Designer Alexandra de Curtis took a winding path to bag design. Raised in Rome, Alexandra has also lived in San Francisco and London. After building a successful career in advertising and doing a stint at Vogue UK, Alexandra felt compelled to explore her more creative side. She enrolled at London’s Cordwainers College and then set up her first business, a line of stylish baby bags for busy, professional mothers. After the success of this venture, Alexandra expanded her line to include luxurious handbags and clutches. She is fond of rich colors and unusual materials – salmon skin is a particular favorite, a surprisingly soft eco-friendly material. In addition, Alexandra designs custom hardware for each bag, so every piece is distinctive and luxurious. Alexandra says she loves to choose the materials for each bag, examining countless samples of embossed leather, lambskin and more before finding the perfect materials. The film Black Swan
inspired one of her most recent collections – nods to ballet dancers come in the form of straps across her clutches and a pastel color palette. Learn more about this inspiring designer.
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