Sandra Cadavid

Pittsburgh, United States Pittsburgh, United States

The Story

My name is Sandra Reiman, and I am the founder of Sandra Cadavid, a luxury handbag and jewelry design company featuring handbags inspired by Cartagena, designed in Pittsburgh, and made in Colombia that embody subtle luxury with a sleek, classic, and timeless design. My interest in fashion began as a young girl living in Cali, Colombia, and while I founded Sandra Cadavid in 2011, I have been designing concepts for luxury products for more than fifteen years.

The inspiration for Sandra Cadavid is the architecture, culture, history and people of Cartagena, Colombia. The materials for each bag include custom dyed alta gamma leathers made only for my collection, and custom designed silver-plated, 24-karat gold plated, and "laton envejecido" (vintage finish) hardware. Colombian artisans with more than 30 years of experience constructing luxury leather goods for designers such as Nancy Gonzalez assemble each bag by hand. The time-consuming, intensive process involved to create each bag ensures an end result of unique style and impeccable quality, unmatched in the industry.
In the past two years, Sandra Cadavid handbags have been featured in Vogue, InStyle, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Accessories Magazine, and Latina Magazine. In April 2014, Sandra Cadavid also hosted a trunk show at the legendary Henri Bendel flagship store on Fifth Avenue in NYC. As a global citizen, I have also embraced the idea that social responsibility should be part of every handbag I design, and that the experience of owning a luxury product should be made accessible. This involves my giving back to the community through philanthropy, serving clients with complete transparency, treating partners fairly, and creating handbags that are environmentally friendly.

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