Ah…love the new spring colors!!
Cuyana is a brand that until now has generally flown beneath my radar. Their philosophy and offerings are centered around the idea that we should love our things and be intentional about the items we bring into our lives. Sound familiar? I’m behind that idea 1,000,000%.
Cuyana has been mostly known for their slouchy (and affordable) leather bags and travel kits, but lately, they’ve ventured into more clothing and small accessories. Many of which are made in the US.
It’s rare to find leather accessories that are made in the US AND at such an amazing price point: around $150 for a “large” tote (I found more, in my post on Made in the US alternatives to Madewell’s Transport Tote). Quite a few of their leather pieces are made in Argentina, though, including the new zip-top totes (for those of you who don’t like the idea of an open tote, like the Everlane Petra tote I have). Incidentally, Argentina has a wonderful history of leather craftsmanship and high-quality leather, so I still consider it a good alternative to made in China.
And it’s even rarer still, to find silk made in the US. Cuyana’s silk tops are all made in the US (in NY), and look heavenly. If I wore silk, I’d get the black tee; I love the shape, and the sleeves, and the longer length…
This post is specifically about Cuyana’s “made in the US” options, but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention their AMAZING alpaca sweaters, capes, travel bags, and even the perfect Panama Hat, all made in smaller batches by artisans in the appropriate countries (alpaca = Peru, panama hats = Ecuador, turkish robes = Turkey…)
What do you think? Does anyone have a Cuyana tote? Do you love it? (It seems to be quite a bit more slouchy than the Everlane Petra tote, which is my only “issue” with it. I like the slightly structured, slightly slouchy style of the Petra better). Would you try their silk tops?
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