags are reasonably priced from just $2,500, whereas those looking for a truly bespoke piece, crafted from only the finest leathers and jewels, can expect to pay anywhere from $9,000 to $20,000.

Masterpiece Collection - Annalena 2 clutch in ivory natural matte crocodile

Masterpiece Collection - Annalena 2 clutch in vivid blue matte alligator

Masterpiece Collection - Annalena 2 clutch in black matte alligator

Masterpiece Collection - Lillie Envelope Clutch in fuchsia shiny lizard

Masterpiece Collection - Burgundy matte alligator clutch with grey grosgrain ribbon

Masterpiece Collection - Ribbon clutch in natural ringed lizard with a plum colored grosgrain ribbon

Masterpiece Collection - Ribbon clutch in slate-gray matte alligator with hand-dyed panne silk velvet ribbon in salmon

Atelier Collection - Annalena clutch in cognac matte alligator

Atelier Collection - Annalena python clutch in black python

Atelier Collection - Caldonia clutch in taupe Barenia calf and matte python covered studs

Atelier Collection - Large Annalena clutch in grey natural python

Atelier Collection - Ribbon clutch in clay nubuck lizard with a pale dusty rose grosgrain ribbon

Atelier Collection - Ruth clutch in dark steel-blue matte alligator

Atelier Collection - Ruth clutch in white matte alligator
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