Dallas is such a creative community. It seems I’m always learning of new businesses with gorgeous products. I was just introduced to Parker and Hyde, started by Lauren and Zack McLarnon. Parker and Hyde creates beautiful cowhide products including floor covering, furniture and their newest addition, clutches.
Parker and Hyde began when Zack decided to invest in a leather company out of Brazil – without telling his wife. He had a vision of selling cowhide rugs to décor minded Dallasites. He thought he’d sell a few hides as a bit of a “hobby” and maybe Lauren would never even find out. But Lauren did eventually find out because as the demand for the cowhides grew and it was a secret Zack could no longer keep. Lauren and their daughter, Molly, found themselves enthusiastically part of “Team Cowhide”. Even their tiny son, Parker, is involved lending his name.
It wasn’t long until Zack began customizing furniture and lighting with his couture cowhide and Lauren envisioned a way to translate it into something women all love – a great handbag.
These clutches are luxurious and come in the most gorgeous rainbow of colors! They are a great size for all of your essentials. I’ve carried even mine during the day. It also fits perfectly in a larger tote making it perfect for travel, too. The Emily, Molly and Lauren are my favorites. I have a cowhide in my family room or I’d want the Cici, too. Honestly, I’d take them all! You can personalize them with colorful tassels making it a custom creation all your own.
Thank you to Parker & Hyde for sponsoring this post. All choices and opinions are my own.
Photos by Mary Summers-Hafner