A purse with pop
This bangin’ bag mixes modern metallic with fashionable fair trade. Escama Studios, a green and fair trade company, works with artists in Brazil to make these pop-top messengers, mini purses, clutches and elegant evening bags. All hand-crocheted. Choose from varying colors to coordinate. Mini clutch (pictured), $46.
The Multistone Blues Wristlet is a beaded beauty that begs to be worn out – with just about everything. A multitude of fun hues encases the texture-laden sack, which measures 6-by-10 inches and zips shut. Use the silver ring handles to slip the bag over your wrist. $69.
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Boring bags are for the birds: behold this boucle-thread beauty, an original design handmade in Peru. Spirited shades and touchable textures are all handcrafted by fair trade artisans. A sure statement piece. $28.
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