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Eric Petersen is a designer of luxury handbags, jewellery and accessories from Toronto, Canada.

 

From the ‘hood to high fashion, Petersen is storming the fortress into the world of luxury accessories with handbags that are the new definition of ‘arm candy.’


With a profound respect for the artisan and valuing handmade, he combines the sophistication of Italian style with his familiarity of street culture, effectively infusing his designs with classic refinement and contemporary edge.

 

Whether it’s handbag or jewellery designs, Petersen's aesthetic has been referred to as edgy-chic, a fine yet powerful balance of the neighbourhood that raised him and the industry that nurtures him.

 

Eric began his journey in the luxury accessories industry as a goldsmith, working with a leading manufacturer of fine jewellery before founding his own custom jewellery company, working predominantly with gold and diamonds while catering to an exclusive group of private clientele.

 

Celebrated for his innovation in design, Petersen’s work has been shown in numerous art galleries, worn at multiple red-carpet events and featured in leading publications nationwide.

 

Armed with a jeweller’s eye for detail, Petersen is preparing to launch his first capsule collection of ‘Made In Italy’ artisanal handbags- bold statement pieces that pair gold-plated brass with the finest French and Italian leathers.

 

The highly anticipated launch is scheduled for 2015.