New York City, NY

JLEW's Story
JLEW lives by the motto, "do one thing a day that scares you."

Jamie loves to try new things, compete, laugh and travel so you can expect to see these elements radiate from the brand as she evolves. Connecting people is what she does and making bags is what she loves.

Luxury can be made in America.

Going from the boxing gym daily straight to meetings, Jamie Lewis (aka JLEW) found herself carrying multiple bags and appearing less than put together. She could not find a true carryall sufficient to hold all of her workout and work gear that also looked fashionable so she decided to make her own. About six months and seventy self-made prototypes later she decided to go back to school at FIT-Fashion Institute of Technology (a little different from her Columbia MBA)-and learn more about pattern making and bag construction. In class one day she looked down at the bag she was making and smiled realizing she had chosen a silver lining! That was her aha moment. All bags are designed and handcrafted in New York using the world's finest materials. It's a work of love, done by hand at a small leather factory in Brooklyn.