LaTuStudio

Handmade vintage styled clothing and jewelry

1 Sale

LaTuStudio

Handmade vintage styled clothing and jewelry

1 Sale On Etsy since 2012

Announcement   Welcome to LaTuStudio's Etsy shop! We sell women's clothing and jewelry. Here at LaTuStudio, We only use the highest quality materials to make our products, all of which are hand made with care in the United States.

Announcement

Welcome to LaTuStudio's Etsy shop! We sell women's clothing and jewelry. Here at LaTuStudio, We only use the highest quality materials to make our products, all of which are hand made with care in the United States.

Larisa and Kate

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Larisa and Kate

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About

Welcome to LaTuStudio!

I always liked to dance. When I was in 5th grade I performed in a dance titled “Dance with Scarves”. In the old photograph there are four girls in airy white dresses with billowy skirts. The worst skirt is mine, but I made it myself!

Here is another picture: I am in the 8th grade performing in “Dance with a Ball”. I am wearing a short skirt of my own making, again. I remember it was uniquely tailored: if you unbuttoned it on one side at the waist and flipped to the other side, the skirt changed from bright blue to yellow. A rather flashy effect but it was voted down for the dance: button takes too long, music does not wait and the probability of dropping a ball is too high…

Dancing remained just a dream, but sewing has been in my life ever since. While still living in Kiev I met a well known designer, Gerts Mepen, whose passion for elegant and beautiful clothing has instilled in me an appreciation for good design and timeless style. I was very excited when upon coming to America I got a job at the design department of Jones New York Company. I found that their clothing had the timeless quality that women could appreciate and feel comfortable in. Amusingly, for many years I wore a skirt that Gerts Mepen gave to me as a gift to our Holiday Party and every time it drew lots of attention and admiring comments, even though it was already a few decades old!

Alas, after nearly 13 years at Jones New York the company underwent a “change” and the department was closed, the clothing was now made exclusively overseas. It was painful to watch how things seemed to fall apart, but most importantly the disappearance of this job left a creative void for me. I made a studio in my basement and started creating items for family and friends. And then, not so long ago, my daughter-in-law, Daria, told me about Etsy… This, I thought, is what’s been missing!

My whole family is pretty creative, and so we are hoping that LaTuStudio will become a means for us to create and share our work within a community of like-minded people. For me the main passion remains sewing. My daughters, Marina and Kate, will be contributing jewelry pieces and embroidered items. My grandson, Michael, will be adding his art and photography.

Welcome and we all hope you enjoy our shop!

Larisa and family

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Shop members
  • Larisa Tugusheva

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Larisa has been sewing as long as she could remember. Her passion for working with fabric developed in her early childhood. Larisa Crochets, knits, and sews. Larisa always makes original designs.

  • Kate Tugusheva

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photography, Jewelry Making

    Kate designs and makes necklaces as well as embroidery for the clothing. She is also responsible for making and editing photographs for the shop.

  • Michael Grinshpun

    Sales Representative

    Michael made the LaTustudio website, the facebook page, and is responsible for gaining internet visibility for the family business. Michael is an artist and plans to add his own work to the shop soon.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 31, 2013
Welcome to LaTustudio, where everything is handmade with care in the US with only the highest quality materials. We are a 2 person basement based shop in Philadelphia. We offer timeless styles of clothing and beautiful jewelry. Enjoy looking around our shop.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept Paypal, Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover cards. Etsy gift cards are also accepted. All of our items are made before they are placed on etsy, and will ship within one or two days of the purchase.
Shipping
We use USPS priority mail flat rate boxes. Shipping time includes 1-2 business days for processing and Priority Mail shipping time. We package our products with care into plastic bags and the box. Jewelry comes in a box. If you would like a cheaper and slower option for shipping, contact me at la.tu.studio [!at] gmail.com or message me.
Refunds and Exchanges
Orders can be cancelled before they are shipped. We accept refunds, just message us, we will cover the shipping (ONLY USPS), however, you must contact us within 20 days of your purchase for refunds.

Your money is refunded as soon as I receive the product EXACTLY the way it was, not worn outdoors, or stained, or damaged in any way. If it does not meet criteria, I will let you know. We refund taxes and the price of the product, and the original shipping costs.

Ordering costs nothing to you if you return the product the way it was.

Contact la.tu.studio [!at] gmail.com for more information.
Additional policies and FAQs
We charge Philadelphia, PA sales tax. (about 6%)

Contact la.tu.studio [!at] gmail.com for any questions, concerns etc.