It's been a long time coming, but the handbags from California-based accessories label Cuore&Pelle are finally available to the public.
Fashionistas were given a sneak peek at designer Maria Park's range during a private trunk show in February, but it's taken months for us to get our hands on them. Now that they're here though, it seems it was worth the wait.
Cuore&Pelle, which is Italian for "heart and leather," uses only the finest Italian leathers to craft satchels, shoulder bags, mini cross-body purses, totes, and small wallets and wristlets. Some pieces showcase the natural beauty of the skins, while others are given an exotic touch with crocodile and python embossing. Park names the purses after the strong women in her own life. Considering their quality I'm impressed with their reasonable price points. You can pick up one of the small purses for just $79, and the largest and most luxurious for $600.
The current collection will be available from a range of high end retailers across America soon, but if you just can't wait you can snap them up now at the Cuore&Pelle website.
There's more to come from Cuore&Pelle too. Park hopes to expand her accessories empire with the release of belts, laptop cases, men's wallets, and key chains early next year.