Handcrafted leather goods in a wabi-sabi aesthetic; simple, imperfect, crafted. #rebelliousminimalism
Friday mood: missing summer days but whatever season it may be, our bags are always fun. Come have fun with us tomorrow @ojairanchoinn @sheltersocialclub for Deck the Halls! We’ll be in Room 2 next to the lobby area by @eskina_space. Come see these amazing businesses:
@mtwashingtonpottery And many more. See you tomorrow from 12-7!
#ojairanchoinn #deckthehalls #holidayparty
Pic by @theobot
Lovely model @beerbottles_chainsaws
ONE OF A KIND: We’ve had many direct messages regarding the giant Yayoi (or Yayoi G 😆) so we’d like to answer these questions on this platform so it’s available to everyone.
We made this art piece for a pop-up a few weeks back. It’s a luxury leather that seems to age through use and movement leaving beautiful love marks. It’s 26 inches in diameter (Yayoi OG is 20 inches, Yayoi S is 14 in.) Price is $790 and it comes with a gigantic canvas dust bag, that can also double as a second bag. Statement piece is an understatement, this gigantic bag is an editorial/art piece. We will not have this on the site. We’re bringing this beauty to Deck the Halls @ojairanchoinn this weekend so come check it out or DM or e-mail us if you want more images or if you want to schedule time to see it. Since this piece took several days to make and with a luxury price on the leather per square foot, this belongs to someone that will cherish it both as a wall hanging and an editorial piece. #oneofakind #rebelliousminimalism #lupabags
New: Meet the Yayoi S, the small version of our Yayoi Circle bag. This is only available through DM or e-mail is at email@example.com. Just like the Yayoi, the Yayoi S is a simple cutout bag with brushed underside. It is made out of vegetable-tanned leather. It’s 14 inch in diameter at $190. You asked, we listened, so here she is. Will be available on our site after the holidays. Available colors are: Black, caramel, smoke grey, natural, and dark chocolate. #new #yayoi #minime
Ojai friends! We are so excited to finish our round of pop-ups at home here in Ojai with @sheltersocialclub at Ojai Rancho Inn. Come see us this Saturday with such a great lineup of tastemakers. We’ll be in Room 2 with our dear friends @theradder @kkibo.jo and @gjenmi! Our other friends will be here as well:
@eskina_space @found203studio @theghostdancer @mossbotanicals
And many more ❤️❤️❤️ #excited #sheltersocialclub #lupabags
Before and After: A brand new LUPA bag comes out flat and structural, a brand new piece of art that is in pristine condition just like a new pair of beautiful leather boots. After years of use, the leather shows texture and a beautiful patina. It loses a tiny bit of its structure but it still has its shape. Ask any person who owns one of our bags and they’ll tell you people stop them to compliment or ask about it. Our bags are utilitarian, it will outlast any fast fashion bag, and it’s different. It’s for that man/woman that loves to stand out, rebellious in their ways, and simply amazing without bragging. If that’s you, this bag is for you. It takes awhile to achieve the softness of the “worn in” look, but that’s part of the journey with our bags.
We believe in designing for form and function. Simplicity rules our aesthetic, we don’t like trinkets and overly designed products. #rebelliousminimalism #simplicity #formfollowsfunction
PS: We are sold out of the black Yayoi in our site but you can get it in Ventura @findingsmarket or in New York with @thenovember19
Or if you want to wait, there’s a 1-2 week wait for stock. All other colors available.
We usually get the question, how much does that bag really fit? We’ve heard the comment, that bag is not practical. 😁 Well, here’s what’s in my personal bag. Although our bags start out flat, it’s leather, it stretches, it can hold a lot of items. This is what the Black Yayoi looks like after every day use for almost 2 years. Our bags are like a great bottle of wine, they get so much better with age. The patina is so delicious. #utilitarian #patina #rebelliousminimalism
As we pack a bunch of orders today, it occurred to us that it might make sense to have a timeline for last day to order so you’ll receive your orders before Christmas. Please place your orders in before Dec. 17, to receive it in time for you to wrap that big box to put under that tree. Happy Holidays! Link in bio to shop. #rebelliousminimalism #holiday #holidayshopping
Springing into Wednesday with the caramel Yayoi circle bag.
This bag is available in our site and it’s our best seller. It’s also available in New York @thenovember19, in Ventura with @findingsmarket and lastly in Ojai @eskina_space at Ojai Rancho inn. It’s also coming with us for this Saturday’s pop-up with @homespun_santabarbara #lupabags #rebelliousminimalism #statementbag
This was an editorial for @elegantmagazine shot by
Models: @lizzy.mello @alexism00 With @mdtagencyinc
Wardrobe Stylist: @venita_stylist
Clothing: @epoqueevolution @schaibyschai
Shoes: @officeofangelascott @vince
And handbag by us @lupa_bags.
Our collaboration with @mggstudio is back! These earrings are handmade by our friend Marja of @mggstudio. These minimal earrings are inspired by our Yayoi circle bag. They come in two sizes and two material options: Brass and Oxidized Silver (black.) Up on the site now, limited quantities. Also, we have free domestic shipping for the rest of the year. #rebelliousminimalism #holidayshopping #statementearrings
This whole look is currently @findingsmarket in Ventura! Jumpsuit by @backbeatrags shoes by @mohindersshoes bag by your truly @lupa_bags . Repost from an amazing photographer @derekstreet #ventura #holidayshopping #style
New York, if you’re looking for an amazing place to shop, please check out @thenovember19 in Hell’s Kitchen. They are stocked with amazing items including Japanese goods, vintage jewelry, and our bags. This shop is one not to be missed. Go say hello to Clark, the stylish owner of this wonderful shop. #newyork #hellskitchen #lupabags
Last day of “A place between spaces” pop-up curated by @eskina_space located @space15twenty in Hollywood. They’ll be there until 6 pm. Best place to do you holiday shopping or personal one 😉. They have apparel, footwear, ceramics, home decor, accessories, holiday ornaments, all from LA and surrounding area artists. We have all bag shapes, Yayoi circle, Dieter Rectangle, Steve Square, and Ray Triangle bags as well as geometric shaped leather ornaments. Don’t miss out. #holidayshopping #space15twenty #shop