Maine Sisters Turn Their Lobstering Lifestyle into Luxury Leather Goods

Eklund Griffin ( is a young, yet sophisticated, brand that is poised to join the ranks of Maine’s finest luxury goods. Their premier five-piece Maiden Collection of handcrafted leather bags launched in 2014 and offers a range of nautically inspired, timeless silhouettes that make a perfect holiday gift for ocean-lovers and discerning minimalists alike.

With a thoughtful balance between approachability and aspiration, Eklund Griffin’s designs feature beautiful and practical details. Intentionality is at the core of every piece, from the custom marine-grade three-strand rope zipper pulls with a brass finish to the durable chambray lining- the very same textile that the term blue-collar originated from.

From its pinnacle solid leather Infinity Tote ($500) for everyday wear, and the resort-readyWave Weekender ($450), to the chic, angular Dory Clutch ($350), the playful color-blockedBuoy Block Clutch ($200), and the compact Rope Wristlet ($100), Eklund Griffin has achieved an elevated collection that subtly sways nautical while maintaining appeal to all who appreciate fine craftsmanship and clean lines. This is a collection, and an origin story, that Premier Guide Miami​ fans will be interested to learn about.  

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