Our story

Hektor + Helena is the result of the contentious relationship between the love and hate of high-end fashion, globalization, and a husband and wife. 

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falling in love

with italian craftsmanship

An extended trip to Italy changed it all.

exploring our passion

for quality and design

Following a lengthy process of searching for the right partners, experimenting with products, and ruthlessly evaluating quality, we finally found the right factories and forged two incredible partnerships. One with third-generation artisans with access to the highest quality, ethically sourced, full-grain calf-skin leather for our custom-designed bags. Another with an incredibly skilled shoe-maker and his team of craftspeople who collectively share more than 500 years of experience in the handcrafting of men's shoes going back generations. Together we have designed and created products that use age-old Italian mastery that make you feel special.

finding the perfect balance

hektor + helena is born

Embracing the slow luxury movement and delivering subtle, timeless luxury products directly from the heart of Florence and surrounding Italian cities.

To us, there is nothing more beautiful than a minimalist Italian leather bag.

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For the Love of Leather

For the Love of Leather

  Saving up for a piece that will last you for years to come doesn't seem like bad strategy, does it!?  Buying on the cheap is effortless these da...

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