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On October 16, our fourth annual Racked Awards gala celebration is taking place in NYC, where we'll toast our country's best and brightest retail stars. We'll announce one winner daily leading up the party. Since 2009, Laudi Vindi has been making it easier for women to find the perfect handbag with their custom products. We've all been there, staring at a bag thinking, "I love this bag, but..."
At Laudi Vindi, every detail can be customized - exterior leathers, lining, and hardware. At the chic Lincoln Park studio, shoppers can experience a taste of what it's like to be a designer with leathers and textiles beautifully displayed for selection. It's much like being a kid in a candy store. Those who need a little more inspiration can shop completed handbags or use them as a starting place for a custom piece.
There are a few shops that tout custom handbag offerings online, but no one offers the quality, style or selection that Laudi Vindi does. At the price point of mid-range designer bags which are often made in China, Laudi Vindi handbags are made in the USA with incredible leathers and hand-brushed hardware that you would expect from a luxury item. The studio is incredibly unique and definitely a Chicago gem!
· Laudi Vindi [Official Site]
· Racked Awards 2014 [Racked Chicago]