The first brand that blew my mind was Vera Givel, which is also the name of the designer. She's from Milan, Italy and she makes handbags. The specialty - she paints each and every one of them all by herself. So obviously there's no mass production; she makes few and those few are unique and special. Regular readers do know that I dig into anything that's handmade. Some are also enhanced with some crystals and embroidery.
The next one that I was totally attracted to was called Brand Native! Brand Native is by Claudia Correa Bell. They're into handmade bags made by artisans from Guajira, Columbia. They are handcrafted by the indigenous Wayuu community there and it takes 2-4 weeks to complete each bag which is made of cotton.
A brand that actually made me think of Indian crafts was Buba and guess what, they manufacture the products in New Delhi! Buba makes handbags and few accessories which are all exquisitely hand embroidered with zardozi work - sequins, beads and metals hand embroidered on leather.
Regular readers also know that I love big watches and when I saw these chunky beauties by Newgate, I couldn't stop drooling.
Claudia Meller is a young lady who makes beautiful printed scarves and Village is a brand of stunning bags. Those leopard print tote bags and matching envelope clutches are to die for.
More accessories, shoes, clothes and much more coming up soon. Stay tuned!!
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