“Fashionable leather handbags and accessories that are handcrafted to perfection, fashion-forward, and luxurious. A perfect match for today’s woman."
Pittsburgh-based fashion designer and entrepreneur Shannon Richardson has been crafting handbags and accessories from her Bridgeville studio for over a decade. A self-taught craftsperson, Shannon’s hobby of making fabric tote bags for family and friends blossomed when a unique, custom diaper bag concept became wildly successful on her online Etsy shop.These bags were made to order and shipped to 47 states and 6 countries over 3 years.
After completing degrees in Fashion Merchandising and Fashion Marketing and Management, Shannon refocussed her business in 2017 as she launched Sha’ Lari Couture, a rotating series of fashionable leather handbags and accessories, which are all hand cut, sewn, and assembled in her studio. She carefully selects fine leathers from a Greensburg purveyor and designs her bags based on the condition and distinct features of each hide. With a range of styles, colors, shapes, and sizes each piece is completely unique, sometimes featuring rough leather edges and ranch brandings for added character. Geared toward creative, fashion-forward city professionals, Sha’Lari Couture bags marry function with stylish hardware and trims for use at the office and on the street.