Laura Riera, founder of the Barcelona-based handbag label The Sant, was working at an architectural studio when she felt a desire to build something from the ground herself. During a trip to Japan, she fell in love with the juxtaposition of “modernity and tradition, luxury and simplicity, classic beauty and symbolism” around her, and recognized these as the exact same values that The Sant embodies. This memory is charmingly incorporated into the designs through scrunched ‘Kinchaku’-inspired handles (a cloth bag that is closed with a gathered cord, in which Japanese women keep their most precious belongings). Defined by their distinctive shapes, they will turn even the most pared-back outfit into a fashion statement.

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