Luxurious handbags by Grace Atelier de Luxe.
We love the handmade leather bags and cross-body bags with seventies glam from the Greek label Grace Atelier de Luxe!
Good mood meets craftsmanship at the highest level.
Luxury leather bag with boho charm
The Greek label Grace Atelier de Luxe enchants us with ethno-inspired bags and pouches made of the finest leather, finished with braided leather straps and fringes. The handcrafted it-pieces are unique and pay homage to traditional craftsmanship. We style the bags with a panama hat and crochet dress for the ultimate festival look. Or wear our cross-over bags in burgundy suede with flaired jeans and a silk tunic – the seventies look at its best! And yet: The creations of the Greek designer Fiori Zafeiropoulou do not exaggerate. They walk the fine line between minimalism and playfulness, hippie elements and elegant chic.
Handmade in Athens
In her studio in Athens, the designer and her staff work on the fine leather goods. Fiori Zafeiropoulou is inspired by the clear lines of Egyptian and Greek architecture and her love for rich Italian interior design: At first glance, a contradiction that she perfectly combines in her luxurious handbags. Her bags, which move between bohemian and opulent, rough and fine, nostalgic and contemporary, not only inspire celebrities like blogger Chiara Ferragni, but also us!
The designer – a cosmopolitan with a love of craftsmanship
The Greek designer Fiori Zafeiropoulou with Egyptian and Italian roots is behind the Grace Atelier de Luxe label. She grew up in a family that encouraged her artistic passion and independence from an early age. Her mother and grandmother were great art lovers, her father an entrepreneur. After graduating in engineering from the University of Piraeus, Greece, she studied fashion design at the London College of Fashion. Back in Greece, Fiori Zafeiropoulou founded Grace World - a concept store combining artisan space, gallery and design studio. In Grace World, the designer presented her small collection of evening wear, bridal wear, jewelery and accessories to handpicked customers. Her bespoke creations quickly became coveted it-pieces and her jewelry collection has even been exhibited at the renowned Benaki Museum and Theocharakis Foundation for Fine Arts and Music in Athens.
From Bespoke Tailor to Entrepreneur
But tailoring bespoke creations was soon no longer enough for the creative Greek – she needed her own label! After a few years of experimenting with materials and haute couture techniques, she returned to her hippie soul. Feeling the urge to express the free spirit part of her personality, she created a collection of artful handbags. The mix of hand-woven fabrics, stones and metal combines folklore and coolness. The Grace Edition line was born in 2013! Her first boho-style clutch caused a stir in many fashion magazines around the world. In 2014, Fiori Zafeiropoulou even won the international Luxury Lifestyle Awards for it.
Grace Atelier de Luxe – leather goods for special demands
In 2014, Fiori Zafeiropoulou launched her second brand, Grace Atelier de Luxe, which represents her signature look: Luxurious leather goods, handcrafted using traditional - almost forgotten - handicraft techniques. The bags and pouches in the seventies look are the favorites of fashion bloggers and fashion editors. Grace Atelier de Luxe was celebrated as a newcomer label at the Wowcracy/VOGUE TALENTS contest in 2014.Today, Fiori Zafeiropoulou successfully sells both lines of bags worldwide. At Marin & Milou you can shop exclusive models online.