A Vagabond Couture Concept Comes Alive Through Handbags

New handbag designer, Samira Buchi, delivers a unique approach to online handbag shopping that allows for her buyers to be part of the creative process with an intimate customer to designer connection.

This week samira buchi NEW YORK is launching its Nativ collection, the first handbag line for the Swiss born, now prevailing New York designer. Her first online collection of luxury handbags is designed to tailor to the sophisticated, self- reliant, yet wayfarer minded female that will provide functional simplicity with an aesthetic coolness.

The uniquest part of samira buchi NEW YORK will be each customer’s personalized experience as she witnesses the creative process of her bag. Samira Buchi understands there is a companionship between the handbag and the person carrying it. Just like the individual, each bag is unique and has its own spirit. So for her it is important to give each woman the rare opportunity to actively participate throughout the various stages of production and watch their bag being made through a personalized online profile and ongoing virtual gander into the studio.

“It’s so easy to just open your wallet and buy something without knowing where it comes from. I like that our customers can see how the leather is transforming following the construction step by step process via their own personal profile within their account on the website. The behind the scene makes it feel like they are in the studio with us. They are buying an experience.” Samira Buchi

The Nativ collection offers eight different models using a flatline design approach allowing for the bag to transform by what is put inside. The bags are made with soft unlined leather attributing to a minimalist feel. The Aniline leather is free of chrome and selected from the highest quality available. Styles vary between a hobo, tote, messenger, small crossbody and even a basket inspired by Samira’s Mediterranean roots with affordable couture price points ranging from $650 – $1850. Each bag is dreamt and constructed in the heart of Long Island City, Queens from a sunlit workshop surrounded by other artists and new pioneers of the design industry.

“I think there’s a philosophy in the design. It’s straight to the point, no super frills, a certain quality, and an aesthetic that never goes beyond the functionality. I will always find a way to make the aesthetic meet the functionality and the functionality meet the aesthetic.” Samira Buchi

Currently samira buchi NEW YORK is only shipping within the US and Canada. For those who live outside of North America, please contact Samira directly to discuss other arrangements.

ABOUT SAMIRA BUCHI: Samira Buchi was raised in Switzerland by parents of Mediterranean roots – As a little girl, on a family trip in 1979, she remembers visiting New York City, standing in the middle of a gritty SoHo street, and thinking that one day: I will live here. 38 years later she relocated to America to study accessory design at FIT. She made it her purpose to learn everything about leather and how to craft it perfectly for even the most demanding of designs, in a way that it’s strength and quality endures while the lines and construction of each bag provide a structure for each individual, morphing to each’s unique lifestyle.

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