Bagavond sells handbags from artists around the globe.
We’ve filled our virtual suitcase with unique finds, beautifully crafted by international designers. Look inside to find selections that include vegan materials, rich textiles, nature and animal motifs, seductive details and more. Right now, we’re kind of like Antarctica and this is just the tip of our iceberg. We are excited about what we’ve brought back. Wander through our catalog to discover and shop the “world of handbags”.
Who We Are
At an early age I was inspired by design and fashion. My father, an interior designer and my mother, a fashion buyer instilled in my sister and me, the importance of travel and the understanding of different cultures. Surrounded by textiles, I developed a life-long affair with colors and intricacies and I still remember the first intoxicating smell of leather at an open air market in Florence while on a family vacation. My mom would tell us in as many languages as she knew to “expose your mind and travel”, and that’s what we did. The traveling continued when I became a Corporate Events Planner and my down time was spent blowing my paycheck on finds from the unique independent shops on London’s Carnaby Street to the mystical labyrinth of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar Market to vintage stores in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. I guess I took Carrie Bradshaw’s quote too seriously when she said, “I like to see my money. That’s why it’s hanging in my closet”.
Carla Donza – Founder and Chief Bag Lady.