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April 15, 2024

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The finest homegrown leather brands in the spotlight

By Anushka Manik

No matter what the season is, a yearning to adorn our wardrobes with the most exquisite leather remains constant. The joy becomes unparalleled when it’s a locally cultivated brand. Who could resist the allure of combining age-old artisanal expertise with modern design, resulting in leather products that not only endure the passage of time but also ignite fashion trends? Scroll down as we explore the premier homegrown leather brands currently gracing the market, catering to all your fashion desires.

Perona

Founded in 1993, Perona is run by multiple generations of family artisans. Embracing an ever-evolving philosophy and a relentless pursuit of perfection, Shruti and Puneet Mangla envisioned Perona as a homegrown brand that embodies modern and minimalist aesthetics and caters to the leather needs of fashion aficionados. Their products are a harmonious blend of expert craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. Extensive investments in time, research, and technology over the years have cultivated expertise across various domains, from leather sourcing to advanced manufacturing systems. You can get a hint of their top tier quality and modern minimal aesthetics by this Ivory Celeste Leather Jacket, which is insulated with thermo padding for warmth and horizontal quilting, zipper closure, adjustable elasticated bottom hem and side welt pockets.

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The Label Jenn

Established in 2020 by Jinita Sheth, Label Jenn transcends mere apparel; it’s a fellowship that brings women together in the realm of empowerment. Jinita envisioned a sanctuary where the spirit of the modern woman converges with the latest trends, cultivating a community that revels in individuality and resilience. From chic waistcoats to an assortment of leather jackets, the brand strives to meet the fashion desires of the contemporary woman.

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Nappa Dori

Nappa Dori, celebrated for its premium leather products and handcrafted goods, is a leading contemporary design brand founded and creatively directed by Gautam Sinha. With a minimalist aesthetic and a commitment to preserving artisanal sensibilities, Nappa Dori has gained global acclaim, expanding from a single store in Delhi to over 20 countries. Gautam’s design finesse, rooted in Indian heritage, seamlessly blends modern interpretations with globally appealing aesthetics. This laptop bag, handcrafted entirely out of genuine leather with two main zipper compartments, housing a third open compartment protected by a magnetic clasp, is enough to give you a gist about the brand.

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AM PM

Debuting in 2002, AMPM has been a steadfast presence for nearly two decades, consistently redefining the Modern Indian aesthetic with its timeless design ethos and effortlessly graceful silhouettes. Since the inception of AMPM, Priyanka Modi, its co-founder has consistently championed the philosophy of “less is more.” In addition to addressing the demands of everyday luxury wear, AMPM has earned acclaim for crafting high-quality faux leather bags, intricately designed to complement any ensemble. My fave pick from the lot is this corded wine tote bag with corded loop detail in faux leather.

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Rapawalk

Rapawalk stands as an online brand providing a personalized service for crafting your own shoes. Central to our bespoke approach is the intimate collaboration between the customer and our dedicated craftsmen, ardently working to transform each shoe aspiration into a tangible reality. Their speciality, however, is their signature base styles, adorned with a variety of designs, and a rich library of materials in a spectrum of colors. Every element, from the last and fittings to soles, linings, and leather, is meticulously explored to define the distinct character of each pair of shoes. NGL, this pair of vintage brown luxury leather boots is a must-have in your wardrobe.

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Sameer Madan

In addition to crafting impressive fits to rock at diverse occasions, Sameer Madan is celebrated for his mastery as a ‘Leather Geometrist,’ expanding his creative boundaries with fondness for materials like faux leather. Established in 2015, the Sameer Madan brand epitomizes strength as its foremost principle. With a skillful fusion of luxurious textiles and bold color schemes, empowerment lies at the heart of the brand’s ethos. Meeting the leather needs of both men and women, Sameer Madan ensures a playful and chic approach to each of his curations.

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Anushka Manik

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