about the designer:

Lauren Sanchez’s pocketbook by l_design started out as a recycling project. Making use of the hundreds of old 12”x16” commercial grade upholstery remnants being tossed from her architecture firm, she found the combination of two contrasting yet complimentary remnants, with the addition of a slight taper for style, made for the perfect little handbag, just the right size for her wallet, keys, lipstick and cell phone. She enjoyed the exercise of using her hands and design eye to create something of such a smaller scale then the commercial buildings and interiors of her every day grind. Eight years later, pocketbook by l_design continues to inspire her creativity, now offering a larger version of the original l_bag, two different size clutches, a large tote bag and a line of children’s bags, inspired by her daughter Evelyn. Each handbag is designed by her and sewn to order.

pocketbook by l_design collections may be found in stores:

Blue Bicycle Books
420 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Nest home
163 East Morse Boulevard
Winter Park, FL 32789

539 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

In addition to pocketbook by l_design, Lauren has an interior design practice called Lauren Sanchez Design where she uses her background in architecture to inspire both commercial and residential interiors. Please feel free to contact Lauren directly to discuss either of her talent offerings at laurensanchezdesign@gmail.com.

Image provided by photographer Charlotte Elizabeth.