bow ties, pocket squares, and other fine handmade goods

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Bow Ties, Pocket Squares, Fine Leather Goods

Here's what you need to know: I eat, sleep and breathe bow ties. Sure, there are some pocket squares thrown in occasionally, some killer scarves in the colder months, and yes, I even make really awesome pencil pouches or tech cases with wool and leather and such. But bow ties are my thing.

Running L. Perkin is my full time job and I take care of every part of the business. I draft the patterns and test them over and over to get the exact proportions that will look best around your neck. I choose the fabrics- new every season- and obsess over the precise shade of coral that will compliment your skin tone. I cut each tie, individually, to make sure that the curves are just right, then sew and cut again so that the seams lay flat. I've sourced the perfect hardware that won't catch or snag the fabric as it slides along to adjust your tie to your neck. I am passionate about making the best bow ties.

For you, this means less hassle. I hope that you will browse the photos of my current tie offerings (taken by my husband and myself, in natural light) and pick your favorites with the confidence that every tie that leaves my studio is top notch. I hope that you'll be pleasantly surprised by how quickly your tie arrives in the mail and then take a minute to admire the signature "L. Perkin" box (I stamped them all!). And then I hope that you'll add it to your collection of other ties, but perhaps love it a little extra since it was made so close to home. Or that you'll pass them out to your wedding party and grin big when you see how dapper everyone looks. Or that you'll leave it right in the box and tie a ribbon on it for your favorite guy, who deserves a special treat.

Can a bow tie change your life? I think that maybe it can. Or maybe your life will stay exactly the same, but at the very, very least, you'll look awesome living it.

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  • Lauren Perkin

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I have a degree in interior design and a whole lot of imagination. Currently, I live a dreamy life in North Carolina, where I get to wake up every day and work really hard at creating beautiful things.

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Last updated on April 29, 2022
Welcome to my shop! I'm so glad you found your way here. I love to sew and create things with beautiful fabrics. I also love designing my own, one of a kind patterns. I think that everyday items can be a pleasure to use when they are designed and made with care and that is why I am passionate about handmade goods!
All the items you see in my shop have been designed and sewn by me in my smoke-free, pet-free home.

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I accept payment through PayPal and Etsy Direct Checkout to ensure security for both you and me. Payment is due in full at the time of purchase.


Most of the items in the shop are ready to ship and will be shipped within three business days of your order. Many times, I am able to ship items the very next day! If you have a time constraint and need something like yesterday, just let me know and we'll see what we can work out!
The shipping date for custom items will vary. Shipping times will be specified in the item listing or I will send you a message after you place your order, letting you know when to expect your goods.
I ship most items via the US Postal Service using First Class Mail, which usually takes 2-4 business days within the US. If you'd prefer to upgrade to a faster shipping option, just ask!
International customers: I will ship small items via First Class International Mail to keep the cost lower for you. If you need your item faster, please let me know and you can upgrade to International Priority shipping!

Additional policies and FAQs

I welcome all inquiries regarding custom orders. I do like to maintain a similar style and feel for all items sold through L. Perkin, so please keep this in mind. If you want a bag made from army green camouflage material, I am not your girl. However, if you see something in the shop that you love, but wish the pattern had more yellow in it- let's chat. I'm sure we can come up with just what you're hoping for!

I take pride in my work. I love to have a personal connection with each and every customer and I am able to do that by running a small shop. One of my biggest frustrations is purchasing something from a large retailer and then finding that, when I have a question or concern, they are not available to me. My goal is to always be available to my customers to make sure that their experience with my shop and my work is top notch.