Founded in 1931 in New York by Herbert Bienen and Edwin Davis, Bienen-Davis was an eminent maker of fine leather handbags in an era when Paris was still the epicenter of fashion and luxury goods. Bienen-Davis flawlessly merged American design with Italian craftsmanship; a style from the label’s 1952 offering is now part of the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The new Bienen-Davis is the creation of Richard K. Bienen, the fourth generation scion of the Bienen family. Having been raised in the business with his father, and influenced by his mother’s design spirit as she worked alongside Halston, Bienen was inspired to re-establish the renowned namesake brand for a new generation. Working with the same Italian artisans responsible for the past collections, Bienen-Davis updates a timeless luxury product for the future.