Chan Luu is a Los Angeles based contemporary lifestyle brand offering handcrafted designer jewelry, scarves and apparel. Chan Luu designs combine cultural elements found worldwide with a modern California influence to create the signature Chan Luu style. Our products are made with high quality materials and are handcrafted to achieve a natural look and feel. In 1996, Chan established the Chan Luu brand under her namesake with a vision of creating quality designs that are inspired by various cultures from around the world. Throughout the years, her vision of making designer jewelry, scarves and apparel that are completely handcrafted has remained true. Each design incorporates intricate details and patterns that when combined with quality craftsmanship, gives every piece a sense of character. This one-of-a-kind approach creates an authentic and uniquely special connection between design and consumer.
One of Chan’s original handcrafted designs was a hand-painted seashell necklace on leather cord. After being approached by a stylist to pull this piece for Jennifer Aniston to wear during Milan Fashion Week, photos of Aniston wearing it started to spread across the fashion world. After the overwhelming response from her design, Chan knew that there was a larger opportunity to further develop and grow her own designer jewelry and accessory collections.
To establish her name as a designer and grow her brand, Chan set out to travel the world in search of inspiration and to discover indigenous design techniques. This experience allowed Chan to incorporate various weaving techniques into her designs that had strong cultural ties yet was wearable for the modern consumer. In 2001, Chan originated the now iconic wrap bracelet.
Along with her love for design and travel, Chan’s continuous passion for philanthropy has allowed her to collaborate with various organizations such as Breastcancer.org and the United Nations - International Trade Centre.
Since 2012, the Chan Luu brand has raised over $400k for Breastcancer.org’s THINK PINK. LIVE GREEN. initiative and has helped to inform over 300,000 women and girls of various lifestyle choices that help reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.
The opportunity to work with the United Nations allowed Chan to create a new line of designer jewelry that supported artisans in underdeveloped countries such as Haiti and Kenya. Chan Luu ethical fashion international (e.f.i.) was not charity, but rather an opportunity for artisans to further develop their jewelry crafting and production skills which promotes strong and sustainable industries for long-term success. Since 2011, the Chan Luu ethical fashion international line has been able to create over 1000 jobs in 24 different community groups.
Our handcrafted designer jewelry, scarves and apparel can be seen on celebrities such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Freida Pinto, Jennifer Lawrence and Vanessa Hudgens. Influential fashion bloggers such as Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules and Arielle Nachmani of Something Navy have also been spotted layered in Chan Luu designs.
Handcrafted by artisans in various countries such as Vietnam and India, each Chan Luu piece is individually crafted to harness its unique qualities, making no two pieces alike. Browse for your own unique Chan Luu piece by shopping our new arrivals and receive free shipping on any order over $75.