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About Us

Story & Philosophy

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STORY

Friederike Quast is a german based brand known for luxury handbags and leather goods made in Italy in the best Tuscan manufactures, rich in tradition. Using only the finest leather and employing newest technologies, guarantees a balance between fashion and funtionality.
MADE IN ITALY – DESIGNED IN HAMBURG.

„My bags are everyday companions as well as statement-pieces, but most of all they tell their owner`s story.“

Already at an early age, Friederike Quast feels highly attracted to fashion and design, so she dives into the creative world. After receiving a master degree in fashion management & design at the prestigious ISTITUTO MARANGONI in Milan, she stays in the italian fashion capital and works there for ten years as a product manager for very famous italian fashion companies.

In 2015, the Berlin born designer decides to move back to her hometown Hamburg to establish her very own label together with her sister Constanze. Italy stays in her heart to be her beloved homeland so it`s not surprising she chooses a 100% MADE IN ITALY for her brand.

A long cherished dream finaly became reality.

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Philosophy


„It is my pursuit to combine traditional craftsmanship with innovative techniques and put both into a frame of modern design.
This is why the fabrication of these exquisite leather goods is based in the heart of Italy`s leather manufacturing area – in Tuscany. To this day, Italy is still number one in producing luxurious leather goods involving centuries of experience passed down through generations.

The personal contact to those manufacturies is a matter truely dear to my heart as I worked as a product manager for many years. That´s why I like to be on-site during the collection development and production, trying out newest techniques. Equally important, however, is the direct contact and interaction with my customers and I wish to ensure finest quality paired with best design. For my creations I only use highest-quality materials that often are refined by hand. Leather is a natural material and I love to work with it because none is exactly alike with its individual textures and graining.
As a result, each bag is unique.“

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