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Vladimir Bogdanin

Vladimir Bogdanin Leatherworker
Contact
Bulgarian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+359 888286860
Mihail Novakov © Michelangelo Foundation

Written in the stars

  • • Vladimir's love of craft came from his grandmother
  • • He developed his skills at a leather factory
  • • His designs follow a minimalistic aesthetic

Vladimir Bogdanin was introduced to craftmanship at an early age, when his grandmother, a tailor, taught him as a boy how to use a sewing machine. What followed was his training in leather work at the Profesional Textile and Leather School in Sofia. After graduation, he got his first job at the Leda factory for leather bags and accessories, where he stayed for a year. During this period he learned most of the craft by working first as a tailor and then as a designer. Then came the big professional shift - he put his leatherwork career on hold and pursuеd a job as a civil servant. It took him almost 15 years to make his way back to craft, but this time with his own workshop and brand BOGDANIN which creates high quality leather bags and purses.

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  • © Elena Nenkova
  • Mihail Novakov © Michelangelo Foundation
  • Mihail Novakov © Michelangelo Foundation
  • Mihail Novakov © Michelangelo Foundation
  • Mihail Novakov © Michelangelo Foundation
Photo: © Elena Nenkova
Bag

This dark leather bag has been fitted with a discreet adjustable shoulder strap.

Vladimir Bogdanin Leatherworker
Photo: Mihail Novakov © Michelangelo Foundation
Handbag

This light coloured leather bag is fitted with a thin adjustable shoulder strap.

Vladimir Bogdanin Leatherworker
Photo: Mihail Novakov © Michelangelo Foundation
Clutch bag

Dark leather clutch bag with a discreet zip lock.

Vladimir Bogdanin Leatherworker
Photo: Mihail Novakov © Michelangelo Foundation
Waist pack

Brown hued leather waist pack.

Vladimir Bogdanin Leatherworker
Photo: Mihail Novakov © Michelangelo Foundation
Key holder

Leather key holder.

Vladimir Bogdanin Leatherworker

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