FURST

bespoke handbags, sacs, purses

 
I certainly have a passion for creating fine handbags. My customers find great joy in owning, carrying and collecting them .
— Ronald Furst
 

History and Now

Craftsperson and teacher Ronald makes great bags at a tender age. He then founds cult purse company FURST & MOONEY in the mid 1970s in New York. Today we create  original, dynamic, fresh and functional handbags.  Simple shapes that are lightweight and work well and are a delight to behold. The materials are sampled from the best family mills in Italy and Spain. We enjoy to present our finished designs and have them find wonderful new homes. 

Style & Quality

Somewhere, somehow I decided that most bags were fairly generic in shape, color, hardware and construction. I  wanted to apply modern combinations of colors, print fabrics and soft to the touch cloth or exotic leathers. These materials would be sewn together with a minimum of cardboard interlinings. I decide on proportions and forms based off of classic shapes such as totes, fisherman bags, hobos and clutches. Sometimes a completely original shape arrives, such as our amazing foldover shoulder bag.

100% Handmade

 Folks entering the store are generally impressed with the originality and distinct look of the creations. When it is pointed out to them that each piece is built one by one on the premises they are always blown away by that.  Furthermore most of the items can be ordered in a different proportion or material if we stock it that season. Call or contact us with any questions.  561-272-6422