You are cordially invited to join us Saturday April 16th from 12pm–6pm when Basil Racuk presents his collection of handmade bags and accessories inspired by the majesty of Northern California.
Simple, soulful and unique, leather goods that are exquisitely crafted, and created from the finest skins and rare vintage linings in Racuk’s Northern California workshop.
Each style is an original: one of a kind, from the first cut to the last stitch. And for those who have something special in mind custom orders are welcome.
The latest made to order bag by northern California bag makerBasil Racukis hot; it’s the Weekender in black buffalo. This is a great bag made even greater in this extraordinary leather. Buffalo is strong, supple, and lightweight and has a very intriguing texture. Added all up this is one luxurious weekend bag.
Weekender in Black Buffalo – Made to Order
Vintage 1960’s Velour Lining
During our recent trunk show with Basil Racuk I placed an order for a bag for myself. It arrived today and I couldn’t be happier with it. I love the simplicity, the leather and the color. This is a bag I’ll carry everyday and look forward to it getting a little wear on it. All Basil Racuk bags are handmade so no two are exactly alike.
Soft Brief British Khaki Calfskin with Vintage Moleskin Lining
We invite you to join us Saturday May 1st from 12 – 6 PM as California craftsman Basil Racuk presents his latest and greatest handcrafted bags and accessories. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet Basil and place your order for a custom made bag, wallet, or belt.
Basil will be presenting several new items at this show such as the Mini Voyager, the Miner Wallet and the Messenger to name a few. These pieces are made entirely by hand which means no two are exactly alike; they are wonderful examples of artesian craftsmanship meant to be worn and enjoyed for years.
Basil Racuk products are available in New York exclusively at Leffot.
Hard Brief with Brand
Mini Hard Brief
Farmers Market Tote
Everyone loves our Basil Racuk bags and for good reason, they’re urbane, sophisticated, completely hand crafted and under the radar. The Soft Brief in buffalo is a particular favorite, I took this bag with me to Paris it’s a perfect carry on and tote. The padded handles are very comfortable not to mention how much this bag can hold and still look chic, I can’t tell you how many compliments I got.
Leffot will host Basil’s first New York trunk show this spring, details coming soon.
Soft Brief in Black Buffalo
Soft Brief in Black & Tan Buffalo
We’re pleased to announce our recent collaboration with Northern Californian bag maker Basil Racuk. These bags are urban, sophisticated, well-made and simply thoughtful in design. Basil’s philosophy is “Branding is no longer relevant in the way that we’ve come to expect it over the past 10+ years, and should therefore be eliminated whenever possible.” Because of this, there is no visible marking on the exterior of his products. We like that.
Sourcing domestic hides, Racuk prefers waxed cow, supple pebbled deer and buffalo leathers for his unstructured, raw designs. Cut and sealed edges with minimal stitching and subtle hardware fastenings add a finishing touch without distracting from the material. Every item is handmade to order by Basil in his workshop near Berkeley, CA.
The Basil Racuk collection is currently available at Leffot.
Weekender, British Tan Waxed Calf
Soft Brief, Black Buffalo
Hard Brief, Branded Calf
Hayes Messenger Bag , Black Oiled Calf
Hard Brief, Orange Calf
Weekender, Brown Waxed Calf
Hard Brief, Brown Calf