Designer, Michelle Vale, is proud to provide women with distinct, quality accessories made in New York City, a place where only a handful of handbag designers are made. With Michelle overseeing each and every detail, every Michelle Vale handbag is sure to exemplify true world-class craftsmanship. What sets Michelle Vale handbags apart from your run-of-the-mill designer is that she gives the shopper the ability to customize each handbag by choosing between removable gold and silver hardware.
The story of Marla Cielo started in New York City, when artist, Andrea Tobin, found her inner calling to create wearable works of art for people who have a passion for creativity, as well as fashion. Each handbag is made from a canvas painting that Andrea creates herself which is then weaved into each Marla Cielo purse. We love that each Marla Cielo piece is original and made from Andreas desire to create creative and functional product.
Jenna Lindemann, founder and owner of Lindemann's Totes, has a unique twist on totes! Her talent for sewing and design has allowed her to do what many designers strive for, not only to design but to manufacture her own handbags. The most notable aspect of these handbags is the attention to detail for the fabrics and textures. Jenna takes care to focus on the fabric and patterns to ensure that the handbags are each getting their own touch of individuality.
We may not be in Kansas, but Dorothy certainly updated her straw basket with this season's new chic tote. Imagine yourself walking along the beach with the perfect straw bag in hand, your toes in the sand, and a big floppy hat- perfection! Well, it is no secret that this season straw is filling the stores for every occasion; including our perfect day at a beach, or a girls night out. These designers are taking straw to the next level in every shape and style from crossbodies, satchels, and wristlets. For all you bagistas out there, the straw trend is making a comeback!
Florals have taken over! Specifically, floral denim. The trend has literally hit the streets and is a sure way to keep your look fresh, flirty, and fun. Florals have always been a fashion staple for ages and transcend seasons. This year we see them in the form of matching two-pieces, blazers, dresses, and sheers. Floral denim however, is an essential trend not to be missed!
It is not often that the Handbago team gets to hand select the bags that they would like to review. However, I was lucky enough to be introduced to Pure Insanity last month and I got to choose the bag that I wanted to see in person (every bagista's dream come true)! While browsing through their web page to select the bag I was most interested in, I started to realize that these bags are not just your run of the mill handbags, these are truly inspired pieces of art.
While we know that no mom is going to turn down a sentimental card and fresh bouquet of flowers on Mother's Day, we also know that every mother has an inner bagista waiting to be treated to a beautiful handbag. This year, it might be a thoughtful gesture to pick up a complimentary handbag to go with her all-time favorite sundress or to pick a sleek leather piece to show her how much you love her classic style. The Handbago team has selected a few of our favorite picks for mom to help our readers think outside the Mother's Day bouquet.
Perlina New York is celebrating the re-launch of their website with a handbag giveaway and it is about to come to an end!Over 2,000 bagista's have entered to win this red hot handbag, and we can't blame 'em! Don't miss out on your chance to snag this sophisticated leather piece.
If you haven't heard just yet, Handbago just found another reason to look forward to the end of the week! The Handbago team is almost ready to release the image of Hester van Eeghen's newest piece for the ultra exclusive "My One & Only" collection this Friday, before it is available this Saturday. Only one lucky bagista will walk away with the latest creation from the Amsterdam-based designer. To gear up for this Saturday, view two of her past "My One & Only" creations!