December 1, 2014 Eddie Shanahan


Lisa Ryder Designs
Just outside the village of Straa, on the exotically named Riviera Del Brenta, between Padua and Venice two brothers in late middle age, alongside a sister of similar vintage, produce exquisite bags. They own one of a coterie of small factories in the area renowned for leatherwork.

”…..carefully adjudicated quality and craftsmanship is beyond compare, these bags are true collectables.”

Some of the biggest names in the luxury business come here in search of production standards and skills worthy of brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Saint Laurent and so does Irish accessory designer Lisa Ryder.
Lisa worked with this family company to perfect a leather printing technique that would do justice to the wonderful prints she develops each season. These are shown to best advantage on simple shapes , finished with superb workmanship and attention to detail.
Irish imagination and Italian craftsmanship merge here in an easy collaboration. The result is a stylish choice of covetable handbags, casual totes and dinky clutches. The carefully adjudicated quality and craftsmanship is beyond compare, these bags are true collectables.
Lisa also produces a collection of scarves in exclusive self designed prints. Look at the beautifully rolled edges to see that these too have the hallmark of Italian craftsmanship.
For the curious who wish to be connoisseurs you will find her online shop and stockist list at

About the Author

Eddie Shanahan Retail and fashion consultant based in Dublin, Ireland