We have to go all the way back to 1977 to trace the origin of The Leatherworks. With a background in art and design, Kent Begnaud began collecting the necessary tools and equipment to turn his personal craft info a full time endeavor. With the help of other talented artisans in the Twin Cities, Kent quickly added to his bag of tricks, making tooled belts, hand cobbled sandals, briefcases, purses and handbags.

Through the 80s and mid 90s, Kent continued to build his expertise and understanding of the trade. Frequent trips to area tanneries helped to increase his knowledge of leather and its unique qualities. New manufacturing equipment and techniques allowed the company to stay ahead of the advancing number of imports.

Kents wife Lee has proven to be the perfect mesh for an artistic guy like Kent. With a background in sales and customer service, Lee is responsible for governing the business side of their growing venture.

Styles have certainly changed from the hippie-influenced designs back in the 70s. The LW look today is hip yet elegant, functional and contemporary. They have added their signature Begnaud flair with the use of embossed exotic grained cowhides.

To this day, Kent and Lee still enjoy everything about the leather business including that intoxicating aroma that greets them as they enter the shop each morning. Their mom & pop business has certainly matured, but they still hold true to the same belief take care of the customer, and the customer will take care of you.

A.M. JEWELRY
ADENTHEOS
ADRIANNE E. GAMMIE
AESTHETE
ALICIA PEREZ JEWELRY
ALLISON NASSIF
ALUMINUM SHOES MONSTERS
ANGRY PEANUT GRAPHICS
ANITA RAE
ANNIE FINK
ANN ALYSE CLOTHING
ANOUK CLOTHING
AO3 DESIGNS
ATTENTION DEFICIT
BARA
BMF JEWELRY
BOILED ART EDITIONS
BOMBALURINA
BURLESQUE
BUTTONPOM
CALPURNIA PEACH
CRICKET SYNDICATE
DANI DARK DESIGNS
DEVON DRISCOLL
DRAWL GRAPHIC
EC DESIGN
ELEVEN56
ELIZA VAN
ERIN MANLEY CERAMICS
FEROCITER
FOAT DESIGN
FRANCES ZERR
GINA MOUNT
GLAROS DESIGN
GOOD'S GOODS
GRAYLINE
HAPPIFY
HBDESIGNS
HEADS TWOGETHER
IRELY BY SAIREYG
JECOUPAGE
JE NE REGRETTE RIEN
KATHERINE GERDES
LAURA CHRISTINE
LEATHERWORKS MINNESOTA
LEFT HAND ORIGINALS
LIEBLING DESIGNS
LILI INTIMATES
LOVELY DUCKLING JEWELRY
LUCKY LOTUS
MAKESHIFT ACCESSORIES
MAMA J. CREATIONS
MARGARET MOUSLEY
MAX LOHRBACH
MAYBE YOU SHOULD DIE
MERMAPILLAR
METAL HEART JEWELRY
MOD MARGARETTE
MY INVISIBLE FRIENDS
NATURAL SALVAGE
ONE OF ONE CLOTHING
OVERPROOF
PENGUIN & FISH
PLAN ONE CLOTHING
POCKET
PRINCESS WARRIOR
RECTANGLE DESIGNS
RENEE LARSON
RENE HARI
SASSY KNITWEAR
SCENTS PARADISE
SIMPLE INDUSTRIAL
SKWEE
SOHO EXCHANGE
STANDARD ISSUE
THE FIT HAT
THIRD WILLOW
TILLYLULA
TIRED OL' BELTS
TOO MANY SUITORS
UNIFORM STUDIO
VANESSA YANCEY
WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
YVETTE BIJOUX
ZOE ADLER
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