Cartagena, Colombia's architecture, culture, history and people define this old fortressed city. I walk past the home of Gabriel García Márquez, dreaming of Love in the Time of Cholera. The summer heat is all consuming as I travel down the narrow, winding cobblestone streets seeking my own inspiration. Casa no. 3, a small home on a side street, captures my attention. The front door's design, color and vintage lion knocker tell me without entering that someone of importance to this community, someone with standing, someone with style, lived here hundreds of years ago. But among an array of colorful doors with elaborate knockers, this door is not seeking to be noticed. Only those who travel their own path would ever find and experience its classic beauty. Here, at Casa no. 3, I have found the inspiration for Sandra Cadavid.
Photography by Natalie Morris, Pittsburgh, PA.
As featured in the September 2013 print edition of Vogue Magazine, and as seen on NBC's TODAY Show, I designed this fun medium sized satchel for everyday outings. It’s classic silhouette of custom dyed high quality leather and vintage brass hardware is a perfect match for both day and evening. Also available in Black on Black.
Each handbag is handcrafted from high quality leather, using colors reserved only for my collection. I selected the leather for its quality, color variation, and striking appearance that becomes more distinct with time. My bags also include custom designed hardware that, depending on the bag, is 24 Karat gold-plated, silver-plated or a vintage finish. My partners in Cali, Colombia construct all the handbags by hand; a laborious process with results that are unmatched in the industry.
I maintain a small inventory of the bags, and am able to ship any bags in inventory at the time of purchase.
9.8”L x 13”W x 6.7”H
Internal smart phone and zip pockets
100% high quality leather
Vintage brass hardware
100% nude polyester lining
External metallic vintage brass zipper featuring a lion keychain, from the lion as seen on the doorknocker of Casa no. 3, inspiration for this piece.