Inspired by discovery, Patricia Nash draws on her extensive travels, and fond memories of cherished people and places in her designs. After years of designing handbags for other brands, finally, inspired by a vintage bag she found in her mother’s closet, Patricia launched Patricia Nash Designs in 2010. She says, “I absolutely can’t imagine doing anything else. This is my passion, and it excites me every day.”
An appreciation of exceptional craftsmanship, and a love of vintage-inspired keepsakes for people everywhere.
Inspired by the discovery of something rare or unexpected, we are passionate about travel and the feelings it provokes. We cherish the memories of places we have visited and those we traveled with. These memories and inspirations fuel Patricia's designs and collections.
Whether it's a sound, sight, smell, taste or touch, our senses are engaged by memories of family, travel, or small moments in life that are in fact so meaningful. Those memories and stories find their way into Patricia's designs every season.
Patricia was moved to launch this brand when she found her mother's fifty year old handbag wrapped up in her closet, still intact and so stylish even after all that time. Patricia's love of vintage bags and garments that she has collected throughout the years inspires her designs. You can find vintage detailing and styling in every piece, each one with their own story.
Patricia Nash exists to share an appreciation for old world craftsmanship, discovery, and the love of vintage-inspired keepsakes with people everywhere. We are known for our attention to detail, artistry, and our use of full grain leathers, and the finest materials and hardwares in the world.
Family is what we live for and it is who inspires us to grow personally and professionally. So often our memories of family influence our daily lives and get us through the rough times. Our company culture is to take care of family first and work hard to take care of that family. We love to hear stories from our customers about their special memories and traditions with their families.
While traveling in Milan years ago, Patricia came upon a periodical shop where she discovered an old map of Italy, with cities and borders that no longer exist today. It took a couple of years but she was finally able to perfect this print on leather and it has now become our Signature Map print that has become a distinctive element of the Patricia Nash brand.
Details of Patricia's designs are influenced by her time spent visiting exotic locations around the world. Using coins from her travels as inspiration, our coin collections capture memories of times spent abroad. Whether on a handbag, belt, scarf, or jewelry item, coins represent that vintage nod to other cultures of the world.
Patricia Nash's exclusive prints have become well-known with the brand and customers have been known to collect our prints in handbags, scarves, and jewelry. Spring Multi and our original Multi print in the fall are perennial favorites but Patricia is always introducing new prints inspired by vintage garments and prints she finds on her travels.
Our spring wicker and hand-woven straw bags are now a beloved spring staple and customers have come to expect this from Patricia Nash. In all shapes and sizes, trimmed in our beautiful leathers and often adorned with scarves, we spare no details in every single design and silhouette.
Our iconic floret logo was conceived when Patricia set pen to paper in pursuit of an identifiable mark to represent the brand she had just decided to start. While sipping a glass of wine in Italy, she imagined a grape leaf with imperfect edges and distressing, just like our one-of-a-kind leathers and pieces. Every Patricia Nash bag has an embossed floret logo on it and is adorned with floret hardware.
Patricia Nash bags has become known for using special techniques to achieve exquisite tooling and textured patterns, making every bag feel truly special and like a work of art.
Our products are distinguished by our full grain, vegetable tanned leathers, tanned using the bark of a mimosa tree. We use european style craftsmanship including hand burnishing and hand cutting leather to achieve our unique distressed and high/low effects on our custom leathers.