We are a small, family owned business that has never taken, nor lost, a single dollar of outside investment. We pride ourselves on making smart decisions, doing more with less and minimizing waste. Our business wasn't built in Silicon Valley or an MBA conference room. It was built through hard work, genuine passion and expertise.
Steps go into making each pair of our signature Penny heels
We believe that design should be distinctive and original. Every season we cut, sew, stitch and play around with our beautiful materials to dream up new details that haven't been seen. On average, we create 40 hand mock-ups during the design process of each collection. In each pair of Penny heels, there are over 400 pleats. In fact, there are 28 individual steps that go into each pair of Penny heels - from the fabric being sent to the pleater to each hand tied bow. Beautiful, handcrafted products take time to make. That's one of the reasons why we make small batches and aim to sell out each season.
Pairs of hands touch each product from sketch to finished product.
So many team members are involved in the creation of every LR product from our design team to our fit model, technical expert, factory technicians, to our sales and marketing team all the way on to our customer service specialists who personally try on every style each season to advise our customers on style and fit.
Fit is so important to us at LR. We fit each style, making subtle corrections, an average of 3 times each season, along with input from our fit model and our tech expert (who has been in the business for 50 years). We have recently expanded our size offering, now going from 5 all the way up to size 12, whole and half sizes, to a total of 15 sizes. We love being able to offer an expanded range of sizes so more customers can enjoy our products.
There are 1900 beads in each mina tote. We enjoy working with artisans around the world to create our collections. We particularly love to support women makers, from the women's collectives that make many of our signature fabrics to the artisan groups who hand weave our woven leather bags. We believe in supporting craft traditions and female empowerment through our own business.
Cumulative hours spent by our team in our factories each season.
Our teams work closely with our factories in person each season to oversee development and production. From inspecting our goods to touring factories with a sustainability expert, we are dedicated to quality and understanding every last detail of the making of our line.