We uphold a tradition of reliable and attractive leather goods to last a lifetime. All our products are designed and hand-crafted in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. We use sturdy, ethically-sourced hides from Chicago and Italy to bring you leather bags, sandals, belts, and small goods of impeccable quality. Our hardware is solid brass, hand-tooled in small batches by our foundry in England.
Kika Vliegenthart was raised in the Netherlands by two art historians. During her years studying film at the New School in NYC, she walked into the leather workshop of the legendary leathersmith Barbara Shaum, and refused to leave. A devoted student-teacher relationship began that altered the course of Kika's life.
Sabine Spanjer began her career as a hairstylist in a studio in Amsterdam that became known for its impact on the international fashion world. She met Kika in 2009 and together they moved to New York where Kika NY was born.
Stefany Peña has been a KikaNY apprentice for three years.