Whiting & Davis is an American bags and jewelry brand specialized in the use of the finest metal mesh fabric with sophisticated and colourful designs exquisitely crafted in America.
The story of the brand began in 1876 in Massachusetts, when three men, William H. Wade, Edward P. Davis and Louis Heckman founded a silversmith company known at the time as Wade, Davis & Co.
They debuted with a collection of sterling silver jewelry and popular designs of the Late Victorian era, including stickpins, pochettes, bracelets, earrings, bar pins. brooches, hat pins, and cuff links.
Charles Whiting joins the company in 1880 and, in 1896, he and Mr. Davis form a partnership and purchase the company, renaming it The Whiting & Davis Company.
For nearly a century, the company dominated this market, and Paul Poiret and Elsa Schiaparelli both designed for them.
Soft and pliable, yet incredibly strong, this luxurious fabric, often made of German silver, gunmetal or sterling, featured hand-etched frames and graceful silhouettes, snakeskin, studs and Swarovski Elements.
Today the collection encompass a range of wallets, cosmetic cases, key rings and purse accessories, as well as its iconic bags and jewellery pieces.
After more than 120 years, Whiting & Davis remains the recognized leader in metal mesh handbags in a variety of shapes, colors and styles; it continues to attract discerning fans, including actresses, musicians, by regularly introducing new models with an eye toward both trend and functionality.