Crafting Leather

Shinola, the Detroit-based manufacturing dynamo, has gone far beyond its signature product, the watch. It took on the bicycle and now Shinola’s two-wheeled cruisers are a thing of beauty. But what’s next? Women’s handbags, if all goes to plan. In May, Shinola opened a new leather factory and design studio in Detroit, with plans to break into high-fashion handbags in 2015. Fashionista has the details.