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Our Story


After graduating from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, I started making bags with my own hands. My genuine passion for high-quality materials and minimalist design became the core basis of our label.

Along the way, my partner Han joined DAPHNY RAES on the mission to create luxury leather goods that can be loved for a lifetime, at an honest price.

Our personal values are rooted deeply in our brand:
simplicity - quality - honesty

The founders of Dutch Belgian designer bag label DAPHNY RAES

SIMPLICITY

Inspired by our on-the-go lifestyle in Amsterdam, we design high-end bags and small leather goods that don’t focus on seasonal trends.

Well-thought out details, minimalist designs, no screaming logo and natural leather. That’s us.

We believe fewer is better, so we curated our collection with care.

This resulted in a small, well-edited assortment of essentials, handcrafted in easy-to-combine colors.

QUALITY 

A big part of the leather industry is filled with brands who use mass produced, low-quality chrome tanned leather.

We want to differentiate us, simple by using the best, most natural and durable material out there: full grain, vegetable-tanned leather from Italy.

Only suppliers who share our values of sustainability, respect for the environment and quality made the cut. That also goes for our craftsmen.
Because each detail matters in our minimalist leather goods, we’ve only teamed up with the best.

HONESTY

Crafting premium leather goods in Europe by skilled craftsman comes with a price. With us you shouldn’t have to choose between high quality and honest pricing.

Unlike traditional fashion brands we choose to sell only directly to you. By skipping the middle-man, you don’t have to pay for high retail markups.

At DAPHNY RAES you get high-quality, ethically made products at what normally would be the wholesale price.

 

With love,

Daphny & Han