Chica Leather Clutch Bag
Colourful Chica can be worn as a shoulder, crossbody, wristlet or handheld clutch bag.
Fantastic party, festival, evening or day-time purse, this compact clutch showcases the beauty and skill of Mexican hand tooled leather crafting in a glorious palette of colours.
Complementing a vintage dress or paired with denim, the Chica Clutch has loads of options for style of wear, plus plenty of internal pockets for cash cards, keys, phone and other essentials.
27cmW x 15cmH. Hand crafted in Mexico, utilising traditional leather tooling, natural dye and tanning methods.
Vegetable-tanned leather exterior & straps, fabric-lined interior with five slots for cards or cash and seperate phone pouch.
Detachable shoulder and wrist straps. Shoulder strap length adjustable. Metal magnetic closure.
Chica colours: Caramel-Tan, Camel, Rust Brown, Sand, Orange, White, Black, Red, Blue, Purple and Turquoise.
How They’re Made:
La Marca leather wallets and handbags are handcrafted by a family-run business in Mexico.
Leather tooling is a traditional Mexican craft regaining prominence in Mexico and around the world, aided by the shift away from mass-production and resource wastage, as consumers look to how their garments and accessories are produced.
Termed ‘artisanal luxury’, these products reflect the time, skill and amount of hand-crafting involved in an item and the culture and heritage they reflect.
Mexico is a land of colour – and La Marca accessories and bags reflect this. The leather is coloured usually using natural dyes which are vegetable, berry and bark-based pigments applied by hand to the leather. Some water-based paints are used to product particular finishes.
La Marca’s makers have teamed with a small leather producer who uses vegetable-tanning, an environmentally friendly process which does not involve harsh chemicals.
It is initially stiffer to the touch, but is more durable over time, gradually softening and ‘wearing’ in to create a beautiful aged feel.