Alek’s first line, WEK1933, appeared in stores in October 2001 and consisted of 23 pieces in various shades and textures to compliment any occasion. Vivid recollections of her beloved late father’s handsome briefcase inspired the line. Alek integrated his influences into the collection as well as her brand: WEK1933, which ties together the family name with the year of her father’s birth.

The unique, top quality brass hardware and fixtures adorning the bags evoke a feeling of extraordinary craftsmanship. The generous travelable line is evocative of a past era of sophistication. WEK1933 bags are designed for longevity, intended to take their place among one’s most cherished collections.