the BRAND


Every career has its essentials.  What moves them between work | home | beyond should be distinctive.  Striking.  Avant-garde.  It should be exquisitely crafted, exude confidence, and express individuality.  Because the envoy for your everything should be extraordinary.

Harlen's modern careerpieces align with that ideal.  The Collection is informed by the clean lines of minimalist architecture, the unexpected glamour of bold elements, and the signature shapes of modern art.  Merging aesthetic and pragmatic, it is designed around lives of high-powered, highly-empowered women.  Laptops fit.  Keys tether.  Peripherals slide into place.  For privacy, security, and in deference to gravity, all pieces close.  And each is a palette for personal style.

The Collection is made in Italy.  Every aspect of every piece travels through the storied ateliers that dot the Italian landscape—mythical places where the art of craft has been honed and perfected for centuries.  Every piece is meticulously handcrafted by master artisans in a second-generation atelier that has created the world's finest leather goods for over 50 years.  And, through our philanthropy, every piece moves opportunity forward.

The brand was inspired by women who lead lives of significance with style.  It represents the international collaboration of artists, artisans, and designers in and around Los Angeles, New York, Florence, and Milan, and it embodies the vision of one woman who wanted and could not find a Harlen.  (Read a note from our founder here.) It is named after her grandparents, Harriet and Lenny, who were her first style icons and lifelong advocates for girls' education, empowerment, and equality.