Below and on following pages is CL Whiting's entire Leaf Leather Collection by category.
Enjoy looking through these beautiful, durable, exquisitely unique handbags and accessories and feel free to call with any questions or to place an order: (302) 539-3405.
We are happy to assist you with picking out your new Leaf Leather bag from our stock or having CL make a custom piece just for you. We gladly email images of our in-stock pieces, because we know and how important it is to get your one-of-a-kind purchase right.
Custom leaf patterns and new colors of Leaf Leather are available. Please see below. Please note that there is a 10% fee for some custom work. Custom orders can take up to four weeks to ship and are non-refundable.
Learn more about CL Whiting and her Leaf Leather in a story at the bottom of this page.
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C.L. Whiting's Leaf Leather is sought out by museums, worn by celebrities, carried in the world's finest galleries, and collected by men and women throughout the globe. Leaf Leather's story began more than 25 years ago in upstate New York, where C.L. developed a love for nature and a passion for detail. While working part time at a small leather shop and studying art at a New York university the opportunity arose for her to become an apprentice under an Italian engraver who was retiring and hoped to pass along his technique for making finely detailed tools to someone who would appreciate it. After years of study, C.L. began to create her own process. By combining her drawing skills with the specialized engraving skills she learned in apprenticeship and devoting countless hours to her passion for detail, C.L. discovered the ability to produce tools in the shape of leaves with uncanny microscopic detail (see closeups). She withdrew from the university and over the next two decades developed more than 5,000 tools in myriad intricate leaf patterns. Only with time, the highest quality materials and utmost personal attention to detail are the handbags and accessories designed by C.L. Whiting released for sale -- each piece a unique work of art, tooled like an artist painting a picture, and no two ever alike.
CL now offers six colors of Leaf Leather. We stock her bags and accessories in brown, our clients' favorite and select pieces in her new color, Caribbean, with seahorses and sea grasses. We can also custom order grey, blue, emerald and red. Please contact the gallery to order custom colors and patterns. Note: these custom, one-of-a-kind pieces can take 3-6 weeks to make and are non-refundable.You can view different colors of CL Whiting's Leaf Leather here.
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