As a high powered attorney who holds law and medical degrees from Stanford, UC Berkley
, and Yale
, Julie Cantor
recognized a need for women in business as she shuttled reams of files to and from court, which sparked the inspiration to create Harlen
, the world’s first, finest, and only
luxury bag company that creates modern “careerpieces
” for women.
Designed for leaders, visionaries & icons, the Collection merges the unexpected glamour of bold elements and signature shapes with pragmatic solutions to their everyday life.
The love child of a chic Italian handbag and a utilitarian career accessory, the Harlen Collection’s creative designs, organized interiors and durable materials give women one place to keep not only their essentials such as their keys, cell-phone and wallet, but their work needs such as their laptop, notebook, and files that can all be zipped or clipped closed giving them the privacy and security to take women from their workday, to dinner at their favorite restaurant, and out on the town with their beau or best friends.
Hand-crafted in Italy from the finest materials found throughout the world, Harlen creates the perfect work bag for the woman who has been searching for that ever-elusive piece that will remain relevant long after even the longest career.
Every individual bag has the finest artisans using the supplest of leathers to create powerful pieces that have uncompromising quality and unsurpassed durability.
From the uniquely patented palladium dipped zipper pulls that are polished using a process that takes days to complete, to the resilient and exceptionally refined Alcantara leather that is easy to maintain, lightweight, scratch-proof, and resistant to wear and fading, down to the innovative Raccagni zippers that transform each and every piece into a work of art, Harlen is crafting an exceptional line that is preparing to grow a league of extraordinary women.
As works of art for the art of work, each bag in the Harlen collection can be passed down from generation to generation for years to come.
Beyond superior craftsmanship and luxurious materials, Harlen has partnered with Room to Read’s ‘Girl’s Education Program’ to pay tribute to the countless girls who simply want a chance to learn.
When you own a Harlen, you are providing a year of education of mentoring and life skills, tuition and fees, books and uniforms and additional resources to young women who aspire to be the best version of themselves they can be.
Julie practiced law with two elite firms before turning her attention to Harlen, and continues to be a part of the UCLA School of Law faculty where she created and teaches Reproductive Rights, Medical Ethics & the Law.
She has also taught Health Law & Policy at UCLA Law, and writes and speaks about issues that arise at the intersection of medicine, ethics, and law.
Over the past two decades, she has been the Grand Rounds speaker at numerous medical schools, conferences, and hospitals across the country.
Her writing has appeared in various academic journals, including the New England Journal
, and has been quoted in publications ranging from The New York Times
to The Lancet.