Let's Talk About Tooling

Tooled Leathers

Patricia's tooled leathers are iconic, beloved, and instantly recognizable.


Our Burnished Leather is often used for our tooling designs. It is an undyed vegetable tanned leather that is smoothly polished to create a top grain leather, which makes it ready for spraying permanent color. It is burnished by hand, and tooling is then applied.

Vintage Vegetable Tanned Leather is used for many of our special tooled collections, continuing the tradition of hand-tooled European leather but with Patricia's exclusive designs. It is a vegetable tanned leather made with an aniline water soluble dye, which does not mask the natural grain, markings or scars of the hide.



Tooled Designs

Rose Tooled is Patricia's original tooled design and was inspired by her love of the rose gardens in the English countryside. She uses embossing and debossing techniques to create abundant rose blooms on beautifully finished leather. 


Click image to shop the Paris Small Satchel in Rose Tooled


Floret Tooled is Patricia's newest tooled pattern, and it features the floret grape leaf logo that Patricia sketched onto a cocktail napkin while in Italy when she first launched the brand. 


Click image to shop the Corfu Crossbody in Floret Tooled


In this short video, Patricia shares her thoughts about these creations and how other designers are following her trendsetting ideas.