Upper East Side marries Swedish Grace in Bolinder Stockholm, the essence of understated chic. Handcrafted, in a true labor of love, using fine nappa leather and superb artisanal craftsmanship, these wearable pieces of art blend contemporary functionality with an innovative yet timeless design. Made for the discerning woman with an intellectual approach to fashion and her own sense of style, Bolinder handbags embody subtle luxury and are always appropriate, taking the look from day to night. The line's signature hand-stitched square motif, exquisite magenta leather interior and unique handle, making them unmistakably Bolinder.
Behind this newly-established eponymous label is Ulrika Bolinder, a designer whose passion for bags goes back to playing with her mother's couture handbags as a little girl. Ulrika's mother, Monica Ekman, was an Eileen Ford 'It' girl, a genuine, Pucci-clad, Swedish blonde, with an apartment on the Upper East Side, who personified easy Scandinavian elegance and the American dream. Growing up with such a mother was an adventure, with tales of epic photo shoots and movie sets intertwined with home life – jazz on the turntable, her doll carriage on the sidewalk and sledding in Central Park. Ulrika's strongest memory is nonetheless the coveted handbags, small treasure troves of style, colorful peepholes into a grownup world. And so, the first bag is called Grace, inspired by her mother's effortless style. The start of it all.