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Our Projects

The Americana Luxury project is a network of websites by Victoria Stowe that promotes top mid-century designer brands of American heritage, their history and influence on global fashion trends.


Their legacy has been connected to the 20th century immigration from Europe that came to America in pursuit of their creative dream, including a number of celebrated American handbag designers, such as Judith Leiber (Hungary), Charles Hahn and Lucille Hahn of Lucille de Paris (France), Martin Van Schaak (France), Nettie Rosenstein (Austria), Henry Cross of Mark Cross (Ireland), and Ludwig Lederer of Lederer de Paris (Austria).

Join us to celebrate their success stories featured in our Americana Luxury Handbags Archive. Explore their work in our illustrated fashion encyclopedia "Exotic Skin Handbags: Alligator & Crocodile. Ultimate Status Symbols to Wear & Collect" Schiffer Publishing, 2010. Buy their unique handbags from bygone era in our Instyle Classics online boutique.


Visit our fashion shows: The 2017 MOD Explosion Installation at the Art Institute of Seattle WA, The 2016 Cars and Couture Fashion Show at The LeMay American Car Museum in Tacoma WA, and The 2015 Wolford Brevern Show in Bellevue WA. Stay tuned for more!

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