About the Founder & The Story Behind L.Cuppini
L.Cuppini was founded in 2019 by Norwegian-American Lea. Initially having launched as a 100% cashmere knitwear brand, Lea soon saw demand to expand to outwear and resort wear. Today L.Cuppini is most know for our timeless luxury coats, which have gotten a cult like following.
We believe in making our customer feel chic and cozy, but most importantly confident. By buying clothes that they know are made from luxury materials, crafted by skilled technicians and designed with the utmost love and dedication, our customers feel their best when wearing L.Cuppini.
Our Founder Lea began working on L.Cuppini while completing the final year of her degree at Regents University in London. After a variety of internships in the fashion industry, including work with the prestigious Grazia Magazine, Lea set out to combine her love of quality and craftsmanship with her academic background and fashion experience. Having spent many years splitting my time between freezing-cold London and near-arctic Oslo it comes as no surprise that I ended up with somewhat of a cashmere obsession. It is soft, warm, and the most comfortable thing you can put on – who wouldn’t want to chill in cashmere? That being said, my love for cashmere started long before I was even dressing myself; as a strong-willed child, I would refuse to wear wool clothing, as even toddler-aged-me really did not appreciate its itchy feel on my skin. In order to keep me warm during the Norwegian winter months, my late mother turned to dressing me head to toe in cashmere. As I got older, my mother also taught me the value of investing in clothes that were made from the highest quality materials and that were designed to last. She stressed the importance of purchasing a select few classic cashmere pieces, rather than buying several mass- produced polyester sweaters – a lesson in sustainability I will carry with me forever.As I was embarking on my final year in business school, all of these influences seemed to come full circle as the entrepreneur in me was eager to start my own business. I kept seeing a void in the cashmere market; I struggled to find brands that combined high-quality material and flattering designs, all at a competitive price.