Welcome to NOVICA's Handbags Boutique, featuring exquisitely crafted handbags by talented artisan designers worldwide. Evening bags and clutches from Bali, fine leather purses from Peru, stylish recycled handbags from Brazil, slings and totes from Thailand, traditional shoulder strap weaves from India - a favorite new handbag awaits!
Featured Reviews on Handbags
My wife loves it!
I bought this as a gift for my wife and she truly loves it. The craftsmanship is superb and having zippers on top and side are exactly what my wife wanted. It made her day knowing that we are supporting the effort to help international artisans! Highly recommended!
I love this bag!
I need multiple pockets in my purses. It is the way I stay organized. This purse has the poskets I crave. It is well made with soft, supple leather and fits nicely on my shoulder. The zipper is easy to pull without even needing to hold onto the purse while zipping and unzipping.
Striking suede leather bag
I love the look of this bag, BUT the very first time that I wore it, the clasp to the shoulder strap broke in two, and the bag dropped off of my shoulder. I think the workmanship on the bag is far superior to whatever the material is which the clasps are made of, and I was hoping to let people Ms. Quispe know that she may want to reconsider her source for those clasps. I will now mount a search for a matching clasp, so that I can continue to use the bag.
Kathiana Quispe Handcrafted tooled leather handbags and accessories
"Starting out on my own was a difficult decision and very risky... Sometimes, I felt I had failed. I had to close my workshop twice... Practice, steadiness and perseverance were my pillars."
"I was born in 1987 in the beautiful and historic department of Cuzco where the first Andean civilizations were formed with Huari and Tiahuanaco... read more
Geometric Pattern Cotton Accent Leather Shoulder Bag, "Otomi Geometry"$119.99
Inspired by the textiles of Mexico's Otomi people, Fabiola Gonzalez creates a stunning shoulder bag. Crafted from supple black leather, tie tote features a cotton panel of handwoven geometric patterns. A zipper opens to a lined interior in black with a zipper pocket on one side and an open pocket on the other.
Brown-Black Leather Shoulder Bag with Multiple Pockets, "Molasses Rhapsody"
Leather artisans in a third-generation workshop in West Bengal create this embossed bag entirely by hand. The technique is based on a style that originated in nearby Shantiniketan. Featuring handles and a detachable shoulder strap, the bag is fully lined in red, has open pockets on both sides, as well as a middle compartment with a zipper. There's an additional external zipper pocket. The leather is such a dark brown as to appear nearly black.
Round Brown Woven Bamboo Shoulder Bag from Bali (8 inch), "Brown Wheel"$49.95
This fun and stylish shoulder bag is woven by hand from bamboo stalks and ate grass by Balinese artisan Ahmad. The bag is fully lined in cotton, and features a removable shoulder strap, handle and trim in brown faux leather.
Please note that, as remainder fabric is used for the cotton lining, the lining color and pattern may vary from the photos.
Handcrafted Colorful Embroidered Green Leather Handbag, "Lush Tropics"$119.99
Beautiful floral embroidery on supple forest green leather creates a magnificent handbag sure to turn heads. Handcrafted by Mexican artisan Fabiola Gonzalez, the purse can be carried either by the handle or over-the-shoulder with the adjustable, detachable strap. The interior is lined with black polyester, divided into two sections, and closes with a zipper. The bag's embroidered fold-over flap is also secured with a magnetic snap and the purse has a zippered exterior pocket on one side.
The embroidery is done on large pieces of fabric, then the artisan selects a portion of it for her handbags. Thus, the motifs and their placement can vary, making each purse an absolutely unique work of leather art. The theme and colors are the same.
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Buying gifts for my mother has often been a daunting task. I am fortunate to have a very close relationship... read more
It can be said that a womans handbag is her most important accessory. A marriage between style and function... read more