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Oh, Shop It: Handmade Leather Goods Line Launches in Detroit

Shane and Melissa Douglas have launched a handmade leather goods manufacturing business, Douglas & Co. Detroit. To celebrate, Douglas & Co. Detroit will host a preview party from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 22 at Nora Modern, and the event is open to the public.

“The establishment of Douglas & Co. Detroit is a dream come true for us, and we are thrilled to bring high-quality leather products to the marketplace for people to enjoy,” Melissa said.

Douglas & Co. Detroit specializes in producing premium products such as its Tuck & Sew bag, Executive Holders and Designer Clutch – all handmade leather goods that will be available locally and online. Small gift items are also available, including keychain holders and coasters. The designs are original and developed by Shane, a leatherworker who values quality, simplicity and versatility.

“We allow our inspiration to lead us to behind the scenes of each product, which is really more than a product – it’s a process,” Shane said. “Since we work in small production, we are constantly creating with intent.”

Fine craftsmanship and high-quality materials is the focus for Douglas & Co. Detroit, preferring to make products in limited editions, and since each product series is limited in quantity, the products are more distinctive. Each item includes a certificate of authenticity signifying its series number, quantity in that run and the maker.

The brand and website will launch Saturday, November 22 so keep an eye out for, and visit the product launch at Nora Modern from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at