Our Story

Our Story

Alicia Dakteris' creations were born out of the need to have a practical handbag solution for international travels as well as something nice for stepping out to dinner – a combination handbag for both business and pleasure. Her experience as an Art Director and Graphic Designer propelled her to jump into her first design.   

“As designer, I thought this would be great fun… selecting the finest leather in wonderful colors and textures; then, finding the perfect premium hardware to match. Sorting through hundreds of clasps, chains and zippers is always my favorite part!  My first handbag was The Sack, a large bag with interchangeable straps that could carry a 15" computer, my wallet and any last minute purchases before boarding a plane.”

Made for the modern woman looking for the highest quality product at the best price, Alicia’s handbags are handcrafted locally in Los Angeles, with top-quality, Italian leather and hardware. 

“I believe that practicality and quality go hand in hand with a well-handcrafted product. All of my purses are manufactured in Los Angeles so I can personally ensure the highest quality in each and every one of them.”

Explore our handbags, and you will find premium leather goods that create a bold statement. An Alicia Dakteris handbag is a superb essential that expresses your own distinct, personal style.