Handcrafted in the USA since 2018
Cara Benevenia est. 2018
Cara Benevenia is a contemporary line of women's handbags handcrated in the United States using only the finest leathers imported from Florence, Italy.
Cara Benevenia's debut handbag collection in 2019 featured its showstopping Icons and Classics, a true display of elevated craftsmanship and wearable art.
In the Fall of 2020, Cara Benevenia launched its renowned Baguette, a monochromatic reimagination of the brand's iconic leather textile. Four different leathers meticulously sourced and woven by hand are crafted into a mini shouder style with a continuous handle and inlaid gusset.
The Cara Benevenia Baguette has become the brand's most notable piece, seen on the arms of socialites, it-girls, and celebrities like Gabrielle Union-Wade.
Rich Tones, Richer History
Cara Benevenia's mission of celebrating local artisans stems from its Founder's humble family roots here in the United States.
Anthony Benevenia (1903-1979), Cara's paternal great-grandfather, emigrated from a small village on the southern coast of Italy to industrial Newark, New Jersey, spending his days as a luxury men's tailor at the renowned American Shops on Broad Street.
Cara realized from a young age growing up in the traditional Italian-American household that her life's mission would derive itself from her deep desire to preserve her family's heritage through her art.
Redefining the Luxury Handbag
The Cara Benevenia Collections are the quintessence of timeless luxury. All Cara Benevenia handbags are designed and handcrafted in New Jersey with the intent to place honor upon the work of local artisans, most of whom have immigrated to the United States in search of what was once known as the American Dream.
Cara Benevenia is delighted to take you on this journey -- let's redefine luxury together.