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6 Underrated Luxury Brands That You Need to Know


It’s no secret that gorgeous high-end designer bags are sought after. However, many brands go unnoticed while producing wonderful handbags that every trendsetter should see. These purses are worth adding to your collection, especially if you are a handbag aficionado. 

If you’re getting tired of the luxury brands that everyone talks about, this article will surely give you a thrill as you may find your next bag purchase!



With roots dating back to 1849 as a trunk-maker, Pauline Moynat is a Parisian Maison with a rich history of originality and rigorous craftsmanship. Moynat was the first and only woman to introduce feminine elegance to the male-dominated industry of luxury trunk manufacturing.

Moynat is also known as the hidden gem of the handbag world. Moynat’s design aesthetic is classic and refined, yet it’s also distinctive. There is a unique twist on “the classic handbag” with the buckle shapes and trapezoidal curves.

The Réjane is one of Moynat’s iconic handbag named after Gabriella Réjane. She was a well-known actress in France during the Belle Epoque era. This timeless bag is truly a work of art as it takes 20 hours of craftsmanship to create.


Boldrini Selleria

Boldrini Selleria was founded in 1955 in Chiesina Uzzanese, Tuscany when Scandiano Boldrini opened a modest handbag workshop. A small family-run business in Tuscany has developed into a global name synonymous with artisan, leather, and high quality.

Their most renowned design is the Opera handbag in brown leather. It opens like a fan by sliding the layers of leather. Boldrini Selleria’s bags are generally limited edition; this is particularly typical in family-owned enterprises.



Simone Porte Jacquemus founded his label in 2009, using his mother’s maiden name. He started working at the Comme des Garçons boutique in 2011 to fund his business with Rei Kawakubo and Adrian Joffe’s help. 

Jacquemus subverts iconic French motifs such as the Breton stripe, operating in the commercial and conceptual design gap. He cites Comme des Garçons, a Japanese brand, as a point of reference.



Boyy is a Thai luxury handbag brand that first appeared on the scene in 2006. Boyy, founded by Wannasiri Kongman and Jesse Dorsey, spread like wildfire in Thailand and throughout the world.

Dorsey and Kongman wanted to go against the plethora of “it” bags when Boyy was launched.


Ulyana Sergeenko

The fashion house was founded in Moscow in 2011 by Ulyana Sergeenko. In 2015, she was invited to be part of the Federation de la Haute Couture. You may not hear of this brand before, but this is the leading fashion label in Russia.

Sergeenko describes her brand as a fairytale-like realm where tremendous elegance and unapologetic femininity may be found in its distinct and exquisite vintage designs.


Proenza Schouler

Newyork based designer duo Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez founded Proenza Schouler in 2002. They decided to name their brand in honor of their mothers.

Proenza Schouler is notable for its craftsmanship merged with a sense of refined ease. This brand also played a vital role in reinventing American Fashion by winning various fashion awards.


These are just a few of the unknown brands that may be your next favorite part of your collection. Some of these brands fly off the shelves quickly and have been under the radar from the usual luxury brands. 

From their distinctive designs and rich history, buying from these brands can make you stand out! What’s your favorite brand so far?

If you already have a bag from one of these exquisite brands, Doctor Leather’s group of artisans can restore and maintain its opulence and beauty. Your bags are very much welcome in our stores!