I’m not really what you’d call a big handbag person. I have just a few – some of which once belonged to my mother or my grandmother – that I rotate every so often, usually using a larger one during the day and something smaller for nighttime.
One of the larger ones is a woven leather bucket bag my mother received as a gift from her mother in the ’80s; it’s one of my favorite things, and I’m careful not to use it too much. Which is, admittedly, difficult, given how much I love it and want to lug it everywhere.
So! When I came across Portuguese sustainable and ethical handbag brand Toino Abel somewhere on Instagram, I was delighted. Each Toino Abel bag is entirely handmade and a product of a generational family business that preserves the craft and heritage of basket-making.
All that for less than $100? Sounds like a win to me.
“Plain” flapbag, €79 (about $96.88), available at Toino Abel.