Alex Bender, a Berlin based fashion designer has been creating colorful, handmade genuine leather bags of the same name. In various sizes and shapes these bags are modern in design, functional, and fashionable.
After high school, Alex attempted to learn how to sew from a seamstress company in the German countryside. Deciding that the company wasn’t right for her, Alex enrolled in school for fashion design.
Once fashion school was completed, Alex went to Australia for a year to practice her English and work for a small fashion label.
Back in Germany, Alex noticed a small store dedicated to making leather bags. In a bold move, Alex went in and asked the owner if she could apprentice there. Here, Alex’s love of sewing returned and she made the first of her leather bags.
Up until six years ago Alex was making her leather goods on the side, while working as a seamstress during the day.
Once she left her day job, the Alex Bender line became her sole passion, and success soon followed behind her.
Overtime, the Alex Bender line has expanded to two collections every year. One for summer / spring, and one for winter / fall.
The main source of Alex’s inspiration has been the city of Berlin, and the people that are there using various bags. The ways in which people use their purses and bags is very important in the design process, they must be easy to use and fashionable.
Minimalist and functional in design, Alex Bender bags compliment any wardrobe.