Fresh out of college, Paul began selling leathergoods out of his car trunk store-to-store in NYC. His casual
ways translated into bags that reflected the same qualities - mellow, leather basics with laid-back comfort. Specialty boutiques in Greenwich Village couldn't keep his merchandise in stock and soon the ever-famous rock group, The Grateful Dead and crew became fans of his naked-leather bags
. As this was Latico's first lucky charm, it invited many other musicians to seek out the bags. Paul's fledgling leather company with a rock & roll twist was on it's way to growing further in the leather basics industry. And born
again...So the story goes, downtown boy meets uptown girl and ... beautiful bags were born
. With a New York Fashion background and an eye for European trends, Lainie launched Latico's celebrated seasonal women's fashion
trends & colors. Attention to details such as unique artisan linings, unexpected leather treatments (yes, even Italian retro-upholstery leather) and extensive interior organization have become Latico signature features that turn heads from coast to coast. Many of Latico's customers refer to them as a "one-stop" bag source as the diverse collections
have wide audience appeal. Latico will always remember the grass roots from which the brand came. Latico has also achieved a high level of customer satisfaction by listening and responding to loyal customers.