Coach, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton…Yellow House Bags? This Diné/Navajo owned business is making their mark in the luxury hand bag market with its one of a kind leather goods. From handbags to wallets, this brand screams Fancy Navajo! I recently sat down with owner and designer, Lane Jensen, to discuss his fancy bags over coffee like true fancy Navajo’s.
Lane, who is based out of Mesa, AZ, has been making hand bags for over 4 years, but has been sewing most of his life. An avid traveler and champion hoop dancer, Lane was fascinated with the luggage people would carry with them when they traveled. What stood out the most was a woman decked out in Louis Vuitton from her suit cases, purse, and wallet. Why can’t natives travel in style too?! So Lane took to his sewing machine and made his first duffle bag with native designs, which would make any ongoing traveler take a second look!
Since then Yellow House Bags design’s have transformed into gorgeous leather hand bags, totes, and wallets that are adorned with intricate leather cutouts. My favorite part of this brand are the designs! From flowers to hummingbirds to Navajo baskets, these bags tell a colorful story. Lane also makes customs bags and the tiniest details are well thought out. His bags are also made with real leather. So they are meant to last a lifetime. If you have ever owned a real leather piece, then you know leather just gets better with age. Yellow House Bags are comparable to some of the best luxury handbags out there, if not a higher quality, since Lane can tell you exactly where he has sourced his materials and how he made it. These bags are well worth the investment!
As I venture more into Native fashion, I am always looking for fashion that meets all my needs. Ideally I would like to buy only Native made fashion from head to toe. I love hand bags and was so happy to find Yellow House Designs. I bought a wrapped pink wallet with a Navajo basket design and cannot wait to get my hands on a purse. Goodbye Kate Spade, hello Yellow House Bags. I can’t wait to see what this brand does next. Stay tuned on how I styled these bags with some of my favorite Fall fashion trends!
If you are in the market for handbag give Yellow House Bags a follow on their social media accounts.
Online Shop: http://www.yellowhousedancers.com/shop–
Photography by Jennifer Hubbell Photography