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Úna Burke

The Shell Bag

Color: Black with Gunmetal

Our first introduction to this impressive Irish Fashion brand was Úna’s Iconic Shell Bag. It is a classic of the line, as it was developed for her very first collection and has evolved each season since. Created through the sculptural construction of multiple layers of leather, the outcome is an intricate shell-like form, joined using luxurious brass domed fittings.

We love this bag with evening wear as an unexpected and edgy alternative to a formal clutch.  However, this bag looks great with jeans and a chic jacket for a daytime look for the truly stylish woman.

Úna Burke uses full grain Italian Vegetable-tanned cowhide to create her stunning pieces. Vegetable tanning uses only natural extracts from tree bark, leaves, fruit and vegetable oils. A process that happens slowly in wooden drums, in full respect of man and the environment.

All of Úna’s products are entirely handcrafted in her small atelier in western Ireland. Even the smallest items can involve a 25 year old precise process inherited from the five generations of both leather-working and dressmaking from her family.

As always, Úna's pairing of age old craft techniques with contemporary aesthetics results in her unique products. She creates future heirlooms which will age with attitude and remain timeless in style.

Product Description:

  • Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather
  •  Solid Brass Fittings coated with Nickel and then Gold or Gunmetal finished.
  • Solid Polished Brass and Gunmetal finished handle.
  • Lambskin lining.
  • 30cm x 17cm x 14cm.
  • Handmade in Ireland
  • Vegetable tanned leather patinas naturally with age. We believe this adds to the character of each piece. To clean, wipe gently with a dry cloth.

Meet Úna Burke

Úna Burke creates, by hand, strong leather accessories from the highest quality raw materials by using age old craft techniques and traditional hand tools. The brand is all about strength, survival and resilience. The theme of her brand is of protection so the materials she chooses are tough and hard wearing and the design style also defies the test of time. Her pieces have been worn by fashion icons and celebrities for years. From her edgy handbags to her powerful cuffs, we are thrilled to have her masterful work in the Lesetta Collection.

About Lesetta

For the love of culture

Traveling from America, more often than not, means arriving in places much older than our hometowns. Lands where original techniques were invented and have been used for centuries. Places where natural beauty and its resources are the design inspiration. The excitement for us is to discover a maker who has mastered the old techniques and pushes its evolution into the current world of fashion.

Personally Hand-Curated

Everywhere we go, we seek out exquisite pieces. Works of the highest standards that are created, not manufactured. We have been fortunate to meet artists and designers who have shown us how sincerely they put their hearts and souls into what they do. These are the makers who make things the way they were originally meant to be made - to endure.

More than an accessory

The pieces in the Lesetta Collection are carefully selected. The investment in these works is not only financial, but also emotional. We source items that can complete an outfit and elevate a mood. Things you won’t see on everyone as you walk down the street.

Meet the Founder

My career began in the African safari business many years ago, a venture that led ultimately to my exploring similar operations in Argentina. That experience, combined a few years later with living in Italy, led me to knowing that exploring the world would be a priority for me. Over the years, I have treasured most the artisanal pieces I have purchased during my travels, exceptional items that weave high fashion and fine craftsmanship. To find these uniquely beautiful things, then, has become my obsession.

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