Ipanema is one of the very famous beaches in Rio. Not my favorite but it is located at a stone's throw from the mythical FASANO hotel. And that hotel IS my favorite Rio de Janeiro hotel!
This is where I actually created my first tote bag. Sipping a caipirinha on the hotel's rooftop terrace. Beautiful original vintage army canvas in cool colors with crocodile embossed italian leather handles and inside pocket ( smartphone friendly). Simple, chic and elegant. I named it after the Ipanema beach.
Like all my bags, each IPANEMA bag is handmade in Los Angeles and a is one of kind. Because I use original vintage army canvas, each bag is unique. I use natural dyes, meaning that colors and textures might vary slightly from one bag to the other. That is a sign of quality and originality, in my opinion.