Laudi Vidni Co-Founder and CEO, Laura Kofoid, and her business partner, Grace Tsao-Wu, could not find a bag that they actually like so they came up with the idea of a custom handbag that will express their personal style. In 2009 they opened up a custom leather handbags store, Laudi Vidni, located in Armitage and now just opened a pop-up store at The Shops at North Bridge on the Mag Mile.
Shopping at Laudi Vidni is simple. First, you must choose from the 25 shapes they have available from wristlets, to clutches, to satchels, to backpacks. From then, you will pick from a selection of the most luxurious leathers. You can choose to make your bag with one color or maybe choose to do a color-block design. Moving on to details, from bag lining colors to hardware such zipper closures and straps, and then all the way to monogramming your initials inside your bag. Your finished product will ship to you within 3-5 weeks. The cost range is between $100 – $800 which is still a fraction of a price when compared to another high-end brand name leather goods.
Laudi Vidni created a versatile collection of timeless handbag styles that can be easily customizable and personalized answering their customer’s need of expressing their personal style. The idea of not just buying what everyone else is getting is very enticing. Instead, you’ll be walking away with something tailored just for you. Even more fabulous is that the bags are all made in Chicago manufactured in a 2nd-generation factory!
By the way, they are soon to be launching for men’s products starting in June of 2017.